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ROAD
FROM TO TIME VEHICLE
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SYDNEY BRISBANE 12.5HOURS CAR
BRISBANE CAIRNS 21.5HOURS CAR
SYDNEY MELBOURNE 11.0HOURS CAR
MELBOURNE ADELAIDE 9.0HOURS CAR
ADELAIDE PERTH 35.0HOURS CAR
ALICE SPRINGS DARWIN 19.0HOURS CAR

FROM TO TIME APX.PRICE VEHICLE
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SYDNEY ADELAIDE 24.0HRS AUD 95 COACH
SYDNEY MELBOURNE 14.5HRS AUD 61 COACH
SYDNEY CANBERRA 04.5HRS AUD 30 COACH
CANBERRA MELBOURNE 09.5HRS AUD 55 COACH
MELBOURNE ADELAIDE 09.5HRS AUD 55 COACH
ADELAIDE PERTH 35.0HRS AUD 189 COACH
ADELAIDE BRISBANE 33.5HRS AUD 155 COACH
DARWIN ALICE SPRINGS19.0HRS AUD 142 COACH
BRISBANE SYDNEY 17.0HRS AUD 79 COACH
BRISBANE MELBOURNE 25.0HRS AUD 129 COACH

ROAD
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AUSTRALIA HAS A GOOD NETWORK OF WELL MAINTAINED ROADS AND
MOTORWAYS, AND FOR THE MORE INTREPID, QUITE A FEW DUSTY
TRACKS TO TAKE YOU INTO THE OUTBACK. AUSTRALIANS DRIVE ON
THE LEFT. STRICT DRINKING LAWS ARE ENFORCED AND RANDOM
BREATH TESTING IS CONDUCTED.

PERMITTED ALCOHOL LEVEL -0.05%
SPEED LIMITS - 100KPH ON MOTORWAYS AND IN THE COUNTRYSIDE
60KPH IN CITIES AND TOWNS.
SEAT BELTS ARE OBLIGATORY FOR DRIVER AND PASSENGER(S)

WHEN TRAVELLING INDEPENDENTLY IN ISOLATED AREAS PLAN YOUR
TRIP WITH THE AID OF A GOOD MAP , STAY ON RECOGNIZED ROUTES
AND TAKE NOTE OF THE DISTANCE BETWEEN PETROL STOPS.
CARRY AMPLE SUPPLIES OF DRINKING WATER - AT LEAST 4.5 LITRES
PER PERSON PER DAY.

IF DRIVING IN THE OUTBACK AND YOUR VEHICLE BREAKS DOWN STAY
WITH YOUR CAR FOR SHADE AND PROTECTION FROM THE HEAT AND
DO NOT LEAVE THE MAIN ROAD.

HITCH-HIKING CAN BE DANGEROUS AND IS STRONGLY DISCOURAGED.
DO NOT PICK-UP HITCH-HIKERS.

CAR RENTALS: RENTAL CARS ARE AVAILABLE AT MAJOR AIR AND
RAIL TERMINALS. VEHICLES MAY BE HIRED ON ARRIVAL ALTHOUGH
IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU BOOK IN ADVANCE.
DAILY RATES - SMALL FROM $A79, MEDIUM FROM $A97,
LARGE $A109.

MOTORCYCLES: THESE MAY BE HIRED IN NEW SOUTH WALES AND
WESTERN AUSTRALIA. INTERSTATE TRAVEL IS ALLOWED BUT THE
MOTORBIKE MUST BE RETURNED TO THE PLACE OF DEPARTURE.
DAILY RATES - $A30 - 70 OR $A100 - 420 PER WEEK DEPENDING
ON THE ENGINE CAPACITY. HELMET REQUIRED .

CYCLING: TRAVELLING IN AUSTRALIA BY BICYCLE IS A GREAT WAY
TO SEE THE COUNTRY. BICYCLE HIRE IS AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT
AUSTRALIA. PRICE VARIES DEPENDING ON THE TYPE OF BICYCLE
AND RENTAL TIME. HELMET REQUIRED .

BUSES: EXPRESS COACH SERVICES - THIS IS ONE OF THE CHEAPEST
WAYS TO TRAVEL AROUND AUSTRALIA. FULLY AIR-CONDITIONED,
WITH BIG ADJUSTABLE SEATS AND ONBOARD BATHROOMS, TELEVISION
AND VIDEOS MAKE THE JOURNEY A LUXURY. ALL TRANSPORT IS
NONSMOKING.

AUSTRALIAN COACHLINES COMBINES PIONEER AND GREYHOUND COACH
SERVICES WHILE BUS AUSTRALIA IS THE REGIONAL TRANSPORT. TO
BOOK YOU SEAT SEE YOUR TRAVEL AGENT AND ASK FOR INFORMATION
ON DISCOUNT PASSES AND TIMETABLES.

TAXIS: TAXIS ARE METERED AND MAY BE FOUND IN EVERY MAJOR
TOWN AND CITY. YOU WILL FIND TAXI RANKS AT TRANSPORT
TERMINALS, MAJOR HOTELS AND SHOPPING MALLS OR EVEN JUST

RAIL
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AUSTRALIAN TRAINS ARE VERY COMFORTABLE. THE INDIAN PACIFIC
WHICH CROSSES THE COUNTRY FROM EAST TO WEST AND THE
QUEENSLANDER HAVE MODERN AIR-CONDITIONED CARRIAGES FROM
WHERE YOU CAN SEE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SCENERY IN THE WORLD.

APPROXIMATE PRICES ARE THE FOLLOWING:
TAMWORTH - SYDNEY - $A30, ALBURY - SYDNEY - $A30, MELBOURNE
- WARRNAMBOOL FROM $A19 AND PERTH - BANBURY - $A17
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AIR
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TRAVELLING BY AIR AROUND AUSTRALIA IS EASY. FLIGHTS ARE
AVAILABLE TO THE OUTBACKS, MOUNTAINS OR TROPICS FROM MOST
LARGE AIRPORTS. REGIONAL AND LOCAL AIRLINES HAVE ADDED NEW
LINKS TO COUNTRY CENTRES FOR VISITORS EAGER TO REACH MORE
OUT OF THE WAY ATTRACTIONS. THE TWO MAIN DOMESTIC AIRLINES
WITH NATIONAL NETWORKS ARE AUSTRALIAN AIRLINES AND ANSETT
AUSTRALIA. EASTWEST AIRLINES FLIES TO MANY RESORTS AND
REGIONAL CENTRES ALONG THE EASTERN COAST. COMPASS AIRLINES
PROVIDES A SERVICE BETWEEN MOST INTERCITY GATEWAYS.

REGIONAL AIRLINES INCLUDING ANSETT EXPRESS, ANSETT WA,
KENDELL AIRLINES, HAZELTON, EASTERN AUSTRALIA AND SUNSTATE
ALSO FLY TO RESORT AREAS, COUNTRY CENTRES, ISLAND AND
ISOLATED OUTBACK SETTLEMENTS.
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SEA
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THERE ARE MANY BOAT CHARTER AND HIRE FACILITIES AVAILABLE.
THE BEST CRUISING GROUNDS IN AUSTRALIA ARE THE WHITSUNDAYS
ON THE GREAT BARRIER REEF.

PRICE FOR A 26FT/36FT BAREBOAT MOTOR YACHT(WITHOUT CREW)
FULLY EQUIPPED WITH ACCOMMODATION FOR FIVE TO EIGHT PEOPLE
FROM $A200 TO $A400 A DAY DEPENDING ON LOCATION AND SEASON.
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