Australia is an ever-popular destination for holidays. The basis of the appeal lies somewhere between the easy-going people, the great weather, the sprawling landscapes, the beaches, the barbecues and, of course, the wildlife. There’s so much to discover on this continent, there’s little wonder that people generally extend their stay to months at a time.
There’s a wide range of places to go and things to experience all of which depend on which part of this vast continent you visit. Most people tend to move from place to place to get the most of their holiday, exploring the outback, the vibrant cities and fantastic beaches.
If you go driving in the outback, do not expect to get a good mobile phone reception. It’s recommended to plan your journey before travelling as well as making sure you have enough fuel to keep you going – there are few petrol stations or towns to find help.
Whilst travelling in Melbourne, beware the trams and streetcars that operate around the city and inner suburbs. Dotted yellow lines over the tram tracks indicate that cars are permitted to drive over the tracks. You cannot drive over the tram track with a solid yellow line.
Motorways, bridges and tunnels in and around the cities of Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney require payment of tolls. In Melbourne, and some other places, tolls are paid electronically via a transponder rather than in cash or by credit card.