Good to know
Internet & wifi
Wifi and internet is widely available in all cities, restaurants, bars and hotels. However, internet coverage is very limited once you are heading into rural and isolated areas. If you want to stay connected, you will have to purchase a Sim card for your device.
Companies providing prepaid Sim cards include Telstra, Vodafone and Optus, all offering several different data plans. Sim cards can either be purchased in stores or via the company’s websites.
The best way to discover Queensland is by car or camper (also known as RV’s or motorhomes). Car and camper rental companies are conveniently located at or near most airports.
The Airtrain is a quick and easy option for getting to and from the airport. Brisbane Airport is just 20 minutes by train from the city. Train services run every 15 minutes during peak times and every 30 minutes off-peak periods. Airtrain also offers express services to the Gold Cast and connects into the Queensland Rail suburban network. Tickets can be purchased at the Airtrain desks in each of the terminals, or at the Airtrain stations.
The SkyBus Brisbane City Express operates airport transfers from Brisbane Airport to several stops in Brisbane City. The SkyBus is available at both the Domestic and International Terminals with regular departures throughout the day. Tickets can be purchased online or at the sales kiosk at the Domestic Terminal.
Visitors can get around Brisbane's inner-city areas easily on a FREE bus or ferry service. Routes include the Spring Hill Loop (bus route 30), which operates weekdays to link the Brisbane City and Spring Hill precincts, including St Andrews War Memorial Hospital and Central station. Look for the yellow bus stop signs.
Another free route is Brisbane City Loop (bus routes 40 and 50) with busses running every 10 minutes on weekdays around the City. Look for the purple bus stops, and jump on to travel between key spots such as Central station, Riverside, Botanic Gardens, QUT, City Hall and the Treasury Casino.
The free CityHopper ferry runs daily along the Brisbane River between Sydney Street (New Farm) and North Quay. Hop on and explore favourite riverside locations with stops at Eagle Street Pier, Kangaroo Point and South Bank Parklands.
Queensland features an extensive railway network, especially around Brisbane, and many destinations can conveniently be reaches by train.
Bus travel is a convenient and cost-effective way to discover Queensland and Australia for visitors who don’t want to drive themselves. A wide range of bus companies connect all cities with each other.
For visitors with a limited amount of time, flying within Australia is easy and affordable. The country hosts many international and domestic airports, making it convenient to get to or near your desired destination quickly.
Credit card payments can be done anyywhere in Australia, be it at restaurants, public transport or shops. ATM’s are common anywhere in case cash is needed. Australia’s currency is the Australian Dollar.
Australia in general is a safe country for visitors to travel. However, some precaution and common sense is advised. As everywhere, single woman should be cautious at night and avoid dark streets and isolated places.
When traveling to remote areas, eg. the Outback or northern Australia, be aware of wild animals and keep a safe distance at all times. Crocodiles are a serious thread, and warning signs should be taken seriously. The same counts for coastal areas with sharks and jelly-fish. Also, when encountering a snake, stay away and do not approach the animal.
Medical & healthcare
Medical facilities in Australia are good, but please be aware that evacuations in case of an emergency in a remote area can be lengthy and difficult due to the extreme distances and terrain that needs to be covered.
It is recommended to obtain a travel health insurance before traveling to Australia to cover any eventual costs.
Visas & immigration
All visitors other than New Zealand citizens need to present a passports valid for more than three months beyond the intended visiting period, as well as a valid visa (including electronic visas).
Please visit the official Australia immigration website to find the requirements for your country. The link can be found on the Australia country page under Immigration & Transport.
In order to enter Australia, visitors need to show proof of a double Covid-19 vaccination, as well as a negative PCR Test not older than 72 hours when entering. Please note that requirements might change overnight, and it is recommended to visit the official immigration website for updates before travelling to Australia.
Travolution360 tries its best to cover as much as possible, but it is always worth to stop and visit a tourist information, as they have spezialized knowledge of the area and can often point out places and events that are not well known to a broader audience. And, of course, engage yourself in conversations with fellow travellers, as the best information is by word of mouth.