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1. Posted by Pacenotes (Budding Member 4 posts) 10y

Hey
Woz wondering if anybody has experience of travelling the east coast of OZ from feb onwards,im flying into Cairns in feb and hope to travel to sydney at a leisurely pace.I ve read that in northern regions its the wet season and the waters are full of box jellyfish, im just trying to get a feel for the weather this time of the year and how much it will effect my trip and was really looking forward to getting into the water as soon as i landed.Id be very grateful for any replies

2. Posted by RhinoKat (Budding Member 3 posts) 10y

hey,

sorry im not replying with any answers for you im afraid but i was myself just about to post a message about the exact same thing. My friend and i are going to be in australia from mid december until 1st march. During that time we plan to work our way up the east coast to cairns and then back to sydney. Im guessing we would be in carins around the end of January.

I was just wondering if anyone out there could advise us on what weather to expect during this time and will it affect our travel in anyway.

As pacenotes has said, be greatful for advise.

xx

3. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 10y

If it´s by any means possible, do the trip reverse, so start in sydney and the worst of the rains in the north are gone in april. That said, Cairns is not as bad as Darwin or the norteastern coast around Broome in the rainy season. Can´t tell you about the jelly fish thing. Michael.

4. Posted by Pacenotes (Budding Member 4 posts) 10y

Cheers Utrecht
Yeah i know it would be wisest thing to do it the way RhinoKat is but ive already booked my flights to fly into Cairns and i want to end my journey in sydney and maybe get some work.Dont think i would hav the funds to travel up and down the coast,but im sure we ll adapt to any weather,thanks again and il tell you how i get on RhinoKat if i meet u on the way.

5. Posted by ju2au (Budding Member 4 posts) 10y

Quoting Pacenotes

Hey
I ve read that in northern regions its the wet season and the waters are full of box jellyfish, im just trying to get a feel for the weather this time of the year and how much it will effect my trip

I have been living in Brisbane for the past 10 years. We are currently in a drought and I doubt you are going to have much trouble with the weather. The weather is mostly hot and sunny all year round.

Northern Queensland do have issues with Jellyfish but there are fenced off swimming areas. Southern Queensland tourist areas like the Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast do not usually have jellyfish problems but there might be the rare sting during certain months.