Australia: it’s a travel destination that polarises people as much as Marmite. For some, it’s at the very top of their travel bucket list. For others, it doesn’t even make an appearance.
We’ve all heard the stories of the wildlife, huge in variety and, sometimes, in size. However, this shouldn’t be a factor to put you off when there are on average only three deaths per year related to wild animals. When you take into account that there are five cow-related deaths in Britain each year, thirteen vending machine-related deaths across the world each year, and one and a half thousand road traffic collision deaths in Australia each year, doesn’t it become much less off-putting?
Besides, in this large, sparsely populated and varied country, there is so much to see and do that doesn’t involve getting accosted by the odd snake or tarantula. Beaches such as the Twelve Apostles in Victoria are arguably some of the most stunning on the entire planet. It’s also located on Great Ocean Drive, one of the world’s most famous road trip routes. There’s also Kangaroo Island, an Eden for wildlife living in their natural habitat.