15 Day Queensland Self-Drive

15 Day • Coastal & Beach-y Delights

Brisbane, Queensland

Noosa, Queensland

Airlie Beach, Queensland 

Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet, Queensland

15 Day Queensland Self-Drive

15 Day Self-Drive - Coastal & Beach-y Delights

Sometimes we have the time but don’t really know how to break it up.  Keeping an balance is important as per this 15 Day Self Drive Queensland holiday.  Starting in Brisbane and concentrating your quality taking in only half the QLD coast is a great use of your time.  With this preplanned itinerary, you know where you are going and when you need to be there, and still have a lot of flexibility in between.  We’ve included some unique local attractions such as the Noosa Everglades and the Emundi Markets as well as some of the biggies such as the World Heritage Fraser Island, Great Keppel Island, and Whitehaven Beach….Crickey, we’ve even included a day visit to Australia Zoo! 

VALID FOR TRAVEL: 01 Jul 2020 – 31 Mar 2021

Pricing for Aussies
per person, based on double occupancy
  • Subject to availability.
  • Package Includes:
  • 14 nights’ accommodation throughout Queensland, 3 excursions, 11-day car rental and all taxes & fees.
  • *Rental insurance is at an extra cost
Pricing for Kiwis
per person, based on double occupancy
  • Subject to availability.
  • Package Includes:
  • 14 nights’ accommodation throughout Queensland, 3 excursions, 11-day car rental and all taxes & fees.
  • *Rental insurance is at an extra cost
Pricing for Canucks
per person, based on double occupancy
  • Subject to availability.
  • Package Includes:
  • 14 nights’ accommodation throughout Queensland, 3 excursions, 11-day car rental and all taxes & fees.
  • *Rental insurance is at an extra cost
  • Note: the mandatory Australian Travel Visa is included in the Canadian price

Trip Details

Included in your trip

Hotel Accommodations
Taxes & Fees
Car Rental
Aquatic Experiences


Travel Insurance


  • Brisbane
  • Queensland
  • Mooloolaba Beach
  • Noosa
  • Noosa Everglades
  • Kingfisher Bay Resort
  • Rockhampton
  • Great Keppel Island
  • Airlie Beach
  • Whitsundays
  • Hamilton Island
  • Australia Zoo


Arrive in Brisbane, Depart from Whitsundays

15 Day Adventure

Day 1: Arrive Brisbane

At the airport, pickup your rental car and head to your hotel to check in.  Stay in Brisbane for 2 nights.

Day 2: Australia Zoo Visit

Located an hour north of Brisbane on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, Australia Zoo has a team of passionate conservationists working around-the-clock to deliver animal experiences like no other.  Steve and Terri Irwin’s vision has always been to make Australia Zoo the biggest and best wildlife conservation facility in the world. There is no zoo like Australia Zoo!

Day 3: Noosa International Resort

Head to your hotel to check in.  Stay in Noosa for 3 nights.

Located on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, Noosa is surrounded by stunning beaches, lakes and the lush hinterland of Noosa National Park. Noosa is home to superb day spas, world-class golf courses, stylish shopping and delicious cuisine.

Day 4: Noosa Everglades Eco Safari Cruise and Canoe Tour

Your safari begins with a boat cruise across the magnificent wetlands of the Noosa River to the start of Australia’s Everglades. Paddle upstream in your canoe through ancient landscapes, mirrored waterways & sub-tropical rainforest to re-join your group for delicious snacks and drinks.  Experience the magnificent wonders of the Everglades, recognized as one of the most spectacular canoeing adventures in Australia – a place you MUST see to believe.

Day 5: Day at Leisure

Enjoy your day at leisure in Noosa. Check out the Eumundi Markets for handmade or uniquely Australian goods, artwork, fashion items and more.  Or simply kick back and relax on the beach.

Day 6: Fraser Island

Take the ferry to Fraser Island and check in to your hotel for 2 nights.  Enjoy your stay on the world’s largest sand island as well as the only place on Earth where tall rainforests grow on sand dunes at elevations of more than 200 metres (656 feet).

Day 7: Day at Leisure

Enjoy your day at leisure on Fraser Island!  There is much to see and do here; you can explore the rainforest and swim in a rainwater lake, go on a whale watching cruise, or simply rive the length of famous 75 Mile Beach!

Day 8: Rockhampton

Take the ferry back to the mainland and drive to Rockhampton. Spend 2 nights in Rockhampton.

Day 9: Great Keppel Island Leekes Creek Kayak Tour

Welcome to Great Keppel Island. Embark on the ultimate Great Keppel Island adventurers by both land and sea via a guided kayak tour.

Day 10: Airlie Beach

Drive to Airlie Beach, check in to your hotel and drop off your car rental (AUD330 one-way car rental fee payable direct at time of drop off).  Spend 2 nights in Airlie Beach.

Day 11: Day at Leisure

Enjoy your day at leisure on Airlie Beach! This relaxed Australian resort town and aquatic playground is along the Queensland’s Whitsunday Coast and a gateway to the Great Barrier Reef as well as a perfect destination for sailing and scuba diving, skydiving and seaplane tours.  Head to the nearby Conway National Park for an incredible rainforest!

Day 12: Hamilton Island

Take the ferry to Hamilton Island where you will check into your hotel for 3 nights.

Day 13: Whitehaven Beach & Hill Inlet Adventure

Begin your Whitehaven Beach experience ashore at the southern end of the beach, where your tour crew will advise of the times for the day’s activities – the trip to Hill Inlet, snorkelling and hiking.  When it’s time to head to Hill Inlet, jump aboard a smaller vessel for a quick trip up to the tip. Once here, you’ll make your way up to the Hill Inlet lookout via a short walk. Your guide is on hand to offer information about local flora & fauna and the Ngaro tribe, who once populated the Whitsunday Islands.  After your Hill Inlet walk and photos, it’s time to jump aboard and head out to your snorkelling spot, Chalkies Beach. Grab your gear and jump into the underwater world of fish and coral that populate the inner reef.

Day 14: Day at Leisure

This idyllic tropical paradise is the perfect location to unwind after the many adventures and experiences on your holiday.  A desirable vacation spot by many, soak up the sun on stunning white-sand beaches, take a day trip out to the Great Barrier Reef, or enjoy a variety of water sports in the dazzling turquoise waters of the island.  At the end of the day, kick back with a glass of red or white and watch one of the island’s islands’ exquisite sunsets!

Day 15: Depart

Return home from Hamilton Island airports (flights not included).


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