Tourist Transport

Release date: 3 March 2015

Visitors flocking to some of Australia’s most beautiful destinations can board a range of transport vehicles for sightseeing tours.  This stamp issue is a sequel to the 2012 issue Capital City Transport. 

The Stamps

70c Horse-drawn tram Victor Harbor, SA
The lovely coastal city of Victor Harbor on the Fleurieu Peninsula of South Australia hosts the Horse-Drawn Tram, a service first established in 1894. Each of the four trams is hauled by one of a team of eight Clydesdale horses along a 630-metre viaduct or pier.

70c Seaplane, Whitsunday Islands, Qld
Queensland’s spectacular Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef can be viewed from the air in popular seaplane tours conducted by Air Whitsunday.

70c Puffing Billy, Dandenong Ranges, Vic
For many years, the early 20th-century steam train, Puffing Billy, has been one of Victoria’s favourite attractions. The iconic engine runs on its original mountain track from Belgrave to Gembrook in the temperate forests of the Dandenong Ranges, just outside Melbourne.

70c Boat cruise, Katherine Gorge, NT
Katherine Gorge comprises thirteen gorges carved through ancient sandstone by the Katherine River and is the central attraction of Nitmiluk National Park in the Northern Territory. Canoe and flat-bottomed boat cruises transport tourists as far as the fifth gorge.
 

Technical Details

  • Issue date

    3 March 2015
  • FDI withdrawal

    1 April 2015
  • Denomination

    4 x 70c se-tenant
  • Stamp design

    John White, Australia Post Design Studio
  • Product design

    John White, Australia Post Design Studio
  • Printer

    McKellar Renown
  • Paper - gummed

    Tullis Russell
  • Paper - self-adhesive

    C100
  • Paper (rolls)

    B90
  • Printing process

    Litography
  • Stamp size

    26mm x 37.5mm
  • Perforations

    14.60 x 13.86
  • Sheet layout

    Module of 50
  • National postmark

    Victor Harbour, SA 5211
  • Issue withdrawal date

    30 September 2015

Designer

John White, Australia Post Design Studio

Additional Products

  • Stamp (4 x 70c)
  • Cover (blank)
  • First day cover (gummed)
  • First day cover (s/a)
  • Stamp pack
  • Maxicard (4)
  • S/A booklet of 10 x 70c
  • Chequebook of 20 x 10 x 70c
  • Roll of 100 s/a
  • Strip of four
  • Collector pack
  • Gutter 10 (with design)
  • Puffing Billy, Vic postcard
  • Whitsundays, Qld postcard
  • Horse and carriage postcard
  • Katherine Gorge, NT postcard