Before you even decide on going to Australia you first need to know what you want to pack beforehand. One of the most important things you will need to is rent a car. Australia doesn’t have reliable transportation unless you are willing to take a bus or a cab. The problem with both of these is that your trip will be delayed since both methods of transportation have their own routes. Taxi drivers will often avoid shortcuts because they are looking to take more money from you. This is why you see many of them driving slow and avoiding places that don’t have traffic. They know that when the meter runs in traffic , it won’t cost them much gas since the car is barely moving. Most have been trained to drive this way and this shady practice is why most people don’t want a taxi in Australia. It’s painfully slow and expensive. You can easily get car rentals at gold coast airport for example so no need to worry.
By now you are probably wondering what’s wrong with going on a bus. First of all you will need to deal with all the stops that buses are routed to. If there is a person waiting at a designated bus stop then the bus must stop. With each stop being 3-6 minutes and stopping a total of four times, your trip can easily be delayed by 24 minutes. This happens often and sometimes buses are late which make things even more worse for you. On top that, you won’t have any privacy in a crowded bus. (more…)