Questions tagged [queensland]

A state in Australia, covering roughly the north-east quarter of the country

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What's the cheapest way to get from the Sunshine Coast to the Gold Coast without a car, other than hitchhiking?

Normally I actually do hitchhike between these two (-: But next time I can't leave until the 14th and have a flight out of the Gold Coast on the morning of the 16th. Hitching is not guaranteed to get ...
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Is there a “best” area in Queensland's Sunshine Coast for currency exchanges?

In other countries I find tourist areas have more money changers and thus greater competition and more competitive rates. The Sunshine Coast generally is a tourist area but is also very suburban, ...
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Cairns to Mt Isa by motorcycle

I'm travelling around Australia by motorcycle and looking to go from Cairns to Mt Isa in Queensland via Route 1 and Route 83. I have two questions: Are these roads fully sealed? If not, what is the ...
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From which point near the NSW/QLD border does it become legal for pedestrians to walk along the M1 (Pacific Highway)?

Two days ago I was hitchhiking back to Sydney from Queensland. I'm sure it's legal to walk along the M1, Pacific Highway on the NSW side since there were signs about bicycle crossings, no signs ...
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Can I use my Go Card on Sunbus services in Cairns?

Public buses in Cairns seem to be operated by Sunbus, but they're part of the wider Queenland Translink system. There's a special Translink website area for Cairns, and a lot of the links from the ...
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Are there toilets on the long-distance Translink trains in Queensland?

Most of the trains operated by Translink in/around Brisbane / South-East Queensland seem to travel fairly short distances. The ones I've taken within the Brisbane area don't have toilets on them, ...
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Are there buses from the Sunshine Coast (Coolum / Maroochydore) to Brisbane airport?

In about a week's time, I'll need to get from the Sunshine Coast down to Brisbane Airport. Since I don't have a car, I'm looking to use a bus / coach / train / combination of the above. For most ...
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How easy is it to find a temporary job in Brisbane as a foreign university student? [closed]

I am looking to travel to Brisbane, AU for a period of 3-6+ months. I can obtain a work-holiday visa; but how easy is it for someone to make it a working holiday, especially without prior experience ...
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Liveaboard on the Barrier Reef at New Years - Book now or wait to haggle?

Having got lucky with airmile flight availability, I've just booked a trip which'll see me in Cairns around the new year. I've done some scuba diving in Australia before, but never the Barrier Reef, ...
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Lake McKenzie turning green?

One of the most magnificent tourist destinations in the world is the largest sand island in QLD Australia, called Fraser Island. On it you can visit a crystal clear fresh lake, called Lake McKenzie. ...
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Can you get to Mooloolaba by public transport from Brisbane, and return, to do an afternoon dive on HMAS Brisbane?

The HMAS Brisbane was scuttled off Mooloolaba in 2005, and is now a well regarded wreck dive and marine reserve. Several dive operators run trips there, and for much of the year they do both morning ...
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Is it possible to visit the Bundaberg Rum Distillery in a day trip from Brisbane, without a car?

Since coming to Queensland, I've tried Bundaberg rum, cooked with Bundaberg sugar, and now I've found out about the possibility to visit the Bundaberg Rum Distillery. Several people have recommended ...
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Can you visit Parliament House in Brisbane? (the Queensland Parliament)

Having discovered that there's wifi in many Brisbane Parks, I walked past Parliament House (the home of the Queensland Parliament) whilst visiting the City Botanical Gardens. It looked quite ...
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When visiting Brisbane, how can you work out if you should get a GoCard, or the new SEEQ one?

The last time I was in Brisbane, the standing advice was to get a GoCard to use on Buses / Trains / Ferries, as it was quick to get and the savings over paper tickets quickly made it worth while. You ...
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Is there public transport in and around Cairns, Australia out of regular hours?

I'm wondering what forms of public transport exist to get say, between Cairns and Port Douglas / Oak Beach around 4am in the morning? Or will it be necessary to rent a vehicle?