I know a bloke who did VSO/forestry work there, and the two things he said were a) unbelievably promiscuous women and b) snakes that will kill you. He described the first night being taken to a bar by the bloke he was replacing and having this local girl plaster herself all over him. He laughs and says, "Ah, this is a knocking shop, yeah?" But no, just a normal bar.
Then they start the forestry work and a bloke gets bitten, and everyone just stood about chatting to him while he f****g died!! Mind you, this was late 1980's so presumably aids, Hep b and decent anti-venom and have reduced both your chances of getting laid and of dying of snakebite