Transportation Options in Australia Australian Education resources for international students including; Admissions, International Education, Study English Programs, MBA, Student Life, Travel, Study in australia, and free email accounts via australia mail /Travel/Transportation/ Sat, 06 May 2017 05:38:23 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Different Types of Rail Passes Available for Australia Travel /Travel/different-types-of-rail-passes-available-for-australia-travel.html /Travel/different-types-of-rail-passes-available-for-australia-travel.html Amtrak Train Next to OceanYou can purchase Rail passes for state or regionally travel. Railway systems have their own railway passes, but a lot allow traveling on multiple railway systems.

Austrail- is an economy class pass that allows you to travel anywhere on the entire rail network. This pass includes all metropolitan systems. The Austrail pass has to be used over consecutive days. Durations include 14, 21, and 30 day travels plans.  This pass must be purchased before you arrive and travel in Australia. Australian residents cannot purchase this pass.

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Austrail Flexipass -  A flexible economy class travel pass with time ranges of 8, 15, 22, or 29 days within 6 months. The only real restriction is with the 8 day pass that does not allow you to travel between Adelaide/Perth or Adelaide/Alice Springs. Again Australian residents cannot purchase this pass. You must also buy this pass before coming to Australia.

East Coast Discovery– One way travelling between cities. For example Melbourne to Sydney or Sydney to Gold Coast/Brisbane. This pass includes unlimited stopovers within 6 months of traveling on the Countrylink and Queensland rail systems.

New South Wales Discovery- Includes a one month economy class on Countrylink. This is good for trains to Canberra. The only downside is that it does not include CityRail suburban rails.Inter Rail Logo

Southern Discovery- This pass is good for 28 days of unlimited traveling to Westrail trains south of Perth and Kalgoorilie.

Sunshine Rail- This pass has unlimited travel for the Queensland Rail network. The duration is 14, 21, and 30 days. There are first and economy passes to purchase. This also includes CityTrain suburban services.

Sunshine Road Rail- This pass has 10 days of travel in a total of 60 days or it offers 20 days travel within 90 days. This pass is for Queensland Rail long distance and also McCafferty’s coach travel within Queensland.

Victoria- This pass is good for 14 days of travel on all of the V-Line and West Coast Railway trains and connecting trains. This pass does not include Melbourne suburban trains. There are 7 day passes to purchase only for foreign passport holders.

Rail passes can be bought from different travel agencies or online websites. Passes differ in prices as it depends on what type of pass you buy.

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Car Rental Guide for Australia /Travel/car-rental-guide-for-australia.html /Travel/car-rental-guide-for-australia.html Kangaroo Sign in Australian OutbackDriving along the australian ocean and outback

Australia is a perfect place to explore by driving around and examining the country by vehicle. Australia hosts open terrain consisting of some of the most diverse and exotic wildlife in the world.

If you plan to vacation in Australia renting a car is a superb idea. You will be able to cover a lot of ground in a short amount of time. You can ride around the outback and enjoy an array of wildlife or you can travel down the coastline taking in the coastal beauty. Either way you are sure to have an amazing time.
There are rules that you must know before renting and driving in Australia, but first let’s take a look on how to get a rental car in Australia.

Car Rentals in Australia
The best and most convenient way of renting a car in Australia is by getting one though your hotel or at the airport. Most hotels work with car rental companies and can tell you what one you should go with depending on your destination and length of the rental.
Large and small known car rental companies are available in Australia and are listed below:
•    Hertz
•    Budget
•    Avis
•    Red Spot
•    Europcar
•    Apollo
Drive through the australian forest in your rental car Try to set up and arrange your rental car before your trip, so that way you can sign for the car at the airport when you land and you will also save on money not having to take a taxi from the airport to your hotel.
Driving around Australia
One of the most important things to remember is to be aware that Australia is set up for driving on the left side of the road. Also realize that some destinations can take hours to get to. It is important to have the following when driving in Australia:
•    Spare tire
•    Drinking water
•    First aid kit
•    Road map
•    Compass
•    Cell phone

Do not blast music or look back and forth while talking to a passenger. Focus and keep your eyes on the road as there is a lot of wild animals that might be close by and could wonder onto the road at anytime.

The speed limit is strictly enforced in Australia with cameras used in most metropolitan areas so remember that the speed is measured in kilometers rather than miles. In addition, if you're heading into a rural area, (1) phone the police to let them know where you are at and where you are heading and (2) always check the weather forecast before you go. Many dirt roads can be overcome with rain water and actually turn into mini rivers, effectively cutting off entry or exit.

Follow the camera enforced speed limit at all times. Most camera ticket enforcers are in metropolitan areas of Australia. Don’t speed in the open roads even if there is nobody else driving on them because some police use radar speed detectors in remote areas.

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