Trip to Australia
Trip to Australia, probably, dream of each tourist. After all only here on desert roads it is possible to meet a kangaroo, slowly crossing to you the road. Besides, the country has perfectly developed transport infrastructure.
Roads of the continent share on three categories: roads of federal value; roads of states; the local. The main part of the Australian routes – dirt roads. But thus they contain in perfect tune that does travel quite comfortable.
In all large cities there is a bus service. Railway communication – analog of our electric trains – is in Brisbane, Geelong, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and still some cities. Trams are only in Melbourne and Adelaide. In Sydney and Melbourne there is special «a high-speed tram», and also a monorail.
In Sydney, Brisbane, Newcastle and Melbourne ferries are used as public transport.
The network of tracks covers all territory of the continent, providing comfort on long travel. General extent of Ry ways more than 30 thousand kilometers.
But as the private railways developed quicker state, the uniform standard of construction of ways was not. For this reason roads have a track of various width, and therefore on them the different rolling stock is used.
In Australia it is not enough rivers, and therefore on the country it is impossible to carry river transport to the main ways of movement. And waters of Murray and Darling are used only in the tourist purposes: on the rivers exclusively tourist steamships ply.
And still, the main way of movement on the country – air flights. Here the network both international, and internal flights is perfectly developed. If necessary you can reach the most remote resort island or a small town where you are delivered by the plane of local aircraft.
In total in the country there are 448 operating airports, but the largest are located in Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne and Darwin.
The main air carrier – world renowned airline Qantas. Very often her call «the Flying Kangaroo». It is an official air carrier of the country and makes flights to 114 cities worldwide.
The Jetstar subsidiary assumed duties on ensuring internal transportations and differs excellent service.
The Virgin Blue company – the large budgetary air carrier making both charter flights within the country, and making air flights to the Asian and Pacific region.