Let your mind freely imagine quintessential Australian Outback and it is likely that it will create an image which somewhat resembles Ayers Rock. Uluru or Ayers Rock is a large, sandstone rock formation boasting iron-based orange-red hues, sat proudly at the heart of the Outback, almost 300 miles away from Alice Springs.
So, of course, this awe-inspiring landmark attracts floods of adventure-seekers each year, looking to touch upon the epitome of the Australian Outback. Yet, as with all extreme excursions, a visit to Ayers Rock isn’t free from risk; there are a number of precautions to take to ensure you do not come home to face a travel accident compensation claim.
Minimising injury and illness on holiday: Ayers Rock
To reduce the risk of holiday-related injuries and illness during your time in Australia, it is imperative that some simple measures are taken. Employ common sense; always wear sunscreen and sun hats to protect yourself from heat-related illness such as heat exhaustion, sunburn and sunstroke.
Day to day, and especially so in the heat, it is important to stay hydrated, so whenever you venture away from your accommodation during your time in Australia, take drinking water with you. This is vital when travelling through the Outback, as it is never clear quite when you can expect to pick up refreshments.
Respecting the local culture
Originally, over 600 million years ago, Ayers Rock is said to have sat at the bottom of the sea, yet today it reaches an impressive 2,831 feet above sea level. It has been on the World Heritage site list since 1987, thanks to its unique natural structure and its importance to the local Aborigines, as a monument of worship.
When viewing the rock, its paintings and surrounding springs, stay conscious of the significance it holds to the local people and treat it with deserved respect, preventing any avoidable adverse holiday-related incidents.
Have you been injured on holiday?
If you have sustained an injury or illness on holiday and believe you are not to blame for the harm you have suffered, Accident Advice Helpline may be able to help you recover the compensation you are entitled to.
Following a free initial consultation, Accident Advice Helpline will be able to determine whether or not your claim is likely to be successful and what is the best course of action to take.
Of course, every travel accident compensation claim is different, and it is worthwhile speaking with an Accident Advice Helpline adviser on Freephone number 0800 689 0500, to discuss the basics of your claim.
Date Published: July 22, 2015
Author: Accident Advice