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      PADI Open Water Divers Cert. Where to get one?!?!

      Gold Coast Jan 19, 2015 at 10:31 AM


      I'm moving to Brisbane/Gold Coast for Uni in July, for a year. Want to have my PADI so that I can do lots of diving with ease whilst I'm there. Does anyone know the best way to go about getting a PADI? I heard it was expensive in Australia, so planned to nip across the ocean... somewhere... for a week and check out another island whilst getting my PADI certificate. Anyone got any recommendations of places to go that are both affordable (flights, hostel + cost of course), and really worth visiting?


    • jobs and housing

      Rockhampton Jan 3, 2015 at 8:57 PM

      Hi all how we all doing me and girlfriend are moving to rockhampton and like to know a few thinks
      Like rental properties how hard to get or how many.?
      Jobs availability?
      And uni like ?
      Thankyou for your help hope to see y soon 

    • Where to stay in Surfers Paradise?

      Gold Coast Jan 11, 2015 at 8:59 AM

      Hey there! I really hope someone could help me out. Been doing my research, but unable to come to a conclusion. Can someone give me a list of hotels that I can stay in Surfers Paradise, where I can have a good view of the ocean and are near to halal restaurants?

      Really appreciate if someone could help me out.

      Many thanks!!

    • Need help on great barrier reef tours

      Whitsunday Islands Jan 18, 2015 at 8:10 AM

      I'm going to snorkel in gbr on 3rd may 2015 and in a dilemma to choose the best tour.
      I'm looking at outer reef and its between quicksilver tour or Whitsunday tour.
      Please enlighten me!


    • Cairns & Port Douglas

      Port Douglas Jan 8, 2015 at 6:30 AM

      I am visiting Australia for the first time in March and will be spending 4 days in Port Douglas and 3 in Cairns. Is it more cost effective for me as a solo traveller to hire a car for a week or is public transport good enough? I would like to avoid expensive tours if possible. Thanks

    • Queen Mary shuttle bus stop

      by geoffhongkong Online Now Dec 2, 2014 at 9:37 PM

      Does anyone know where the cruise ship shuttle bus (from the Queen Mary 2) usually stops/picks up in Brisbane city

      Thank you

      2 Answers Dec 4, 2014 at 1:38 AM
    • Airport transfers

      by Caddie9 Online Now Oct 6, 2014 at 10:59 AM

      Hi was wondering what is the best way to travel from airport to southbank at 7 in the morning is there trains or is it better in a taxie for 2 people and roughly how much would it be thanks

      5 Answers Oct 7, 2014 at 6:27 AM
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      DFO shop near airport

      by bongsa16 Online Now Sep 10, 2014 at 6:33 PM

      I am a Singaporean going to Auckland on Etihad airlines. I will transit in BNE for 5.5 hours.

      if I intend to go DFO shop, is it good and really worth going with this time given?

      do I need a visa, and do I have to clear immigration in and out.
      how about my carry on luggage?
      Please help, travelling with 2 seniors and 3 teenagers

      5 Answers Sep 10, 2014 at 8:22 PM
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      Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

      by TravelingSue Online Now Aug 27, 2014 at 10:36 PM

      How is the best way to get to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. One book said Lone Pine Cruises depart from Hayles Wharf @1:15pm daily. Can you take another ferry instead of this one. Also where is the best shopping area in Brisbane. Thanks for the info. We only have 1 1/2 days in Brisbane so am deciding what is the best thing to do with that limited time.

      5 Answers Aug 27, 2014 at 11:41 PM
    • Places to stay??

      by catalinaresortau Online Now Jul 29, 2014 at 9:28 PM

      I am going on a trip to the Sunshine Coast later this year my friend recommend me to go the Catalina Resort ( ), My question is has anybody ever been here? If so could you please tell me what it's like? Or if you haven't any other suggestions on places to stay in the Sunshine Coast would be more than welcome, Thanks.

      4 Answers Jul 30, 2014 at 5:12 PM
    • Brisbane Hotels

      by annajoseph1988 Online Now Jun 5, 2014 at 5:56 AM

      Our company is organising a three day conference in Brisbane and we have got a great corporate deal at Punthill Apartment hotels -

      Has anyone stayed here before? I'm a bit worried about the place and facilities since we are expecting some senior level executives to address the teams.

      Any recommendations/reviews are welcome.

      1 Answer Jun 5, 2014 at 6:59 AM
    • Single female travelling to Brisbane

      by Parisio Online Now May 14, 2014 at 8:03 AM

      Hello. I'm a single female travelling to Brisbane and would like to know if there are any tips on costs for hiring a taxi? I have heard that tourists can be taken advantage of. Is this a misconception? Hope you can help. Thanks.

      On another note, I will be travelling during your winter. Is the city still lively during May/Beginning of June?

      3 Answers May 14, 2014 at 6:33 PM
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      Davies market or Brunswick St Market

      by doraem66 Online Now Mar 15, 2014 at 11:30 AM

      I have limited time and can only choose one, which market is more worth going?
      Thank you.

