ok first trip to oz [first trip anywhere} what would you suggest in the way of ..............bugspray/sunlotion/wellies cos of snakes/full lenghth overalls for spiders[well because of spiders] dont know where you get overalls with 8 legs...koala nets.crocodile pokers etc ........................................sriously is the sprays lotions better in oz? so buy em there? thanks ..gooday
I would buy the sunscreen here - ( ours is a roll on - easy to apply) if you have little ones you can buy one called ego sunsense - 30+ SPF and low/non allergenic. Only one we use with our almost 3yo and 7month old.
I bought insect repellant at Heathrow ( we were heading to Singapore and I forgot to get some) came in a stick and marked that it was okay for children. Used that for then 2yo - easy to roll on. Although again you can buy that here.
You are staying in Port Douglas - in a resort I assume - is winter to not redback season and snakes etc should not be a worry either. Just watch signs regarding croc haunts - don't be like the tourists my friend and I saw last time I went to visit her. Huge warning sign telling about the presence of estuarine crocs in these rivers no wading etc - and here were a group of tourists having a swim/washing clothes etc.
Not even stinger season - so no need to wear pantyhose on your head/arms etc.....
Just lay back enjoy the fab beach - think of us down in Brissy chilled to the bone whilst you enjoy what should be warmish dry weather.....
depends what time you arrive - we have felt that you just do your normal day and try to go to bed a little earlier. Drink lots of water on the plane to keep hydrated - stay away from the alcohol - being dehydrated also makes jet lag worse. We usually arrived in Brisbane early morning so we would do a normal day and try to go to bed a little earlier than usual for a few nights and find it is okay. It will take a couple of days to get sorted - we were lucky as we had a stop over in SIngapore when we emigrated out here and so took a couple of days to recover and then were fine when we got to Aus.
I always turn my watch to whatever time it is in Aus/UK when I board the plane.
Koala bear is right - even wintersun of August is much harsher than the UK sun.
The flags are usually red and yellow and koala is right - swim between them as that will be the safest place on the beach to swim. Am sure stinger season is more Sept/Oct from memory but just check I could be wrong. this looks like your closest beach
so I would jsut do a normal day and then try to get to bed a little earlier than normal...( probably do it for a couple of days) if you wake in the wee hours of the morning ( due to jet lag - don't get up - try and sleep some more.