Sun Safety on the Road

Senior next to their caravan

Australia is known for its beautiful, sunny skies, but while it may make for great weather and vacations, the sun can also lead to problems such as sunburn and skin cancer. One thing Aussie travellers have in common is the desire to travel in safety and security. Keeping sun safe on the road is easy with a few precautions.

Slip, Slop, Slap...


Every Australian grows up knowing the familiar saying. We know to slip on protective clothing when going out in the sun, slop on a sunscreen with a high SPF level, and slap on a hat. By remembering to pack these things for your trip, you can prevent a nasty and painful case of sunburn, or something much worse.

...and Wrap!

Sunglasses are more than just an accessory to your outfit; they are a necessary part of keeping your body safe from harmful UV rays. Not only will they protect you from skin cancer, with up to ten percent found on the eyelid, but also from cataracts and macular degeneration.

Stay Shady

Even when you are sitting out the front of your caravan relaxing, you want to make sure you are staying protected from the sun. An attachable solar shade can turn your motorhome’s front door into a sun-smart verandah.

There is a dream amongst Australians to pack their bags and hit the open road. Perhaps you want to explore the vast expanse of the outback, or maybe a trip along the coast is calling to you? Regardless of where you go, by remembering these few things, you will grant yourself peace of mind, and be able to sit back and enjoy your hard-earned holiday.

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