Top 10 Reasons to Not Visit Australia

It’s common knowledge that everything in Australia is trying to kill you. You might’ve already read the satirical “Top 5 reasons you shouldn’t go to Australia“, or you might not, but here are, with pictures, the top 10 reasons to not visit Australia. And these are all completely legitimate reasons, not even joking!

1. Redback

Photo taken by Jurgen Otto – https://www.flickr.com/photos/59431731@N05/

Ahh, spiders. Who doesn’t love spiders? Oh right, everyone. These venomous little creatures are so small you’d never expect that they could be deadly. They’re responsible for a large % of  bites in Australia, and the bite alone can cause nausea, vomiting, headaches and sweating. And being bitten hurts as per all creatures. That’s only one species, lets not get started on the Huntsmen, funnel-web and trapdoor spiders.

2. Box Jellyfish

I’m no expert, but I’d guess they’re called box jellyfish because they look like boxes. Probably. These jellyfish are extremely venomous and their stings can cause serious harm to humans – heck, they can even be fatal. The best part? The most dangerous species of box jellyfish happens to live in Australia. Feel free to Google ‘Box Jellyfish Sting’. Better stay away from the water.

3. Eastern Brown Snake

Photo taken by Matt Clancy – http://www.flickr.com/people/88708273@N03

Australia is home to something like 7 of the worlds deadliest snakes can be found in Australia. The deadliest being the inland taipan, apparently. Eastern Brown Snakes are on this list because they’re a LOT more common. They’re also really dangerous, and super angry. If you see one, I’d highly suggest getting away from it ASAP and never returning. The common brown snakes are pretty little things though, especially when they’re coiling up and raising themselves off the ground as if they’re being charmed, but make sure you don’t get bitten. A bite from one of these guys can cause ‘Venom-induced consumption coagulopathy’ (blood clotting), kidney failure, paralysis and cardiac arrest. All that and they’re still only the 2nd deadliest.

4. Cassowary

Photo taken by Brian Gratwicke – https://www.flickr.com/photos/briangratwicke/

Aww look a pretty blue and pink and purple birdy! But seriously, look at the size of those feet and claws. Cassowaries are usually shy, but those that have had human contact can be dangerous. Think of it this way, the only bird heavier than a cassowary is an ostrich. They can grow to be 6 feet tall (180 cm) and they can run at up to 31 mph through the jungle. So not only are they massive, they’re quick, short tempered with sharp claws. Steer clear.

5. Red Kangaroo

Photo taken by David Cook – https://www.flickr.com/photos/kookr/

Ah the famous Australian marsupial, the kangaroo. They’re not as harmless and docile as you might think. Male red kangaroos have been known to reach over 2 metres tall standing upright, and weigh over 90 kilograms. They’re usually a bit shorter though. A kangaroos kick is capable of tearing open human flesh – they kick you in the stomach and you’re in serious trouble. ‘Roos are alpha dominant, so if you get in the way they’re likely to want to fight you. If they do, the best (and only) advice I was ever given is to put something sturdy, like a big tree, between you and the kangaroo. You won’t be able to outrun it.

6. Saltwater Crocodile

Photo taken by ‘Yaruman5’ – https://www.flickr.com/photos/barkochre/

These monsters can grow to be over 6 metres long and weigh more than a ton. Despite the name they live in all sorts of places where you’d least expect them – all the better to surprise you and turn you into dinner. They’re territorial, so if you find yourself in the wrong place they’ll more than likely attack you. Crocs are capable of breaching the water and jumping ridiculously high (particularly the juveniles), and they’ve got a pretty nasty bite too. That’s not even including the infamous death roll. It’s probably best to keep all of your body parts protected if you’re on the water in Salty territories.

7. Great White Shark

Photo taken by Elias Levy – https://www.flickr.com/photos/elevy/

Do I need to explain this one to you? A 4 metre long, 1 ton bundle of death. I mean, just look at those teeth! Granted that they don’t hunt humans, but if you’re flopping around like a seal there’s a good chance it’ll take a chunk out of you. And the best way to look like a seal? That’s by swimming and surfing. Coupled with jellyfish and crocodiles, good luck in the Australian waters.

8. Dingo

Photo taken by Dwayne Madden – https://www.flickr.com/photos/dj-dwayne/

Dingoes might not seem like the most vicious predator you can find in Australia, but on the land, they are in fact, the largest. They look a lot like dogs, but they’re technically wolves – and everyone knows wolves are dangerous. As with all “dogs” (as in lions being cats etc) if you get bitten you risk contracting rabies, and it’s really going to hurt. You’ve probably all heard “a dingo ate my baby”, and if not, you aught to be careful else you’ll find yourself making those claims.

9. More Spiders

Photo taken by Cathy J Ross- https://www.flickr.com/photos/cathy-j-ross/

As in, raining spiders. The spiders release silk as they’re “jumping” which then causes them to be picked up and carried away with the wind. Well eventually the wind will stop blowing and voila, it’s raining spiders. The gossamer then ends up all over the place and you’re left with millions of spiders and a ridiculous amount of webs. An arachnophobe’s nightmare.

