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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 08, 2016
Furniture on a tight budget?? HELP  (6 Answers)

Best way to outfit a house on a tight budget?

Second hand stores? I've heard they have great stores but where in Brisbane would you recommend looking for used but of good (ish) condition? Especially for someone just needing temporary items. Kids beds? Drawers? Couches? TV's? Kitchen tables? The basics...

HELP! Am moving with my family from overseas.



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 30, 2016
Brisbane Festival  (5 Answers)

I was originally planning on visiting Brisbane mid-September to do the usual tourist sights. I later saw this is during the Brisbane Festival and wondered how crowded the city gets then. If there are going to be mobs of people coming to Brisbane then, I will plan on visiting after the festival is over


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 26, 2015
Has anyone been to Riverlife?  (3 Answers)

I'm doing some research on Riverlife and want to know if anyone has been there are tried their experiences? Is it worth it and what are the best activities to do? Thnx!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 22, 2015
Mispelt Middle Name  (2 Answers)

I am worried as "lastminuteflights"  have mispelt my friends middle name (they missed out an "A" "Christian" instead of "Christiaan") My travel agent says I have to cancel the ticket & re-purchase another, as they cant change the name details due to Cathay Pacifics policy. Only thing is if I have to do that same ticket is now over $400 dearer, as this is Cathay Pacific's policy they say.

I contacted Cathay Pacific direct who said the travel agent has to make the name change, so don't know what to do now. They say we won't be able to travel unless another ticket is purchased, what do I do? I can't see why they just can't add an "A" onto their computer file. Will we still be able to fly with this mispelt name?

 


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 08, 2015
scooter, transport, brisbane, melbourne, sydney  (4 Answers)

Hi does anyone know if you can legally drive a 50cc moped in Australia with a UK provisional drivers licence? I know you can in England but not sure about over there.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 26, 2015
Jobs/ travelling/ accommodation/ info  (6 Answers)

Hi,

I wrote on this site not long ago, so thank you for the helpful responses. However I have trawled through so many recruitment sites, pretty much covering them all with no such luck. So if anyone has any genuine contacts for fruit picking/ farm work/ or anything for two people please let me know :) we will be travelling on the 15th March from the UK so will be painfully arriving in Brisbane around the 17th, Thanks, hope you can help!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 17, 2015
jobs/accommodation /general info  (2 Answers)

Hi everyone, me and my boyfriend have flights booked for the 15th march. Anyone know of any fruit picking/farm jobs after that time? Accommodation and general traveller virgin tips would be appreciated! :) Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 02, 2014
Queen Mary 2..city shuttle bus stop  (2 Answers)

Does anyone know where the cruise ship shuttle bus (from the Queen Mary 2) usually stops/picks up in Brisbane city

Thank you
Geoff


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 06, 2014
Airport transfers  (5 Answers)

Hi was wondering what is the best way to travel from airport to southbank at 7 in the morning is there trains or is it better in a taxie for 2 people and roughly how much would it be thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 10, 2014
DFO shop near airport  (5 Answers)

I am a Singaporean going to Auckland on Etihad airlines. I will transit in BNE for 5.5 hours.

if I intend to go DFO shop, is it good and really worth going with this time given?

do I need a visa, and do I have to clear immigration in and out.
how about my carry on luggage?
Please help, travelling with 2 seniors and 3 teenagers


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 27, 2014
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary  (5 Answers)

How is the best way to get to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. One book said Lone Pine Cruises depart from Hayles Wharf @1:15pm daily. Can you take another ferry instead of this one. Also where is the best shopping area in Brisbane. Thanks for the info. We only have 1 1/2 days in Brisbane so am deciding what is the best thing to do with that limited time.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 29, 2014
Places to stay??  (4 Answers)

I am going on a trip to the Sunshine Coast later this year my friend recommend me to go the Catalina Resort ( ), My question is has anybody ever been here? If so could you please tell me what it's like? Or if you haven't any other suggestions on places to stay in the Sunshine Coast would be more than welcome, Thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 14, 2014
Single female travelling to Brisbane  (3 Answers)

Hello. I'm a single female travelling to Brisbane and would like to know if there are any tips on costs for hiring a taxi? I have heard that tourists can be taken advantage of. Is this a misconception? Hope you can help. Thanks.

On another note, I will be travelling during your winter. Is the city still lively during May/Beginning of June?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 15, 2014
Davies market or Brunswick St Market  (6 Answers)

I have limited time and can only choose one, which market is more worth going?
Thank you.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 14, 2014
Parking in Brunswick Street Market  (2 Answers)

Is it easy to find parking in Brunswick Street?
How much is the parking rate?
I will be staying near Barrack museum, not sure is a good idea to drive or take public transport there...

Thank you.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 26, 2014
free photo opportunities in Brisbane -- help with my list  (6 Answers)

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
24. ?
25. ?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 31, 2014
Is there car park in Port Of Brisbane  (9 Answers)

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?

Thanks,
Ashley


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 18, 2014
transport from cruise terminal  (3 Answers)

Would like to take ferry to Stradboke Island from cruise ship. How can I do this? Is it advisable to do tour instead?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 18, 2014
I'm afraid of snakes  (11 Answers)

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?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 12, 2014
Cheap Transport From Sofitel Brisbane to Sofitel Gold Coast  (1 Answer)

Dear All
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?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 12, 2014
going tangaloma island  (1 Answer)

Dear all
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?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 30, 2013
Solo NYE ?

Any solo travellers out tonite in Southbank?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 15, 2013
Tuesday nights in Brisbane??  (3 Answers)

Where's a good spot to drink and have a good night in Brisbane CBD?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 03, 2013
Is there any car park in Mt Coot-tha lookout?  (3 Answers)

Which is the most convenient way to go? Public transport or by car?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 27, 2013
Where should I park in Brisbane CBD?  (11 Answers)

I will be touring Mt Coot-tha, Southbank Market and Queen St Shopping Mall in a day.
Where is the cheaper place to park?

Does Mt Coot-tha have parking space?

I will be staying in Kirkland Ave, will it be easier to take public transport or driving?
There will be 2 of us.

Thank you.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 21, 2013
male strip club  (2 Answers)

which is the best male strip club in brisbane ?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 29, 2013
MISSED CONNECTION  (3 Answers)

What happens if I miss my bus connection time, due to the train I was on being delayed, can I get another bus to my final destination, and will I have to pay again?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 28, 2013
SCARBOROUGH /REDCLIFFE AREA plus the CBD  (4 Answers)

Please do you have a plan of what is on between the 4th and 11th of September?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 08, 2013
A nice place to stay?  (10 Answers)

We're heading to Oz in January on our first ever travelling trip! We'd like to start it with a few days in a really nice hotel as kind of a 'mini holiday' before we start work etc (just 3-4 days) and wondered if anyone could recommend somewhere? The rest of the year will be spent in hostels/motels etc so we'd like a little touch of luxury before we begin! :)
Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 30, 2013
traveling to Australia  (4 Answers)

Starting in Brisbane in Jan - best place to stay, how to get from airport to accommodation etc? :)



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