Health and hygiene
Health and hygiene are good, high standards in the hospitality industry are enforced and in general there are few problems with health. Tap water is generally safe to drink, thought the taste varies. The main risks to your health relate to dehydration and sunburn. Due to the remoteness and lack of amenities always carry enough water. When in the sun, wear a hat and sunscreen. The sun’s rays here are stronger and more harmful due to the clean atmosphere. For more detailed information check ‘travel advice’ on: www.fco.gov.uk.
The best time to travel in tropical North Queensland is between May and November, when the beaches can be enjoyed without threat of marine stingers. Whilst it can still rain between May and July, rainfall is generally light and mainly coastal. There is always the opportunity to head west, where the climate tends to be much drier. Temperatures are warm during the day and mild at night on the coast, inland the variation between day and night is larger.
In North Queensland is the opposite of India; the traffic is generally light and the main problems arise from not being prepared in cases of break downs. Accidents happen mainly because of sleepiness or excess speed. Wide areas have no phone coverage and the distances between amenities are great. Hence there is a need to always carry enough water and spares. Roads vary from sealed to rough four wheel drive tracks, and hitting wildlife on the road is another hazard especially around dusk and dawn.
Terms and more
A deposit of 20% is required to secure your place, once you have accepted tour itinerary and conditions.