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sample passes from one state
When visiting National Parks around Australia, each vehicle is issued with a PASS, which you are to FIX to the BOTTOM right hand corner of your windscreen. It is very important that you DON'T LOSE this pass. This is like cash, so if you lose it, you have to pay again!
Also, the front of your pass must be cearly visible from the outside. MAke sure you don't place the sticker/pass on tinted glass!
Another thing worth mentioning is that this pass is not transferable to another vehicle. You can upgrade to from one day to multi pass. The passes can even be annually or up to two years.
For annual passes, a copy of the registration papewr. bill of sale (for new cars if replacing annual passes) for the original vehicale and copy of the original annual pass. So, make sure you keep the pass.
In case your car is stolen or written-off, you still need to provide documentation such as a police report.
vegemite for true blue Aussies is a fave spread
This is an Australian spread, which your Aussie host/s will probably offer you any time of the day - usually it is eaten with bread or crackers.
As an Aussie citizen who's lived here for 16 years, I still haven't developed an acquired taste for vegemite. How does it taste like?
SALTY, very salty! Yet, many Aussies like it, who ironically are told to use little salt in their diet. So why is it salty? It is a dark brown savoury food paste made from yeast extract. Savoury indeed! If you like that sort of thing, LOL!
I can describe its taste as similar in saltiness to shrimp paste without the fishy smell but then it is just full on salty for me still! I first had it 16 years ago on fresh sliced white bread in a restaurant, just for curiosity as offered by my then boyfriend (now my hubby), it was alright, but nothing to rave about and several expired bottles after, I have stopped hubby from buying them as none of my kids like it too!
Btw, it is spread on very lightly too, beware of using it like a cheese spread, it is very potent!
wear life vests when sailing/boating
For tourists who like indulging in water activities like canoeing, kayaking, sailing, boating, you are required by law to wear life vests, which follow the Australian standards.
Even if you're just going fishing on board a small or big boat/yacht, etc. you have to wear vests as the weather can change drastically in Australian waters.
Each year, a good number of tourists go missing or endanger their lives and other people as well by not following the laws of this nation regarding wearing of vests and/or other rules.
There are lots of shops where you can hire life vests and other sporting equipment. It is safer to go to licensed shops or establishments for safety reasons.
Fishing license must also be purchased before going fishing even just for recreational purposes.It is available through the internet too and a more convenient way as some fishing shops in many local areas don't sell them anymore.
Compared to very broadminded Japan, I must warn tourists to hold on to your precious train tickets as train inspectors can really bed very strict and you might incur hefty fines.
In Japan, there are machines for you to adjust your fares if you make a mistake or you can easily ask help from a train worker/staffer if you are lost or whatever problem you might face there.
In Sydney for instance, they can be nasty and give you a fine on the spot so be careful and remember where you keep your tickets. Some buses also do not accept money just prepaid tickets as I noticed for buses around the city centre so do inquire with rail and buses offices or at the internet websites for these services.
Buy a fishing license in Australia before fishing
Even if you're just fishing for recreation, you must purchase/pay for a fishing license anywhere in Australia. Fishing rods can be hired, lure and other things needed can be bought or hired at tackle shops/fishing outlets BUT make sure you purchase a license. If you are caught without it, you will incur a fine.
There are also a limit to the size of the fish you are allowed to keep. This will be included in the info in the website when you buy the license.
NOTE: You can purchase a license for 3 days($6.00), 1 month($12.00), 1 year ($30.00) and 3 years ($75.00).
The best thing these days is to go online and purchase the license as most fishing businesses especially in peak season do not sell licenses anymore.
Each state in Australia has varying rules for the fishing license so do your research before you go fishing or incur a big fine or even face jail depending on the nature of your offense.
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