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What month to visit ?

My daughter is spending her year out in industry from university in Melbourne and I would like to visit her plus combine it with a trip to Fraser Island/Whitsundays, generally area north of Brisbane.

Which would be the best month to visit these 2 areas ? In March I visited N. Queensland/Sydney/Uluru/Perth and realise how the weather varies from region to region. Thanks for any info.

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Would appreciate any advice on this ... forum very busy at the moment I know.

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Hi

Last year we visited Fraser Island from october 8 and it was a great time to visit. My advice would be september and october but try to avoid schoolholidays last week september and 1st week of october.

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Overlapped!!!!!

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Hello the White-family!

In Brisbane, I find the nicest months for weather in this area are November & March. Usually nice & warm without the high humidity & the temps come down a bit at night to make it more comfortable for sleeping.

October & April may be worth thinking about as well.Generally, the further you go up the coast, the warmer the temps are & the higher the humidity.

Accomodation in these time periods are off peak or shoulder, as long as there is no school holidays or long weekends. There is one week in Nov which is "Schoolies", don't know which one - google to find out. Anyhow you may find it preferable to avoid travel up & down the coast during that week.

Cheers

Pete

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Thanks to both of you - March would be good as it is half way through my daughter's stay. My only concern is that can you swim freely in the sea then north of Brisbane or is it still stinger season ? When I was north of Cairns this past March there were some great beaches but you couldn't swim as it was too dangerous. Perhaps April would be better ?

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One of the reasons I voted for september/ october. In Cairns we were swimming in october each day. Also check www.qldbeaches.com/stingers.html It says stingers are present between december and march between Townsville and Gladstone. Maybe locals can confirm.

Also in september/october you can see those magnificent Humpback whales from Hervey Bay. We also have been between Noosa and Sydney in march which also was a wonderful time of year.

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July / August / Septr would be a good time if you are focussed on swimming without worrying about stingers, however this is the busy time of the year up north.

For areas around Brisbane, Fraser Island etc... early Nov or Feb / march, fantatic weather, less crowds, better accomadation choices at resonable prices.

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Stinger season is October to May.

North Of Rockhampton, May to September is the most wonderful weather. It's clear, cool at night, warm during the days, and the ocean isn't too cold to swim in.

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early to mid september for the whitsundays./ cairns/ port douglas.

Anytime for brisbane.

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