Australia and Oceania Transportation

  • Ferry at Paihia.
    Ferry at Paihia.
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  • Wairarapa Line Train
    Wairarapa Line Train
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Australia and Oceania Transportation

  • Travel Passes

    Sydney Transportation

    The color coded travel passes went away in 2010 and were replaced with the My series of tickets. MyMulti replaced these specifically and allow you to travel on all city buses, all state ferries and light rail while also allowing City Rail within three zones. These zones create the MyMulti1 for the most restrictive and MyMulti2 as an intermediate...

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  • Free City Cats

    Perth Transportation

    One of the things I loved about Perth was the free buses or CaT (Central Area Transit) that operates in the Central Business District of Perth. This is agreat way to get around and a bonus that it costs nothing to use. Each bus (CAT) is color coded to indicate the route: The Red Cat travels in an East-West loop from Queens Gardens in East Perth...

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  • Brisbane Airport

    Brisbane Transportation

    Located close to the Airport is the DFO & AIRPORT VILLAGE........ Direct Factory Outlets [DFO] are Brisbane's biggest outlet sale super stores, with the Airport DFO having 120 individual stores. As with all these outlet stores, make sure you have an idea of prices. I usually come away with some good bargains. We come by car to shop, the worst part...

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  • Public Transport.

    Gold Coast Transportation

    Hi, 1) Transport on the Gold Coast is not always the best. Aside from costly taxis, your main option will be buses. Of course take advantage of any courtesy buses provided by many hotels and resorts that often go to the major attractions such as the theme parks (ask on booking what's available). http://translink.com.au/ is the website for the local...

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  • Public Transport

    Adelaide Transportation

    A Daytrip Metroticket costs $9.40 and gives you a full day of unlimited travel on buses, trams and trains in the very large Adelaide area. It is valid to 4.30am the following morning. Multiday tickets are not available. The Daytrip Metroticket is pretty good value if you are going to use public transport outside the free areas(see below). A...

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  • City Circuit Free Bus

    Auckland Transportation

    This is a fantastic free of charge service that travels around the city in a clockwise direction. It leaves every 10 minutes between 8am-6pm. Look out for the bright red buses - you cant miss them! Buses are hybrid so enviromentally friendly :-) The stops are as follows: Britomart (main transport hub in Auckland) Queen St - Vulcan Lane Queen St -...

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  • Buses

    Canberra Transportation

    To celebrate the centenary of Canberra ACTION bus (the city bus service) has launched a free half-hourly bus service which does a loop of all the main tourist sites in the central area of Canberra - the Centenary Loop Route Having examined the route it is excellent with stops at all the key places on the parliamentary triangle and very helpful...

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  • getting around

    Christchurch Transportation

    Rent a car is highly recommended in New Zealand, especially the South Island. Hertz and Europcar are the 2 market leaders. With Hertz, for the automatic compact group, usually they give you a Toyota Corolla which looks fancy, but in terms of driving experience and technologies, especially South Island has a lot of hilly and challenging roads,...

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  • Bikes

    Bora-Bora Transportation

    I had wanted to rent a scooter for our trip around the island but the company I contacted did not have any for rent, only cars and bicycles. Having seen the rates for cars, I chose the sporty option. There are companies, however, that have scooters for hire – and this BTW is the means of transport most locals use. You could try Fare Piti...

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  • V/Line Train

    Geelong Transportation

    Geelong Station is located 500m from Johnstone Park, which is part of downtown of Geelong. You can get here from Melbourne, Werribee, Warrnambool, Port Fairy, Mount Gambier and Ballarat by either bus or train. Geelong Station serves Vline buses and trains. Please check out vline.com for for timetable for buses and trains.

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  • Ferry

    Moorea Transportation

    They say it takes 7 minutes to fly from Papeete to Moorea and vice versa but why would you fly if its only 30 minutes on the ferry and is alot cheaper. The ferry even holds cars. You can drive right on to the ferry with your car. The ferry cost about $9 so it is very affordable.

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  • Bus / Coach.

    Hobart Transportation

    Metro Tasmania has an extensive net of public transportation. You won't need if if you just stay in the centre, but some of the outer suburbs are also great for visiting. Fare are fair, if you're planning to take the bus after 9am from Monday to Friday or on Saturday and Sunday you'll pay just 2,60 AU$ for the day, no matter where you travel! Most...

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  • Le Truck

    Tahiti Transportation

    Le Truck was a fun and cheap way to get around Tahiti. When Le Truck pulls up, tell the driver where you want to go so he knows where to stop for you. Make sure to pay after you exit. When you get on make sure to duck down so you don't bang your head on the ceiling!

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  • Fullers Waiheke Ferry

    Waiheke Island Transportation

    Frequent ferries connect the island of Waiheke with downtown Auckland. I caught one of these ferries, operated by "Fullers", for a daytrip to the island during my visit to Auckland in March 2006. The following information is correct as at that time: Ferry times Ferries leave for Waiheke Island approximately hourly during the day from Auckland's...

