Australia and Oceania Transportation

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

  • Travel Passes

    Sydney Transportation

    This is the best way to go around Sydney with public transports. It is valid on ferry, buses and trains. You cannot spend more than 15 AUD dollars per day as, after you reached that amount, the rest of the transports are free for the rest of the day. You find it and can recharge it in shops with opal logo on the window.

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  • Free City Cats

    Perth Transportation

    Isn't it great to get something for free? Here in Perth, there is a free bus service that operates around the central business district. These buses are called CATS (central area transport service), just in-case you were wondering why, I know I was! As it happened, I didn't use one, as I found Perth quite easy to walk around, how-ever, if you...

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  • Brisbane Airport

    Brisbane Transportation

    Con-x-ion provide a shuttle bus transfer to and from Brisbane Airport to various locations. To be picked up and taken to the Airport you need to be in the designated zones, you can check by ringing 1300 266 946. They have Minibus - luggage is put in a trailer and towed behind bus, Coach - luggage underneath in storage compartment and Taragos -...

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  • Buses

    Canberra Transportation

    Personally I feel the most efficient and least stressful way of getting to Sydney from Canberra or vice versa is by bus. While my regular reader will be aware I have a distinct preference for trains, the train between Canberra and Sydney takes 4.5hrs if it is not delayed, as it has been each time I have taken it. Of course flying is an option but...

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  • Public Transport

    Adelaide Transportation

    Adelaide’s tram system consists of one tram line which runs from the Entertainment Centre via the city centre to the seaside town of Glenelg. While only one line the system is very useful to visitors for three reasons: (i) the section from the Entertainment Centre to South Terrace – eleven stops - is free, hop on hop off as you like. The same...

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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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  • City Circuit Free Bus

    Auckland Transportation

    This previously FREE service is now charging 50c per trip! I cannot understand how the ACC can even think that a charge for this service is even be thought off. Now, instead of a quick on and off this bus, there are delays while passengers fumble for loose change, wait for their ticket, and argue about having to pay in the first place! For tourists...

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  • Public Transport.

    Gold Coast Transportation

    The new Gold Coast light rail trams (called G:link or just ‘the G:’) started in July 2014. They’re part of the integrated TransLink public transport network, so it’s the same tickets and fares as the other public transport in Queensland (www.translink.com.au) The G: goes from the new Gold Coast University Hospital at Parklands in the north through...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Bus

    Fremantle Transportation

    In recent years, Fremantle has introduced two free Central Area Transit (CAT) bus services which are a brilliant way to get around the central area without having to worry about finding parking. The Fremantle CAT services are as follows: Red CAT covers the area north of Fremantle Station Blue CAT covers the area south of Fremantle Station Both...

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  • Ferry / Jet Cat / River Cat

    Sydney Transportation

    Another good way to get around Sydney is to get a combined Rail/Bus/Ferry pass so you can try out a variety of transportations. In 2015, Sydney's reusable plastic transport card, Opal, began (I guess they will now start phasing out the paper tickets the way they have done in Melbourne) I really recommend the Ferry. It's very nice out on the...

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  • Renting a Car

    Perth Transportation

    Car Parking fees are different from what I am used to from where I came from. Back home, when parking, there is the hourly charge subject to a maximum of certain amount payable for the day. Beyond the maximum payable, you didn't need to pay anymore and can continue to park at the carpark for the day. In Perth, the system seems to be based on that...

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  • General

    Brisbane Transportation

    For larger Ships that cruise into Brisbane, they have to dock at Fisherman Islands at the grain wharf, not a very nice entry port into Brisbane. Buses ferry the passengers into Brisbane, and visitors are NOT allowed on the dock. To view these larger ships, like the Queen Mary II, you need to go to Pinkenba on the north side of the Brisbane River....

