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Getting Around

So you've finally decided on where you're going; now it's time to figure out how you're going to get around.

There's car hire, coaches, airplanes, helicopters and ferries for you to consider.

Air & Rail

With international airports in Brisbane and Cairns plus many regional and island airports, flying around Queensland couldn’t get any easier.

Qantas, Virgin Australia, JetStar and a number of smaller regional carriers will get you around.

Qantas - www.qantas.com.au
Virgin Australia - www.virginaustralia.com 
Jetstar - www.jetstar.com.au

Or for a unique travel experience, why not embark on a rail journey around Queensland. Travel in style on one of the modern trains or go back in time on one of the old rattlers.

For a listing of Air and Rail operators in Queensland, click here.

Self Drive

Hire companies are plentiful and most accommodating when trying to find that perfect vehicle to get you around on your holiday.

Whether it’s a car, 4WD, motorhome or motorbike, make sure you slip off the main road and discover all that’s on offer for a memorable road trip.

For information about hire companies, visit www.queenslandholidays.com.au.

Or find an itinerary with suggested stop-over's, road conditions and distances to help you plan your trip by visiting www.queenslandholidays.com.au/drive.

Australian Road Rules

Queensland is a large state, approximately seven times the size of the UK. If you are driving on your holiday please ensure you familiarise yourself with the Queensland road rules at www.tmr.qld.gov.au

In Australia, all vehicles travel on the left hand side of the road in the direction of travel.

  • Speed Limit– Always travel no faster than the signed maximum speed limit.
  • Seatbelts– All occupants of a vehicle must wear seatbelts at all times.
  • Crash Helmets– Motorbike, moped and scooter drivers must wear an Australian approved crash helmet. Bicycle helmets are also compulsory.
  • Hand-held cellular telephone– Drivers are not allowed to use mobile phones whilst driving.
  • Drink-Driving– Avoid drinking alcohol before driving. Australia has strict laws on ‘drink-driving’ and police actively enforce them.

Fraser Island has specific road rules, especially for 4WD vehicles. This information can be found on the Department of Transport website: www.transport.qld.gov.au/fraserisland


Most coach providers are prepared to go that extra mile to ensure an efficient and reliable service, linking you from destination to destination.

Whether it’s a quick transfer, a long-haul journey or door-to-door service, sit back and relax in air-conditioned comfort and maybe watch a movie or two.

For more information, click here.

Ferry and Boat Services

Ferry and Boat Services provide you with hassle-free and picturesque mode of getting around.

Whether you’re connecting from mainland to island or just taking a cruise, you can relax during the journey, enjoy a drink and take in the views from the deck.

Many services offer state of the art catamarans or old-time paddle steamers. Some even allow you to take your car with drive-on and drive-off convenience.

You’ll find crew members friendly and ready to welcome you aboard. There’s no better way to enjoy the climate the Sunshine State has to offer.

For more information, click here.

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