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  TRAVEL TIPS FOR WESTERN AUSTRALIA


Love travelling without organising to much? See where ever you end up? Just to enjoy some happy travels in Western Australia, you do however need some organising.
So a few tips to avoid shortage of water, fuel and food:

General tips:

Let someone know where you going, especially when you are in remote areas. Also when you expect to arrive at your destination.
Bring plenty of water and refill it as soon as you have got the oppertunity. Empty jerry cans aren't going to help you when stuck in the outback.
Bring detailed maps with you.
Stay with your vehicle when stuck. Don't go for a walkabout.
Wear clothes with long sleeves, a hat, sunnies, sunscreen etc.
Stay away from living creatures like wildlife. More info about wildlife by clicking here.
If you pass a roadhouse or fuel station: fuel up!! Don't think you can make it until the next one. Besides, you never know when a nice side road comes up that needs exploring. You do need enough fuel for that!
While you're there: refill your water bottles!

lonely planetTravel Guides, Maps and Accomodation

Not always online and want to take a guide on your trip through Western Australia? Taking a Lonely Planet Travel Guide might be handy. There is a lonely Planet Guide available, with all the travel information about Western Australia. It has been written by local and expert authors, including biologist Tim Flannery. It includes a list of the 4WD roads and tracks that criss-cross this vast area. It also contains swags of seasonal work and accommodation options. It has been researched and written with sustainability in mind. Click here to open the Lonely Planet website and let them deliver the guide on your doorstep.
Where to stay? Hostels and Hotels are easy to find on the accomodation page of this website. Click here!

Important phone numbers and websites

Fire/Police/Ambulance 000
Fire/Police/Ambulance from GSM mobile phone 112
Royal Flying Doctors Service (emergencies only) 1800 625 800
Automobile Association of Australia - National Emergency Breakdown Service 13 11 11
Drive Safe WA (08) 9525 2252
www.drivesafewa.com.au
Drive WA www.drivewa.com
Mainroads: road conditions, GPS co-ordinates, trip distance calculator 138 138
www.mainroads.wa.gov.au
Hospitals in Western Australia www.health.wa.gov.au
National park passes can be obtained from the Department of Environment & Conservation (DEC) (08) 334 0333
www.naturebase.net
Permits for Aboriginal Lands via the Aboriginal Lands Trust WA, Department of Indigenous Affairs (08) 9235 8000


Travel tip of the day: go out there, enjoy, have fun!

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