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  • Ferry / Jet Cat / River Cat

    Sydney Transportation

    When I get into a place in the morning after an overnight flight, I like to do something that will keep me awake until a reasonable hour to go to bed on the new schedule. Outdoors if possible. Sometimes we take the hop on hop off bus and ride up on the top in the fresh air. But someone told me that if I took the Manley ferry over to Manley and...

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  • Transperth Bus Service

    Perth Transportation

    Both of Perth’s central bus stations, as well as the local train stations one stop on either side of the main train station, are within the Free Transit Zone, or FTZ. Most buses passing through the FTZ offer free travel within it, as do the snazzy “CAT” (Central Area Transit) buses serving the city centre. You can board the buses at special CAT...

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  • Brisbane Ferry / CityCat

    Brisbane Transportation

    The Brisbane City Cat and other ferries are the most popular, in my opinion, of the city's transport systems. The City Cat is especially a favourite for tourists - so much of the city layout can be understood by a trip along the Brisbane River from Brett's Wharf to University of Queensland; and what other transport system offers fresh air and...

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  • Car / Motor home.

    Gold Coast Transportation

    Parking in the streets of Surfers Paradise is done on a pay-to-use basis requiring payment at a pay station after which, the ticket produced by the machine is displayed...usually on the dashboard of the vehicle. Parking costs $2.90 per hour Monday to Saturday 9am to 7pm and Sunday 9am to 5pm. Parking at all other times is free. Tickets can be...

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  • By Rail

    Adelaide Transportation

    Tip duplicated on my Darwin, Alice Springs and Adelaide pages. The Ghan is one of the Australian legendary journeys that I have been reading about since I was a kid and then as I grew up – although there are some who’d say that never did happen – another story for another day perhaps. The Ghan run by Great Southern Railways (GSR) is number 29 on...

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  • Auckland Air Bus

    Auckland Transportation

    If you stay somewhere near Queen st. airbus stops, you can use that bus to and from airport. I bought return ticket from ticket booth, but the booth may be closed. In this situation you can buy ticket from the driver.

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  • Cars.

    Canberra Transportation

    The most common form of getting around the Capital and its surrounds is by private car. Particularly for our family, it is four wheel driving. However, this time, we have changed our gas guzzling Suzuki Grand V6 to a more fuel economical SX4, also a Suzuki. There are several rules regarding four wheel driving and driving in general around...

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  • Getting There

    Christchurch Transportation

    - If you want to start or end your NZ trip in Christchurch, or both, the most comfortable way of getting here is by chosing an airline that flies directly to Christchurch, and not via Auckland, check out the luggage, check it in again, and then walk or shuttle from the International Airport to the Domestic Airport. Immigration procedures in...

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  • Ferry

    Bora-Bora Transportation

    Because most of the island's hotels are seperated from the actual island itself, the ferry system in Bora Bora needs to be very comprehensive. During our stay on the Bora Bora Nui, which is on a motu (island) off the main island that is home to Vaitape and other villages, we had to take the ferry into town if we wanted to get to an off-resort...

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  • Travel by Car

    Geelong Transportation

    I usually recommend car for getting anywhere around vast Australia, and this is no exception. Sure there are buses that can get you to the Great Ocean Rd, and 'off the beaten track' bus tour companies like Oz Experience, but there are so many great off the beaten track things to see that if you don't have your own transportation, you'll miss a...

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  • Plane

    Moorea Transportation

    From Tahiti, the quickest way to reach Moorea is to fly this tiny airplane. A funny flight actually, very noisy and not that reassuring, although you can control each of the pilot's moves : there is no door separating him from his passengers... It was very strange to see him push on all those buttons and then turn to us and ask "Ready?" :-) Sit...

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  • Ship / Boat.

    Hobart Transportation

    If you're looking to book some guided tours in and around Hobart (including to other parts of Tasmania), you can walk over to the piers and there are at least two tour companies operating from there. They have boat tours and bus tours. If you're one to prefer those types of tours, this is the place to go. It's right on the waterfront.

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  • Plane

    Tahiti Transportation

    The best compagny to fly to French Polynesia. Planes are brand new with personal tv screen and games even in economics. Service is excellent and food better than usual in planes. You already feel like you're there ! They are flying to Tahiti from USA, France, Japan and Australia.

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  • Fullers Coaches.

    Waiheke Island Transportation

    Although infrequent, there is a great bus network serving part of the island (note that in much of the eastern part not all the roads have been sealed, hence no bus service). All buses converge on the foot passenger ferry at Matiatia and pass through Oneroa. From there, points served are basically Ostend/Blackpool: Rocky Bay/Palm Beach: Onetangi....

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  • Trains

    Sydney Transportation

    http://www.sydneytrains.info For timetables, information about tickets and fares, and information about trackwork and service disruptions, the above website has the relevant information. It is compulsory to buy a ticket to travel on the train PRIOR to boarding the train. It is not possible to buy a ticket on the train. There are random...

