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The Do's & Don'ts for Tourists in Australia
|Date Added: September 02, 2009 01:52:01 PM
If you’re looking to travel to Australia it’s important to plan your trip. One important consideration to remember when travelling to other countries (not just Australia) is the local customs. Australia is pretty laid back country overall. For example, in Japan its common courtesy to bow when thanking and showing respect whereas in Australia a simple ‘thank you’ works.
You need to be mindful of the law to avoid problems both when entering the country and staying in the country. By being aware of what you can and cannot do while in Australia will make your trip a memorable one, and not a disaster!
Here’s a quick list of do’s and don’t to keep in mind:
- If your renting a car, use your seatbelt. If cycling, wear a helmet.
- Make sure you wear sunscreen when outdoors to prevent sunburn
- Carry photo ID and passport and other essential documents.
- Carry emergency phone numbers with you.
- Reconfirm your tickets before you leave your hotel, to avoid problems.
- Keep your valuables in a safe deposit box in your hotel room. Or buy a Pac Safe bag.
- Research the tourist attractions before arriving.
- Exchange money from a recognized changer such as a bank or at airport.
- Bring with you prohibited items, such as meat, packaged, dairy products or fresh fruits and vegetables.
- Forget to carry copies of your identity documents with you. (Leave third copies with trust family back home).
- Don’t smoke in public buildings (that includes the hotel), stores and public transport.
- Eat or drink when in stores or on public transport.
- Don't hire any vehicle from unlicensed operators.
- Swim outside the red and yellow flags at beaches for your safety. These flags designate safe areas. Where you don’t see flags, marks an unpatrolled beach. Swim in unflagged areas at your own risk.
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