Travel Advice Coronavirus | Travel Safe

Stay Safe | Travel Flexible

Information for Passengers

Updated 11/09/21

From 1 am Monday 13 September 2021 people who have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine will be allowed to cross the Queensland border to or from the identified New South Wales border zone for essential work, including volunteer work, or other purposes, including going to school or receiving medical care.

To enter Queensland from the border zone people will need to complete a Queensland entry pass, get tested if you develop COVID-19 symptoms after entering the state, monitor interstate exposure sites and comply with stay at home and face mask requirements.


Masks must be worn when at stadiums, at an airport, and on a domestic or international flight departing or arriving in Queensland.

South East Queensland—You must carry a face mask with you at all times when you leave home unless you have a lawful reason not to.

  • Public Transport and rideshare: must wear a mask including while waiting for transport in a public space such as a bus stop, taxi rank or train station.

Update on tourism business operation – following South East Queensland lockdown (current 18 August 2021)

Queensland Health has provided the following guidance for tourism businesses operating under the additional restrictions currently in place. Further information on business operations for impacted areas is also here.

  • Tourism vehicles and vessels with up to 50 patrons do not have to follow occupant density requirements.

There are some allowances for certain types of tourism businesses (for example, tourism vehicles and vessels carrying 50 people or less) – specific advice from Queensland Health for these businesses is here.

You can keep on top of all the updates here, and information on Queensland’s COVID-19 hotspots is here.

As an accredited Queensland Department of Transport Tour Operator, Coast to Hinterland Tours is adhering to the latest guidance from state and federal authorities. See Queensland’s Roadmap to Recovery

Coast to Hinterland Tours has employed a heavy focus on hygiene and sanitation, all vehicles in the fleet undergo a thorough sanitary clean including deep clean of upholstery regularly.

Our vehicles are sanitised before and after each trip with particular attention paid to high contact areas – armrests, seatbelts, door handles, and handrails. Whilst on tour or charter, sanitation is also done as often as every two hours during scheduled stops with a hospital-grade disinfectant effective against Coronaviruses killing 99.9% of germs.

An industry-specific COVID Safe Plan has been adopted by Coast to Hinterland Tours to assure that the company operate safely and can transport more passengers in our vehicles than outlined in “Queensland’s Roadmap to Easing Restrictions”

COVID Safe Day Tours Sunshine Coast & Noosa. Coast to Hinterland Tours
What you need to know
  • Currently, there is no limit on the number of passengers specified for commercial public passenger vehicles (tour vehicles) in the state of Queensland
  • The current guidelines do not prohibit a commercial passenger vehicle from carrying more than one passenger.
  • You do not need to wear a mask if you are healthy
  • Hand Sanitiser will be provided each time you enter the vehicle
  • Your temperature will be taken before entry to the vehicle
  • Any passenger with a suspected case of coronavirus or similar symptoms on the day will not be permitted to travel. A full credit will be provided.
  • In the event of a passenger spreading droplets (such as sneezing, coughing or vomiting), surfaces will be cleaned with hospital-grade disinfectant
  • Drivers will set the air-conditioning to external airflow instead of recirculation
  • A passenger must avoid direct contact with other passengers and drivers
  • We will never refuse or cancel a trip based on a passenger’s nationality, disability or cultural background. There are equal opportunity and anti-discrimination laws that apply
All passengers must practise good hand hygiene and cough/sneeze hygiene:

Wash their hands frequently with soap and water, before and after eating, and after going to the toilet

Cover their cough and sneeze with a tissue or cough/sneeze into your elbow or upper arm

If unwell, advise the driver immediately so alternative transport can be arranged
(passenger expense)

Travel Flexible

Whether you’re travelling to the Sunshine Coast to visit friends or family, we know you’re looking forward to booking your next holiday. As such, we offer the following booking flexibility.

  • Free date changes available for all Day Tours & Charters
  • Receive a full credit for all passengers in the same booking if you display signs of coronavirus or similar symptoms on the day, and as a result you are not permitted to travel.
View our Scenic Day Tours & Private Group Tours

The safest way to experience the Sunshine Coast