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Twenty of the Most Idyllic Island Getaways You Can Book in Queensland

Treat yourself to a tropical Hamilton Island getaway, spend a few days lounging in the Whitsundays or hire out an entire island.
By Libby Curran
September 07, 2020
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Twenty of the Most Idyllic Island Getaways You Can Book in Queensland

Treat yourself to a tropical Hamilton Island getaway, spend a few days lounging in the Whitsundays or hire out an entire island.
By Libby Curran
September 07, 2020
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Those plans of a Mediterranean beach holiday might've been put firmly on hold, but you'll find a swag of worthy alternatives located right here in your own backyard. And if sun, sand and surf are on the agenda, there are plenty of idyllic island escapes up and down the coast of Queensland, just waiting to be explored. Indulge in a tropical getaway to Hamilton Island, or embrace the beachside life with a few days spent lounging in the Whitsundays.

We've done the hard work for you and pulled together 20 of the most idyllic island getaways you can book in Queensland. Pick a favourite, pack your sunscreen and get ready to feel the sand between your toes.

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LUXURY PRIVATE VILLA, URANGAN

Your own tropical haven, just minutes from the beaches of Hervey Bay. This breezy villa boasts contemporary styling, gorgeous outdoor living and a private pool.

How much? From $248 a night, sleeps six.

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CENTRAL AIRLIE HOLIDAY HOME, AIRLIE BEACH

This Airlie Beach gem has room for the whole gang, but it's the divine deck and pool overlooking the Whitsunday Islands that'll steal your heart.

How much? From $470 a night, sleeps 11.

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YACHT CLUB 33, HAMILTON ISLAND

This newly built island escape is a study in luxury living, complete with high-end features, pool access and sweeping ocean views throughout.

How much? From $1211 a night, sleeps nine.

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THE LITTLE BUSH HUT, NELLY BAY

On a secluded patch of island paradise, this stylishly restored hut is couples' holiday perfection. Fall in love with the private setting and the covered outdoor tub.

How much? From $216 a night, sleeps two.

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KINGFISHER, HAMILTON ISLAND

You'll find this three-level designer pad overlooking the Hamilton Island Marina. Be wowed by the sparkling pool, tropical backdrop and chic open-plan interiors.

How much? From $1184 a night, sleeps eight.

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HEADLAND HOUSE, PICNIC BAY

This architectural stunner boasts a covetable location on Magnetic Island, with luxurious spaces indoors and out, and epic ocean vistas to match.

How much? From $877 a night, sleeps ten.

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POINT BLUE, HAMILTON ISLAND

With its sleek interiors, picture-perfect views and abundance of outdoor living, this island home is the answer to all types of tropical holiday cravings.

How much? From $1102 a night, sleeps eight

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POINT LOOKOUT TOWNHOUSE, POINT LOOKOUT

This stylish townhouse comes complete with panoramic water views, a gorgeous indoor-outdoor set-up and access to the complex's infinity pool.

How much? From $429 a night, sleeps seven.

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COMPLETE STRADDIE BEACH RETREAT, POINT LOOKOUT

Blissful island days await at this vibrant villa, perched just metres from the beach. Enjoy the romantic loft bedroom, sun-drenched deck and shared pool.

How much? From $131 a night, sleeps three

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ASCENSION, POINT LOOKOUT

Luxe out in this sprawling holiday mansion, set overlooking the waters off Point Lookout. There's a huge deck, spa room and telescope for whale-watching.

How much? From $770 a night, sleeps 12.

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ROMANTIC DOG-FRIENDLY COTTAGE, MACLEAY ISLAND

With leafy surrounds and pristine water views, this high-set cottage makes for a dreamy island hideaway. Split time between the cosy fireplace, luxurious spa and sunny deck.

How much? From $199 a night, sleeps four.

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PUMPKIN ISLAND, COOEE BAY

Fancy a private island, all to yourselves? This six-hectare beauty features a series of eco-friendly villas framed by white sand and sparkling ocean.

How much? From $2335 a night, sleeps 16.

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ELEMENTA HOUSE 1, AIRLIE BEACH

Unwind in style with a stay at this Whitsundays stunner, complete with private garden, shared infinity pool and master tub with breathtaking views.

How much? From $414 a night, sleeps six.

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14 THE COVE, AIRLIE BEACH

This next-level waterfront stay is what holiday dreams are made of. Indulge in show-stopping views from the open-plan living zones, sprawling deck and pool.

How much? From $700 a night, sleeps six.

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LA BOHEME, JUBILEE POCKET

Experience your own little slice of Whitsundays magic at this contemporary coastal cottage, flitting between porch hammock and incredible magnesium pool.

How much? From $130 a night, sleeps four.

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SHORELINES 23, HAMILTON ISLAND

You'll feel on top of the world at this soaring Hamilton Island apartment, featuring panoramic ocean views and a stunning shared pool located just metres away.

How much? From $494 a night, sleeps six.

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HAMPTONS HOUSE ON THE HILL, AIRLIE BEACH

Boasting incredible vistas across the Whitsundays, a private pool and lots of luxury features, this award-winning Hamptons-style home is total bliss.

How much? From $257 a night, sleeps four.

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ABSOLUTE BEACHFRONT HOUSE, FRASER ISLAND

Revel in absolute beachfront at this sprawling Fraser Island home. It's group-friendly, with primo ocean views and full access to the Kingfisher Resort facilities.

How much? From $995 a night, sleeps 16.

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THE MORETON MANSION, TANGALOOMA

This generous three-level abode makes for a lavish group getaway, overlooking the waters of Moreton Bay. Plus, enjoy full access to the nearby resort facilities.

How much? From $907 a night, sleeps 16.

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BEDARRA ISLAND VILLA, BEDARRA ISLAND

A glam island paradise surrounded by leafy palms and lapping blue ocean. This designer villa boasts a stunning deck and delightfully secluded beachside setting.

How much? From $950 a night, sleeps eight.

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Images: Courtesy of Airbnb

Published on September 07, 2020 by Libby Curran

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