Amoura Carter-Tips for Traveling to Australia for the First Time

Amoura Carter is a current teacher who is eager to start a new school year and position as a high school English teacher for Garinger High School. She has been teaching since 2010, but received her Master’s degree in Education in 2013. In addition to teaching, she enjoys traveling the world. Here are some useful tips for those traveling to Australia for the first time.

One of the most appealing parts of Australia are its beaches. However, if you go swimming, make sure you swim between the flags so you don’t run the risk of being pulled out to sea by a riptide. All beaches will have lifeguards on duty during swimming hours, but they may not be able to get to you fast enough if you’re caught in an undercurrent. Make sure you take note of the flags, and always swim between them in order to stay safe.

Bring sun protection for long days outside. Australia is a giant playground for the outdoor enthusiast, but it also has some of the harshest terrain in the world, with a very hot sun. Make sure you have the right protection in order to keep from burning throughout the day. Find sunblock with zinc oxide as a main ingredient in order to avoid harmful carcinogenic chemicals found in most sunscreen brands.

Be wary of poisonous critters. Australia is extremely beautiful, but it also houses some of the most poisonous creatures on the planet. It is known for its number of poisonous spiders that like to hide themselves in places people rarely look. Amoura Carter enjoyed Australia, and hopes to go again.