      6 Answers Mar 18, 2014 at 2:07 AM
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      Parking in Brunswick Street Market

      by doraem66 Online Now Mar 15, 2014 at 12:34 AM

      Is it easy to find parking in Brunswick Street?
      How much is the parking rate?
      I will be staying near Barrack museum, not sure is a good idea to drive or take public transport there...

      Thank you.

      2 Answers Mar 15, 2014 at 9:21 AM
    • free photo opportunities in Brisbane -- help with my list

      by TravelShooter Online Now Feb 26, 2014 at 3:27 PM

      Am visiting 5 days mid March, using public transportation;
      Want to take pictures of shopping, dining, attractions,
      culture, diversity, daily life, economy, recreation, etc.
      Any additions, advice, or corrections appreciated!!:

      1. New Farm Park, beautiful park on the river's edge
      2. Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, Hands on encounters
      3. Mt Coot-tha Lookout, Breathtaking views of Brisbane & Moreton Bay
      4. City Botanic Gardens, 10-minute walk from Queen St Mall in CBD
      5. Brisbane Square Library, new Brisbane City Council library at end of Queen Street Mall, in Brisbane Square
      6. Window shopping Queen Street Mall
      7. Albert Street Literary Walk
      8. Museum of Brisbane
      9. Roma Street Parklands, world's largest subtropical garden in a city centre
      10. Wickham Terrace at Spring Hill, oldest surviving building in Brisbane - the Old Windmill
      11. free concert at Customs House by UQ School of Music every Sunday
      12. Brisbane City Hall Visitor Experience Centre
      13. Southbank: Parklands, riverfront Promenade, 1km long Grand Arbour, Streets Beach, galleries, museums
      14. South Bank Lifestyle Markets: Friday, Saturday, Sunday
      15. suburb: New Farm Park cricket, football, Powerhouse Arts Centre
      16. suburb: People-watch in The Valley (Fortitude Valley) - entertainment precinct
      17. Valley Markets: Brunswick St Mall, ChinaTown Mall, Brunswick Street, FortitudeValley - Sat-Sun 8A-4P
      18. Kangaroo Point boats on river, abseilers & rock climbers on cliffs, bike ride base of cliffs for city views
      19. suburb: Paddington Antique Centre in historic Plaza Theatre
      20. suburb: Rocks Riverside Park in Seventeen Mile Rocks
      21. suburb: Wynnum Wading Pool
      22. Davies Park West End Markets Sat 6A-2P
      23. Riverside at the Pier Markets Sunday 7A-3P at Eagle Street Pier
      24. ?
      25. ?

      7 Answers Apr 22, 2014 at 6:22 PM
    • Is there car park in Port Of Brisbane

      by ashfon Online Now Jan 31, 2014 at 1:02 AM

      I am planning to do the day cruise tour to Moreton island. I wan wondering if there is car parking facility in or around Port Of Brisbane? Also how much does it cost to park car for whole day?


      9 Answers Feb 1, 2014 at 9:59 AM
    • transport from cruise terminal

      by seaquest2 Online Now Jan 18, 2014 at 5:24 PM

      Would like to take ferry to Stradboke Island from cruise ship. How can I do this? Is it advisable to do tour instead?

      3 Answers Jan 18, 2014 at 7:49 PM
    • I'm afraid of snakes

      by Girl295248 Online Now Jan 18, 2014 at 11:02 AM

      Maybe I'm shifting to Brisbane and I'm very scared of snakes I've seen them but only in zoos I live in UAE so there is not danger of snakes and my question is what should I do if I see a snake?

      11 Answers Jan 19, 2014 at 9:16 PM
    • Cheap Transport From Sofitel Brisbane to Sofitel Gold Coast

      by Tonnyhartono Online Now Jan 12, 2014 at 9:32 PM

      Dear All
      We will move from sofitel Brisbane to sofitel Gold coast? what is cheapest transportation to go there?
      And about going to hotter wharf pier (going to tangaloma island) whati is the cheapest transportation?

      1 Answer Jan 12, 2014 at 9:42 PM
    • going tangaloma island

      by Tonnyhartono Online Now Jan 12, 2014 at 3:01 PM

      Dear all
      I plan to go tangalooma Island, but not overstay there, is it possibleto go there for return trip within one day only? how to go tangalomaa Island? and how long journey?

      1 Answer Jan 12, 2014 at 3:12 PM
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      Solo NYE ?

      by tonytyga Online Now Dec 30, 2013 at 10:23 PM

      Any solo travellers out tonite in Southbank?

    • Tuesday nights in Brisbane??

      by MaccaRJ Online Now Dec 15, 2013 at 11:04 PM

      Where's a good spot to drink and have a good night in Brisbane CBD?

      3 Answers Dec 16, 2013 at 2:17 AM
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      Is there any car park in Mt Coot-tha lookout?

      by doraem66 Online Now Nov 3, 2013 at 6:42 AM

      Which is the most convenient way to go? Public transport or by car?

