Queensland has a range of experiences for you to explore with 1,727,000 square kilometres of our Sunshine State for you to choose from.  We have hand selected six itineraries below that let you experience our state’s finest products and experiences. We look forward to welcoming you on an Australian Tourism Exchange familiarisation itinerary in Queensland soon.

Note: famils and itineraries are subject to change

Brisbane

Dates: 31 May – 6 June
Starting Location: Brisbane
Finishing Location: Brisbane
Hosted Participants: 4

Queensland’s capital has almost 300 days of sunshine per year and blissfully long summers (even our winter days hover around 24 degrees), we invite you to explore Queensland’s capital and take full advantage of our incredible weather.

View Brisbane’s big backyard from the air in a hot air balloon, and on land on a walking tour to find hidden laneways and cafes, while enjoying some of the food and culture. Visit a Brisbane winery and sample wines from the blossoming South East Queensland wine region.

Explore Moreton Bay, home to one of the World’s largest sand islands, packed with ancient shipwrecks and pristine beaches.

Learn about Brisbane’s Indigenous history through the knowledge of an Aboriginal guide.

Brisbane is a place to relax, recharge and get outdoors.


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Australia's Nature Coast

Dates: 31 May – 6 June
Starting Location: Brisbane
Finishing Location: Brisbane
Hosted participants: 4

You’re invited to hit the road and embark on a Queensland journey that takes you through nature in its purest (and most impressive) form. Spanning Queensland's Sunshine and Fraser Coasts, Australia’s Nature Coast offers authentic and immersive natural experiences in some of the world’s most diverse and pristine National Parks, rainforests and waterways.

Visit the Sunshine Coast hinterland and see the majestic Glass House Mountains, and the quaint towns of Maleny and Montville. See Noosa with its sophisticated beach culture, and Rainbow Beach with its iridescent coloured sands, leading to the world’s largest sand island, the iconic Fraser Island. You’ll fall in love with some of the most pristine places to visit in Australia.


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Australia's Nature Coast

Luxury in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef

Dates: 31 May – 6 June
Starting Location: Cairns
Finishing Location: Brisbane
Hosted Participants: 4

A sparkling gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns is a laid-back and welcoming natural playground. Cairns may be relaxed, but rest assured the locals know how to create an unforgettable experience and do it with style.

One of the best ways to experience the spectacle and breathtaking natural beauty of Cairns is by air. Really get away from it all and take a helicopter ride over the Great Barrier Reef. Jump into the depths of the cool waters to encounter the famous coral and marine life.

Indulge in the best dining that Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef has to offer and sail off into the sunset on a dinner cruise, the perfect way to end the day in paradise.

Explore the quaint seaside towns of Palm Cove and laze on the beautiful Four Mile Beach in Port Douglas.

A visit to this part of Queensland can be as adventurous or laid-back as you like. Join us and gain a deeper understanding of the land through the stories of local cultures and environmental conservation practices as you experience the definition of barefoot luxury.


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Cairns Luxury

Gold Coast

Dates: 31 May – 6 June
Starting Location: Gold Coast first preference or Brisbane if no direct flight.
Finishing Location: Brisbane
Hosted participants: 4

Famous for its swell, sand, and iconic skyrises, the Gold Coast is one of Queensland’s most recognised and popular destinations.

See sub-tropical rainforest, golden beaches, theme parks, and even the Southern Great Barrier Reef. Cruise along The Tweed, one of the most bio-diverse regions in Australia, sail into the sunset on a dinner cruise and spot a humpback whale during their yearly migration north.

A perfect way to explore this vibrant yet relaxed natural playground!


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Gold Coast

Chasing Waterfalls in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef

Dates: 31 May – 6 June
Starting Location: Cairns
Finishing Location: Brisbane
Hosted Participants: 4

The Cairns & Great Barrier Reef region is a trio of rainforest, reef, and outback, fringed by kaleidoscopic reef, enveloped by primordial rainforest, and surrounded by spectacular red earth.

Visit thundering waterfalls, towering trees and crater lakes contrast against a tapestry of farms along self-drive trails to timeless villages and fascinating markets.

Discover exotic tropical flavours, unique wildlife and friendly locals, that make the Atherton Tablelands and Kuranda one of the many must-dos within the region.

Experience an Indigenous cultural tour, exploring the nearby bush foods and medicinal plants.

Visit one of the original eight wonders of the world, the Great Barrier Reef, where you can learn to dive, snorkel or view from a semi-submersible.

Get the best of three worlds in the Cairns & Great Barrier Reef region.


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Airlie Beach and Whitsunday Islands

Dates: 31 May – 6 June
Starting Location: Whitsunday Coast Airport (PPP)
Finishing Location: Brisbane
Hosted Participants: 4

Join us to discover the Whitsunday region located on the tropical coast of Queensland and home to 74 islands, one of the world’s most beautiful beaches and the heart of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

The mainland village of Airlie Beach is the perfect place to include in your tropical travels, being a resort location in its own right, and the hub for many sailing trips, cruises, island hopping and mainland adventures.  

Stroll along the coastal boardwalk, sample fresh local produce and seafood at alfresco restaurants and soak up the tropical vibes.  

Visit the colourful world that is the Great Barrier Reef and discover its wonders by snorkelling or scuba diving.  Spot all manner of fish large and small, turtles, rays and even find Nemo.

Sample a taste of the many and varied walking and hiking trails dotted across the islands. 

Sink your toes in the pure white silica sand that makes up Whitehaven Beach – voted one of the most beautiful beaches in the world and take in the magnificent views of Hill Inlet either from the lookout or the air.  

During your journey discover newly refurbished island resorts and mainland apartments that offer relaxation and romance. This destination is a feast for the senses, with emerald green islands littered across clear blue waters and skirted by fringing reefs and sandy beaches.  


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Whitsundays