You will have the time of your life in Queensland!

Situated in Australia’s northeast corner, Queensland is Australia’s second largest and third most populous state.

With vibrant cities, sublime coastline, and stunning natural attractions, Queensland is the ideal place for backpackers and youth travellers, whether you’re on an Australian working holiday or are simply just spending a few weeks travelling through Australia.

Natural beauty abounds in the sunshine state, which enjoys nearly 300 days of sunny weather.

If you’re looking for adventure you’ll find it here; opportunities are ample for white water rafting, hiking, diving, and horseback riding.

Queensland boasts more tours accredited under the national eco certification scheme than any other Australian state so you can fully enjoy nature without damaging it

The Great Barrier Reef is one of Queensland main attractions.

One of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, this vast array of coral stretches is home to a stunning amount of wild marine life.

It is longer than the Great Wall of China and is the only living thing that can be seen from space.

It’s the perfect spot for diving, snorkelling, swimming, and kayaking.


Life begins at the end of your comfort zone….


Additional Queensland natural highlights include the Daintree Rainforest and the Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park. A Wet Tropics World Heritage Site, the Daintree Rainforest boasts lush, green jungle scenery and incredible amount of biodiversity.

It is home to mangrove forest habitats and eucalypt woodlands. The Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park is also not to be missed.

This place is an archeologist’s paradise; a pre-historic landscape dotted by ancient settlements, cave paintings, and 25 million year old fossils.

And if you just want to lounge around on the beach you will want to head to the sunshine coast. These beaches are the perfect spot for a leisurely swim or an excellent surf session.

If you’re looking for urban vibrancy you will find it in the beautiful Brisbane, a vibrant, cosmopolitan city home to 2.2 million.  

For an insight into Queensland fascinating past, be sure to pay a visit to Brisbane’s Queensland Cultural Centre.

You can also enjoy the city’s vibrant culinary scene and exciting nightlife.

Even when in Brisbane you’ll never be far of Queensland’s beautiful natural scenery.

If you get sick of the city pop into the Mt Coot-tha Reserve or the D’Aguilar Range National Park for a breath of fresh-air.

Whatever you’re looking for in Queensland, Queensland Backpackers can help you find it.

From the best backpacker hotels to the best Queensland tours to the hottest party venues we have all the latest info.

The best resource for backpackers, youth travellers, and international study groups.

Queensland Backpackers is dedicated to making sure that you can experience everything Queensland has to offer.


Queensland Backpackers


A tropical oasis in the middle of the excitement of Airlie Beach affordable accommodation styles include dorm rooms deluxe cabins and private rooms.

Backpacker things to do in Queensland

Tropical Getaway

our Tropical Getaway package includes 2 days and one night on the beautiful Atherton Tablelands, our all inclusive day on Australia's Great Barrier Reef


Reef Experience and Kuranda

Experience 2 of North Queensland's Best the Great Barrier Reef and Kuranda Scenic Train and Skyrail. A Great 2 Day combination


Reef and Rafting on a Budget

Great Barrier Reef and White Water Rafting Our North Queensland package includes a full day on the Great Barrier Reef and white water rafting


Tropical Bliss

Our three day tour will take you on an exciting journey visiting North Queensland's best the Daintree Rainforest, Atherton Tablelands and the Great Barrier Reef


Reef Cruise Resort Divers

Great Barrier Reef Cruise departing from Cairns includes 2 outer Barrier Reef locations 1 introductory / resort scuba dive, snorkeling bbq lunch and boomnetting


Reef and Tropical Adventure

Spend a day with Compass Cruises on the Great Barrier Reef and half day Horseriding through our tropical North Queensland bush


Budget Buster

3 days of fun snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef, discovering the beautiful AthertonTablelands, exploring the Oldest Rainforest on earth The Daintree Rainforest


Reef and Rainforest Family Getaway

1 Day snorkelling Australia's Great Barrier Reef including boomnetting, Day 2 jump onboard our historical train, discover Kuranda the village in the rainforest includes skyrail


Green Island and Horse Riding

Green Island is a beautiful coral cay on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, Spend 2 hours here before taking an afternoon of Horse Riding.


Adrenalin Junkie (3 Days)

our 3 day Tropical North Action packed package includes snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef, 1,400 foot Skydive and White Water Rafting on the Tully...


Green Island and ATV

Relax on beautiful Green Island ofr the morning snorkeling or Glass Bottom Boat and a fun filled afternoon on our ATV tour


3 day Rafting, Reef and Rainforest

Our Great value 3 day Tropical Escape White Water Rafting, Great Barrier Reef, scenic railway and the skyrail to Kuranda the village in the rainforest


Green Island and Kuranda

Green Island with Big Cat Reef Cruises and Kuranda with Tropic Wings. Green Island is part of the Great Barrier Reef and a protected Marine...


Reef & Rainforest on a budget

Cairns Reef, Train and Skyrail Our 2 Day budget tour allows you to see Cairns' highlights at a reasonable price. Take the adventure of a...


Budget Scuba Dive

Cairns budget Reef tour Compass Cruises includes 2 spectacular outer barrier reef locations, 1 scuba dive, snorkeling, BBQ lunch and boomnetting


Family Day Tour Compass Cruises

Our budget family Great Barrier Reef day tour is an awesome way to show your family the reef, package includes 2 reef locations, lunch and...


Reef Cruise and Rafting

Experience a full day Snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef and a half day day riding the rapids on the Mighty Tully River on your Whitewater...


Blokes Getaway

North Queensland's Ultimate Blokes Adventure Get hooked on reef Fishing Experience the thrill of a foot Skydive and have fun on a Quad Bike


7 Day Tropical Adventure

7 days of fun adventures in North Queensland includes overnight on the Great Barrier Reef skydiving Cape Tribulation Atherton Tablelands & White water rafting


Reef, Raft and Bungy (2 Days)

Reef, Raft and Bungy (2 days) - Cairns 2 day package including a day on the Great Barrier Reef, Bungy jump and White Water Rafting


Action Getaway

spend days in beautiful North Queensland includes Great Barrier Reef overnight, Overnight stay in the beautiful Atherton Tablelands and Tully River White Water Rafting


Trail Bike Adventure

Enjoy lush rainforest trails and appreciate sensational outback scenery. Experience the "original" pack trail through Black Mountain Road, Weatherby Station and Mt. Molloy. We have...

Quad Bikes

Picture this, your zooming along our rainforest and adventure trails that zig zag their way across our property with friends, family and other fun loving...

Reef and Tropical Delights

3 days in North Queensland, Snorkel or scuba dive Australia's Great Barrier Reef, Explore Atherton Tablelands, take a historical scenic train to Kuranda


Cairns on a Budget

Enjoy a Daintree Rainforest tropical picnic, a refreshing shower in Millaa Millaa Falls the thrill of white water rafting and Great Barrier Reef snorkeling


Rainforest to Reef

2 Day North Queensland Adventure 1 day on Compass Cruises to the Great Barrier Reef and then a day discovering the Daintree Rainforest


Rainforest, Raft and Reef

See the Daintree Rainforest, White Water Rafting on the Tully River and our full day all inclusive tour to the Great Barrier Reef 3 day...

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