10. Dropbear

The fabled Dropbear

Ah, the fabled dropbear – big cousin to the cute and cuddly koala. Unlike koalas, dropbears are carnivorous, and are also much larger. They hunt their prey by hiding amongst the tree tops and dropping down on their preys heads from above, which is how they earned their name. Dropbears are even known to hunt humans in more urban areas, particularly in dense foliage such as parks.

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    1. yes that is true and Btw Australia is the best place in the world it is way better than America because we don’t have a pumpkin as a president.

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  1. I was literally laughing at this. All of theses reasons came out of a bulls ass Good job mate
    Ps- Drop bears don’t exist
    -I have seen some of theses animals and literally gave a dingo my left over dinner.

  2. Wow, I don’t think I could stop laughing. The first few are ok I guess, but the, utterly ridiculous!! Most of these animals are actually quite harmless, and easily treatable. And also, if you are stupid enough to find yourself fighting a kangaroo or cassowary, or heck, even a spider, you can easily avoid it. Also, the occurance of raining spiders is very rare. Oh, and drop bears don’t exist.

    1. I, a Victorian, have been to New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Queensland, Northern Territory, Tasmania and South Australia. These are all the states and territories of Australia apart from Western Australia. I can confirm I have never seen any of these creatures face-to-face except for friendly kangaroos in wildlife parks and far away in the distance. It is unlikely you will encounter them.
      Oh, and we are super at controlling COVID, not like US.
      Make an article of 10 reasons to visit Australia, please. HAHAHA

  3. Are u serious
    I have been to Australia and it’s great. Not one of these things attacked me and they only attack if you provoke them.

    Ps. Drop bears are a myth. That’s just a photo of a wet koala opening its mouth.

  4. Ok so first thing i wanna say there aint no bloody rabies here buddy also so drop bares aren’t real if u see a brown snake just grab it behind the neck also don’t ever say wing ate my baby

  5. This hilarious the way to deal with snake is you give am flick with back off the tail and brakes it’s neck

    Ps you idiot for think drop bears are a myth to scare away you idiots

  6. The only reason is probably because you just like your country better lol and im australian too and i know that what you posted i soo wrong

  7. Drop Bears don’t exist, this is such bull. and if ya see a cassowary or a kangaroo, don’t approach it, unless you want it to attack ya! Where do these people get their info from? i have lived in australia my whole life! And not once has anything on this page attacked me, i just leave them alone, and i love it in the outback.

  8. Drop bears don’t exist you moron. Come to australia and walk though the bush and see how many drop bears drop on ya head. Also cassowary don’t wreak havoc on the streets of australia. The bush maybe. Also more spiders isn’t a reason where ever you came from there would be spiders every where. Kangaroos go near them they might rip you in half but that’s when they feel threatened.

  9. My dad had a half dingo as a pet
    stay away from those animals and you will be fine
    most of these animals don’t even harm you

  10. I’m an Aussie and some of these things are just ridiculous. Some are dangerous but all you have to do is stay away from them and you’ll be fine. I will walk past some of these animals everyday and I’m not dead, all you have to do is leave them alone and they’ll leave you alone. Simple. And from my perspective it’s the best place to live with the beaches and animals and even inland with lake and rivers and dams.

  11. Drop bears actually do exist. all the people here are bogans and don’t want you to come to australia because we like it to be isolated. the only way to stop the Drop bears, it to smear what we call Vegemite (fermented Petrol) all over the back of your neck, especially whilst walking alone at night. this is when they like to attack the most.

  12. Ok I get that spiders are scary like I’m really scared of them but they are every where not only in aus. I have never seen a great white in my life and I go to the beach a lot and The beaches are really pretty here yes there are some dangerous animals but if you see them at the beach report them to the lifeguards and they’ll tell everyone not to swim there and if a great white Or other shark was in the water they would close the whole beach. And just like everyone else is saying – drop bears don’t exist. Btw Australia isn’t just red dirt and bush land in fact most of Australia is towns and cities and atleast we leave our wildlife alone instead of putting Native animalS extinct we look after this country and most of these animals I’ve never seen anyway. The most scary animal I’ve ever seen is a Goana but they live in the wild so unless ur going to go for a stroll in the literal mountains then u won’t see most of these animals. I just think that u could have researched a bit more because I’m speaking on behalf all aussies when I say that Australia is The best country and not dangerous unless you make it dangerous.

  13. As someone that worked (on foot because of my type of work) throughout the outback for decades, I agree with almost everything you wrote, even the “fabled” drop bear. (some people don’t have a sense of humour).

    Almost?? No rabies in Australia at all.

    Re box jellyfish. In Northern Aus seas only. The jellyfish is almost invisible in the water and have stinging tentacles metres long. Some people have died in a few minutes in unbelievable pain.

    There is also the tiny Irukandji jellyfish, about 6mm in size. “In rare instances the sting may result in cardiac arrest and death. The most common jellyfish involved is the Carukia barnesi, a species of Irukandji jellyfish. Those stung may experience severe or even excruciating pain.” The pain is so bad that some people want to die to end their suffering. Also, only in Northern seas. Our Southern waters have the Great White Shark. Deaths (ie being eaten) are 10 X more than the per capita rate in the US.

  14. This is the most idiotic article known to humanity, you absolute waste of space. You should visit Australia and come kiss a Red back for all I care.

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