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Best to start in Adelaide or Cairns ?

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1. Posted by MikeTredway (Budding Member 59 posts) 3y

Want to make the most of my time in oz going for a year on WHV in Jun/July 2014 im from UK traveling on my own have places to stay in Adelaide and just outside Sydney Defo want to do Great Barrier Reef.

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4938 posts) 3y

That time of the year, probably Cairns. Though it really doesn't matter much. There's no such thing as the universal "best" place to start from, and with a year, you have the time to do plenty of backtracking (and should allow yourself to do so if a reason for it comes along). But anyway, yeah, can get a bit chilly at night in Adelaide, while it's perfect time to be up in Cairns - about as far away from the wet season as you can get. :)

3. Posted by KellieBarnes (Travel Guru 813 posts) 3y

Hi Mike,
It probably depends on how long you intend to take and whether you're only doing the east coast between Adelaide and Cairns. In any case, steer clear of the wet season in Cairns ( and you should be fine.