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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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  • By Rail

    Adelaide Transportation

    Adelaide’s Outer Harbor train line runs, not surprisingly, between Adelaide Railway Station and Outer Harbor Station on the northern tip of the Lefevre Peninsula on the Gulf St Vincent. I include a review on this specific station for two reasons: 1. Port Adelaide Passenger Terminal is at Outer Harbor. This is the terminal used by ocean going...

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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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  • 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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  • Car / Motor home.

    Gold Coast Transportation

    came across redspot through a friend who liked them on facebook and joined their newsletter for discounts etc. ended up getting a deal with 20% off their inclusive rate with nil excess (i've been stung before by another company!) car had very low km and great condition. recommend using them for the future.

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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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  • 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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  • Ship / Boat.

    Hobart Transportation

    If you are a visitor to Tasmania the only practical way to get to and from Bruny Island is by ferry. The ‘mainland’ ferry terminal is located on Ferry Road, Kettering – about 45 minutes drive south of Hobart city. Perhaps I should explain ‘mainland’ – it is the term used by those living on Bruny to describe the main island of Tasmania. Prices are...

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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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  • Plane

    Tahiti Transportation

    I signed up for email promotions on Air Tahiti Nui's website. They don't bombard you with emails. I think I got one promotion about every 2 to 3 weeks. I saw an extremely great deal on a travel package at US$1,275.00 to US$1,375.00 per person to include round trip air fare from LAX, airport transfer to hotel and hotel stay for 6 nights. It was in...

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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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  • Other Transportation

    Fremantle Transportation

    You are better off hiring a car rather than using taxis as they take AGES! Use the train if you want to go to Perth, Mandurah, the beaches or the northern suburbs. Once in Freo, you can pretty much walk everywhere. You can add me as a 'friend' if you are visiting Perth/Freo and I will be happy to offer you any advice or tips. Try Fremantle World...

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  • Buses

    Sydney Transportation

    As soon as you arrive into Sydney you will want to leave and visit Canberra. Ok, I am being a little harsh here and perhaps I should say, once you have spent some time in Sydney you will want to leave and visit Canberra, which I will fess up to as being my current home town, in addition to it being Australia’s beautiful and relaxed (some might...

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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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  • Brisbane Ferry / CityCat

    Brisbane Transportation

    Brisbane's free City Hopper service plies the river from Sydney Street (beyond the Story Bridge) to North Quay by the Treasury. It meanders slowly from one bank to the other, picking up many tourists who use the slow pace of the ferry to enjoy the sights of Brisbane from the river. It looks particularly spectacular at night.

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  • Cars.

    Canberra Transportation

    Driving around of Canberra is so easy and relaxed: the streets have lots of sidetracks and the trafic was very low while I was there on an ordinary weekday and you will have no hard time to find a parking-space even in the very centre of town, like next to the old parliamenthouse where my car was the only one on a wide carpark (my 4th Picture ) or...

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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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  • 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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  • Devonport Ferry

    Auckland Transportation

    Quick, cheap, nice ferries. Enjoyed the return trip. Major renovations and construction going on at the Devonport wharf, to be called Devonport Marina with new development. Inside the ferry terminal is a huge book shop, community radio station The Flea, gift and souvenir shop and food outlets. Across the road to the Esplanade Hotel, and more...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Train

    Fremantle Transportation

    People who have read my other travel pages will know that trains make me happy! Even more so when the train can be combined with lovely architecture, such as Freo's gorgeous Victorian era railway station. The train is by far the quickest and easiest way to get between Perth and Freo - the journey takes just under half an hour and there are trains...

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  • Trains

    Sydney Transportation

    This is the simplest form of Sydney public transport to tell you about as there is only one line, though as a write (June 2015) construction of an extremely controversial line connecting Central Station and Circular Quay via a track down George Street is about to get underway and, according to its detractors and other more supportive observers like...

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  • Ferry

    Perth Transportation

    The green and white Transperth ferry across Swan River connects Barrack Street Jetty with South Perth and the zoo. The standard fare for adults is $ 1.60. Tickets can be obtained from the counter or ticket machine on the jetty, not on board.

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