If you are planning to visit Australia once their lockdown ends, you may have been plagued by myths and legends of the scary nature of Australia. Australia is shrouded in so many funny, freaky and downright ridiculous myths that have actually put people off visiting the country in the past.
Never fear, you’re about to find out 3 myths about Australia that aren’t true at all. Australia is full of quirks and amazing things to explore, so don’t be scared, and jump right into this myth-busting article!
Myth #1: Australia is overrun with poisonous beasts.
If you think about it, the main concern most people have about Australia is the wildlife. Australia’s infamous bird eating spiders, great white sharks, dingoes, crocodiles and poisonous snakes have terrified people before they even enter the country itself. However, contrary to popular belief, most Australians live side by side with the array of fascinating beasts that are native to the country.
It’s good to do your research about the potentially dangerous wildlife in any country you visit, but don’t fall into an Internet black hole of scaremongering. It is unlikely you will encounter any dangerous wildlife in Australia’s cities; however, if you are camping in the outback, you might expect to meet some peculiar friends. Make sure you go with a guide and treat unknown creatures with caution – but don’t let the fear of encountering a tarantula ruin your entire trip!
Myth #2: Australia is huge and densely populated.
One half of this myth is true: Australia is huge. You could fit thirty two of the UK into Australia – it’s a truly humongous place. However, opposite to what some believe, Australia is not densely populated. Although it is thirty two times the landmass of the United Kingdom, Australia is home to only 25 million residents – that’s just over a third of the population of the UK.
If you travel outside the main Australian cities, you will find that much of the country is, well, just country. You can drive for hours in Australia and encounter nothing at all; this can be eerie and refreshing all at the same time.
Myth #3: The only interesting places to visit in Australia are Melbourne and Sydney.
The Sydney Opera House is a sight to behold, but it isn’t the be-all and end-all of Australian sightseeing. There are other cities than Melbourne and Sydney to explore, such as Perth and Brisbane; plus, the wilderness of Australia is home to some of the most spectacular sights in all the world, including the Daintree Rainforest and the Uluru.
If you are interested in visiting Perth, a city in South Western Australia, click the link to find cheap car hire at Perth airport, so you can see the sights from your own privately hired vehicle!
Thanks for reading my blog, Aimee
Don’t be put off by the scaremongers of the world; visiting Australia will give you memories that last a lifetime, with or without giant spiders! Find out more by speaking with your local travel agent about trips to Australia.