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Travel tips for Australia - what to prepare in advance and what to obey

1. The territory of Australia occupies several climatic zones. Therefore, each of the regions of the country has its weather conditions. You can go to Sydney or to the Great Barrier Reef at any time of the year. The best season for visiting; the northern tropics is the period from May to September, the central areas – from March to August, the southwest – from September to May, Tasmania – from November to March.
2. It is strictly prohibited to import food, animals, plants products, and some medicines into Australia. Exports from the country of representatives of local flora and fauna are strictly prohibited, even if it is just a piece of coral.
3. Among the clothes you choose to travel with, it is better to include light, bright colored things made from natural fabrics. In case of cool and rainy weather, you should take with you a raincoat or jacket, as well as an umbrella.
A special category of Australian hotels are those located in old buildings. In them, every detail of external design and interiors, reminds you of the …
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4. Aggressive Australian sun increases the risk of heat stroke and sunburn. It is better not to forget about a headdress, dark glasses, and sunscreen.
5. In Australia, sockets for plugs with three pins are the norm. Therefore, for the connection of electrical appliances, it is recommended to bring along an adapter.
6. Australians carefully maintain order even in the streets. You ought not to spit on the ground. Dropping of garbage in the wrong places is also prohibited. Locals are very concerned about the natural resources of their country, and demand the same from tourists.
7. In Australia, smoking is prohibited in public places: offices, transport facilities, hospitals, cafes and restaurants, shopping centers, and shops. Copyright
8. Vehicles in the country are left-hand driven. The speed on the highways should not exceed 110 km/h, and on urban routes – 60 km/h. All who are in the car must be fastened with seat belts.
9. In many catering establishments, it is permitted to bring alcoholic drinks along with you. This can be understood by the inscription “Bring your own”.
10. Service fees in restaurants are usually included in the bill. Otherwise, you can leave 10% of the order amount as a token of gratitude.
11. Before you go surfing for the first time, you should contact an instructor. He will tell you about the technique of gliding, and the etiquette of surfers.
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12. Swimming and diving is only allowed in specially designated places. Bathing outside the beaches is fraught with the risk of encountering a shark or crocodile.
13. Some animals in Australia may be dangerous to humans. So therefore, do not provoke kangaroos, dingo dogs, male duckbill, cassowaries, and pelicans.
14. It is not recommended to walk barefooted along the lawns of Parks as there may be poisonous snakes or insects in the grass.
15. Australia is a country with an arid climate, which increases the risk of forest fires. Extreme care must be observed when handling fire. You also should not violate fire safety rules.
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The Icebergs Pool

From the series “The Most Amazing Swimming Pools in the World”
In Sydney beach fans will be able to visit the unique The Icebergs pool. This amazing pool is located on the area of Bondi Beach. Its opening took place more than 80 years ago. Initially, the pool was created specifically for life-guards. It was one of the few open-air pools in the world with an artificial heating system. This feature allowed life-guards to train even in winter. Today this unique pool is available for all-the-year-round recreation to all.

Since the opening of the pool, the local life-guards have preserved an interesting tradition. With the onset of winter before diving into the pool, they first throw into it pieces of ice, and then all together jump into the water. Those, who want to relax in one of the world`s greatest pools, should take into account that the entrance … Read all

Coober Pedy

From the series “The Most Extreme Settlements on the Planet”
Australia has one of the most unique cities in the world, Coober Pedy, where the life may seem impossible for many people. This city is known informally as the world capital of opal. This region owes about 30 percents of world reserves of this mineral. The main feature of the town, which makes it an extreme life, is its harsh weather. Exhausting hot and catastrophic dust storms have forced natives to literally hide under the ground.

A few years ago, absolutely all citizens lived exclusively in underground houses, which featured quite a comfortable equipment. The air temperature in such houses is naturally maintained at 22 degrees Celsius. A large part of the citizens are now working in the mines, many of them go down right from their homes. Construction of conventional comfortable houses … Read all

Lake Hillier

From the series “Fabulous Nooks of the World with Striking Colorful Shades”
In Australia, there is a wonderful lake Hillier. At the first sight, it is very difficult to believe in its existence. The water in this lake features bright pink color showing an amazing contrast to sandy shores. This unique natural attraction is situated on the Middle Island, surrounded by the picturesque eucalyptus forest. The discoverer of this island was the British explorer Matthew Flinders, who landed on the island in 1802. When he climbed to the highest point, the traveler noticed an amazing lake with the rose water.

Even after 200 years, the color of the water remains an unsolved mystery. Originally, it was thought that it was caused by the high salt content of the water and rare microorganisms. However, numerous studies have shown that these factors not in any way affect the … Read all
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Advices for popular cities of Australia

1. You can easily reach the city center from the local airport. The most expensive way to get there is taxi (about 30 USD). Half the price is a ticket on the express train, which resides directly at the airport. Travelers with light baggage can also travel by buses; the bus ticket is 3 USD. 2. You can plan a trip at any time of the year, as there is a mild weather in Sydney 12 months of the year. Even in winter the temperature rarely drops below 18°C. However, weather changes quite quickly in … Read more
1. Tourists visiting Melbourne should be ready for weird weather behavior due to which the city is often called to be a “four seasons in one day” destination. During a day winter and summer can be witnessed for several times that is why no matter what the aims of the visit to Melbourne are, one should take in the journey as beach outfits so warm clothes. One should not leave a hotel without an umbrella as the rains start there all of a sudden. 2. The city is structured rather compactly … Read more
1. The best way to move around the center of the city is on foot. A large part of the city’s roads are closed for motor vehicles. More than that, it may be very difficult to find a parking place close to major shopping centers and government agencies. 2. Approximately 400 buses ply around the city. They are able to take you to absolutely any place of interest in the city. Tourists who expect to use the services of the public transport are recommended to buy a special «go card» card. … Read more
1. Leaving tips is customary not in all local restaurants and cafes. In expensive restaurants tips can be included in the total amount of a bill, and rarely exceed 10% of the total. 2. If you pay to a taxi driver, you should round the amount to the nearest dollar. 3. The travellers, who plan to bring any electrical appliances to their trip, should not forget to take an adapter. The sockets in Adelaide have three pins, and the supply voltage is 240 - 250 W. 4. The best time to visit … Read more
1. Tips are not officially accepted in local restaurants and cafes. Only luxury dining facilities can include tips in the total amount of the bill. As a rule, the size of tips is not more than 10% of the total order. If you want to, you can round off the due sum in a big way to any convenient amount. Your reward will be accepted with gratitude. 2. Power supply voltage is 240 - 250V, so travellers are recommended to get all necessary adapters and connectors in advance. You can also buy them … Read more
1. Travelers arriving to one of the airports in Tasmania could easily get to their hotel by bus. Local towns are very compact, so tourists would have an opportunity to get literally to the door of the hotel. The fare depends on the length of the route and can range from 10 to 22 Australian dollars. 2. The trip from the hotel to the airport is a complex challenge; a seat in the bus has to be booked in advance. The time and place of landing is agreed by phone; hotel employees will provide all … Read more

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