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Old 10-26-2011, 10:50 PM
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when to visit Australia?

Hi all, I am new to the forum and I am planning a trip to Aus with the family next year with a view to emigrating from the UK, I want to visit for a month starting in melbourne then visiting Sydney, Brisbane and finally finishing the trip in Cairns but I dont know which month to choose, I would like nice weather and would like to visit cairns and the barrier reef without the jellies.
I know the climates vary a lot over these distances so this is why I am looking for opinions on the best average month for the trip.

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Old 11-01-2011, 10:19 PM
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To visit Cairns without the stingers, you're best to go between April-September. I read somewhere that they wash down from rivers during the rainy season (Summer).

If you do head out to the reef, take a trip to Green Island - was a amazing day out with loads of fish and turtles. Even saw a couple of whales from the boat on the way out there.

I went over in Septemer and the weather was pretty good during the day, just take a light jumper with if you for night times and if you visit the rainforest (got a bit cold between all the trees).

Check out Australia Tourism Guide for tours, attractions, transport and accommodation in Australia.

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Old 12-01-2011, 10:01 PM
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In my humble opinion September would be the best

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Old 12-14-2011, 07:18 AM
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Ultimately September and October are the best months to visit Australia..
Better to avoid visiting in the month of December because it will be very hot,that too children will be having school holidays and so the availability of best homes will decline.

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Old 12-27-2011, 08:40 PM
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i think every season has got its beauty as well as difficulties also so enjoy all the season though September is the most recommended time to visit Australia.

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I have a bit different opinion on this. September and October are still cold (especially the first one), especially in Sydney in NSW. I would rather suggest March or April since they are usually still quite warm and weather is usually better. This year we have had a lot of rain since September and I am sure it would not serve well travelers.

Cairns in April should be a bit chillier too.

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If you do come at that time of year I would start north and head south, sep/oct will also be school holidays though. Sep is the best time of year to be around the NSW/ Qld border by the ocean

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Ultimately September and October are the best months to visit Australia..
Better to avoid visiting in the month of December because it will be very hot,that too children will be having school holidays and so the availability of best homes will decline.
What's on September and October in Australia? Are they have some festival in that month??

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Old 01-26-2012, 10:50 PM
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No Carol just in terms of weather they are the optimum times to visit Australia simply for the fact that it is not too warm but still a nice temperature and the kids are still in school so everywhere is not majorly busy for you to explore!

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My husband and I are planning to visit Australia in May 2012 for tourism. Is this a good time to travel to Australia ? I am very interested in going to Cairns for the Great Barrier Reef. What are the other best places to visit besides Sydney, as we have limited time.

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