Is everything in Australia trying to kill you? No.
I understand it is a cheerful joke that has been running around for years but Australia is full of sweet people and lots to see. Perhaps more to see than on any other continent. So, in order to soften the stereotypes, we have prepared some facts for tourists planning a trip to Australia
Australia is dangerous?
Australia has 5 cities exceeding the 1 million population mark, the biggest being Melbourne and Sydney with population around 5 million each.
You see? If these cities managed to grow so big, you don’t need to be worried about snakes and crocodiles in the city. Of course, the dessert is a whole new topic.
Australia banned online games?
No online games allowed? It’s not exactly true. Yes, Australia has stricken the online gaming laws in the country, so if you like to play casino games online while you travel, you might have a couple o problems.
However, Australia has amazing resorts, especially the Crown Casino Resorts in Melbourne and Perth. Here you will surely find at least the top 7 casino pokies – the Book of Ra, video poker and others.
I’m afraid of sharks
Hey, me too. Australians are not the people who are not concerned with sharks in the water. That’s why we take safety very seriously. All you should do is follow the rules. Trust me, they are there for a reason.
First, read information boards carefully when you enter the beach and talk to the lifeguards about the conditions in the water, etc. Also, look for safety flags – that’s where it is safe for you to swim.
And don’t forget, the Sun in Australia is extra aggressive. It won’t cut off your arms like a shark, but it can hurt you – Wear sunscreen and get sun umbrellas if you can.
No guns in Australia
A painful topic as it is, there was a mass shooting in Australia in 1996. And the government banned most cases when a civilian could have a gun. Simply said, you needed a specific reason why you would need a license. Through amnesties over 500,000 fire arms were brought in.
But that does not mean that, if you like rifles and hunting, can not get your hands on a gun in Australia. On the contrary, you can come and test guns, go on hunting trips – all in a safe and licensed environment. As it should be.
Tourism in Australia is booming and we are happy to see Americans, Europeans and Asians explore our lands. A lot of friendly faces await you here. Sure, we may need to punch an occasional Kangaroo in self-defense but overall, tourists should not be threatened here by all the dangerous animals that live in Australia.