State of New South Wales Warnings and Dangers

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State of New South Wales Warnings and Dangers

  • King Cross

    Sydney Warnings and Dangers

    Kings Cross is the place to be for a gang rape experience by maori bouncers and prostitues whilst your partner gets beaten up out the back. I guess you could say we were in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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  • Bag snatching / Pickpockets etc

    Sydney Warnings and Dangers

    Sydney is mostly safe, apart from some dodgy areas. Here are some areas that you should avoid and places you should be safe: SAFE: South Sydney (Cronulla, Woolooware, Sutherland). East Sydney (Vaucluse, Rose Bay, Double Bay). Bondi (relatively safe) Most of the city AVOID: Redfern (if you have to go to Redfern avoid Eveleigh Street at all...

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  • Spiders / Snakes / Animals

    Sydney Warnings and Dangers

    I am not too sure u will find these in your hotel, but just to be on the safe side! I live in Sydney and know that we have the Funnel Web Spider, known to cause 14 fatalities and a painful, venomous bite! There is also the Red Back Spider, Widow Spider- cause painful bites and the ugly, quite scary Huntsman that poses no threat to humans- only a...

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  • Water and general safety

    Sydney Warnings and Dangers

    I had never heard of these until I saw them on the beach. They aren't bottles, and they aren't glass. But they are blue and they are similar to a jellyfish! YIKES! These are also called a Portugese Man of War and they generally can be found in the summer months in parts of Australia. I've seen them on several of Sydney's northern beaches after...

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  • Driving and Transport

    Sydney Warnings and Dangers

    If you are traveling on sydneys trrains on weekends there will most likely be track work at the station your leaving or going to When trackwork happens passangers must hop on a cityrail bus that will take you to the station Cityrail bus journeys takes allot more time than train trips. Also there are trafic jams Try & take city buses to get to...

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  • You may never want to leave!

    Sydney Warnings and Dangers

    Sydney is an easy, carefree city and I can see why you wouldn't want to leave. During my visit I found myself wondering what it would be like to live in such a beautiful city. I didn't want to leave and I promised myself that even though I had to leave, I would return very soon.

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  • Sun / Sunburn

    Sydney Warnings and Dangers

    Follow those steps even if not at the beach on a 35 degree day!! Walking around in Summer, wear a hat and sunscreen. I enjoyed a brunch with a spaghetti strap dress on- was there for around 2 hours. Got to my house and my shoulders were 'red as a beetroot' was the term. It was not the first time i have been badly sunburnt in Sydney due to my fair...

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  • Taxis

    Sydney Warnings and Dangers

    I didn't really have a great experience with taxi drivers in Sydney. One of them was too busy listening to the football to answer my questions, another was chatting on the phone to someone in a foreign language and most of them were just really bad drivers - racing up behind other cars and screaming to a stop.

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  • Drinking

    Sydney Warnings and Dangers

    Be careful after dark around Central Station, which is where the vast Sydney Central YHA (youth hostel) is. Also be EXTREMELY careful in Redfern at night. It can't be stressed enough. Don't go there unless you have a specific reason to. Scan each street BEFORE you start to walk down it. If you see unsavoury people milling about, assess whether it...

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  • Drugs

    Sydney Warnings and Dangers

    I went to the Ivy Club/bar in March. I stayed there for 4 hours. Ivy has a hole in the roof meaning its outdoors. Thios places disgusts me! There are smokers everywhere. & if your a person that has respiratory Illnesses you will get sick just for going to this place I'm an Asthmatic & i got a throat Infection from all the idiots smokers at IVY. I...

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  • Money Changing

    Sydney Warnings and Dangers

    DO NOT USE THIS REAL GAP PLEASE SAVE YOUR MONEY AND NOT TRAVEL WITH REAL GAP BUT WITH A DIFFERENT COMPANY DESPITE PAYING THEM £599 THEY GAVE ME NO HELP WHATSOEVER AND I WAS PRETTY MUCH LEFT ON MY OWN IN THE MIDDLE OF TOKYO. Anything that they do for you, you can pretty much do yourself. If you want safety, research your area thoroughly, and...

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  • Bush Fires

    Sydney Warnings and Dangers

    There's nothing quite like a raging bushfire. You can have ample warning and still it can overrun you. When driven by a strong westerly wind that skips trees and lights gaseous fireballs created by oil evapourating from the eucalypts, it is a frightening thing to behold. Everything is scorched, native fauna the most pitiful sight as koalas and...

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  • ROADWORKS ON THE PACIFIC HIGHWAY

    The state of New South Wales is spending a lot of money upgrading the Pacific Highway to a four lane road. This should have been done years ago, I guess better late than never!As there are roadworks everywhere, you will come across many slow speed limits ranging from 40kph. Do not speed as the Police love to target these areas! There are stop and...

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  • WIDE LOADS - Nth West NEW SOUTH WALES

    HARVEST TIME IN N/W New South WalesAnd you will most likely come across lots of wide loads on the road. These will be Harvesters, Rakes and other equipment used in harvesting the Crops.When we were travelling, we were caught behind some of these, with little chance of passing as we were towing a caravan, but even with just a Car, you have to be...

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  • POLICE RADAR & DEMERIT POINTS

    New South Wales has very harsh penalties for people caught speeding in their vehicles. Travelling the Pacific Highway between Brisbane & Sydney you will see warnings of speed cameras, take heed of these as they ARE working all the time. In holiday periods, double demerit points are taken off your driving licence. They say the fixed speed cameras...

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  • Sharks

    Volusia County, FL, may be the world’s shark-bite capital, with 231 reported attacks (none fatal) since 1882, but New South Wales is home to the most severe shark attacks: 148 were recorded from 1876 to 2008—12 from great whites and 9 resulting in death. Most fatal attacks happen to surfers and swimmers who swim alone or veer too far from the...

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  • Safety at the beach

    Given that the bulk of Aussies live (just about) at the beach, you will find yourself at one, probably more on your visit to New South Wales. If you haven't already been to a beach, and even if you have, a reminder about safety issues will never go astray, I feel. The best surfing beaches here usually have life-saving patrols. Even in the country...

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  • Watch out for the UFO's

    Just joking, but the east coast of Australia gets some spectacular sunrises..........this one just looks like a ufo. There have been genuine reported sightings on occasions too but not in the recent past.

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  • Swim between the flags!

    Too many tourists arrive at the beach on foot and depart in a body bag! This is because they do not grow up on the beach and do not know how to read the surf! The best advice that anyone can be given is "only swim between the flags!"The red and yellow flags mark the safest part of the beach to swim, and it is also the area constantly under...

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