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					7 Terrific Travel Tips to Tour
Queensland
As I was born in tropical North Queensland on the Atherton Tablelands, and have
worked in and traveled to most parts of Queensland, I feel that I can offer some
                               information for you.
great travel tips and relevant informa

TIP NO 1 VOLTAGE
The nominal mains electrical voltage is 230 Volts in Australia. As plug sockets
require the Australian Standard plug pin arrangement, travel adaptors can be
purchased within Australia, usually at airports. Many times while wworking in
resorts, motels, backpackers, hotels, and lodges, I saw disappointed tourists
when not being able to use their various electrical appliances that they had
carried with them. Do not forget about charging your mobile phone and buy a
               dapter
physical jack adapter once you're in the country.




TIP NO 2 METRIC SYSTEM
In Queensland the metric system is used so all distances are in kilometres
(klm's), and speed is in kilometres per hour. The conversion for our 60 klms per
                                      built
hour which is the average speed in a built up area, is roughly 37 miles per hour.
Be aware that in some built up areas, the speed limit may be only 50 klms per
hour, and school zones are usually 40 klms per hour, before and after school
times. There is a heavy fine and penalties for exceeding the speed limit. The best
way is to always check the speed limit signs and your speedometer.
Normal speed limits which generally apply are -
40 kilometres per hour ((klm/hr) in all areas where the present limit is 50/60/70
klms per hour
60 kilometres per hour (klm/hr) in all areas where the present limit is 80 klms
per hour
60 or 80 kilometres per hour in areas with the present speed limit is 90 to 100
klms per hour
80 kilometres per hour where the present speed limit is 110 klms per hour

TIP NO 3 DAYLIGHT SAVINGS
Queensland does not operate daylight saving and local time is always 10 hours in
front of GMT. Other states of Australia do operate daylight saving times from the
first Sunday in October to the first Sunday in April, so be aware of this if you fly
into Queensland from other Australian states.

TIP NO 4 DRIVING IN QUEENSLAND
Driving in Queensland, Australia and hiring a vehicle - Most hire companies will
ask to see a valid un-restricted driving license and if this is in English this will
usually be accepted. However if you have a licence which is not in English, you
should first obtain a valid International Driving Permit before you leave your
home country. Australia requires a "1949 Convention IDP". And don't forget,
drive on the left side of the road. And always ask the hire company if you are
allowed to drive the hire vehicle on a dirt road or you may have your insurance
cancelled.

TIP NO 5 WEATHER
The weather cycle in Queensland is the same throughout Australia with our
summer months being December, January and February. Autumn months are
March, April and May and winter months are June, July and August. Spring
months are September, October and November and are very pleasant.

TIP NO 6 EMERGENCIES
000 is the National emergency number in Australia and this is used for all
emergency services including Fire Service, Ambulance Service and the Police. It
would be advisable to enter this number into your mobile phone.

TIP NO 7 MOBILE PHONE USE
Australia has a modern telecommunications and mobile telephone network which
includes 3G services to most parts of Qld. Check with your mobile company to
see if "International Roaming" is available and this service can be activated for
you whilst in Australia. Phone companies operating in Qld include Telstra,
Vodafone, and Optus.

TRAVEL TIPS and INFORMATION
Queensland is home to about 4 million people and is the second largest state in
Australia. Areas of Queensland in the interior are vast and sparsely populated,
while coastal areas have a denser population. Tourists love the average summer
temperatures of 25 degrees celsius (77F) and the average winter temperatures
of 15 degrees celsius(59F). Brisbane is the capital of Queensland with about 2
million people in residence.
Queensland starts from Coolangatta on the Gold Coast and finishes at the
northern point of Cape York. The most popular holiday spots range from the Gold
Coast to Cairns in North Qld, which is a driving distance of about 1760klms.
However, you can fly into the Brisbane airport in South East Qld, Maroochydore
airport on the Sunshine Coast, Hamilton Island airport in the Whitsundays,
Townsville airport for North Qld, or Cairns international airport for a tropical
vacation. There are about 40 airports throughout Queensland, large bus
companies and fast trains available, so getting to your destination is easy.

				
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