Unfortunately, up to a quarter of the emergency medical evacuations that we carry out each year are the result of city travellers who get into trouble on their Outback adventure.
The Australian Outback offers spectacular scenery and the chance for great adventure. But it is important to be ready for the rigours of travelling in isolated areas.
Everything from the maps you’ll need, to how to load your vehicle, how much food and water you’ll need to carry. Clothing, climate, insurance for overseas visitors and what kinds of road services you can expect to be driving on.
The RFDS can help you with all this and more for free!
Driving tips, stock and wildlife, floods even roads trains… ‘always give trucks and road trains (which can be up to 50 metres in length) plenty of room; if overtaking, allow at least 1km of clear road ahead’
Information about passing through aboriginal land, sacred sites, taking your pets, travelling by foot, snake bite and it’s treatment are all covered.
In many parts of Australia, access to adequate health care can mean long journeys by road. The RFDS not only provides general health care and emergency services to local communities, but also to travellers.
So before you set off go to: http://www.flyingdoctor.org.au/Communications/Safe-Outback-Travel/
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