I am planning on traveling from March 3rd starting in Melbourne, and was going to head up the East Coast but do you think it's worth going to adelaide - up the west and see a bit of the north first? That way hopefully by the time I go East things will be less disrupted?
Thanks very much!
I would like to know the same as Melissap. Since i start at exactly the same date 3 March in Melbourne and was planning to travel up to Cairns but i wonder if it will be just disaster sightseeing now.
check my answer to Mellisap. Same answer. By the time you get to the current problem areas everything should be back to normal. Keep in mind that Mission Beach and Cardwell suffered the most damage. Mission Beach is a place you'll definitely want to visit and as far as I know the hostels in Mission Beach are ok. I'll report on that later today when I speak to the owners.
Mission Beach is some 2,000klms north of Sydney so it's unlikley you'd arrive there before April anyway.
Australia is incredibly well resourced to clean up and get back to business. And that's what we're doing.
Will keep you posted.
I can report that Mission Beach hostels only suffered minor damage and hope to be up and running by next weekend (12th Feb). That is very good news for North Queensland. Cairns and Airlie Beach are in good shape as well.
At 5th February Mission Beach is still without power. The Bruce Highway between Townsville and Cairns is still blocked in some places. Floods are predicted in Alice Springs.
What a mad country.