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.


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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

Kuranda, Reef and Daintree (3 day)

Experience Kuranda Train and Skyrail, discover our two World Heritage locations Australia's Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest on this 3 day adventure


Reef Cruise and Rafting

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


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 Outback Experience

2 day Reef and Outback Experience Package Explore the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef and Discover the Australian Outback on your trip to Chillagoe


Family Day Tour Compass Cruises

Show your family the Great Barrier Reef with our excellent budget Family Day Tour! Family package includes 2 reef locations, lunch, boomnetting and more!


Cairns on a Budget

Enjoy the splendour of Daintree Rainforest , the Beauty of the Atherton Tablelands, the thrill of Whitewater Rafting and Snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef


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


Green Island and ATV

Relax on beautiful Green Island for the morning snorkeling or Glass Bottom Boat and a fun filled ATV adventure for the afternoon


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 Daintree on a Budget

2 days snorkel Australia's Great Barrier Reef experience the thrill of boomnetting and explore the oldest living Rainforest in the World the Daintree Rainforest

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