When travelling in the northern part of Australia, anywhere really across the "top end" here in Queensland or the Northern Territory or Western Australia always carry and use a reliable Insect and Mosquito repellant.Especially in the evening and by the water and rivers...Dengue fever is now in Northern Australia..
When driving up this way you will notice that the roads/highway tend to be a lot narrower and it is important to slow down ...There always is a big chance that wildlife along with feral animals will at any time run out of the bush onto the road..
The last time that I was driving up here I was really disturbed by the amount of "roadkill" that was prevelant on the roads.Kangaroos and emus .I was also amazed that a lot of it was feral...pigs, goats, brumbies,I even saw a camel and a brahman cow that had been hit...You know it is pretty well impossible to hit any of these animals without doing major damage to your vehicle possible totalling it completely, along with yourself..some helpful local hints :
Do Not drive after the sun goes down..Try and be at your accomodation by this time.
Take notice of wildlife safety signs.
Please look out for our wildlife ...we love it ..
Be aware that communication reception is not good out here. it's not just a case of "calling an ambulance".usually if you need help out here it will be the Flying Doctor Service..and that takes time ..
Beware of the cattle grids on your road journey. They come up unexpectedly as you race across the outback roads at 100k's. Be prepared to slow down and look after your tyres!!