Top 10 uni holiday ideas: QLD

No assignments. No exams. No timetable. Uni Holidays give you time to relax and take a break from the pressures of studying. But don’t waste them sitting in the pub or worse still, staying on campus. Get out and see a part of Australia you’ve never explored before.

Sun, surf, sand and sea. Queensland is a great option.

From the rainforest to the beach, the city and the outback; this state is the perfect, tropical backdrop to your holiday adventure. We’ve made a list of the 10 best things for a Uni student to do in this sunny state. Take a look and get some #holidayinspo.

10. Kayak the Gold Coast

Get out on the beautiful waters of Broadbeach and paddle past parkland, forest and beaches to come upon a hidden patch of green. Roll out the picnic rug, open a beer, snack, laze and finally, sloth. Ahhhh..

9. Whitsundays Diving Cruise – 2 Nights

Explore the famous white sand beaches and spectacular scuba diving sites of The Whitsundays on this all inclusive cruise. With a fun crew, food and comfy cabins you have everything you need on this boat. You won’t want to go back to land!

8. White Water Rafting on Tully River

If you like your watersports with some thrills and spills, this one’s for you. Experience Australia’s most famous white water rafting on the Tully River, just south of Cairns. With the help of an experienced instructor you’ll brave rapids with slightly frightening (or exciting) names like the ‘Staircase’, ‘Theatre’ and ‘Alarm Clock’.

7. Fraser Island Getaway – 2 Nights

Escape to a heavenly island and admire its gorgeous natural beauty. You’ll forget all about your routine and even your phone, maybe! Visit Lake McKenzie, The SS Maheno shipwreck, The Pinnacles’ coloured sands and more.

6. Brisbane Brewery Tour

Visit some of Brisbane’s best craft beer spots on this chilled out brewery tour. You’ll learn about the production and history of your fav bevy and get to taste delicious brews all day. 

5. Stand Up Paddle Board and 4WD Adventure

Discover the hidden gem of the Sunshine Coast on this amazing 4WD tour. You’ll visit the Great Sandy National Park and Double Island Point; locations that are only accessible by 4WD. The secluded waters are gorgeous and more importantly they are calm and uncrowded making them the best for beginner’s paddleboarding. 

4. Get Wrecked on Moreton Island

Spend two days in a tropical paradise complete with stunning beaches and cute turtles. You can choose to sunbathe and catch up on your holiday reading or you can take the transparent paddleboards out and search for unique marine life.

3. Tropical Reef’n’Sleep – 2 Days

The crystal clear waters, the amazing wildlife, the white sand; you’ve seen the Great Barrier Reef on countless postcards and TV shows but now it’s your chance to get up close! Spend your days snorkelling and discover a colourful world of abundant marine life. When bedtime comes, you’ll snuggle into a swag set up on the pontoon. Snooze under a sky full of stars for a night you’ll never forget. 

2. Full Day Wine Tasting Tour with 2 Course Lunch - For 2

Thanks to Dionysus, the Greek god of wine, people all over the world have developed a thirst for a little vino in their cup, and that is what this experience is all about! This guided wine tour will see you visit a variety of wineries in the Mount Tamborine region. Enjoy tastings plus a delicious 2 course lunch. Swirl, sniff, sip, enjoy!

1. Reef and Rainforest Overnight Stay

Marvel at the beauty of the Daintree Rainforest, explore Cape Tribulation, snorkel at Mackay and Undine Reefs (locations that are only accessible through this tour operator) and sleep among the ancient trees in your own rainforest hut! If you want to get back to nature, this is the trip for you. Imagine being lulled to sleep by the sounds of a real-life rainforest.