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Travel Forums Australia / New Zealand & The Pacific TRAVELLING TO OZ MIDDLE APRIL WHERE TO GO?

1. Posted by jackdavis9190 (Budding Member 8 posts) 46w


2. Posted by jackdavis9190 (Budding Member 8 posts) 46w

thinking cairns is this a good time to be there?

3. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4892 posts) 46w

Yeah, mid April should be fine for Cairns. The wet season will have just ended by then. Visibility at the reef won't be perfect yet (it tends to be pretty bad when it's been raining a lot), but then, that's never a certain thing anyway.

Overall it doesn't matter much where you start. Most people just pick whichever city their flight ends up at, chiefly Sydney, but also lots of Melbourne and some Brisbane or Adelaide. Cairns will definitely feature far more people who've been on the road for a while already - which can be a benefit or not depending on what exactly you're looking for.

4. Posted by jackdavis9190 (Budding Member 8 posts) 46w

thanks for the tips! i am new to all this and dont really have a clue what im doing other than not being in the uk and wanting to be in oz for the full year!

5. Posted by danvernall88 (Budding Member 7 posts) 44w

Hey bro, im heading too Perth on 10th April..on my own also. Where you thinking of heading? First time ive ever done anything like this. Especially on my own :-/

6. Posted by elliots (Budding Member 57 posts) 41w

Perfect to arrive in April if you want to travel full year which Oz needs. Buy a vehicle when you arrive if you possibly can - then you can do everything. Campervan is best, else a station wagon with mattress or else a car +tent. Head gradually north to be in the tropics by June. Travel across the north, leaving the tropics by October. Do the south in the hotter months aiming to be in Tassie from late Jan to mid March. It's important to follow the climate in Oz otherwise rain & great heat will bother you.
So many highlights in order for me - Karijini (canyons), Ningaloo reef (snorkel with coral, whale sharks, mantas, sharks, turtles, humpbacks), Bungle Bungles, Katherine Gorge, Kings Canyon, Uluru, Alice Springs area, Mataranka, Baird Bay (snorkel with sea lions & dolphins), Great Barrier reef, Whitsundays, Fraser Island, Melbourne live music, Atherton tableland (platypus at Yangaburra), Manly (ferry from Sydney CBD), Cape Tribulation, Victorian Alps, Cradle Mountain, Styx Valley, Hobart, Strahan, Bay of Fires, rodeos, Blue Mtns near Sydney, for a start. Steve

7. Posted by skd_lsp (Budding Member 10 posts) 40w

If you go with a campervan, I would check out the campervan relocations as you can do a trip for $1 per day - the only thing there is being flexible around the dates they want and that you have a time period within which you have to do it, but it's still worth checking out to save costs.

Where are you flying into?