Note: Travel to any
destination may be adversely affected by conditions including (but not limited)
to security, entry and exit requirements, health conditions, local laws and
culture, natural disasters and climate. Regardless of your destination,
check your local travel advisory board or department for travel advice
about that location when planning your trip and again shortly before you leave.
When to go:
April through October is peak visibility time on the Great Barrier Reef, but the marine life will amaze you any time of year.
Marine life Seasons:
June and July for Dwarf Minke Whales, with the first week of July usually the peak of the season.
When to Get the Best Deals :
Best deals are found during the rainy season from November to May.
What to Pack:
3/2 mm wetsuit, sunscreen, insect repellent, water hiking shoes for the rainforest, lightweight clothing and DAN card.
Water Temperatures :
Seasonal averages: 18°C/65°F in winter and 28°C/82°F in summer.
Seasonal averages: 10-20°C/50-70°Fin winter and 20-30°C/70–85°F in summer.
Australian Dollar; credit cards widely accepted.
Passport and electronic visa are required from most countries. Check with your local immigration service to visa requirements. Electronic Visa’s can be acquired online for a small fee.
Included in you airfare.
What to Eat:
Barramundi is the fish you’ll see on almost every menu along with other delights from the sea like crabs and shellfish. North Australia is crocodile country and you can eat it prepared a variety of ways, including croc burgers. A wide selection of exotic, tropical fruits are grown in Queensland and are crafted into wonderful sauces and desserts.
What to Drink:
With all the tropical fruit, there are lots of great juices and many local wineries that specialize in interesting blends of fruit wine. XXXX is the most popular Queensland beer, but there are several microbreweries and brew pubs where you can enjoy locally crafted beers. Bundaberg is the rum.
Piles of adventures can be had throughout Queensland, from tropical rainforest excursions in the Daintree, Cape Tribulation or Mossman Gorge, saltwater crocodile adventures; cultural shows in places like Tjapukai; waterfalls of the Atherton Tablelands; whitewater rafting on the Barron River; or head deep into the Queensland outback for rock art, kangaroos and more at places like Undara.
Customs and Culture:
Most of the cultural elements of Australia comes from the traditions of the Aboriginal people, from art to celebrations; The Australians themselves have a genuine love for life that make travel to this part of the world so appealing.
Port Douglas Carnivale; Australian Surf Life Saving Championships ; Queensland International Air Show, Bundaberg.
Electricity and Internet:
Standard electricity is 240 volts, and 50 Hz. Internet is widely available.
Drink the water?
Water is safe to drink.