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Keep cool in extreme temperatures

With temperatures set to soar heat exhaustion and dehydration are very real dangers. These simple steps will help to keep you and your family safe while out walking in our parks and gardens. What to wear Wear a wide-brimmed hat, good quality sunglasses, strong shoes and sunscreen Eating and drinking Carry and drink at least one litre of water per person per hour We don’t recommend you drink sports drinks, diet cordials or caffeinated drinks as they can contribute to dehydration Eat regular meals, take frequent breaks and eat healthy snacks Consider taking an electrolyte product with you such as Hydralyte / Gastrolyte to replace lost fluids https://www.

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Recognise signs of dehydration

When temperatures soar there is a risk of serious heat-related incidents. These tips should help you get the most out of your holiday even if the mercury is rising. When it’s very hot it’s important to walk only in the cooler parts of the day - in summer we strongly recommend you walk only in the early morning, before 11.00 am. Before you head off to the beach, or set out to walk, familiarise yourself with the symptoms of dehydration and heat stress.

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The Dream Trip - arriving at Uluru

Guest bloggers Maree Clout and Corinne le Gall begin a photographic trip through Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Imagine picking up an autobiography, opening it up and reading “I was born, I lived, I died”. That would be interesting enough in both wittiness and uniqueness, but the reader would want to read more about the life of the author. The same applies to writing about Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. It would be easy to just say that there is one big rock and nearby there is a conglomeration of them.

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Australia, unplugged

Increasing numbers of people are choosing to shut off electronic devices and get back to nature with a digital detox Nawurlandja lookout, Nourlangie Rock | Image credit Tourism NT Human connection is a central part of travelling - we want to show our friends the blissful brunch, the breathtaking views, (and how great we look when we’re oh-so-relaxed!) But the convenience of having the world at your fingertips means that smart phone addiction is mounting, causing negative effects on our minds and bodies.

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Australia is BIG!

You’ve all heard it - Australia is big. But do you know just how big?! When booking your trip and planning your itinerary we recommend you research each stage of your trip, to get a clear picture on how long it takes to travel between places. Even Aussie’s get caught out by the sheer distance between places. The fact that only about 24 million people live here also means there may not be as many flights, trains or buses running as you might be used to at home.

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