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Looks like an Eastern Water Dragon to me. From wildlife.qld.com.au: Sexually dimorphic with males more robust than females. Prominent spines on head and along length of back, with a laterally compressed body and tail. Long powerful limbs. Olive green to brown in colour with short dark bands on the body, dark stripe behind the eye. Males have a ...


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Brisbane International Airport provides trolleys free of charge in international terminal, but charges AU$4 in the domestic terminal. At the International Terminal, baggage trolleys are provided free of charge and are located in the car park and on Levels 2 and 4. For passenger convenience small trolleys for hand luggage and shopping are also ...


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Difficult. You're probably going to want to spend a night. In which case you could take a car. IF you wanted to take the train, the service is the Queensland Rail Tilt Train. However, the earliest departure north is 11.55am, and you won't reach Bundaberg until 3.30pm. Coming back, depending on the day, you could be back in the morning if you get the ...


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Brisbane seems a bit more enlightened on the free wifi front - the council provide free wifi in 22 parks! The wifi in parks page includes a map of the parks with wifi, and where in the park you can find the hotspot (if the whole park / square isn't covered). Not sure about cafes / shopping centres etc, but if you can go and sit under a tree in the city ...


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Realistically there's nothing near the station food-wise, with the exception of a Coke machine and a snack machine within the waiting room at the station itself (make sure you have coins!) Even though you may have a 24 minute wait, the process actually varies dramatically depending on how many people are on the bus(es). When the train arrives the buses ...


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It is possible, but not all that widely advertised! When you get to the station, head to one of the ticket gates with a member of staff on it. Ask them if you can go through the underpass to get to the gardens, and they'll give you a visitor pass and let you through. When you get to the gateline at the other side, again head for a staff member, and give ...


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Brisbane Airport is not far from the city, and the Airtrain service takes you to the city centre in 20 minutes, running every 15 minutes. It's not cheap though: $30 for a return ticket. Allowing for 30 minutes to get out of the Airport and a reasonably safe 2 hour margin to be back before departure, that leaves you about 3 hours in the city. Brisbane ...


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Well, I am not the expert in Australia, but I love playing with Google Maps. Anyway after some playing I got this corner store which is 300 meters away, 4 minutes walking (I suppose it sells food because my search query was food): Also, there is a McDonald's 800 meters away (9 minutes walking) which seems risky since you will have 24 minutes.. if you ...


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It's hard to say exactly what your goals are, but a few thoughts: The train may end up taking longer than bus, since buses go directly between Sydney and your desired destinations (see greyhound map and train map). If you are into overnight buses, you could consider taking one from Sydney to Byron Bay and hanging out there. Around $90 right now. This way ...


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So how much is it for train or plane? Have you considered Premier Motor Services (Bus)? It quoted me $95 for one-way full fare Sydney-Brisbane. Or check out the hostel boards or this rideshare site; the route Sydney-Brisbane is quite popular and it should be easier to get an even cheaper lift where you are more flexible with routes and sightseeing. Byron ...


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Yes, you can visit it! On days when parliament is sitting, there's a tour at 2pm, or you can watch from the public gallery. On Mondays to Fridays when parliament isn't sitting, there are tours at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. The tours take a little over half an hour, and you need to get there a little in advance as you need to clear security. The entrance is ...


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The SEEQ cards cost either $79 (3 days) or $129 (5 days), and they basically offer 3 things : 2 one-way trips on the Airtrain 3-5 days of unlimited travel on other TransLink services Discounts at various retailers Realistically, most of the "discounts" listed appear to be things that you'd expect to find in the free tourist guides/maps/etc available at ...


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With the help of the very handy TransLink journey planner, it turns out it can be done just fine! Currently, there are no trains serving the Sunshine Coast (though a branch line is proposed). Instead, you need to take a Nambour Train from Roma Street Station or Central Station, and then change at somewhere like Woombye for the bus to the coast. The train ...


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The other major hub that normally serves Vietnam is Bangkok (I wouldn't recommend flying to ICN or NRT from Brisbane). I found for my flights Bangkok is slightly more expensive to fly to, but overnight lodging is less expensive than Singapore. I have seen flights from Vietnam to Phnom Penh and Siam Reap (I assume there are flights in the opposite ...


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Short answer - you don't know until your bus pulls up... I ended up waiting a fair while at the Cultural Busway station today, and had a chance to ask someone, as well as to confirm by observation what they said. At quiet times, a bus will always use stop 1, which is furthest from where they enter the platform (by the overpass for leaving the city, by the ...


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If you use the Translink Online Journey Planner, then for journeys involving King George Square station the planner will tell you which part of the platform to use, eg 7.10pm Depart King George Square station, platform 2D That involves having internet access to look up your journey details, which may not be available. If you arrive at the station ...


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You can try Con-x-ion. They do airport transfers to hotels in the CBD for about $36 return. They don't state what times they operate, so you may have to call them to confirm if they run that late.


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As Michael says, the Airtrain will quickly whisk you into the city centre. Book online to save a bit, if you're sure your inbound flight is on time! Try to check your bags through, so you don't need to take them with you / don't need to check them in later, and get your onward boarding pass if you can before leaving the airport. Also, check with the airline ...



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