The unique feature is that the actual airport is in the state of Queensland, but half the runway is in a different state, New South Wales. So, this means that you board your aircraft in Queensland, taxi through NSW, and then eventually have lift-off back in Queensland.
Confused yet? Well, it gets weirder. For half the year, New South Wales observes daylight savings time, whereas Queensland does not. Essentially, planes "go back in time" during taxi and then return to regular departure time. There is no confusion for airline or air traffic control as all times stay in Queensland time.
We were lucky enough to be super early for our arrival into Brisbane and the pilot decided to circle around OOL, dipping the wing for this view. It couldn't have been more ideal. With the airport just about a half a mile from the shore, we can't argue about which state in which we land. Just get us to the beach!
[Photo: Rayme Gorniak for Jaunted]