We will be staying at the Sheraton Mirage in Main Beach but over 4 days needing to go up and back to Brisbane for meetings/dinner etc. We like to use public transit where possible but wondering if we should rent a car this time. How is the drive in the morning or at night? Will the rail work? Thank you!
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
I'm planning a cruise to the islands around port douglas some time this year. I want to know what the weather is like.
I'd like it to be up to 25 during the day but would like the nights to be a bit warm to. Any suggestions as to which month is good. Thanks Nina
I book a car from Avis car rental company for 7days. First time free & easy to Brisbane & Gold coast in early June. Been reading about excess reduction insurance, one vehicle accident, etc. Can someone give advices what type of car insurance should I get & which company should I get it from? I be getting just the basic travel insurance in Singapore.
We want to fly from Brisbane to Whitsundays the 23 of april. I have read some posts that Airlie beach is the cheapest and best place to stay to get around the islands. Is it holiday in Australia these dates? Will we need to be booking any room in advanced? How many days are needed in Whitsundays and Port Douglas? Where is it most fun? We are 25yo.
can any one inform me of the recommended ride height required for a 4x4 on Moreton island, I have just purchased an Isuzu mux and want to have it set up for beach and island driving (Moreton and Frazer). as you can tell I am new to driving a 4x4. thank you in advance for your responses.
I have 7 full days in GC. Will be spending 2 days in Brisbane, and left 5 full days in GC.
Not sure if I need to add in Springbrook to my itinerary on the day 4 and remove my drive to NSW.
How long do I need for springbrook? Do I have sufficient time to touch on to tweed head and Byron bay after that?
Can someone please advise?
Activities in Gold coast:
Day 1 (Sun) : Carrara Market, Check in accommodation, Jet Boat ride, Beach front market.
Day 2 (Mon) : Movie world, wet n wild.
Day 3 (Tue) : Full day tour (includes Mt Tamborine, Lamington National Park, O'Reily Rainforest)
Day 4 (Wed) : Bangalow, Lismore, Nimbin, Byron Bay, Tweed Head, Coolangatta
Day 5 (Thu) : Sea World, Robina Town Centre
Day 6: Back home
What is the best value for money venue to hold a conference for approx. 100 people in cairns and port douglas ?
I Will be renting a car form Gold Coast airport and will drive to Brisbane (sheriff street), will I pass by any toll road?
Where is the best place to stay if you want to be in and amongst the nightlife of surfers p?
hi all.me and a friend visiting oz for 1 month next week.have 5 days in syd booked but was hoping to fly up to byron and gold coast before returning to syd for flight home.
defo wanted to visit byron at some point,just wanted advice how to plan said route i.e is pre booking hotels a must? can we walk in on day in said areas this time of year?
i should mention we are male late twentys looking to generally chill out/surf drink and party!..
thanks in advance
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?
Hello, My husband and I will be hiring a car and spending 10 nights in Cairns. Would appreciate any advice on best sites outside of Cairns, to visit in a short time, Have heard of a waterfall route, any suggestions, would like to take a ride on the Kuranda railway, should we take an organised tour or do it independently. We are happy to get off the beaten track and explore. We have already booked our accommodation, will be there in June.
I have read the article about Taromeo Camp Ovens at Benarkin, Queensland, however there are no contact details for the venue.
Can you help me please?
I am planning a 10 days trip to Gold Coast in early July with my family of 4 adults and 2 children (6 & 7 years) where some of us are going for the Gold Coast Marathon at the same time. As this is our first time there, we needed help with deciding on the type of transport and itinerary.
I will be heading to a farm stay for 3 days at Clandulla Cottage first before heading down to Surfer's Paradise. Thinking of renting a car (never done that before). Not sure if it is wise to rent for all 10 days of the trip or just for the first 4 days and to take taxi/bus when we are Surfer's Paradise. Any recommendation?
Does the taxi in GC take in 6 pax or do we have to split to 2 taxis if we are to move around?
If we rent the car, is parking in Surfer's Paradise expensive? Say, parking overnight at the hotel or nearby Hotel etc. We will be at the Grand Chancellor hotel, any recommendation on parking?
With regards to itinerary, any recommendation? Also if there's anything we could do while we travel from the farm to our hotel?
Many thanks! :)
Afternoon - i am travelling with my partner, children, their partners and their kids for a 60th birthday surprise holiday on HI (total of 6 adults and 5 children ages 4 1/2 ti 11 yrs). I would like to know what activities we can do with the kids that are not going to cost me a small fortune. I would also like a recommendation for the 60th birthday dinner we will be having on the 26/1. Any adv would be appreciated.
Would like to take ferry to Stradboke Island from cruise ship. How can I do this? Is it advisable to do tour instead?
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?
Hi, has anyone used Jacks rent a car on the Gold Coast?(http://www.jacksrentacar.com.au/). I am looking at hiring a car for a few days whilst I am there. I am 19 and fully licensed, there are not many companies that hire to under 21 year olds. This company has quoted the best price and has full insurance.
I cant seem to find many reviews of this company online, If anyone has used this company, or can recommend another company, your feedback would be greatly appreciated.
Will be in Cairns from late june and july... looking for somewhere lively and centrally located? We will be celebrating my friends 21st so looking for a good hostel and a good night out.
What would be the Best boat for 1 overnight snorkel trip to the reef, for my senior wife and I? THANKS!
Dear local travelers, am thinking of spending a few days at somewhere near the free beach area at Fitzroy Island. May I ask if there are any packer hotel? Many thanks~
Hey we are going to take a kayak trip and will not need all of our luggage is there somewhere to store, lock this stuff up in Airlie Beach or Shute Harbour??
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?
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.I want to go directly to brisbane city once I landing at Gold Coast airport. Do anyone now the most convenient transportation and the cheapest one? How long journey from Gold Coast airport to brisbane?
2. And if we go around gold coast city, do you know the cheapest and convenient transportation to go around city?
We will be basing ourselves in Hamilton Island for our stay at the Whitsundays. We are wanting to just do one boat tour (can be overnight) and want it to encompass both the outer reef and Whitehaven Beach. I must have a photo at Hill Inlet like every other American tourist! Is the snorkeling that much better on the outer reef than around the islands? Any help would be much appreciated--I'm having trouble finding just the right cruise.
I was wondering if their are any public pine forest or paddocks to have a photoshoot in? I have been looking around and thought it would be a perfect place for a photoshoot, but most of the places were privately owned. Is there any places in Gympie this could happening?
Any solo travellers out tonite in Southbank?
WOULD ANY ONE KNOW HOW I CAN GET TO AUSTRALIA ZOO FROM THE SHERATON MIRAGE ON THE GOLD COAST