Sydney is Australia's most populous city and a magnet for travellers from all over the world. Its harbour position is spectacularly beautiful. There are world famous beaches on the doorstep and the iconic Harbour Bridge and Opera House.
Driving around Australia seems like such as simple undertaking, but like many things in this great brown land, it's not without major risk and should not be attempted without a great deal of preparation, and not not before you've read these World Nomads tips.
Australia is renowned for its beaches; ultra white sand, crystal clear water - paradise right? Wrong! Like many things in Australia it may look benign but it can be a life threatening experience unless you follow some simple rules.
No doubt, you've just read our other post on Australia's dangerous animals "The Big Bite: Aussie sharks and crocs" and are relieved to discover that it's more likely you'll be killed by lightning than die in the jaws of a great white.
Crikey! It's dangerous Down Under! Or so goes the cliched view about Australian wildlife. Most travellers to Australia are surprised and relieved to arrive and find that the beaches are not swarming with sharks and Croc Dundee.