Driving the Queensland Coast - Which Month to Choose
Replies: 6 - Last Post: Jan 6, 2013 5:21 AM Last Post By: SophieMelita
Jan 6, 2013 12:12 AM
Driving the Queensland Coast - Which Month to ChooseHi All
Me and my girlfriend are planning a 2 week driving trip from Airley Beach to PD with stops at several beach places along the way. I am undecided on which time of year to make this trip. Obviously we want to avoid monsoon season and maximise our chances of blue skies, but we also want to be able to sit outside in our shorts in the evenings and enjoy eating and drinking in a warm, balmy climate. We live in Brisbane so I know how chilly the evenings get from june to august, and we want to try to avoid this.
Our options are mid April or the start of June. May is out of the question due to prior engagements. Waiting until spring is also an option, but it seems such a long time away!
Any recommendations welcome.
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Jan 6, 2013 12:32 AM
3Most months are warm although one year I went to Cairns in September/October and even then it was freezing. I had to wear a jumper.
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Jan 6, 2013 5:21 AM
6You have to make sure it's a good quality one, but you can get stinger suits so that you can still swim during stinger season. I have heard they don't 100% block the stings but I didn't have any problems swimming all day. Also, I went there in November and the weather was absolutely lovely. I love hot weather and to be honest, it wasn't quite hot enough for me. Was about 30-32 most days and blue skies the whole time. Perhaps this is not typical though?
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