For the first time visitor, Melbourne represents something of an irony. The city sprawls far and wide around the Geelong Bay, making it one of the largest city administrations on earth, despite a relatively low population (for a global city), and an extremely low population density. Yet perhaps only after San Francisco or Amsterdam, one […]

Uluru / Ayers Rock

There are very tight controls on development around Uluru / Ayers Rock, with the main resort compound being situated very close to Ayres Rock airport (AYQ). There’s no shortage of transfer services both from the airport to the resort and also to Uluru / Ayers Rock itself, which is situated around 6 miles / 10 […]


On the face of it, Sydney has the most comprehensive public transport network of any Australian city, and this includes a substantial network of commuter rail services (Sydney Trains), train connections at Sydney International airport, and a growing light rail network. A futuristic monorail ran in a loop around the city centre, although this was […]

Perth (Australia)

There are some cities in the world where there is a heavy focus on a rich range of cultural attractions within the urban area, contrasted against a relative lack of places which are really worth visiting outside the city. New York is one such place which springs to mind, and the Spanish capital Madrid would […]


  The sheer range of coastal views, national parks and other places to visit around Hobart, combined with the lack of any sort of rail-based public transport, make this the sort of place where we would firmly recommend getting a hire car. To follow. To follow.


Our car hire advice for Brisbane starts with quite a few pointers to suggest that a rental car isn’t really necessary, and these include the fact that Brisbane has a well-developed public transport network. This isn’t just obvious and visible in terms of local rail services, which include a direct link to Brisbane airport, but […]