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Australian Outback Travel Tips
Submitted by M16382
If you plan to travel through the Australian Outback, it's important to take a few safety measures to make your trip as enjoyable as possible and to make sure you get home safely:

- Always let someone know where you're going, when you'll be leaving and when you expect to return- giving them your itinerary is even better.

- Take lots of water and plenty of food- if you break down somewhere remote, you need to be able to look after yourself until someone finds you and you can get easily ... view more dehydrated in hot climates.

- If you break down, always stay with your car- your car is easier to find than you are and your car will offer some shade.

- Make sure your vehicle has been serviced and is in good condition with good tyres. If you're hiring a vehicle, make sure you use a reputable dealer and if you're going off-road make sure you know how to engage 4WD (don't be afraid to ask- that's what they're there for!).

- Take some basic tools with you and make sure your jack and recovery gear are in good working order.

- If you can, a satellite phone is a great safety option. You can hire them from Telstra shops Australia wide. Give at least 2 friends the number and make sure you take important phone numbers with you. Make sure the phone is always charged and you know how to use it.

- Do your research before leaving home so you don't go anywhere you shouldn't or somewhere that you may get stuck. Locals offer great advise so ask at local roadhouses and other travelers & tourists (or a tour guide!).

Traveling through the Australian Outback is a great experience and the better prepared you are, the more you will enjoy your holiday. There's nothing like getting stuck somewhere to ruin a trip and often it's something simple.

Happy travels.

Australian Beaches
Submitted by M16603
Stunning beaches…

Australia is famous for its beach culture, which is hardly surprising as nearly all Australians live by the coast. In Sydney, one of the best places to meet fellow travelers is Bondi Beach which, though touristy, is definitely worth a visit. The streets behind the beach are lined with surf shops and backpacker hostels, giving the area a cheerful holiday vibe. On Christmas Day, this is the place to be – as the sun beams down, you will find yourself surrounded by Santa hats and Christmas ... view more trees galore!

Alternatively, if you want to escape the crowds and experience nature at its best, you should head to the Royal National Park, which is just a short drive from Sydney. Here you can relax in a secluded cove, lie back on fine yellow sands, and feel a million miles away from the stresses of city life.

Anyone traveling to the West Coast of Australia should make a stop in Broome and visit the famous Cable Beach. Here you can view spectacular sunsets over the ocean, enjoy a tropical palm-fringed coast and take a camel ride along its golden sands, providing a truly unforgettable experience.

The best beaches, by far, though, are situated along the coastline of Fraser Island, which is just off the East Coast of Australia. The island’s picture-postcard white sands and crystal clear turquoise waters are almost too good to be true. This is the place to feel at peace with the world, and amazed by its natural beauty. To make the experience even more memorable, you can drive a 4-wheel drive along one of the pristine beaches, with not one other tourist in sight.

Equipment for a Kayak Tour
Submitted by M18082
- Pack a range of Warm and Cool Clothing
- Take fast dry items,
- Dry Bags are essential check with the operator to see if they are supplied,
- Suncream, Hat, Sun Glasses, Shoes that can get wet,
- Hydration Method, Waterbottle or Hydra pack on your back,
- Waterproof camera, or waterproof casing,
- Dry shoes for camp,
- Change of clothes for the camp or car,
- Gloves if on extended tour,
- Hat that covers your neck,
- Fishing equipment.