Travel guide to Queensland

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Best time to visit

The northern part of Queensland gets very hot during the summer and also very damp, whereas the winters are warm and pleasant. The southern part of the state isn't disturbed by damp air in the summers, and is a pleasant place to be, both winter and summer.


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Local conditions


Time zone

When it is 12.00 in England (summer time), it is 20.00 in New South Wales. When it is 12.00 in England (winter time), it is 21.00 in New South Wales.

Culture and entertainment

On Australia Day on the 26th of January, Queensland is the host of "the cockroach races". Brisbane's large art festival and the outdoor Brisbane festival are held during two weeks in the middle of September. Besides this, there are plenty of markets in the towns along the coast.

Accommodation / Hotel

Queensland has every kind of accommodation, especially along the coastline. Travellers will find everything from five-star hotels to hostels. Book your hotel in Queensland here

Local transport



All cities have numerous taxis, which can be hailed in the streets or called for. Be aware that there's a small fee for calling for a taxi over the telephone.

Other transport

Queensland has a well-developed bus system, covering the entire state. You can buy a bus pass and use the buses as much as you like, or you can participate in one of the many organised tours, if you want to see a specific area.
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