Understanding Adventure Risks
This is a list of potential hazards which have been identified on the adventures listed on our website.
Keep in mind, not all are listed, and there are a few which may not be marked including:
Almost all locations (with the exception of some very high altitude alpine and indoor areas), you may encounter venomous animals at any time of year including snakes, spiders.
Some animals such as jellyfish may be seasonal and/or be passively dangerous (such as porcupines/echidna’s if you stand on them barefooted or Kangeroos if you don’t pay attention whilst driving).
When a specific wildlife threat exists in a location, it should be mentioned in the description where possible. However, we strongly forming an understanding of possible wildlife dangers before going out.
Never let your guard down (even at 5500m, I once encountered a mouse) and dogs have travelled as high as 7000m/23000ft. If you’re unsure, the best thing to do is leave the animal alone.
Furthermore, for those allergic to specific animals or insects, additional research may be required.
Not all plants need to be eaten to be hazardous. In some countries there are plants with stinging needles which can cause severe reactions.
Some plants can kill by simply scratching you. As humans evolved, Plants did simultaneously, and some have developed interesting self-defence mechanisms.
Sticking to the path, using a guide or doing research can greatly reduce the risk.
Fortunately, here in Australia this is extremely low risk.
Please note, not all hazards are listed and information may be incomplete or incorrect. Only known hazards currently used in our database are listed.