Whilst these floods are devastating for those Queenslanders affected, for most international visitors (travelling by air) their stay in Queensland will not be impacted. The most significant problems currently is the Bruce Highway (road between Brisbane and Cairns) and rail line being cut north of Gladstone and Rockhampton airport being closed.
Whilst there are domestic and international visitors experiencing challenges, mainly those embarking on self-drive holidays, most Qld international focussed product is operating as ‘business as usual’.
Following recent rainfall access to parts of Queensland is currently affected by flooding.
While parts of central, outback and south-western Queensland have been affected, the majority of the state’s tourism destinations are currently accessible and are fully open for business. These areas include Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Fraser Coast, Southern Downs, Toowoomba, Mackay, Whitsundays, Townsville and Tropical North Queensland. International flights remain unaffected.
For the latest flood news and updates we recommend you visit the Queensland Government’s official Queensland floods webpage: http://www.qld.gov.au/floods/.
p>For the latest updates on road closures and travel information visit http://131940.qld.gov.au/ , or visit the Bureau of Meteorology http://www.bom.gov.au/ to check weather forecasts for your holiday destination.