Tourists in Australia

What Tourists in Australia should know before visiting

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?

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

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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

no guns

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.

Conclusion

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.

Top 5 facts about Australia

Australia is a developed country and also one of the wealthiest independent Western democracies with the population of over 20 million. When one mentions- Australia- various things come to mind such as Kangaroos, Koala, Cricket, Sydney Opera House, the Great barrier reef and so. But Australia is so much more than all of that, Australia is surely known for many amusing facts, wonderful and breathtaking wonders, so there are many things to learn and facts to know but among them all, here are the top 5 facts about Australia:

  1. The Marree Man- It is one of the mysteries of Australia that was discovered over a decade ago. The Marree Man is a gigantic portrayal of an original man that is carved in the desert. The layout is 4 kilometres long, and it has been one of the tourism spots since it was noticed. It is still a mystery as to who drew this man or why so much effort was put into it so it is likely that the origin of the Marree Man would remain in controversy over the years that is to come. Also, this land has been under a dispute between two indigenous groups who have opposing viewpoints of how the Marree Man land should be used.
  2. World’s longest Fence- The longest fence which is also known as The Dingo Fence/Dog Fence/Wild Dog Fence/Border Fence. It is a fence built to prevent the wild dogs which are high in number from trying to make a meal out of their sheep, so the Australians kept building fences to keep the vermin away. The fence is said to be 5614 kilometres long which start from Jimbour in Queensland continuing till the Great Australian in South Australia.
  3. Kangaroo meat- Australia has a high population of the native macropod. Not everyone eats Kangaroo’s meat but it is available in the markets, and you can also find it in restaurant menu as an haute cuisine. The meat is known to be a low-fat red meat with rich flavour which is considered to healthier to beef and lamb meat. Australia is the only country in the world that eats it National emblem.
  4. Aboriginals- The first inhabitants in Australia were the aboriginals Australians. They are the people whose ancestors were indigenous to the continent before the British colonisation of the continent started in 1788. In 2011, the country had a total of 3% Indigenous Australians which included the Aboriginal Australians and the Torres Strait Islanders. According to the Aboriginal language map of Australia, it had shown a different view of the country which was broken into a number of regions that is based on the language was spoken or the tribal groups.
  5. Language- Australia is a diverse country. There are over two hundred different languages and dialects that are being in Australia which includes forty-five indigenous languages. Among the languages, the most popular ones that are spoken are Engling, Italian, Greek, Cantonese, Arabic, Vietnamese and Mandarin.