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32 Surf Parade Broadbeach, QLD 4218, Australia
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main beach wedding

by karon44

My daughter is getting married Jan.24 on Main Beach. We we flying into Brisbane on the 17th and going to Gold Coast on 21st. Does it look like flooding in the area be a problem getting from Brisbane to Main Beach? What would be the best mode of transportation from Brisbane for 3 adults and 5 suitcases without costing an arm and a leg.

Re: main beach wedding

by wise23girl

Well there is a special train from the Airport to Gold Coast which runs regularly. Probably a taxi from the station....there are maxi taxis.

There is also a bus dedicated to airport travel which leaves the airport direct to Gold Coast.

You could hire a car and go over the Gateway toll bridge.

At the moment we are having the worst floods in the history of Queensland. Whole towns are being washed away on the Darling Downs and in the Lockyer Valley....and the floodingwill affect Brisbane to some extent before long Flooding has and will occur in places that have never flooded before.

We are on Sunshine Coast and at this moment it is raining cats and dogs.....

We just had the most amazing crack of thunder as I type...I am out of here...was going to get some internet links for transport!!!!

So I think to answer your question we will have to wait and see......

Re: main beach wedding

by Mikebb

Several years ago we used a shuttle bus service from the airport, it was excellent and took just over an hour,could vary depending whether your arrival is during peak traffic time. I think I might have a transport tip on my Brisbane or Gold Coast page.

Re: main beach wedding

by Mikebb

Only have transport tip on train, however we did take the Airport Shuttle service to Surfers Paradise on another visit. Google up "Brisbane Airport, Shuttle Service" and you will obtain the detail.

Re: main beach wedding

by mimi168

Hopefully everything will be better soon especially when I will be there in march with the kids for our holiday. We will stay at the city too effected by the flood as well?tq n be safe...

Re: main beach wedding

by wise23girl

Mimi, Brisbane will experience flooding especially the low lying areas...We will have to wait and see how extensive it is...More rain...releasing water from the dams all have an effect.

Re: main beach wedding

by chinamonty

I would think that the problems now will be over in that area by the 17th but with the weather they are getting there is very likely more on its way. It is very much a wait and see situation. There is a lot of storm activity all down the Easy coast of Australia but Toowoomba and Rockhampton seem to have have born the brunt but as the water moves Brisbane is getting affected particularly as there is also a King tide due which will prevent the water going out to sea for a day or so.

Travel Tips for Gold Coast

Wandering around Surfers Paradise

by tiabunna

Strange that VT expects whatever I add here is a "Favourite Thing"! Surfers is a great place for people-watching as I have mentioned, but it’s also interesting just to look at the high-rise developments which have taken over. Most of these are apartment blocks, either for rental by tourists or for permanent accommodation. There are hotels to backpacker hostels, catering for all levels of financial status.

I do have to wonder though, at the need for all these high-rise buildings, which I find totally incompatible with my idea of what beaches are about. Most of all, apart from the need to say “ours is the biggest” whatever justification is there for buildings such as the Q1 tower, Australia’s highest building at 77 floors and (as it is claimed) the highest residential tower in the world?

During your walk around Surfers, you also will no doubt see the sign just above the entry to the famous beach. It may not quite rank in terms of global recognition or scale with the big sign saying “Hollywood” on the hills, but it is well known in this part of the world. That’s it in the top photo for this tip.

Tweed Heads Clubs & Pubs

by tiabunna

Coolangatta (In Queensland) and Tweed Heads (New South Wales) are completely alongside each other, but separated by the State border defined in 1863 – and now marked by the large concrete structure (monument?) in the main photo. The border check gate (for agricultural pests) has long disappeared and Coolangatta and Tweed Heads now are often referred to as the Twin Towns.

But the border has had some significance over the years at a social level. One of Australia’s curiousities is how different States have had diffferent laws in certain areas: and how the population have responded! Look again at the border marker in photo 2 and you will see, on the right, a large sign welcoming you to New South Wales. Immediately behind the sign is a largish modern building. There’s a better photo of it in photo 3, where you will see that it is in fact part of the Twin Towns Club. This became a very popular destination for Queenslanders and other holidaymakers when NSW introduced poker machines many years ago – but other States did not at the time. So gambling produced a surge of visitors to Tweed Heads and the Club membership and facilities grew enormously with dining rooms, concert halls, sporting facilities and so on.

A somewhat similar custom applied years earlier, when Queensland had a legal drinking age of 21 while south of the border it was 18. “Rumour has it” that crowds of young people headed south to the pubs and clubs across the border for their first ‘legal’ drinks.

Hinterland Driving

by ATXtraveler

While you are driving throughout Queensland's Gold Coast, remind yourself to stop off and take a few pictures. There are plenty of turn offs in the road, so you should feel safe.

This shot is from the roadside between O'Reilly's Guesthouse and Binna Burra in Lamington National Park. In the background you can really see the blue haze that is caused by the Eucalyptus trees. Luckily for us, the Koala Bears are doing a great job eating as much Eucalyptus as possible before this blue air starts affecting us too greatly.

Thank you Koalas!

Brisbane International Airport

by ATXtraveler

Although Brisbane Airport is not the closest airport to the Gold Coast, this is typically the airport you will end up landing at if you are coming from further than Sydney or Melbourne. Brisbane is the International Arrival Airport for Queensland, so it is important to know about it. Brisbane's Airport Code is BNE, so if you are searching for flights on Zuji or one of the airline's websites, you can effectively search.

The most popular airlines that service Brisbane are:

Air New Zealand
Air Pacific
Cathay Pacific
Korean Air
Pacific Blue
Singapore Air
Thai Airways
Virgin Blue

On the border

by robertgaz about Latitude 28

The Latitude 28 Cafe is right on the Queensland/New South Wales border at the geographical location of its namesake.

Their address is at Coolangatta in Queensland but you could take one step to the side and then be at Tweed Heads in New South Wales.

So you could be having your breakfast in one state while the guy sitting right next to you could be in another!

But it's a great location to enjoy a bite to eat or a freshly brewed coffee while you enjoy the view over the wide expanse of the blue Pacific Ocean.

Open 7 days a week from 7am to 4pm. Sausages and eggs with crisp pieces of fresh toast spread with real butter and hot coffee.

Breakfast - $10
Coffee - $3.00
View - priceless


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