Travel Budget for Queensland


How much does it cost to travel to Queensland?

How much money will you need for your trip to Queensland? You should plan to spend around AU$152 ($100) per day on your vacation in Queensland, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, AU$40 ($26) on meals for one day and AU$29 ($19) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Queensland for a couple is AU$161 ($105). So, a trip to Queensland for two people for one week costs on average AU$2,134 ($1,393). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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A vacation to Queensland for one week usually costs around AU$1,067 for one person. So, a trip to Queensland for two people costs around AU$2,134 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs AU$4,269 in Queensland. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price 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 can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Queensland? How much money do I need for Queensland?

How much does a trip to Queensland cost? Is Queensland expensive? The average Queensland trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Queensland prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Accommodation Budget in Queensland
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The average price for one person for accommodation in Queensland is AU$81. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price for a hotel room in Queensland is AU$161.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotels in Queensland

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Transportation Budget in Queensland
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Queensland is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent AU$29 per person, per day, on local transportation in Queensland.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to Queensland
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Rental Cars in Queensland
The price of renting a car in Queensland will depends on dates, the type of car, the location, and your age. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all car rental companies.

Food Budget in Queensland
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Queensland can vary, the average cost of food in Queensland is AU$40 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Queensland should cost around AU$16 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Queensland is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Queensland
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  • Entertainment and activities in Queensland typically cost an average of AU$45 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps Budget in Queensland
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  • Unfortunately, bad things can happen on a trip. Well, you've just got to deal with it! The average price for a scam, robbery, or mishap in Queensland is AU$16.

  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1

Alcohol Budget in Queensland
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  • The average person spends about AU$15 on alcoholic beverages in Queensland per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Water Budget in Queensland
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  • On average, people spend AU$3.52 on bottled water in Queensland per day. The public water in Queensland is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

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.
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.

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