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Melbourne

De Twaalf Apostelen, Australië

Praktische info over Melbourne

Vervoer in de stad

Melbourne's efficient public transport system is an integrated service utilising trams, trains and buses, with standard fares. The best way to see the city and central suburbs is by tram, a fast, cheap and convenient system that is one of the largest and oldest in the world. City Circle trams, which provide a commentary, are a very convenient way to tour the city centre, providing a free round trip service that takes in many of the city's main attractions. The suburban train network is extensive and is the fastest way to reach outlying suburbs, and also has an underground city loop. Buses cover the areas that trams and trains don't reach, as well as those they do, but are little used by visitors; on weekends there is a limited night bus service. Taxis, highly visible in bright yellow, are numerous but expensive. Car hire companies are available throughout the city.

Tijdzone

GMT +10 (GMT +11 from first Sunday in October to first Sunday in April).

Netspanning

Netspanning is 240/250 volt, 50Hz. De standaardstekkers hebben drie platte pinnen, maar deze verschillen van soortgelijke stekkers in andere landen, dus meestal is een adapter noodzakelijk.

Valuta

De munteenheid is de Australische dollar (AUD). Eén dollar is 100 cent. Creditcards worden algemeen geaccepteerd en overal zijn geldautomaten. De meeste buitenlandse valuta kunnen worden ingewisseld bij banken en geldwisselkantoren. Banken zijn doorgaans geopend van 9.30 tot 16.00 uur van maandag t/m donderdag, en van 9.30 tot 17.00 uur op vrijdag, maar sommige banken zijn langer of op zaterdagochtend open.

Communicatie

Het landnummer voor bellen naar Australië +61. Aanbieders van mobiele telefonie in Australië maken gebruik van GSM-netwerken, dus sommige buitenlandse telefoons zijn waarschijnlijk niet compatibel met de lokale netwerken. Mobiele telefoons zijn te huur en in de toeristengebieden zijn overal internetcafés te vinden.

Alarmnummer

Alarmnummer: 000 (112 met de mobiele telefoon)

Visa en gezondheidsinformatie

Alles over visa en gezondheidsinformatie

Feestdagen

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2015 2016
Nieuwjaarsdag 1 jan 1 jan
Australiëdag 26 jan 26 jan
West-Australië - Dag van de arbeid 2 mrt 7 mrt
Capital Territory - Dag van Canberra 9 mrt 14 mrt
Zuid-Australië - Dag van de Adelaidecup 9 mrt 14 mrt
Tasmanië - 'Eight Hours'-dag 9 mrt 14 mrt
Victoria - Dag van de arbeid 9 mrt 14 mrt
Goede vrijdag 3 apr 25 mrt
Paaszaterdag 4 apr 26 mrt
Tweede paasdag 6 apr 28 mrt
ANZAC-dag 25 apr 25 apr
Northern Territory - Meifeest 4 mei 2 mei
Dag van West-Australië 1 jun 6 jun
Verjaardag van de Britse koningin 8 jun 13 jun
New South Wales - Vrije dag (bank holiday) 3 aug 1 aug
Northern Territory - Picknickdag 3 aug 1 aug
Brisbane - Royal Queensland Show 12 aug 17 aug
Capital Territory - Dag van het gezin en de gemeenschap 28 sept 26 sept
West-Australië - Verjaardag van de Britse koningin 28 sept 26 sept
Capital Territory -Dag van de arbeid 5 okt 3 okt
New South Wales - Dag van de arbeid 5 okt 3 okt
Queensland - Dag van de arbeid 5 okt 3 okt
Zuid-Australië - Dag van de arbeid 5 okt 3 okt
Victoria - Dag van de Melbournecup 3 nov 1 nov
Eerste kerstdag 25 dec 25 dec
Tweede kerstdag 26 dec 26 dec

Klimaat

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Melbourne has a moderate oceanic climate and the city's weather is notoriously changeable. In the hottest months of summer, January and February, temperatures average between 58°F (14°C) and 78°F (25°C), though it can get substantially hotter. In the spring and summer months cold fronts can cause severe weather including thunderstorms, hail, heavy rain and gales. In the winter months, between June and August, temperatures average between 42°F (6°C) and 59°F (15°C). Melbourne experiences some frost and fog in winter, but snow is rare. Melbourne is best visited between November and March, when it is warmer and less rainy, but some rain can be expected throughout the year.

Melbourne-Tullamarine Airport

www.melair.com.au

Vervoer naar de stad

Numerous public bus routes access the airport, but the most convenient transport option is the SkyBus, an express bus service between the airport and the city centre, operating 24 hours a day, every day of the year, and departing the airport every 10 minutes. An adult SkyBus fare is A$18. Taxis, airport shuttles and rental cars are also available.

Autoverhuur

Car rental companies include Avis, Budget, Hertz, Europcar, Redspot and Thrifty.

Luchthaventaxi's

Taxis are readily available at the airport, and taxi ranks can be found outside Terminal 1 and Terminal 3.

Transfer tussen terminals

The terminals are all within walking distance.

Voorzieningen

The airport has excellent facilities, with ATMs, currency exchanges, and a variety of bars, restaurants and shops in all terminals. Other facilities include showers, baby change facilities, public telephones and a medical centre. Shopping includes duty-free. Facilities for the disabled are good.

Parkeren

The airport has a vast range of parking options and each parking lot has different rates. Substantial discounts are available for online bookings. A courtesy bus service operates between the long-term parking and the terminal buildings.

Internet

Free wifi is available in all the terminals.