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20 Don’ts in Australia

20 Don’ts in Australia

Traveling to Australia offers an array of unforgettable experiences, from exploring vibrant cities to immersing yourself in some of the world’s most stunning natural landscapes. However, to ensure a smooth and enjoyable trip, there are certain things travelers should avoid doing. Here’s a more straightforward guide on what not to do when visiting Australia.

1. Don’t travel during wet season in the North of Australia

In the Northern part of Australia, the wet can cause serious flooding. The weather there can change very quickly. Therefore, you should avoid the North between October and February…


2. Don’t travel during nighttime

It is well known that in Australia travelling at nighttime can be a real risk due to collision with wild animals. After sunset, it is not unlikely that Mr. kangaroo & Co. simply jump on the street out of nowhere…


3. Don’t approach or feed wildlife

While encountering Australia’s unique wildlife is a highlight for many visitors, it’s important to observe animals from a distance and not to feed them, for both your safety and their well-being.

4. Don’t start your trip completely broke

Australia is one of the most expensive countries in the world. Even if you’re on a low budget make sure you have some savings with you, so you don’t have to cancel your trip earlier than expected…

5. Don’t eat Vegemite

Everyone hates Vegemite – even American children…

6. Don’t forget to clean your camping spot

After camping throw all of your garbage in the bins provided. If there are no garbage bins, just take it with you and throw it in the next one…

7. Don’t drink too much goon

Goon is cheap wine sold in plastic bags that Australia is famous for. The Australians even invented a game call “Goon of Fortune” – It’s the best way to get a massive hangover. If you still decide to drink goon, make sure you drink it in moderation…

Goon of fortune

8. Don’t Swim Outside Designated Areas

In Australia the risk of drowning is real! There are some very high currents all over Australia. Even if you’re a good swimmer, make sure to swim in supervised areas and between the flags, which indicate patrolled areas.

Australia’s beaches are beautiful but can be dangerous.

9. Don’t Ignore Water Safety

Australia’s rivers, lakes, and oceans can have strong currents and other hazards. Always heed safety signs and warnings.

If you don’t want to get killed by a crocodile then you should never swim in any of the rivers of the Northern Territory (above the Tropic of Capricorn)


10. Don’t Assume All of Australia is Warm Year-Round

Australia’s climate varies significantly across the country. Pack accordingly, especially if traveling to southern regions in winter.

11. Don’t forget why you came to Australia

Australia is all about adventures, discovering new places and new cultures – So avoid spending all of your time in big cities. Step out of your comfort zone and be adventurous…

12. Don’t Miss Out on Exploring Beyond the Cities

Australia’s natural beauty extends far beyond its urban centers. Make time to explore the diverse landscapes, from rainforests to deserts.

13. But don’t go off-trails in National Parks

Nationals Parks in Australia are huge and it’s easy to get lost when you leave the marked trails. Also, remember to tell people where you’re going…

Also don’t Hike alone in remote areas! Always let someone know your plans and consider hiring a guide for remote or challenging treks.

14. Don’t Leave Your Common Sense at Home

As with traveling anywhere, use common sense. Look after your belongings, be aware of your surroundings, and make informed choices to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip.

15. Don’t go to Australia without a good travel insurance

It is very important that you get travel insurance before going to Australia. Costs for visiting a doctor or even a hospital can be extremely high. Read on to find more about travel insurances for Australia

16. Don’t buy a vehicle without a Rego

The registration regulations in Australia vary from state to state. However, if you wanna drive your vehicle it has to have a Rego. If it doesn’t have one it needs to pass a technical inspection and you have to pay for a new Rego…

17. Don’t forget your sunscreen

The Australian sun is intense. Always wear sunscreen, a hat, and protective clothing, even on cloudy days, to avoid sunburn.

18. Don’t Disrespect Indigenous Cultures

Be respectful of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Avoid visiting sacred sites without permission. Always follow signs and respect instructions.

19. Don’t ignore Warning Signs

No mater what sign it is don’t ignore it! If you see a warning sign with a croc well, there are actual crocodiles in that water. If you see a sign with a shark on it, don’t get in the water… quite simple 🙂

20. Don’t make too many plans

You already have a plan where to go, how much money you will spend and where to work? Well, that’s good. But usually plans change! Don’t make too many plans and leave some time for adventures!

And Don’t Underestimate Distances…

Australia is huge, and distances between cities and attractions can be vast. Don’t expect to drive from Sydney to Perth in a day.

Do you have more Don’ts in Australia? Let us know…

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