Transport in Australia
Transport in Australia has a developed infrastructure. In addition, the length of the local roads (on 1) is 7-8 times greater than in Asian, and 3.4 times higher than in Europe.
The main modes of transport in Australia are:
- Public transport: This includes buses, trams (Adelaide, Melbourne), high-speed trams (Sydney, Melbourne - immediately and have the monorail).
City bus routes are located on a 05:00 to 23:00, and to pay the fare, you need to buy a special card. But much you can save by buying a single ticket, valid for 7 days.
Using the bus service, you will be able not only to make trips over short distances, but also to go on a tour of the country (in buses equipped with air conditioning, toilet, video equipment).
And, for example, in Sydney you will be offered to go toa trip on a special bus route, intended for tourists - red buses delivered to all interested persons to places of interest of the city. Having bought the Sydney Explorer Bus, you can enter and exit at any stop, continue their journey at any time.
- Air transport: thanks to an extensive network of domestic air transport, offered travelers a great opportunity to visit even the most remote corners of the country and resort islands, traveling by plane. Domestic transportation engaged Virgin Blue and Qantas Airways (they carry out regular flights to almost all the Australian cities).
It is worth noting that for groups of 10 people are available group discounts on tickets (on request).
- Water transport: in order to travel to travel on the rivers can be on private courts.
It is worth noting that the ferries in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Newcastle.
- Railway transport: by train you can get to the major cities. Besides the fact that you get to your desired destination when traveling so you will be able to enjoy the spectacular views. But the value of w / tickets is quite high.
When traveling by taxi is worth considering thatnightly rates 20% more expensive day, and waiting, luggage, taxi by phone provide additional small fee (some taxi fares can be paid by credit card).
Take car rental has the right to anyone, who reached 21 years old (sometimes 25 years), having an IDP and a credit card to confirm their ability to pay (driving experience - at least 2 years).
Please be aware that the country's left-handmovement, and in the planning of a long journey, it is advisable to stock up on drinking water, provisions and fuel, as shops and petrol stations are often located apart by a considerable distance.
It is necessary to take into account another important point - toride on toll highways in Australia, you must become a member of a special program (cars Participating are equipped with special electronic device - it allows for travel on highways). For those who does not pay for the use of toll highways, they inevitably cellphone camera, then the offender will be fined.
Moving through the deserted highways need to take extra care on the roads as often leave large animals.
Travel Australia will not give you any trouble, because the country has modern roads, contained in excellent condition.