British visitors to Australia used to bemoan and fear the many spiders and snakes, who make their home on this vast brown continent in the southern realms. Plus, of course, the virulent man-eating sharks that roam our Indian and Pacific Oceans. These days, tourists from all over enjoy travelling around the great Down Under. They may be more likely to avoid hitch hiking on lonely stretches of our outback roads. Backpackers from Europe have come unstuck at the hands of malevolent Aussies in forests down Belanglo way. Camping is safer in Oxford Street on a Friday night, it seems.

Tips For Enjoying Travel In Australia Safely

The perils faced by tourists visiting this Great Southern Land may change according to the social anxieties of the day. In 2017 it is likely to be ice addled locals driving amok in the middle of Melbourne, and global terrorists of the colonial kind visiting murder and mayhem upon the innocent in Swiss chocolate cafes. How then, does the intrepid traveller properly prepare for a trip to the Lucky Country? What are some tips for enjoying travel in Australia safely? Plenty of Aerogard and sun screen. A fist full of dollars. A bevy of security agents in a black SUV?

Making money while travelling in this leviathan of a casino, which now lists gambling as one of its largest industries, along with mining and tourism. Digging holes, digging for rare and precious Chinese metals, like gold and iron ore, are all national preoccupations. You can even take your metal detector to the beach with you and scour the sandy surfaces for stray rings, watches and coins. Be careful at Cronulla that you do not dig up some trouble of a different kind, the black and white kind.

Keep your eyes on the ground and avoid too much unnecessary eye contact, especially around our strutting king-hitting youths. There is nothing more thrilling to a young Australian male than a skinful, a fight and a fuck, but not necessarily in that order.  Oh to be young at heart once more and charging about on the city streets. Wild colonial boys still exist on our fatal shores, just without the horses and the Ned Kelly homemade armour. These days, it is all on social media; just ask the Richmond football team. Violence has become digitised for greater public consumption; no fight is real unless it is on Facebook.