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General Brisbane Transport Information

 

TransLink runs nearly all public transport in Brisbane. Their website [LINK] is full of information about timetables and fairs, as well as a journey planner to find the best way to get from A to B.

 

GoCards are the primary method of public transport payment and are similar to London’s Oyster card and other smart card transport systems. Cards can be preloaded with credit and simply swiped at designated readers when entering and exiting public transport. See the TransLink website [LINK] for more details.

 

The two major taxi companies in Brisbane are Black and White Cabs [LINK]  (131 008) and Yellow Cabs [LINK] (131 924) .

AirTrain [LINK] is a train service connecting Brisbane airport with inner-city Brisbane. Stops at Central Station (CBD) and South Bank allow easy transfer to a direct bus route to UQ.

 

A variety of Car Hire Services are available at or close to the airport.

Parking at UQ costs depending on where you park. There are both short and long term parking areas and availability shouldn’t be a problem as the conference is being held during the mid-year break.

 

 

Brisbane and Surrounds

 

Brisbane is the capital city of Queensland, and lies between the Sunshine Coast in the North and the Gold Coast in the South.  It is one of the most desirable destinations in Australia, due to it’s warm climate, and its location near to tropical islands, beaches and world heritage rainforest.  Brisbane city has a laidback out-door feel and is easily commutable by train, bus or ferry.  The city is a cultural hub with live music, world-class art exhibitions, a variety of restaurants and a lively nightlife.

 

 

 

 

For more information:

BRISBANE: www.brisbanecityonline.com.au/about_brisbane.htm

THE GREAT BARRIER REEF: www.greatbarrierreef.org/

FRASER ISLAND: www.fraserisland.net

MORETON ISLAND: www.visitmoretonisland

LAMMINGTON NATIONAL PARK: www.oreillys.com.au/

BYRON BAY: www.byron-bay.com/