I was chatting with HW from A Holistic Journey awhile back and we somehow got onto the topic of some of the odd signs that are needed in Australia. Some are just a little different from what you would find normally but there are also those designed for tourists. The reason for this is going back to the 80’s when tourism really picked up here, especially in Queensland and The Northern Territory, we developed a SLIGHT problem with losing tourists to crocodiles, sharks, snakes and the variety of fun packed ways to get killed or at least maimed here in Australia. So I though in the spirit of the Weekend Funny I would share some with you and if you have any that strike you as a little funny from your country I would love to see them too.
To begin it was thought that this would be enough to discourage anyone from taking a dip.
Following on from there it seemed a little more information might be required.
Despite that we were still losing tourists so it was decided fewer words more pictures were in order.
Following on from there we had to deal with road signs and learning from past efforts went straight to the pictorial view of things.
After that believe it or not we had to start with signs for the tourist attraction wildlife parks as oddly enough people were being maimed or dying even there.
There are also numerous signs for Koala, Emu, Kangaroo and Wombat crossings along just about any road where you can find a stretch of trees.
Of course we then come to the snake. You will find as you move further into the outback ‘Beware of Snakes’ in just about every shaded picnic area you can find. On top of that there is the sign (the one next to this paragraph) that is at each International airport in Australia and would you believe we STILL manage to lose a tourist here and there.
Personally I would go with this sign as a general cover all bases but for some reason the Tourist board feels that it would deter travel. I can’t for life of me imagine why?