The dos and don’ts of riding a motorcycle in Australia

Story by: Viking Bags     Date: 20 June 2022    Image by: Canva | Photon-Photos

5 minutes reading time Australia

Being a motorcycle enthusiast, you don’t limit yourself to just one place, one state, or one country. You want to stay free and let the adventure lead you to the best places. This is exactly why you will see most motorcycle and travel enthusiasts rating destinations based on adventure, safety, and beauty. However, with more people seeking adventure, most people just forget about safety. You will see that destinations where the risk of getting into accidents increases are marked as the most thrilling sites. People usually rank these destinations as the highest. Within Australia, where these adventure sites are found in abundance, people from all over the world come to visit these sites. Apart from this, Australian roads, weather changes, and exotic animal species make it a land that attracts more people than you might ever think about.

With so many advantages that attract people, you will also see people questioning their safety. One of the biggest issues that most people face is the traffic rules and the safety associated with animals. As Australia is known to be the land of exotic animals, you will love nature, but some of these animals are delayed and poisonous as well. Most travelers do not know about this, which is the reason they usually end up making mistakes. Although authorities are trying to camp out in places that are free from these deadly animals and people are now more cautious than ever, there is no room for mistakes because your carelessness can end your life as well.

Uluru, Petermann, Australia

With the help of this article, we will mainly explore different options that will eventually help you make your overall trip to Australia safer. Our goal is to help people who are into motorcycle roadside camping because most of the riders are not familiar with the issues. Apart from this, we will also focus on traffic stations.

The dos of riding a motorcycle in Australia

Know about the weather

The weather in Australia is a little different from the rest of the world. We know this and we have learned about it almost everywhere. This is the reason that when the rest of the world is getting ready for extreme summers, Australians get ready for winter. However, most people will not tell you that extreme Australian weather is extreme. You need to know that there are two climate zones. One lies in the south while the other lies in the northern half. On the northern side, you will have a hot climate all year but during the summer season, the humidity level increases. Overall everything gets hot and wet which is the reason you will see a lot of cyclones as well.

On the contrary, the southern side of Australia has a very different climate. It is a mix of Mediterranean and temperate weather. You will see warm summers whereas the winters are wet. You will also get to see spring and autumn with a very pleasant temperature range. Winters can be very cold but compared to the rest of the world, you will not experience too much cold that you cannot ride a motorcycle.

Australia survival

Pack a Survival Kit

Your survival kit needs to have everything that you could need for your safety. Most people think about survival kits and instantly think about getting them from some convenience store. However, within your survival kit, you need to assemble things that you might need for yourself as well as your motorcycle along the way. This will have your tool kit along with your first aid kit and safety kit. Since you will get to see a lot of snakes and spiders when you camp, you have to know about the poisonous types and if the place you are going to stay in will be equipped with the things you need.

Eyre Peninsula South Australia

What Do You Need To Avoid?

Safety Rules

Most people confuse that holding a global driving license and driving on Australian roads are the same. Well, you might have a sense of driving but you also need to know about the safety rules and what you have to follow. Before starting your trip read through the guidance offered by the authorities because this will save you a lot of hassle.

Finding Campsite

In other parts of the world, you will feel that finding the campsite is pretty fun and you can technically just learn how to peg the tent and stay there for as long as you want. On the contrary, when it comes to Australia this random campsite can be dangerous. This is the reason you will see designated campsites where you have to pay. Usually, the payment will be somewhere between 10 to 30 dollars spent on the facilities they are offering but you have to be very cautious about the campsite that you want to book. Some places also offer tent renting and power backup so make sure you know these things before you pay.

Australia set up camp

Bottom Line

To sum it all up, it all comes down to the way you plan your trip. People who are into camping usually know that survival kits are important so they carry these kits everywhere, however, if you are not into camping and you think traveling in Australia will be easier even without the survival kit, you might have to think again. Apart from this, you also have to keep in mind that every destination has different requirements and the way you will be adjusting your trip according to the destination is very important. Another very important thing to keep in mind is the traffic rules. Although most people think that holding a universal driving license means they have a sense of traffic, every country has different rules and safety guides so before traveling to Australia, invest some time in reading these guides. These guides and safety rules will not only help you protect yourself but also help you know your rights in Australia as a motorcycle rider. Even if you live in Australia and you have been traveling a lot, keep in mind that the traffic rules for cars are completely different from motorcycles so you will have to learn about them separately.

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