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

Queensland Backpackers

Cairns City Backpackers

A tropical oasis tucked away from the bustle of the city. An easy 25-minute walk will take you to the Esplanade.

Emus Beach Resort

Looking to sit back and take it easy for a while Chill out & sip cocktails by the pool and join in our Bar Olympics!

Noosa Flashpackers

Voted the number 1 choice hostel for all backpackers staying in Noosa, for travellers looking for an environment of personal service!

Nomads Airlie Beach

Set on 7 acres of tropical flora in town centre this is the perfect place to stay for or after your Whitsundays trip.

Base Magnetic Island

One of the best kept secrets of Australia’s Tropical North, located right on the beach. Home to Australia's very own Full Moon Party!

The Jack Backpackers

Tired of walking to the party? Well you can bring the party to you by staying at the Jack with nightly free entertainment!

Cape Trib Beach House

The only resort in the Daintree with beach front rooms explore the Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation. For a wild unique and private tropical holiday!

Backpackers @ 1770

So much more than an ordinary hostel. Chill out in our Balinese hut and enjoy the fun and social atmosphere.

Travellers Oasis

A charming little guest house offering cosy and clean facilities to a budget conscious travellers.

On The Wallaby Eco Lodge

Nature, wildlife, adventure, friendly staff, great food & excellent tours in an Eco friendly environment on the Atherton Tablelands.

Dreamtime Travellers Rest

Established by two world backpacker travellers, this Cairns city backpackers enjoys a unique homely backpacker atmosphere.

The Jackeroo Hostel

Set in the beautiful world heritage tropical Rainforest of far North Queensland you can stay in a treehouse.

Calypso Inn Backpackers

Come in, listen to smooth tunes by the lush tropical pool, where the atmosphere is served chilled and relaxed.

Byron Beach Resort

Experience 100% Real Byron Bay without breaking the Bank. The property has experienced an entire “makeover” since they took it over late in 2011.

Gecko’s Backpackers

Come and experience the laid-back North Queensland lifestyle; chill out by the pool, swing in a hammock and laze on the balconies.

Rambutan

Australia's first ever 5 star "Glam-Packers". This boutique backpacker’s resort is oozing with character, quaintness and style.

Arts Factory

Where the spirit of Byron Bay was born...The Arts Factory is an essential part of your journey! Relax, Rejuvenate, Recycle!

Hervey Bay Flashpackers

The gateway to Fraser Island...Their 'affordable luxury' will again set new standards in hostel accommodation all for your indulgence and pleasure.

Absolute Backpackers

A resort disguised as a hostel! Set on an acre of lush, tropical gardens offering a clean, safe, and friendly environment.

Dougies Backpackers Resort

"Kick Back and Relax" in the tropical gardens and soak up some of Far North's warm tropical sunlight.

Bounce Cairns

Bounce Cairns offers resort-style, award-winning accommodation. The hostel is located in the heart of Cairns.

Cool Bananas 1770

Join us at our easy going hostel to experience the pristine wilderness, unspoiled surf beaches and many eco-attractions of the "Discovery coast", Queensland.

Halse Lodge

The closest hostel to famous Noosa main beach and Noosa National Park, surrounded by two acres of gardens and rainforest.

Pippies Beachhouse

Sit back and relax at Pippies, your home away from home after a hard day at the beach or on your way to Fraser Island.

Coral Beach Lodge

Surrounded by trees and located just 5 minutes from the beautiful 4-Mile Beach, Coral Beach Lodge is perfectly located.

Magnums

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 Bliss 3 Day Getaway

Our 3 day tour will take you on an exciting journey visiting North Queensland's best, the Daintree Rainforest, The Atherton Tablelands and the Great Barrier...

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Reef and Rafting (2 days)

Great Barrier Reef cruise and raft with this incredible day package tour See the highlights Cairns tropical North has to offer with an adventure filled

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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

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Reef, Rafting and Skydive

The Awesome three - Great Barrier Reef - Barron River Rafting - 14,000ft Skydive experience the thrill of our 3 day adventure package experience North...

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Budget Scuba Dive

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

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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

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Tropical Getaway (2 day)

The Tropical Getaway includes a day on the beautiful Atherton Tablelands and an all inclusive day on Australia's Great Barrier Reef

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