The laidback culture in Australia is a big draw for many visitors to the country, and we recommend all campers embrace the lifestyle to get the most out of touring in Australia.
Australia has many species of wildlife including Kangaroo, Koala, Wombat and Platypus to name but a few. If you are hiking or camping, be considerate and cautious of local wildlife. Take all rubbish with you, and treat any food items with great care to avoid attracting animals to your site. Animals with nearby young or nests will be particularly aggressive when protecting their territory. Research the region and learn how best to deal with the local wildlife you might encounter. Keep a safe and legal distance from any wildlife including marine animals and birds and closely follow any regulations. There are also numerous insects and poisonous animals in Australia so it is important to take sensible precautions – see Australia Health and Safety