Domestic Bliss: Plan the perfect Queensland escape

Domestic Bliss: Plan the perfect Queensland escape
January 2021

As Australia starts to open up, it's time to treat yourself to an unforgettable adventure. Perfect for a romantic getaway or a revitalising family escape, Queensland is ready and waiting for you to explore.

Whether you're looking to lace up your boots and really immerse yourself in the more rugged regions, or ensconce yourself in a cocoon of coastal luxury, Queensland has something to offer every eager traveller. With landscapes punctuated by five of Australia’s eleven World Heritage-listed natural sites, including the world wonder that is the Great Barrier Reef, those with a penchant for picturesque scenes will be spoilt for choice. If you're looking for some inspiration for your own Queensland getaway, explore some highlights from A&K's Australia & New Zealand brochure below. Reach out to your travel agent or our dedicated team of Journey Designers to start planning.

Escape to a private haven in the Queensland outback with a stay at Mount Mulligan Lodge

Located on an entirely private 28,000-hectare working cattle station and heritage site, Mount Mulligan Lodge offers boutique accommodation in the shadow of majestic Mount Mulligan. Ensuring an intimate escape, the lodge accommodates just 16 guests at any one time and features luxurious and contemporary rooms, a beautifully designed main pavilion for guest meals and relaxation, an infinity pool and sunset bar. Each guest room is also assigned its own electric buggy to explore the expansive property with ease.

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Indulge in a tropical Great Barrier Reef getaway with a stay at Orpheus Island

With space for just 28 guests, Orpheus Island is the ultimate in secluded, unspoilt tropical paradise, and stretches across 11km of immaculate turquoise coastline. The island itself is surrounded by pristine fringing reef you can access simply by stepping out from your luxurious suite. Indulge and imbibe at the main pavilion bar and alfresco-style dining area, savour three gourmet meals prepared daily by chef James Egan and his team, , be pampered at the Gwandalan Day Spa and take a dip in the  inviting infinity pool that mirrors the Coral Sea.

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Revel in Whitsunday luxury with a stay at Hamilton Island's qualia

Just a stone's throw off the Queensland coast, qualia sits in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, on the northernmost tip of Hamilton Island. Perfect for a tropical escape, indulge in your private beach pavilion, and for a getaway with a larger group, consider exclusively booking the totally private Beach House. Its panoramic views of the Coral Sea and Whitsunday Islands, private lap pool and secluded location make this residence the ultimate hideaway.

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Discover the wonders of FNQ on a self-drive adventure from Cairns to Cape York

If you’re the kind of explorer to set your own pace, embark on this captivating self-drive exploration through the scenic and cultural wonders of Far North Queensland, from tropical Cairns to idyllic Cape York. You’ll be immersed in the breathtaking Daintree Rainforest, explore the rugged beauty of remote cattle stations, marvel at the turquoise waters of the Arafura Sea and be welcomed onto traditional lands by an indigenous host who gives privileged access to ancient rock art sites and shares a treasure trove of stories. This unforgettable road trip is sure to leave you spellbound.

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Explore the spectacular Scenic Rim on foot

New freedoms have seen a renewed vigour to get out and explore, so if you're itching for an active adventure, A&K have the perfect journey for you. Immerse yourself in a relatively untouched and undiscovered part of Queensland on an active 8-day walk through the breathtaking Scenic Rim. Set at the foothills of the Great Dividing Range and surrounded by Gondwana Rainforest, it is a regional paradise waiting to be explored. Spend each evening in sustainably built Spicers Retreats and luxury cabins and savouring delicious locally sourced fare, falling asleep each night in the midst of breathtaking native landscapes. A private journey that can be personalised to your needs and ideal dates, reach out to our Journey Designers to start planning.

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Ready to rediscover the wonders of Queensland? Reach out to our dedicated team of Journey Designers or contact your travel agent to start planning, and explore the Australia & New Zealand brochure for more inspiration.