The Indian Ocean along the South West Cape region can be very treacherous and many unsuspecting visitors have been swept out to sea by a sudden large wave.
The areas to avoid along this coastline are on the rocks because in a large swell these are made slippery and it is easy to be washed off them and swiftly taken out to sea.
During August 2006 a 19 year old American tourist was drowned after being swept off Torpedo Rock while his companions watched helplessly. At the time of writing this tip his body had not yet been recovered.
Do not turn your back on the sea!
The dugite is an olive green to brown coloured snake with an average length of around 1.5 metres.
They are quite common around the South West of WA and are venomous but bites are rarely fatal to humans.
If you treat them with respect and leave them well alone they will most likely disappear into nearby bush as fast as they can slither their scaly skin away.
Walk with at least 2 other people where possible.
Carry at least 2 litres of drinking water per person per day.
Take appropriate clothing (hat, waterproof) as weather conditions can change rapidly.
Tell someone where you are going.
Take care when swimming because many beaches have strong rips and undertows.
Do not walk on black, wet rocks as these can be very slippery underfoot.
In the event of a wildfire, move or stay on the coast for your safety.
Snakes are quite common in National Parks but are rarely seen. Watch where you walk and keep your distance.
Coastal limestone cliffs are very fragile at their edges so keep clear of overhangs to avoid landslides.
Beware of deep water at creek crossings during the winter months or after heavy rains.