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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.
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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 www.orangesmile.com
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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Cape York Peninsula

From the series “15 Sparsely Populated Places for Solitude with Wildlife”
As for areas that people have already discovered, there has left sevaral places that are inhabited. The places where you can stay along and to adore with the nature beauty. One of such places is Cape York Peninsula, Australia. Its 137 000 square kilometers area is covered with wild tropical forests. This huge territory is a home for less than 18 000 people and most of them are Australian aborigines.

This picturesque peninsula attracts researchers and tourists from the whole world. In these tropical wet forests, you can see various species of eucalyptus and even more a lot of rare plants. Iron Range is one of the richest regions with endemic plants. There you can find about 1 000 species of plants, 100 of which are quite rare. These awesome tropics is a home for butterflies. One more … Read all

SS Ayrfield Wrecks

From the series “The Surviving Remains of Shipwrecks You Can Observe Yourself”
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Arnhem Land Plate

From the series “Famous Stables of Ancient People”
Arnhem Land Plateau is one of the most popular place from the archeological point of view in Australia. Now it is a part of a huge National Park. The Nawarla Gabarnmang is a rock shelter in southwestern Arnhem Land, where were found the traces of petroglyphs, which age goes up to 28 000 years. On these paintings the researchers have made out the huge birds, which looked like the real one, which lived on the planet 40 000 years ago. It says that the first petroglyph has appeared there much earlier that it was mentioned.

The main part of the paintings depicts typical animals – tortoises, lizards and crocodiles. Now Arnhem Land Plateau is a part of the enormous Kakadu National Park. As a long years ago, the territory of the plateau is populated only with the aborigine tribes. Their type … Read all
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Expo 2020 in Dubai Was Visited by More Than 7 Million Visitors

If you haven’t visited this event yet, there is still time to book a hotel in Dubai because Expo 2020 Dubai runs until 31 March 2022. People who are unable to visit the emirate can make a virtual tour on the Expo 2020 website. By the way, the virtual visitation has already reached 31.6 million by the end of December. Read this

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Advices for popular cities of Australia

Sydney
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
Melbourne
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
Brisbane
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
Adelaide
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
Canberra
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
Tasmania
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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