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Everything you need to know for you first visit to Queanbeyan (Australia)

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One of the main advantages of Queanbeyan is that it is a small town, little over 36,000 souls, which provides a much needed escape from the maddening crowds and the horrid traffic of a big city.

Looking for a quiet holiday in a picturesque location? You can thank those who suggested Queanbeyan to you, for it is indeed a beautiful place.

One of the main advantages of Queanbeyan is that it is a small town, little over 36,000 souls, which provides a much needed escape from the maddening crowds and the horrid traffic of a big city.

This charming town sits in the Queanbeyan region, which straddles New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. You can reach it in 15 minutes by bus or car if you decide to fly into nearby Canberra or you can drive from Sidney and be in Queanbeyan in just three hours.

Where to stay in Queanbeyan
You can have a pick between the Canberra Avenue Villas, conveniently located in the center of Queanbeyan, or you can go to the Central Motel and Apartments which offer all the amenities a modern traveler might need.

You can also stay at the Caravan Park, which offers a splendid view of the Queanbeyan River.

How to get around Queanbeyan (Public Transport)
If you didn’t come by car, don’t worry, the town isn’t big so you get around by foot to visit, as all the main attractions are within walking distance.

For those occasions when you could use a ride, you can always count on local taxi services like QBN Cabs, which operates 24/7. Just call the Queanbeyan taxi number to make a booking. You’d be well advised to download the company’s mobile app, because you might need a taxi when you decide to venture outside Queanbeyan and visit the surrounding region. 

If you are venturing out late at night and would like to book a taxi late at late hours, you can call a larger taxi company like booking a Canberra taxi which will come from Queanbeyan’s neighbour city Canberra. Canberra is the capital city of Australia.

Most nearby towns and attractions can also be reached by local buses. The fares are affordable, but you might have a problem with the timetables. It’s not like in a big city where the next bus is always 15 minutes away. You might have to wait longer for local buses, and keep in mind that they don’t operate at night. 

If you stay out late enjoying a traditional meal, when it’s time to head back to your accommodations you either walk or call a taxi.

Things to do in Queanbeyan
There are plenty of things to see in Queanbeyan, starting with the local museum, where you can learn a bit about the town’s fascinating history. Did you know that Queanbeyan was founded by an ex convict back in the early 1800s?

If you’re lucky, you might catch a show at the Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre. However, when you’re in Queanbeyan, take the opportunity to spend as much time as possible in the open air. Take a walk along the river banks or wander through the splendid Queen Elizabeth II Park.

Once you’re done seeing the town itself, start exploring the vicinity. You can choose between a thrill-filled Mysterious Moonlight Tour or a trip to the impressive Molonglo Gorge or go a little further and visit the Googong Dam.

If it’s shopping you’re interested, you should know you won’t find a mall in Queanbeyan, but you will still be able to impress your friends with what you bought from the local artisans. Ask around and see when the next handmade fair is held and get yourself some unique items.

And, of course, you’ll have plenty of photos to show for your trip as the whole Queanbeyan is filled with scenic locations, just perfect for a few selfies or more.

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