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

Stateroom Liveaboard

Cairns best liveaboard rated unbeatable on service and value Staying on Australias Great Barrier Reef is the number one thing to do in Australia

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!

Cairns Liveaboard, Bungy and Rafting

Cairns Liveaboard, Bungy and Rafting is an awesome package!  A great way to experience heaps of fun and adventure in Tropical North Queensland Reef Encounter...

Backpackers @ 1770

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

Adrenalin Getaway

There’s nothing like a little adrenalin hit to remind you that you’re still alive and this package has all the adrenalin hits that you need!!

On The Wallaby Eco Lodge

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

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!

Noosa Flashpackers

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

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.

Dreamtime Travellers Rest

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

Travellers Oasis

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

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.


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

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!

Caravella Central

A perfect choice for the budget traveller and holiday maker looking for clean and comfortable accommodation.

Calypso Inn Backpackers

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

JJ’s Backpackers

The friendliest little hostel in Cairns, choose to relax by their tropical sparkling and make new friends!

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.

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.

Arts Factory

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

The Jackeroo Hostel

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

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!

Cairns Girls Hostel

The hostel is owned and operated by locals who will make sure your stay is a safe and friendly one If you want a quiet

Dougies Backpackers Resort

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

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.

Bounce Cairns

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

Absolute Backpackers

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

Halse Lodge

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

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.

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.


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

Coral Beach Lodge

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

Backpacker things to do in Queensland

Atherton Tablelands Waterfalls Tour

Jump aboard Gus the Wonder Bus for an unforgettable day in the spectacular Atherton Tablelands region Swim under pristine waterfalls surrounded by lush rainforest

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...

Great Barrier Reef Tour, Reef Experience

Cairns best All Inclusive Tour Spectacular outer Barrier Reef locations Includes FREE scuba dive for certified divers and beginners, snorkelling, breakfast & BBQ Lunch

Great Barrier Reef Budget Cruise

Cairns favourite budget tour to Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Best crew, unlimited snorkelling, BBQ lunch, 2 locations and boomnetting

Australia Greyhound Bus Passes

a Greyhound bus ticket is a great way to see Australia you can stop anywhere along the way, stay for a while and then continue

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

Family Day Tour Compass Cruises

Show your family Australia's Great Barrier Reef with our excellent budget Family Day Tour! Includes 2 reef locations, lunch, unlimited snorkelling, boomnetting and more!

Skydive and Reef Experience (2 Day)

Experience the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef after the adrenalin hit from jumping from a plane for your skydive on this fantastic Skydive and

Green Island Reef Cruise

Green Island Reef Cruise options for both full or half day spend a lovely day options for snorkeling relaxing on the beach walking and more

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

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

Cairns Skyrail

Cairns Skyrail gives you a whole new perspective of North Queensland's rainforest. With an amazing boardwalk tour and the village to explore.

Whitsundays Great Barrier Reef Adventures

The Whitsundays Great Barrier Reef Adventures departs from Airlie Beach. Airlie Beach is on the Queensland coast between Townsville and Mackay. This tour can also...

Airlie Beach Skydive

Airlie Beach Skydivers enjoy thrills and views of the surrounding Whitsundays area, the perfect place to enjoy this once in a lifetime experience!

Reef And Skydive On A Budget

Feel the adrenalin rush of Skydiving from 14,000 feet!  Then jump into the beautiful blue waters of the Great Barrier Reef. Reef And Skydive On...

Cape York Dirt Bike Adventure

Cairns to Cape York Trail Bike Adventure a smorgasbord of dirt riding delights through creeks rivers over sand dunes this tour is non stop action

Green Island and Horse Riding

Spend the morning swimming and snorkelling on Green Island and then back to Cairns for horseriding in the rainforest for the afternoon

Daintree, Reef and Kuranda

3 days exploring Australia's beautiful Daintree Rainforest, the magnificent Great Barrier Reef and jump onboard North Queensland's historical train to Kuranda for the day

Bungy Jump Cairns

Get ready to push your limits and break the laws of gravity at the 50 metre Cairns Bungy site the ONE and ONLY in Australia

Budget Buster

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

Cape Tribulation 4wd Tour

Discover the Daintree Rainforest on our Cape Tribulation Premium day Tour visit Daintree Rainforest Cape Tribulation and the Bloomfield Track

Reef Experience Family Tour

A Great Barrier Reef family day tour with Cairns ONLY ALL inclusive reef package - packed with family friendly activities!

Reef, Rafting and Skydive (3 Day)

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

Quad Bike Tour Cairns

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

Fitzroy Island Family Day Pass

Spend the day on idyllic Fitzroy Island with your family relaxing, swimming and snorkelling straight off the beach

Cairns Estuary Fishing and Crabbing

Enjoy a great morning or afternoon Fishing and Crabbing in the calm waters of our Cairns Estuary Trinity Inlet which is surrounded by lush greenery.

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

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