State of South Australia Warnings and Dangers

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State of South Australia Warnings and Dangers

  • Native Fauna

    Adelaide Warnings and Dangers

    IN Adelaide? You are more likely to be a victim of Adelaide's terrible drivers ;-) or ripped off than be hurt by Adelaide's creatures or other natural dangers. Some that people talk about are Octopus The blue ringed octopus is very small and highly toxic. The do live in coastal areas around Adelaide. They live inside small crevices which can...

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  • Weather

    Adelaide Warnings and Dangers

    Here in Adelaide South Australia we are experiencing a phenomena of 'Extreme Weather'! We are living through the hottest and longest heatwave ever recorded - one can't help but think about global warming. Last Summer we endured 15 days straight when the weather was 38 degrees celcius or above. This Summer, over just the last few days, we have...

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  • Crime & Safety

    Adelaide Warnings and Dangers

    Adelaide isn't really a very dangerous city but it is still a good idea to be aware of your surroundings and I wouldn't suggest walking around the streets at night, epically if you are alone. Hindly Street has been classed at the worst street in Adelaide but it isn't really as bad as everyone makes out. Make sure you are not alone and stay away...

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  • Drinks

    Adelaide Warnings and Dangers

    Although it almost certainly won't harm you, locals almost never drink tap water, due to it's funny dirty taste. Adelaide water is often taken from the Murray River, which due to over farming has serious errosion and salinity problems, causing the water to taste funny and look a bit muddy/murky. As a result I'd always recommend buying spring...

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  • Food & Dining

    Adelaide Warnings and Dangers

    The Adelaide Zoo took us most of the day to look around, so come lunch time, we had to buy some food. We chose the Zoo Cafe "Wildbites." This is more fast food, like hot chips, hotdogs, hamburgers, fish and chips, pies, pasties, and sausage rolls. More healthy options available were sandwiches, baguettes, and salads. Soft drinks, ice tea,...

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  • Shark Attacks

    Adelaide Warnings and Dangers

    I have written a number of tips and reviews about the wonderful white sand beaches and inviting sea right along the Gulf St Vincent. Because of the presence of sand banks the water tends to be shallow and there are rarely rips or large waves. While these beaches are generally safe for swimming and other activities it is important to exercise...

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  • Transportation

    Adelaide Warnings and Dangers

    The speed limit in Adelaide is usually 60 kph. If you drive 70 kph instead and you are caught it costs you AUD 133. :( Drivers in Adelaide are very considerate. There is not so much fighting and showing off as I knew it from other cities. Only riding a bike is quite dangerous on main roads without bicycle path. Cars pass incredibly close to your...

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  • HEALTH WARNING

    IMPORTANT HEALTH INFORMATION Do you have feelings of inadequacy? Do you suffer from shyness? Do you sometimes wish you were more assertive? If you answered yes to any of these questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist about Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Sauvignon is the safe, natural way to feel better and more confident about yourself and your...

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  • Phylloxera - the 'black death' of vines

    The word "phylloxera" is enough to make grape growers anywhere in the world tremble in trepidation.As I write this tip (Oct 07), the Australian horse racing industry is in a state of turmoil due to the spread of Equine Influenza through racehorse populations in the Eastern States of Australia. Our country has been relatively free from this scourge...

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  • Watch Out for Fruit Fly, Mate!!

    South Australia and designated parts of northern Victoria and southern New South Wales are free of the noxious little fly capable of spoiling millions and millions of dollars worth of crops if introduced to these areas.You can do your bit by being aware of the problem and observing the quarantine restrictions. Do not carry fruit or vegetables of...

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  • GOOD REASONS FOR NOT GIVING IT UP

    The Value of a Drink 'Sometimes when I reflect back on all the wine I drink I feel shame . Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the vineyards and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn't drink this wine, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. Then I say to myself, 'It is better that I drink this wine...

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  • Make Safety your priority

    The River Murray may look like a really calm and peaceful place..but remember it can be very dangerous..There can be a fast flowing current and snags near the edges can be nasty.Remember to put a life jacket on young children and have strict rules with lifejackets with older children...Many people do drown very quickly in this river.Alcohol is a...

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  • Driving around in South Australia.

    Along the roads in South Australia you will find road signs like below. It shows were people got injured or killed.

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  • Sheep crossing

    Beware when driving in rural areas. Often farmers will need to move their animals from one paddock to another using the roads to do so. Sometimes they will put out a sign giving you a advance warning in more remote areas they may just stand on the road waving a tree branch as was the case when I was holidaying in NSW.

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  • free falling on Granite Island

    You need to be very careful when stepping off the path on Granite Island. The are some places were there is a sheer drop to the sea below. Also there are deep crevices between boulders. Many tourists is South Australia have ended up in peril after misjudging rock faces and rising seas.

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  • Gale force winds on Granite Island

    The wind can be pretty strong on Granite Island. We had lots of fun battling it as we descended the stairs. The noise of the wind rushing up between the slats of the bridge was so loud we could barely hear one another. No matter what time of year you go to Granite Island its always a good idea to take a jacket.

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  • Protecting Granite Island

    Granite Island is a National park so its illegal to take anything from the reefs. You can be fined if you do so. Around the park you will see sign explaining why you cant do this.

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  • Get your beak out of my face

    Recently South Australia has had a little trouble with unruly pelicans. Much like delinquent monkeys, pelicans have learned that tourist are a good source of food. The trouble is they quickly learn that tourists are more scared of them then they are of us. Pelicans are jumping on picnic tables, chasing children and just being dam right demanding....

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  • Paradise lost

    Its very easy to get lost in the Australian bush. If you are bush walking and not an experienced orienteerer than its probably not a good idea to wander off. Australian parks have some beautiful bush walking trails that include signage about their distance and level of difficulty so these are a good option for tourists. Always tell someone where...

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  • Beneath calm waters

    This poignant quote comes from the coroner's inquest into the death of Jevan Wright and was from the mouth of Jevan's girlfriend' father."Jevan caught the next wave in. When I thought that he should have reached the rocks and standing up, I couldn’t see Jevan. I was scanning the water and couldn’t see him anywhere and I turned to Nugget and asked...

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  • Unique Australian animals do not give...

    Want to ruin your holiday?? Just speed on the open road, hit one of these and you will probably get a visit from the Royal Flying Doctor Service!

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  • Sheep have the right-away

    If you come to a road that is full of sheep, there is nothing you can do except wait for them to pass.

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  • Wildlife on the road.

    When using any of the major highways outside of Adelaide, keep a keen eye open for kangaroos, especially around dawn or dusk. They're drawn to the roadside by the green vegetation and you'll find them grazing right on the verge. This in itself isn't a problem except when you're travelling along at 100-110 kph and they suddenly leap out in front of...

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  • When on Kangaroo Island, our...

    When on Kangaroo Island, our guide took us down to the beach. The waves were huge and he prodded the group to see if anyone would join him for some body surfing. I figured it was a once in a lifetime shot and though no one else went, I followed him into the roughest surf I'd ever been in. But just like home, the waves were clean and easy to catch....

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  • Though incredibly cute from a...

    Though incredibly cute from a distance, keep it that way, sealions are known to inflict vicious bites to those who venture too close.

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