So with our large family…transportation can probably be one of our biggest expenses depending in which country we decide to explore.
When we started our trip we th kids were shorter snd grown…but after almost 3yrs things have changed..they got taller and dont look like toddlers anymore so travelling in a taxi or uber can be a challenge for us.
And Australia is one of those countires that have tested us and made us aware our kids are growing snd we will need a 6 to 8 seater van or take the bus or train or go large and get two taxis.
But one thing that has really woken us up from our sleep is when i called for a taxi to take us to a place about 25min from us and am told is going to cost us $60 usd one way and am going to need 2 taxis or the maxi taxi for $100 usd.
I had to let the taxi go since I could not bring myself to pay that much for 25min drive.
So we decided to dedicate our day and time learning the bus routes and train system. And i must say it paid off bigtime.
We all buy the gocard which is $8 usd per adult and $4 usd per child. And thr child is from 4 to 14yrs.
So we all got a bus card which is also for the train. And we load it up with $15 usd each.
Now right infront of iur apartment is the bus stop which can connect us everywhere. The highest we have paid for a bus ride is $3 usd. And even better for longer distance. So for about $10 usd i can go to the same place that i would have paid $60 usd if i did not know.
Oh and it gets better…on weekends all child cards travel for free. And during the day off peak thr child fare is half the price. And adult price on weekends is half price too…now thats how we travel. It takes longer but we get to see thr beauty of REDCLIFFE and brisbane and Queensland.
Comfortable bus and train rides everyday at a cost that will not wipe out our bank account. All beacuse we did the reasearch and now know the system.
Below is what the cards look like so if you do visit australia dont worry to try out their way of travel..
The adult gocard…
Australia EXPLORATION Continues….