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Queensland with Swain Destinations

Queensland with Swain DestinationsQueensland with Swain Destinations

The Best of Queensland

Queensland is a state located on the most Northeastern part of Australia and is a destination we believe is truly spectacular, thanks to its prehistoric wilderness in the world’s oldest rainforest, the incredible connection to “country” that the Kuku Yulanji tribe of the region share with our travelers, and of course the marine wonderland that is the Great Barrier Reef.

A wildlife lover’s dream, Queensland is home to incredible animal encounters you will only find in this part of the Australian continent. Here are just a few amazing wildlife experiences we offer in Queensland…

  • Whale and dolphin watching       
  • Swimming with minke whales
  • Koala and kangaroo spotting
  • Sea turtle hatchings
  • Diving or snorkeling with marine life on the reef
  • Spotting over 400 bird species in the Daintree Rainforest
  • Searching for the elusive platypus

Each region of Queensland is unique, from bustling city life to tropical rainforests and pristine white beaches on islands dotted along the reef. Creating an itinerary to incorporate the areas that are most exciting to you is part of what we do best. Keep reading to learn more about the diverse regions of Queensland. 

The Whitsundays - a collection of 74 islands where no filter is required. The Whitsunday Islands are world famous for how idyllic and secluded they are. The marine life and ecosystems that surround this chain of picturesque islands thrive and whole expanses of white sandy beaches look and feel completely untouched. Find out why Whitehaven Beach holds the title of the world’s best beach. Sink your toes into the soft, white silica sand as you wander four miles of pristine, picture-perfect coastline. Selecting an island that suits your travel style is an area of expertise for Swain’s Travel Experts, and of course the Great Barrier Reef is very accessible from these islands dotting the coast of Queensland.

Great Barrier Reef – Grab a snorkel and wander just off the beach to discover the underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef, teeming with 1,625 species of fish and 1,400 species of coral. Take the plunge and explore what lies beneath at one of the Reef’s world-famous dive sites. Explore the reef by boat, seaplane, or helicopter to get the most of the experience – and a trip around Heart Reef on its glass-bottomed boat is a must for travelers looking for the ultimate romantic gesture. And now you can even sleep on the reef in purpose-built pontoon, Reefsuites, which is moored offshore at Hardy Reef and offers undersea accommodation from which you can sit back, relax, and watch as the reef come to life through the floor to ceiling windows. No matter your preference, the Swain Destinations Team can help you discover the best way for you to explore the Great Barrier Reef.

Daintree Rainforest – The Oldest rainforest in the world at 180 million years old, the Daintree is home to over 400 bird species and rare and prehistoric flora, making it the most biologically diverse flora and fauna in the world. This is Kuku Yulanji country, a people whose ancient culture is centered around a deep respect for nature and an intimate knowledge of its cycles. One of the most authentic and rewarding ways to explore the Daintree is a guided tour with local Aboriginal guide through Mossman Gorge. Explore Kuku Yulanji country and learn about the environment, different bush foods and medicines, sample some seasonal bush tucker while appreciating the history, culture, and traditions of the Australian Aboriginal people. Waking up to the sounds of the rainforest in one of Swain Destinations’ preferred lodges is an experience you won’t soon forget, and our Travel Experts are here to help select the lodge that will suit you best.

Brisbane - Add to all the natural beauty that Queensland holds within its state, the city on the sea, Brisbane. Fondly referred to as Brissie or Brisvegas by local Aussies, you quickly realize that Queensland has it all. Over the last decade, Brisbane has retained much of its laid-back, no-frills charm whilst rapidly evolving to include new sights and sophisticated suburban districts. Recent development within the city has resulted in an explosion of exceptional theaters, galleries, and concert halls, earning Brisbane the title of arts capital of Queensland. You may now climb Story Bridge for panoramic views of the city, which are spectacular. 

Have a look at our suggested itineraries for exploring this diverse destination below, or get in touch with our Australia Travel Experts to start planning your trip to Queensland.

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Sydney, Reef and Rainforest
Sydney, Reef and Rainforest
10 nights from $7,105 p/p

With a trip to two World Heritage Sites and a world-class metropolis, this is the ultimate do-all.
Colors of Australia
Colors of Australia
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Regale in the Great Barrier Reef's most exclusive luxury haven, where you'll revitalize your energy to explore Australia's most dazzling city.
Best of Australia
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Enjoy the pristine beaches on Hamilton Island at the luxurious qualia resort before heading to the cosmopolitan city of Sydney.
Inspirations from Queensland
Inspirations from Queensland
11 nights from $8,370 p/p

Relax on the beaches of Hamilton Island and explore the Daintree Rainforest on this Queensland escape.

Why Swain Destinations?

Swain Destinations customizes each itinerary based on your travel style and needs. With over 35 years of travel planning experience, you can be assured you will receive personalized service, our insider knowledge and access to off-the-beaten-path experiences that will create lasting memories.
Customized Itineraries
Customized Itineraries
From adventure-packed trips to leisurely getaways, enjoy hand-tailored itineraries based on your individual travel needs and preferences.
Land and Air
Land and Air
Our expert consultants navigate the changing world of international airfares, combining special airfares into your itinerary.
Family-Run Business
Family-Run Business
Swain Destinations is family owned and operated. Our philosophy is founded on those values, and we invite you to join our travel family.
Destination Experts
Destination Experts
Many of our international team of consultants hail from the destinations they sell, offering local insight to your ultimate vacation.

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