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As the world’s largest island continent, Australia is as diverse as it is vast. You can explore this great country by different modes of transport taking in the scenery. From the lush green beauty of our tropical rainforests, to the desert extremes of the Red Centre and of course, literally thousands of beautiful, white sandy beaches.
There’s winding rivers, magnificent mountain ranges, vivid wildflowers, majestic waterfalls, unique wildlife, red desert vistas, crystal clear waterholes and some of the most liveable cities in the world.
Here we are going to look at the three main ways of getting around Australia and where they might be useful for you.
One of the most popular forms of transport for most travellers around the world is the car, mostly because it provides you with complete freedom of movement. Australia is no different and seeking out a vehicle from the likes of Bayswater Car Rentals could be the way to go for you when it comes to seeing the land down under.
One thing that is difficult in Australia is to grasp just how vast it is and therefore how impractical it is to drive the entire country. However, that isn’t to say you should avoid a car, quite to the contrary. Driving yourself opens up access to parts of Australia like the Blue Mountains, the Great Ocean Road and getting around Ayers Rock. A car is perfect for these areas and for journeys between major cities like Adelaide and Melbourne where you will get the chance to stop and see parts of the outback that non-drivers would miss.
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It should really go without saying that air travel is the easiest way to maneuver between different states and cities in Australia. As referenced above it is a big country and sometimes it is just easier to board a plane for a few hours rather than attempt a car or train journey that could take several days. Many tourists find getting to and from Perth via plane to be the best option due to how far this city is from other major parts of Australia. Perth is commonly misunderstood to be the most isolated city of more than a million people on the planet, however, it is in the conversation as one of the most isolated, which explains the need for air travel.
If you can afford it, and domestic flights in Australia are not too expensive, then getting around to see a lot of the country in a short space of time via flying is a great option.
Finally travelling by train, perhaps not the first method that comes to mind when you think of Australia, but like most other major countries it has an intricate train network for you to explore. In terms of practicality, there are better options for making your way between cities, but for those of you who are train travel enthusiasts, there are some fantastic journeys to consider. One of those journeys is the Indian Pacific from Sydney to Perth. This trip takes you through the Blue Mountains and into scenic Australia before stopping in Adelaide and some other small towns on its way to Perth. This is one example of how much you can see and do via the train in Australia.
What’s your best transport mode when you travel to Australia?