Driving in Australia is an experience to be savoured.

Driving in Australia is an experience to be savoured.

The wide-open spaces and magnificent natural scenery is well taking the time to visit. This guide aims to fully prepare drivers for an Australian driving experience.

Speed and distance in Australia are measured in kilometres. Australians drive on the left-hand side of the road. Most Australians live on the coast. Roads within and between the cities and major towns are generally reliable and in good condition, as are the main highways that join the state and territory capital cities. Although highways between major cities are well-maintained, motorists may still travel for hundreds of kilometres between towns or road houses, with limited opportunities to re-fuel, get water, refreshments, or use toilets. Road conditions can be difficult in remote areas and the large and less populated areas in the middle of Australia (the "Outback"). Not all roads are sealed, and may not be passable in certain seasons or weather conditions. Motorists need to be self-sufficient and prepared when travelling in remote areas. Permits may also be required to travel through certain remote locations.

 

Here is a listing of other interesting travel tips about driving in Australia: 

City driving:
www...driving-australias-cities...

Rural driving:
www...rural-driving-australia...

Driving through the Outback:
www...driving-through-australias-outback-be-prepared...

Watch out for animals:
www...watch-out-animals-when-driving-through-australia...

Australia's Road Trains:
www...australias-road-trains...

Be wary of your fuel:
www...be-wary-your-fuel-when-driving-australia...

 


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