Queensland buses are reliable, comfortable, and mostly taken by residents of Cairns, but can take you from downtown to the suburban beaches (as far north as Palm Cove), James Cook University, the skyrail, and the Tjapukai aboriginal theater. The bus system is now called Queensland Connect and I spent five days in Cairns and Trinity Beach without a car. The charges were reasonable, and drivers made change for smaller dollar bills. The least desirable and longest route went from the Skyrail to downtown Cairns. After having taken the bus I would opt for a coach transfer in the future. The greatest variation lay with the drivers. Some buses were driven by people who clearly enjoyed contact with people, while others had grouches for whom it was clearly a job they resented. Fun drivers and the grouches seemed to be distributed evenly over all the routes, with one exception-the bus route from Central Cairns to the Botanical Gardens. While the drivers on the 111 route were supposed to be willing to leave people at or near the Botanic Gardens-they were so often rude-that the taxi drivers at the stand/rank a block away knew that when they saw determined looking tourists striding towards them that they were frustrated Botanic Garden visitors. Qeensland connect, please help!