You heard about the dangerous Australian animals? Read sensational articles in the media about man-eating crocodiles and sharks?
Are you worried about the threat of poisonous snakes and spiders in the Australian Outback? Are you even thinking you can never visit Australia because of all these dangers? Let me give you some answers to your questions.
It is true that Australia has a wide range of dangerous creatures. However, you can avoid coming even close to them with some common sense.
For general Outback travelling you need some knowledge about Outback safety, and the same applies to dealing with Australia's wildlife.
The good news is, you do not find them in Australia's red centre and not in the Eastern Outback. Actually, Australia's lovely beaches, especially in the tropical north, inhabit a few creatures you should avoid by all means.
To be honest, box jelly fish & stonefish worry me more than spiders and snakes. But I am not a "water person" so it is easy for me to avoid them.
By now there are only beasts that live in the coastal waters around Australia on the list of animals to avoid. Sounds like I am slightly prejudiced, eh? Perhaps I am. I am not a "water person". A holiday on the beach is not my cup of tea.
I don't want to spoil your fun on Australian beaches. No way! I just want to inform you to avoid any risk. And yes, there are dangerous animals in the Australian deserts and in the bush, too. Information is here, just click on the "Creepy-Crawlies" link below! Everything you wanted to know about spiders and other creatures that live in the Outback.
I hope you enjoyed this page about dangerous coastal animals. Australian nature is just stunning, don't worry too much.