Travel Queensland – 5 Resorts To Consider

International Travel out of Australia is likely to stay closed until the next year 2021.  However  you can Travel Queensland and with that in mind I wanted to

share some resort destinations that I have personally visited –  tried, tested and reviewed especially for YOU so here goes.


Island Hideaway

Orpheus Island Lodge is an all-inclusive, private luxury island resort located in the Great Barrier Reef, with only 14 rooms, suites and villas it provides a luxurious private intimate setting.

Orpheus Island is the ultimate in secluded, unspolit tropical paradise and stretches across 11k, of immaculate turquoise coastline.  The island itself comprises of more than 1,000 hectares of national park and is surrounded by pristine fringing reef that you can access simply by stepping out from your accommodation.

Orpheus Island features the main pavilion bar and alfresco-style dining area, a restaurant, a reading room, Gwandalan Day Spa and a infinity pool that will have you looking out to the Coral Sea.

All stays at Orpheus Island include three gourmet meals prepared daily by chef Paul Wilson and his team, use of water sports equipment, unlimited Australian beer and wine as well as soft beverages and a daily Orpheus experience.

You can fly in a Helicopter to Orpheus Island out of Townsville in Far North Queensland and this truly adds to the Travel Bucket List experience.

Orpheus Island is one of my favourite, all-inclusive Private Luxury Island Resorts in Queensland, Australia. If you want to experience a Dream Holiday in Queensland this year especially after all of the stresses of Covid19 think Oprheus Island.

How to Make a Booking

Northern Escape Collection Reservations on (07) 4777 7377

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Peppers Beach Club & Spa Palm Cove is located in Palm Cove in Tropical Far North Queensland, Australia and is approximately a 20 minute drive North of Cairns Airport.

They offer a range of Spa Rooms, Suites, Penthouses with plunge pools with a choice of views from the ocean, pool, garden or rainforest mountains.

When you stay you can spend your day lazing on a sun lounge at the lagoon pool and enjoy a couple of cocktails at their swim up pool bar.

You can book in for a spa treatment or two at The Exclusive Spa.  Peppers Beach Club & Spa Palm Cove is also located right on the Williams Esplanade so if you are feeling

adventours you can go for a walk along the beach or you can book in for a Day Trip at their Tour Desk and explore The Great Barrier Reef to the Daintree and Cape Tribulation.

I stayed at Peppers Beach Club & Spa Palm Cove a couple of years back now but at the time I felt it was a beautiful tropical resort to unwind at I spent most of my time going for a swim

in their ocean pool, relaxing on a sun lounge reading a feel good book and of course visiting the spa.  Every night during my stay I also enjoyed having a warm spa bath on my balcony too.

I feel that Peppers Beach Club & Spa Palm Cove is perfect for easy going couples who simply want to relax and re-connect and with a beach lagoon style pool it is perfect for families

and solo travellers especially if you want to Swim, Spa, Have a Bath, Relax Repeat.  This is a great Travel Queensland Weekend Getaway Destination or School Holidays too.

How to Make a Booking

Phone Reservations on 1300 987 600

or via our affiliated travel partner – *click here


Pinnacles Resort is located in Airlie Beach, the gateway to the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef.  It’s approximately a 35 km from the Whitsunday Coast Airport.

They offer a range of luxury self-contained apartments with a spa or jacuzzi, spacious balconies and Coral Sea Views. With an infinity pool that you can relax in with views out to the Whitsundays.

You can also book in for a number of tours at their reception desk and go out and explore the beautiful Whitsundays and visit one of my all time favourite beaches in Australia which is Whitehaven beach.

Pinnacles Resort is also perfect for catching up with friends and family or for romantic couples getaway I had the pleasure of visiting last year and it was warm enough in Winter to spend time swimming in their infinity pool, relaxing in the sun lounge chair and I loved at night how I got to take a hot spa bath and hang out with my gorgeous nieces it is perfect for a girls spa trip.