      3 Answers Nov 3, 2013 at 12:26 PM
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      Where should I park in Brisbane CBD?

      by doraem66 Online Now Oct 27, 2013 at 3:13 AM

      I will be touring Mt Coot-tha, Southbank Market and Queen St Shopping Mall in a day.
      Where is the cheaper place to park?

      Does Mt Coot-tha have parking space?

      I will be staying in Kirkland Ave, will it be easier to take public transport or driving?
      There will be 2 of us.

      Thank you.

      11 Answers Jan 5, 2014 at 2:41 PM
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      male strip club

      by KanchanK Online Now Sep 21, 2013 at 1:44 AM

      which is the best male strip club in brisbane ?

      2 Answers Sep 21, 2013 at 1:53 AM

      by oldgeorge Online Now Aug 29, 2013 at 3:32 PM

      What happens if I miss my bus connection time, due to the train I was on being delayed, can I get another bus to my final destination, and will I have to pay again?

      3 Answers Aug 29, 2013 at 5:44 PM

      by AndrewJanBurton Online Now Aug 28, 2013 at 3:49 PM

      Please do you have a plan of what is on between the 4th and 11th of September?

      4 Answers Aug 28, 2013 at 9:15 PM
    • A nice place to stay?

      by gem_elliot Online Now Aug 8, 2013 at 6:46 AM

      We're heading to Oz in January on our first ever travelling trip! We'd like to start it with a few days in a really nice hotel as kind of a 'mini holiday' before we start work etc (just 3-4 days) and wondered if anyone could recommend somewhere? The rest of the year will be spent in hostels/motels etc so we'd like a little touch of luxury before we begin! :)

      10 Answers Aug 28, 2013 at 5:36 AM
    • traveling to Australia

      by gemico16 Online Now Jul 30, 2013 at 2:32 PM

      Starting in Brisbane in Jan - best place to stay, how to get from airport to accommodation etc? :)

      4 Answers Jul 27, 2014 at 10:10 PM
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      i am off to brisbane in november

      by daniele1272 Online Now Jun 8, 2013 at 10:21 AM

      off to brisbane in november aint had all that much responses on other forums just curious who else is heading out to that are around november december time as would like to get chatting to a few other people travellled on my own in the past but australia is such a popular place would like to meet a few others heading out

      10 Answers Jun 29, 2013 at 11:21 AM
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      The best quality & cheap

      by siigel01 Online Now Jun 7, 2013 at 4:40 PM

      I will be visiting Brisbane Aust for a workshop. I would want to know where the cheapest place is to shop. I will be at the Royal Albert Hotel.

      4 Answers Jul 3, 2013 at 2:24 AM
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      booked and read

      by daniele1272 Online Now Jun 7, 2013 at 1:03 PM

      i am on my way to brisbane in december will land on the 31st of november and will want to get to dao some thionk as soon as so any ideas help hostels nighrtspots or eoutes up to lakefield or down into sydney would be greatly appreciated thanks in advance

      13 Answers Jun 10, 2013 at 4:08 AM
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      How to stop unwanted email from Virtual Tourist Questions

      by dingoden Online Now May 25, 2013 at 9:31 PM

      Help Please, my inbox is filling up with general questions about places I have no interest in or know about. How can I stop these emails or do I have to close my VT account?

      17 Answers May 26, 2013 at 1:31 AM
    • Suitcase v Backpack

      by samanthadorn Online Now May 19, 2013 at 3:45 PM

      Hello all!

      I am moving to London on a 2 year working visa in July and am wondering whether I should take a suitcase or a backpack over? I would be staying in hostels until I could find a share house to move into. Not sure which would be more practical?


      5 Answers May 21, 2013 at 2:20 AM
    • Northside - Southside

      by kiwi1985 Online Now May 6, 2013 at 8:53 PM

      I have just moved to Brisbane and am staying in Nundah temporarily. I have just had an interview for a job in Carindale, I was not intending to look for work anywhere other than the CBD or Northside as my sister lives North and I am more familiar with this side of the river. But jobs proved hard to find and I had to cast the net a bit further! So, I am wondering what the best thing would be to do if I did get this job - Where to live and transportwise what would be cheaper.

      Should I live on the Southside and commute by public transport or car, OR stay North so im closer to my sister and the city for social convenience, and drive over toll bridges to get to Carindale. I had to get a train and bus today, which was fine but it took an hour! And would cost about $10 return I think, with a GO card.
      Tolls, GO card charges, commute time, social life, working around the Brisbane river its all a bit of a logistical nightmare haha.
      Basically I just want to be within about half an hour of work, dont mind paying a little for transport costs - I will be working in the westfield mall so I doubt I could park right at work anyway, bus would be an option or park somewhere free and walk. Don't have a car at moment but will get one once job is sorted.

      5 Answers May 6, 2013 at 10:09 PM