As we explored many of the sights along the GOR; there were postings of unstable cliffs. Areas such as the Twelve Apostles are perched high above the beach and have areas of instability. Best to be careful; watch the signs and adhere to the paths that are marked safe. Don't make your holiday into a trip to the hospital.
The Water is Quite COLD!
My wife loves the water and the temps were heating up during our afternoon; so she decided to test the water. Yeah, it was freezing cold, so no ocean dip for her that day. We asked a local fisherman if this was the norm for this time of year and he told us yes. The water tends to be a bit colder here in the South.
Australia does have it's share of creatures that can kill you: sharks, jelly fish, snakes, insects, spiders.drop bears (just kidding that is a joke on the tourists). If you see a sign posted warning of a potential animal hazzard; please pay attention to it and be aware.
Beware when Swimming/Boating and Fishing
Again I will say to visitors to any beach/lake/water hole in Australia, BE CAREFUL...swim between the flags on beaches, if you aren't sure if it's a good area to swim. DON'T.....
When you go out in a boat make sure you have all the life saving equipment you need.
Life Jackets , flares etc.
Check the boating laws and follow those. One minute you can be in calm waters the next you can be in trouble.
Fishing is a favourite of the Aussies, even locals get caught in dangerous circumstances.
Do not fish off rocks that are close to the water. Incoming waves are dangerous.
Please be careful.....
- Water Sports
- Family Travel
Bush Fire Safety
Bush Fire Safety Signs are posted in many areas. Dry foliage can easily start to burn and lead to a big bush fire. Pay attention to the signs posted and don't do anything that could cause a fire.