Sydney is a very big city. At the same time, less than 5 million people are located at such a distance. Moreover, outwardly, Sydney is a very variegated city. There is no unity in the architectural plan, so you cannot draw any specific picture of it in your head. There are high-altitude spots, and there are districts, where most often you can find one-story houses. Sometimes Sydney resembles a large village, but still you know that this is a megalopolis.
Some neighborhoods are most reminiscent of eastern or Arab cities. Near the houses, there are personal household plots, where locals keep pets; sometimes-even gardens are set up there. Nevertheless, you can see palm trees, a lot of parrots, they fly freely here in large flocks. That is the reason why cars are not left under the trees without covers for a long time.
When you are travelling down this unusual city, it is useful to know some of the peculiar features of the Sydney’s driveways and about the Australian road rules in general.
The total length of Australia’s roads is more than 900 thousand kilometers. About 350 thousand km (including 1.5 thousand km of expressways) of them are with asphalt pavement and almost 600 thousand km are without coverage.
The road system is divided into 3 categories:
- federal (national) roads;
- state roads;
- local roads.
- Parking is permitted where it is not prohibited. It means that if you do not see the prohibition sign “Parking is prohibited” or other signs restricting parking, you can park the car at this place.
- Moreover, in Australia, there is a network of paid parking lots and garages, usually with an hourly rate, so driving around Australia turns into a pleasure.
- The alcohol content in the driver’s blood should not exceed 0.02-0.05 g per 100 ml of blood (depending on the category of driver’s license).
- In large cities and on many country roads, the asphalt is of excellent quality. Inside places, where there is primer, most often it is uniform, so an average passenger car will easily pass. In Australia, there are also trails for SUVs, impassable forest roads, fords and other off-road entertainments.
If you admire long car trips, Australia is a must-see. Neither nature, nor roads, nor the level of service and amenities for car tourists will disappoint you. You will be pleasantly surprised by the abundance of special parking and recreation areas for motorists, camping parks, equipped with showers, toilets, shops and other joys for tourists who have long been on the road. Just do not forget to bring along a few tens of liters of fuel – gas stations are found on Australian routes less often than recreation areas.