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  • Train Service

    Perth Transportation

    A shuttle bus from the international airport, the only way to the city apart from taxi is $32 for two people one way. The other way is to get a free shuttle to terminal domestic and then a bus to town but thats long winded. The shuttle will drop at your hotel and depending on the route it takes to drop others off can be 30-60mins. The 6 CAT lines...

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  • QLD Rail

    Brisbane Transportation

    The Airtrain is a innovative technological rail service that runs passengers and business from Brisbane's city center to both the International and Domestic sections of the Brisbane International Airport as well as commuters and tourists to various parts of Brisbane.

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  • Air Ways.

    Gold Coast Transportation

    Although Brisbane Airport is not the closest airport to the Gold Coast, this is typically the airport you will end up landing at if you are coming from further than Sydney or Melbourne. Brisbane is the International Arrival Airport for Queensland, so it is important to know about it. Brisbane's Airport Code is BNE, so if you are searching for...

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  • Self-drive

    Adelaide Transportation

    Driving in Adelaide is very easy. The roads are very open and the traffic is quite light compared to other capital states in Australia. With only two highways in Adelaide it is quite easy to get back on track if you make a wrong turn.

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  • THE LINK AUCKLAND BUS

    Auckland Transportation

    The LINK is a very cheap environmentally friendly bus (satisfying the Euro5 standards) that will lead you from the city centre to all the main touristic actractions in Auckland for 1.60NZ$! I definitely do not suggest driving in Auckland, above all because parking could be very expensive, and the LINK is simply the best way to move around!

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  • Canberra International Airport

    Canberra Transportation

    While officially called Canberra International Airport there are currently no international passenger flights to or from the airport. As with most airports, airport transport options are limited. The airport is approximately 10kms from the city centre (Civic). Note that the airport is currently being expanded and departure points listed below...

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  • Bus Exchange

    Christchurch Transportation

    On 25 October the two temporary bus exchanges will merge into one single central bus exchange which will make connecting bus journeys easier and quicker. The new exchange will not be on the same site as the old one that is still in the 'red zone' the area closed after the quake. NEW: The new exchange will be at 52 Lingfield street and buses will...

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  • Scooter

    Bora-Bora Transportation

    To explore the small island renting a scooter will do. We had one for 4 hours, which gave us plenty of time to go around the island. We paid 5000 CFP (42 EUR) per scooter which includes unlimited mileage and insurance. Gas is extra. Wearing a helmet is mandatory, though, and you need to show your driver's license.

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  • GTS Bus

    Geelong Transportation

    The Benders buses (local buses to suburbs in Geelong) and McHarrys (which go down to Torquay and Anglesea, etc) now operate on the myki system. It is an electronic card so you swipe on when you enter the bus and swipe off when you leave and it calculates the lowest fare for your trip (which is usually around $1.80 for an adult). You can top your...

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  • Automobile

    Moorea Transportation

    You dont really need a car to go around the island. You can rent a scooter, or bikes or do a tour. Renting a car is pricey especially if you want a 4x4 jeep. You are looking at 90 to 100 dollars for 24 hours. We didnt rent it for the whole time we were there. We only got it for a 24 hour period and for us, that was enough. We had seen everything we...

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  • SeaLink

    Waiheke Island Transportation

    A car is a must if you want to see around Waiheke - although there is a good bus system and taxis as well as tourist operators, nothing beats having your own vehicle and travelling at your own pace. If you choose to take your own car - try the Subritzky Car Ferry - we caught the SeaCat ferry from Bucklands Beach and were there in no time. Its a...

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  • Airways / Airports

    Sydney Transportation

    We arrived in Sydney by plane once and departed from Sydney twice. Each time we flew QANTAS and each time I asked for wheelchair assistance. We arrived early in the morning after an overnight flight from LAX. When we disembarked, one of the flight attendants was wheeling my 'wheelchair' and then she handed over to another lady who was dressed...

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  • Renting a Car

    Perth Transportation

    We recently went to Perth for a holiday and hired a car from Burswood Car Rentals. I just wanted to tell everyone how great they were. The airport service was quick and hassle free, they were cheap and the staff were lovely.

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  • General

    Brisbane Transportation

    Using Parking Meters for street parking in Brisbane Central Business District and surrounding areas. Parking spaces are marked with a white front and back line. There will be a nearby sign denoting the times during which payment to park is required. The sign will denote the maximum time allowed in that particular parking spot plus hours during...

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  • By Road

    Adelaide Transportation

    I took the Firefly bus from Stawell to Adelaide and it was really a comfortable 6hr trip!. The bus was quite new and had lots of leg room. There's a toilet on board and dvds are shown throughoutr the journey. Firefly Express serves the route Sydney-Melbourne-Adelaide daily. The ticket from Melbourne to Adelaide is e.g. 55 AU$.

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  • Devonport Ferry

    Auckland Transportation

    The Devonport Ferry is the cheapest way to get aboard a boat and see the Auckland Harbour. The 10 minute ride leaves from the bottom of Queen St and takes you to beautiful Devonport, a quaint town which still retains some of the charm of Aucklands early days. A short walk to either Mt Victoria or North Head will provide spectacular views of the...

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