Compare Cheap Flights from Queenstown to Brisbane, Australia
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|Thu 30 Nov
Updated on 28 Nov
$469 ONE WAY
Route information for flights from Queenstown to Brisbane
|Cheapest one-way price for the current month||from $469*|
|Cheapest one-way price over next 6 months||from $283*|
|Cheapest month||April 2024|
|Most expensive month||April 2024|
|Average flight time||3h 50m|
Major Events and Festivals
Brisbane Comedy Festival
The Brisbane Comedy Festival brings three weeks of laughter to the city each winter. Events pop up at locations around the city in all different areas of comedy like stand-up, sketch comedy, and improv. The Comedy Festival showcases popular comedians from all over Australia and the world as well as up-and-coming entertainers from Brisbane. Attend some of the shows by travelling from Queenstown to Brisbane between mid-July and early August.
Paniyiri Greek Festival
Brisbane has a large Greek community that comes together for a couple days each year to celebrate their heritage. Paniyiri is Australia’s largest Greek festival and showcases all different aspects of the Greek culture. Taste authentic Greek foods, watch a Grecian fashion show, see cultural performances, and enjoy an evening of traditional music, dance, food, and drinks. Book your Queenstown to Brisbane flights for travel around late May to attend Paniyiri Greek Festival.
Brisbane Festival takes over the Queensland capital for most of September. It covers all different areas of art and culture, providing something for everyone. Brisbane Festival is held at a few theatres and also uses city landmarks like the South Bank Piazza and Brisbane City Hall as a stage. There’s an exciting line-up of events that covers all different genres of the arts – music, dance, comedy, theatre, visual art, and more.
The Cost of Visiting
Cheap flights from Queenstown to Brisbane aren’t the only thing you can book with Webjet – we’ll help you find great deals on hotels and rental cars too. The average nightly rate for a hotel in the centre is about $200 NZD, but there are also plenty of budget options that start as low as $35 NZD. Rental car prices start at about $60 NZD per day and are available to pick up from Brisbane Airport.
Public transport is the best way to get around the CBD and inner suburbs. Fares are calculated based on distance travelled – single-ride tickets cost $4.90 AUD ($5.20 NZD) in the CBD and inner suburbs and $6 AUD ($6.35 NZD) between the city and outer suburbs. Alternatively, you can purchase a go card for a refundable $10 AUD ($10.55 NZD) deposit that will entitle you to a 30% to 45% discount. Public transport is also available from the airport – the Airtrain from Brisbane Airport to Central Station costs $19.50 AUD ($20.60 NZD).
There are dozens of fun attractions to check out while holidaying on Queenstown to Brisbane flights. The Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary costs $42 AUD ($44.35 NZD) for adults and $25 AUD ($26.40 NZD) for kids; a ride on the Wheel of Brisbane is $19 AUD ($20 NZD) for adults and $6 AUD ($6.35 NZD) for children; Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium has free general entry but shows at the Cosmic Skydome are $10 AUD ($10.55 NZD) for adults and $6 AUD ($6.35 NZD) for kids; and day tours from the city to Moreton Island start around $90 AUD ($95 NZD).
Travelling with Children
Spend a day at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
The Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary has been a haven for injured and sick koalas for close to 100 years. It continues to provide sanctuary to koalas as well as many other animals that are native to Australia like dingos, kangaroos, wombats, and platypus. You can plan a family visit to the sanctuary to learn more about the animals and see some of Australia’s cutest natives up close. Attend talks throughout the day, enjoy encounters with some of the animals, and even get the opportunity to cuddle a koala.
Ride the Wheel of Brisbane
Are you looking for a fun way to see the city while holidaying on Queenstown to Brisbane flights? Book a ride on the Wheel of Brisbane, which stands tall on the city’s South Bank. At its peak, the wheel reaches 60 metres (197 feet) and offers panoramic views over the Queensland capital. You can ride the Wheel of Brisbane during the day or head there in the evening to take in the view amidst all the city lights. Each individual gondola on the wheel is air-conditioned, fully enclosed, and can hold up to eight people.
Visit Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium
The city’s planetarium is located within Brisbane Botanic Gardens and is a fun attraction for both kids and adults. Learn more about space and astronomy in the different galleries, catch an immersive show at the Cosmic Skydome, and see artefacts from previous space explorations. Also take the time to check out one of the planetarium’s newest exhibits, Skylore. This display explores astronomy from the perspective of Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islanders and delves deeper into how the night sky influenced their culture.
Are there direct flights from Queenstown to Brisbane?
Yes, Air New Zealand, Qantas, and Virgin Australia all operate direct Queenstown to Brisbane flights.
What is the cheapest time to travel from Queenstown to Brisbane?
Late summer after the school holidays and into autumn is the cheapest time to visit Brisbane. May tends to be the cheapest month to fly into Brisbane Airport. Come prepared for hot weather and humidity if you plan your trip for this time of year.
How long is the flight from Queenstown to Brisbane?
Direct flights from Queenstown to Brisbane arrive in just under four hours.