Australian Backpacker accommodation is located near all the major tourist destinations and cities. In Queensland there are a number of destinations that are on every backpacker’s itinerary and in this website you will find a choice of standards of accommodation in almost every centre. Most backpackers enter Queensland from the south, having just visited Byron Bay and Sydney, their first destination is the Gold Coast.
The Gold Coast is home to some of the worlds finest surfing beaches, wonderful theme parks, thrill rides including bungee jumping and trips to the hinterland which feature fabulous scenery including rainforests, waterfalls, lakes and mountain vistas. The Gold Coast caters for everyone and there are restaurants, cafes and shopping centres to cater for the needs of any traveler. We recommend Gold Coast International Backpackers in this area as it is very centrally located in Surfers Paradise and it is only 150 meters or so to the beach.
The next destination for most backpackers is the Hervey Bay and Fraser Island area. Fraser Island is considered to be a must see in any backpackers itinerary and Hervey Bay is the major jumping off point. Hervey Bay is also famous as the Whale Watch Capital of the World and from mid July to early November it is possible to get up close and personal to these gentle giants. Fraser Island can be accessed through a wide range of tours and self drive adventures. Information on these is available in this website. Backpacker accommodation is available in both Hervey Bay and on Fraser Island. We recommend Beaches backpackers, Colonial backpackers, Next backpackers and Palace backpackers in Hervey Bay and on Fraser Island, Cathedral Beach, Eurong Beach and Kingfisher Bay Wilderness lodge. From Hervey Bay you can also visit the Great Barrier Reef through Lady Elliot Island and enjoy either a day trip or an extended stay where diving visibility is rarely less than 20 meters and the coral is the best that the Barrier Reef has to offer.
The next port of call for almost every backpacker is the Whitsundays and Airlie Beach. Here you will find a host of water sport oriented activities. There are an endless supply of day and extended Whitsunday sailing trips, diving and snorkeling adventures and trips to the fabulous Great Barrier Reef. Airlie Beach is famous for its party atmosphere and the main shopping centre is always alive with activities. Be wary of cheap offers in this area as some of the lower priced operators cut many corners when it comes to the quality of your experience. We recommend Beaches backpackers when staying in Airlie Beach as its situated right in the heart of town and walking distance to everything.
The next port of call on everyone’s list is the world famous city of Cairns. Cairns has much to offer and this region really caters for Great Barrier Reef oriented activities including diving snorkeling and fishing. To the west lie the Atherton Tablelands with their magnificent rainforests, Lakes and Waterfalls. A trip via the sky rail and back by train to Kuranda is essential in all itineraries and to the North you must visit the Daintree rainforest, Cape Tribulation, Cooktown, Mossman and the beautiful Mossman Gorge for a swim in a crystal clear mountain river. In Cairns we recommend you stay at either Bohemia resort or Nomads Serpent Resort. From Cairns many backpackers join tours to take them through the Outback. Adventure Tours are great for this and you can add special places like Ayres Rock to your travel itinerary.
In this website you will find lots of information to help you plan and book your Australian Backpacking holiday.
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