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A good way to experience Australia is by travelling around the whole country. Read on to learn more about words you can use when you are talking about transport in Australia.

Flinders Street Station is the oldest train station in Australia. From a train station like Flinders Street Station, you can 'board' a 'metro train' to travel to most suburbs in Melbourne.

If you want to go further out, you can take a 'regional train'. There are even some trains that will take you interstate.

Most Australian cities have a train network but there are also 'bus' networks that you can use.

You need to go to a 'bus stop' to catch a bus.

Some cities like Melbourne and Adelaide have 'trams'. You need to go to a 'tram stop' to board a tram. In other places like Sydney they have a 'light rail' network, which are similar to trams.

When using 'public transport', you will need a 'valid ticket' to pay for your journey. This ticket is usually a card that you can 'top up' with money.

You can 'touch on' when you get on and 'touch off' when you get off.

Looking at a 'timetable' is a good way to plan your journey so you know when the bus, train or tram is coming. You can also access timetables via transport apps on your mobile phone.

Riding a bike is another way to get around and explore Australian cities. There are often dedicated bike lanes that cyclists can use. Just remember when riding a bike, you need to wear a helmet!

There are also private transport options available and that's another way to explore Australia. You can get around by 'car', 'motorbike' or take a 'taxi'.

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Thumbnail pic - ABC: Chuck Cerrillo