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Queensland, Australia

How much does it cost to travel to Queensland?

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Queensland cost?

A one week trip to Queensland usually costs around $0.00 (AU$0.00) for one person and $0.00 (AU$0.00) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Queensland on average costs around $0.00 (AU$0.00) for one person and $0.00 (AU$0.00) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Queensland will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Queensland on average costs around $0.00 (AU$0.00) for one person and $0.00 (AU$0.00) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Queensland has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Queensland expensive to visit?

Queensland is a very affordable place to visit. Located in Australia, which is a moderately priced country, visitors will appreciate the lower prices of this destination. It is in the top 10% of cities in the country for its affordability. Budget travelers enjoy spending long periods of time exploring Queensland in depth.

Within the Pacific, which is known to be an expensive region, Queensland is a very affordable destination compared to other places. It is in the top 10% of cities in the Pacific for its affordability. Very few cities in the region are as affordable as Queensland.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Queensland Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Queensland?

The average Queensland trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Queensland travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

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Queensland On a Budget
Queensland The Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
If you're an adventurer and thrill seeker, it's likely that Queensland, Australia is on your list of dream destinations. This state comprises of most of the eastern coast, but its main draws are the famous Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree National Park. Travelers flock to the stunning Australian Gold Coast of Brisbane.

Queensland experiences a climate ranging from subtropical to tropical, but keep in mind that Australia experiences the opposite seasons than North America. When it's summer here, the Aussies are experiencing winter.
You simply can't visit Queensland without seeing the Great Barrier Reef. As one of the current Seven Wonders of the World, this natural marvel stretches from Tropical North Queensland to Capricornia Cays National Park. If you're not equipped or able to go underwater for a close up view of the colors and creatures, there are plenty of other options. In some areas, glass-bottom boats let you glide along and still be stunned by the beauty of Great Barrier Reef. There are relaxing reef walks, and for a special, full view, take a helicopter ride over the reef.

Another popular sight in Queensland is the Daintree National Park. Here you'll see amazing natural formations like the Mossman Gorge, incredible green rainforests, forest dragons and outstandingly colorful butterflies.
Queensland is divided into several regions. With a population of 2 million, the city of Brisbane is the largest city and home to the state's capital. The Gold Coast region, just south of Brisbane, includes marvelous beaches and theme parks for tourists to enjoy. The Sunshine Coast, further north, contains a laid back group of towns between Noosa and Caloundra.

The Whitsunday Islands is a group of 74 islands off the coast of Airlie Beach, while Outback Queensland is home to the expansive open spaces Australia is known for. Most travelers, however, find themselves in the Far North Queensland region as it's home to the Daintree Rainforest and the sought after Great Barrier Reef.

Queensland is the ultimate adventure hotspot. You can explore underwater, scale mountains or ride river rapids. There are dozens of experiences available to travelers including hang gliding, camping, cattle mustering, jet skiing and riding incredible rollercoasters.

While you're testing your limits and chasing your next adventure, be sure to keep your eyes out for the amazing Australian nightlife. You'll see dolphins playing in the water, flowers blooming in the lush rainforests, and fish of every color imaginable chasing each other through the coral. Queensland's coast provides the perfect spot to watch for migrating whales during the winter months – July to November. You may also find yourself greeted by the great nests of the leatherback and flatback turtles. From October to March, the nesting and hatching season occurs and tourists can watch the babies hatch and make their way toward the ocean by following the moon. It's a spectacular event that shows Mother Nature at her best.

If that all sounds a bit too intense, don't worry. There are islands and beaches available for total rest and relaxation. Queensland's islands are full of leisure activities to cover all vacation types. Enjoy a round of golf, lounging on starkly white sand and sipping wine as you watch the sun set on the Gold Coast.
Food and Dining
Queensland still relies heavily on the agricultural industry. Different regions have different specialties you'll want to sample. Whitsunday is famous for its sugarcane, for example, while Kingaroy is proud of its peanuts.

No matter where you are along the coast, however, you'll want to try their freshly caught seafood. Brisbane has experienced a surge in culinary interest lately, so you'll be hard pressed to find a bad meal in that region.

Even while wandering the amazing parks and natural wonders, you'll still find free and clean public BBQs. So pickup some fresh meat at a local market and pack it in the cooler for a uniquely Aussie style BBQ as you discover the outback.

The state of Queensland has made it incredibly easy to travel around. They offer and maintain a very extensive public transit system. Many areas of Queensland are serviced by buses, trains and ferries operating on the TransLink network. Maps, timetables and even a journey planner are available online and simple to use. One ticket on TransLink will get you anywhere in the network.


Looking for a party? Find a hostel in Sydney, Melbourne, Cairns, or along the Gold Coast.

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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.