How to Book  

Phone Pinnacles Resort on (07) 4948 4800

or via our affiliated travel partner – *click here


Silky Oaks Lodge is currently closed for renovations and the property is set to re-open April 2021 and it will be offering a stylish new experience of Australia’s World Heritage

Listed Daintree Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef.  I visited Silky Oaks Lodge a couple of years ago and stayed in one of their luxury tree houses that had views of the Mossman River and the Rainforest it was so peaceful being immerse in the natural surrounding so this beautiful Tropical Far North Queensland Destination that I haven’t stopped raving on about it since my first visit.

I loved visiting the Healing Waters spa inspired by the ancient beliefs that celebrate the water in the Mossman River as a renewing and life giving force. Having a bath whilst overlooking the rainforest and listening to the calming soothing healing waters of the Mossman River has become one of my all time favourite Australian Spa experience.

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Peppers Beach Club Port Douglas is located in Tropical North Queensland Town of Port Douglas.

It offers a number of elegant accomodation options from Spa Suites, One, Two, Three Bedroom Suites with plunge pools, around the lagoon pool, you can even cook on the BBQ on the terrace or in a fully equipped kitchen if you are not wanting to eat out.

It’s a perfect destination for anyone who wants to be active and walk along the Four Mile Beach or you can Hire a Bicycle and go explore Port Douglas or if you want to relax and unwind you can order lunch and have it delivered to poolside.

They offer a Lagoon Swimming Pool, Koko Poolside Bar & Dining that has an all day snacking menu, complimentary parking, 24 Hour Reception.

I stayed here a couple of years back and really loved the relaxed and leisurely feel and I felt when I was dining at Koko as it is downstairs from the main reception area and the concrete is painted white and you can get a table right beside the lagoon pool that it had a really elegant European style holiday feel.

Each night I filled up my spa bath and relaxed in it and each morning I woke up and went for a walk down to Port Douglas and along Four Mile Beach as it is literally to the back of the resort. I also loved going for a Bicycle ride and enjoyed exploring Port Douglas that way also.

This is a really beautiful and elegant place to stay if you are looking for some where to stay close to the Port Douglas town.

How to Book 

Phone Reservations on 1300 987 600

or via our affiliated travel partner – *click here

Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat a Wellness Destination created to soothe your soul and inspire you to live a healthier life.  Located in the beautiful Tallebudgera Valley in Queensland.

It is Ecotourism certified and they offer Health Retreats, that combine organic living, spa, movement and relaxation with delicious organic cusine and vital wellness seminars and they also promote a low tech environment.

They offer fully inclusive packages from two to seven days in length. Gwinganna is also Australian owned and operated and they have magnificent scenic views the coast and surrounding valleys.

Each afternoon during your stay you are invited to switch off and embrace one of the fundamental elements of better wellbeing which is a strategic rest and you can make time to stop, rest and relax in their Spa that is exclusive to Gwinganna guests.

From soothing spa treatments, to wellness consultations, balanced movement programs and stress management sessions you can customise your Gwinganna experience to suit your own personal needs.

I had the absolute pleasure of personally visiting Gwinganna and embarked on my own personal wellness journey here and I truly loved immersing my self each day at their spa, practicing mindfulness, trying exercises classes that I normally wouldn’t even think of trying before, plus meeting so many incredible people along the way.

I learnt alot by attending their wellness sessions and whilst not using mobile phones throughout the day and night and drinking coffee after 12noon was very challenging at first after a couple of days I actually got use to it and enjoyed the social media break.

In my room I had no TV either or mobile phone reception so it really allowed me to confront my own thoughts feelings and emotions and it was a wonderful time to journal read a feel good book and each night before I went to bed I had a nice cup of tea and I found by using no devices at night I naturally was ready to fall asleep by 8pm.

The organic food was amazing and each night we were allowed to drink one standard drink of wine and that was it but once again it really challenged my mindset and you start to learnt what habits are holding you back when it comes to your own health and wellness rituals by the end of my retreat I didn’t even feel like having a glass of wine with my meal which was a great break through especially for someone who has been brought up in Australia with our culture very much centring around alcohol and people using it to celebrate with, party with, relax with, unwind with.

If you have always wanted to go on a Wellness Retreat think Gwinganna.

How to Book

Phone – Toll Free: 1800 219 272

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