The top school holiday spots in Queensland for every type of road tripper

Budget Australia knows that Aussies love a road trip, and with the school holidays approaching it’s the perfect time to escape. To motivate travellers to explore their own backyard, Budget Australia has pulled together Queensland’s top carefree escapes for every type of road tripper – from beach bums and wildlife enthusiasts, to history buffs and garden gurus.

For the ultimate no-stress road trip, travellers renting a vehicle can rest easy with Budget Australia’s Worry-Free Promise, which sees countless safety and vehicle cleaning measures taken to make the whole car rental experience smooth, safe and stress-free. To help customers book with confidence, Budget Australia has also removed all cancellation and amendment fees for customers who book direct for rentals up until 1 March 2021. And, for a more intuitive and streamlined rental experience, Budget Australia has also launched its Digital Check-In, minimising contact at the rental desk.

Unwind at Rainbow Beach

Want to really kick your feet up? Rainbow Beach is situated between Fraser Island, Great Sandy National Park and the vast Pacific Ocean, just 150 kilometres from the Sunshine Coast. It offers an idyllic getaway for beachgoers, eco-tourists, fishermen, campers and those wishing to step back and truly relax. Inskip Peninsula, 10 minutes north of ‘Rainbow’, is the closest access point to World Heritage listed Fraser Island (K’gari) when travelling north from Brisbane.

Feast your senses in Maleny

Located only 88 kilometres from Brisbane, elevated in the Blackall Range, Maleny is renowned for its lush hinterlands and scenic spots. Located in dairy country interspersed by rainforest, this spot is sure to please anyone in need of a wholesome Queensland getaway. Check out Maleny and discover the spectacular natural wonders, sensational food and produce and charming places to stay.

Enjoy the blooms in Toowoomba

A floral paradise, Toowomba is situated 90 minutes from Brisbane and surrounds the edge of the Great Dividing Range 700 metres above sea level, overlooking the Lockyer Valley. Toowoomba is known as Queensland’s Garden City, perfect for picnics and relaxing in one of its 150 parks and gardens available.

Get historical in Warwick

History and architecture buffs will love Warwick, a town in southeast Queensland, lying 130 kilometres south-west of Brisbane. Sitting gracefully on the banks of the Condamine River, the historic town features some of the state’s finest original sandstone buildings. It is also a great spot to further drive and explore the friendly villages and small towns of the Southern Downs.

Something for everyone at Agnes Water

Can’t decide on a holiday destination that will please everyone? Head family friction off at the pass by heading to Agnes Water, a coastal town in the Gladstone Region of Queensland, just over four hours from the Sunshine Coast. It is home to the Southern Great Barrier Reef, famous for its gorgeous reef-fringed tropical islands and award-winning eco resorts such as Lady Elliot and Lady Musgrave. From water sports to wildlife-spotting, Agnes Water offers something to put a smile on everyone’s face.

To book a rental vehicle with Budget Australia, head to Find out more about Budget Australia’s Worry-Free Promise and Digital Check-In at

SOURCE: Budget Australia 


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