Feb 24, 2011

Enjoying Australia’s Unique Autumn Festivities and Where to Stay After

As the heat wave hits some part of the globe, let’s go over to the land down under and see how autumn is breezing along although it’s not the typical cold autumn like in the Northern Hemisphere countries. Also known as the “Sunshine State”, Queensland is a state in Australia that occupies the north-eastern part of the mainland Australia. There’s a lot of festivities and activities in store for everyone, tourists and locals alike:
  • Brisbane Comedy Festival on March 1 to 13 2011
  • 13th Annual Reef2Beach Longboard Classic on March 4 to 6 2011
  • Noosa Festival Surfing on March 12 to 20 2011
  • Bike Week on March 12 to 20 2011
  • Gold Coast Stakes Day on March 19 2011
  • Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival on March 25 to 27 2011
  • Marina Mirage Farmers Market on March 31 to April 1 2011
Here are other wonderful attractions that the whole family would definitely love:
  • Paradise Country Aussie Farm Tour in Oxenford
  • Warner Brothers Movie World in Oxenford
  • Sea World in Main Beach
  • Super Pass, Fun Pass and Escape Pass in Coomera
  • Wet and Wild Water World in Gold Coast
  • Cairns Tropical Zoo in Cairns
  • The Ginger Factory in Yandina
  • Undara Experience in Mount Surprise
  • Waltzing Matilda Centre in Winton
  • Paronella Park in Mena Creek
  • Qantas Founders Museum in Longreach
There are tons of places to go around in Queensland. Take my word for it. Oh! Don’t forget the most essential thing in Queensland: a place to sleep after your long exhausting day. So if you still haven’t had a slightest clue of where to stay then perhaps I can help. Here are the cheapest hotels or motels you can stay in Queensland:

Undara Experience from $20 to $170

Photo Source: undara.com.au

Location: Savannah Way Undara Volcanic National Park, Mount Surprise, QLD
Website: http://undara.com.au/

There are many activities you can do with your family or in a group in this geographical wonder such as animal viewing, swimming, camping and guide walks. Room Services Include:
  • Camping Sites
  • Caravan Sites
  • Carriage
  • Carriage Ensuite
  • Safari Shelter
  • Swags Tent Village
  • Wilderness Lodge
Noorla Heritage Resort from $22 to $179

Photo Source: hotelnoorla.com.au
Website: hotelnoorla.com.au
Location: 7-11 Warren Street, Ingham, QLD

The Noorla Heritage Resort is an award winning Italian art deco villa build in 1926. This location is perfect for training and conference. They have facilities such as children’s playing area, swimming, camping and internet café. This place is also minutes away from wonderful spots like the white sandy beach at Forrest Beach or the Australia’s largest urban wetland rehabilitation project Tyto wetlands. Room Services also include:
  • Dormitory Room
  • Eight Campervan Parking Sites
  • Heritage Suite Type Three (Two Rooms)
  • Heritage Suite Type One (Three Rooms)
  • Heritage Suite Type Two (Four Rooms)
  • Heritage Room Type Two With Ensuite (Five rooms)
  • Heritage Room Type One Standard With Private Bathroom (Eight Rooms)
Hotel Corones from $50 to $99

Photo Source: hotelcorones.com.au
Website: http://hotelcorones.com.au/
Location: 33 Wills Street, Charleville, QLD

The hotel is a living museum where you re-lived the grand days of yesterday in the year 1942. The place is like a museum where you can explore the legend created by Harry Corones. The historic restaurant and bar provide unique foods and beverages. Staying in this hotel will not only be for experience but also preserving this historic hotel. Room Services include:
  • Basic Hotel Room
  • Executive Motel
  • Heritage Room
  • Hotel Ensuite
  • Motel Rooms

Gold Coast Tourist Parks: Tallebudgera Creek from $56 to $445
Photo Source: goldcoasttouristparks.com.au
Website: http://www.goldcoasttouristparks.com.au/park/tallebudgera-creek/gallery
Location: 1544 Gold Coast Highway, Gold Coast, QLD

The Tallebudgera Creek is an ideal holiday place for families who loves to spend their time together near waters. The park has facilities such as camp kitchen facility, free electric grill and swimming pool for the kids to enjoy. There is also a boat ramp for easy boating and fishing access. The park is approximately 30 minutes away from theme parks and Surfers Paradise. It is also 20 minutes away from the Casino. Room Service also includes:
  • Lodging
  • Three Bedroom Waterfront Villa
  • Two Bedroom Deluxe Villa
  • Two Bedroom Villa

