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1. Posted by Tony27 (Budding Member 27 posts) 10y

Hi all, I arive in sydney on the 19th dec, Can't wait to hit some beaches. Only prob is i keep hearing these stories bout box jellyfish. Is it sae to swim anywhere and do they post warnings if any are about. Please lemme know cause i can't wait to hit the sea. Cheers for now. Tony :-)

2. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 10y

No problem with the box jellyfish on Sydney beaches 99.9% of the time. They do put signs up when they have to, which is almost never.

3. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 10y

Singers-that made me laugh, take it you meant stingers!-i like to state the obvious!

4. Posted by Karlos (Budding Member 14 posts) 10y

lmao at the singers title too! i thought it was gonna be summit along karaokes!

i do have one tip for ya if ya do get "sang" doh, apparrently if ya p!$$ on the sting it takes the pain away! lol gross eh? but theres suimmit in the amonia in it or summit like that! personnally id rather scream the foooookin beach down! lol

5. Posted by Deeyebrow (Budding Member 9 posts) 10y

what happens if you get stung on the shoulder, you gotta get someone else to do the dirty on you? :P

6. Posted by majito (Respected Member 442 posts) 10y

You won't find stingers in New South Wales, you'll find BlueBottles. Especially after howling North Easterly winds that blow them inshore. They hurt like hell, but a bit of stingose (local remedy available from all good chemists) or vinegar soon fixes the pain. 99.9% of the time its no problem and you'll get warned. If you see lots of blue stringy things on the sand, don't go in.

Stingers, on the the other hand, are found in the wet season close to shore in North Queensland. Look for warning signs on the beaches. These little suckers can kill you.

7. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 10y

Quoting Deeyebrow

what happens if you get stung on the shoulder, you gotta get someone else to do the dirty on you? :P

There's a great Friends episode about this...

8. Posted by Karlos (Budding Member 14 posts) 10y

yeah thats were i learned all about it! ya gotta dig a big hole 1st so no1 sees ya peein on urself!

lmao!

9. Posted by Tony27 (Budding Member 27 posts) 10y

hi all, Whoops yeah soz bout the typo. Thanks for the advice on stingers. If i do find any singers in the waters around N.S.W i will let u all know!! Cheers, Tony