TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATION
Six nights' accommodation is included in your registration fee. Teams and their advisors will be staying at the Oaks iStay River City, a 4.5 star hotel located right in the heart of Brisbane city. All rooms are self-contained and include internet access. The four team members will be staying in a two bedroom apartment (2 x single beds in each room) and advisors will be staying in a separate one bedroom apartment.
All teams are required to check into their accommodation on Sunday 26 November 2017 and check out on Saturday 2 December 2017. Teams or individuals who would like to do so may extend their stay for up to 3 days on either side of the booking and receive the discounted booking rate. If you wish to extend your stay, please liaise with the hotel directly to organize: click here to contact group bookings.
The hotel provides - bath towels, soap, tea/coffee, tea towel, cleaning cloth, dishwashing detergent, coat hangers
They don’t provide - hand towel, face washer, shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, laundry powder, scourer or tissues
Oaks iStay River City.
Visa entry requirements can be found on the Australian Government's Department of Immigration and Border Protection website http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visi
The cost of your flights and transfers are not included in your registration fee.
The Brisbane International Airport is located approximately 25 minutes from Brisbane CBD.
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Taxi ranks are conveniently located at both the International and Domestic Terminals.
At the Domestic Terminal, the taxi rank is located centrally in front of the terminal. At the International Terminal, the taxi rank is located at the northern end of Arrivals on Level 2. The approximate taxi fare from the airport into the city is around AUD$50.
The Airtrain offers convenient services between the Airport and Brisbane City, as well as transfers between the Domestic and International Terminals. Airtrain operates every day between 5.45am and 10pm, departing every 15
minutes during peak hours. For the full Airtrain schedule and fare details please see www.airtrain.com.au.
Bus is not a reliable or easily accessible option of transport from the airport to Brisbane city, unless a private bus or transfer is booked for your group.
What to bring
- Passport (& visa if necessary)
- Plane ticket
- Photocopy of passport and plane tickets
- Cash or travel debit/credit card (for incidentals and meals on the day of arrival/departure
- Identification other than your passport
- Cool clothing (Brisbane can be very warm and humid)
- Swim suit
- Business attire for presentations
- Laptop or iPad
For more information about Brisbane and the local attractions, visit www.visitbrisbane.com.au
Weather: Brisbane’s weather is typically hot and humid in November/December with an occasional afternoon thunderstorm. Daily temperatures average from 28 - 32C (82.4 - 89.6F).
Sun protection: a hat, sunglasses, good sunscreen and shirt is a must when out sight-seeing, even when it is cloudy.
Weather forecast http://www.bom.gov.au/qld
Gold Coast: The Gold Coast is approximately one hour’s drive from Brisbane. http://www.visitgoldcoast.com/
Sunshine Coast The Sunshine Coast is approximately one and a half hour’s drive from Brisbane.
Trains service both coasts daily. See http://translink.com.au for timetabling information.