Imperial Hotel Motel from $85

Photo Source:theimperial.com.au
Website: http://www.theimperial.com.au/about/motel/
Location: 42 Brolga Street, Quilpie, QLD

After spending your day exploring Queensland under the sunny heat, you might want to have a cold drink at the hotel. Great meals are also offered during lunch and dinner in the hotel. Enjoy staying overnight in the air-conditioned motel rooms. There is only the standard room to enjoy. The room’s facilities and service includes:
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Tea or coffee making facilities
  • Television
  • Laundry
  • Iron
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Car Park
But if you prefer having a luxurious time in a luxurious hotel, here are some of the expensive hotels you should check out:

The Sebel Reef House and Spa from $490 to $840

Photo source: reefhouse.com.au
Website: http://www.reefhouse.com.au/spa.html
Location: 99 Williams Esplanade, Cairns

The Sebel Reef House is a luxurious resort with sophisticated yet easy going atmosphere. The Sebel Reef House and Spa is located among the tropical garden and ancient towering Paper bark trees. The architecture is design to make anyone who steps inside feel like they are in the bygone era. The Reef House restaurant offers great ocean views while the Poolside Café is alongside a waterfall. Every guest would feel the VIP treatment by the moment you arrive. Room Services include:
  • Beachfront Suite
  • Brigadier Beachfront Spa Room
  • Brigadier Room
  • Endeavour Suite
  • Family Suite
  • Reef Suite
  • Verandah Room
  • Verandah Spa Room
Silky Oaks Lodge and Healing Waters Spa from $508 to $798

Photo source: silkyoakslodge.com.au
Website: http://www.silkyoakslodge.com.au/
Location: Finlayvale Road, Mossman, QLD

From the moment you arrive in the award winning Silky oaks Lodge, you will feel the wonderful aura of the oldest rainforest on earth. Your visit in the Healing Water Spa would help you rejuvenate with the power of the water and the peaceful sound of the rainforest. The things to do around the resort also include swimming, hiking, fishing and more exciting activities. Dine in the Tree house Restaurant where the views and atmosphere is most wonderful.
Room Services to choose from:
  • River house
  • Tree house

Bloomfield Lodge from $542 to $2,205

Photo source: bloomfieldlodge.com.au
Website: http://www.bloomfieldlodge.com.au/
Location: Weary Vade, Cape Tradition, QLD

Bloomfield Lodge is one of Australia’s most luxurious retreats that offer a unique experience for all guests. They can only occupy 36 guests at a time. You can enjoy activities through land or through sea like hiking or snorkeling. The adventure and experience here is like no other. Room Services include:
  • Deluxe Retreat
  • Honeymoon Retreat
  • Queenslander Room
  • Rainforest Room

Hamilton Island Beach Club from $595

Photo source: hamiltonisland.com.au
Website: http://www.hamiltonisland.com.au/beach-club-hotel-resort/
Location: 9 Resort Drive, Hamilton Island, QLD

The exclusive Hamilton Island Beach Club sets in landscaped gardens with all rooms facing the Catseye Beach. Beach club facilities include swimming pools, Club Lounge and Bar, Restaurant, VIP buggy chauffer service and water sports gear for scuba diving. There is only one room service: Beach Club. Activities I suggest for you to enjoy your stay:
  • Scuba Diving
  • Jet Boating
  • Sailing
  • Water Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Sea kayaking
  • Para sailing or Para flying
  • Bush walking
Nahmahlu from $800 to $1,380

Photo source: nahmahlu.com.au
Website: http://www.nahmahlu.com.au/
Location: 8 Boulder Court Nelly Bay, Magnetic Island, QLD

Nahmahlu is a private location with luxurious accommodation for families or a large group featured with six bedrooms. Facilities include semi-commercial kitchen, barbeque facility and swimming pool. The place is really spacious. The place is also close to shopping and dining facilities. Renting the whole home is pretty amazing. You are home away from home. Renting the house temporarily is difficult to book especially on holidays. It is best to book the place ahead to reserve the place. - Hotel Guide

References: http://www.about-australia.com/events/queensland/events/?sort=5&evdt=3-2011


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