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Old August 19th, 2004, 12:15 PM
Brizze
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Hi Everyone,

My wife and i are planing a 4-5week trip to Australia in december, maybe
that is! Because i have read a couple of places that december is not the
best month to visit AU.

1. because australians themselves are on their long christmas vacation and
therefore, making it almost impossible to find a place to sleep etc.
2. because of the huge amount of box jellyfish, that makes it
life-threatening to go bathing north of Brisbane.

So i would very much like to hear from Australians or people who have been i
AU in december, who can tell me if this is all nosence or if there is some
truth in it.
I visited this beautiful country the first time in march 2000 and it was
just perfect. Therefore i would like to avoid getting a bad experience by
going the wrong time of year, so please help me by responding here, or
direct on my email

Thanks a lot
Brian/Copenhagen/Denmark


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Old August 19th, 2004, 01:29 PM
A Mate
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Brian - It is true that December is super peak summer holiday time. Schools
are enjoying their looooong summer vacation; factories are generally shut
down - and it's fun time!!! Prices for accommodation are at the highest for
the year - and vacancies are few!!!

Stingers are not really a problem!! They can be about!! But! Popular beaches
in the stinger areas are netted - using special nets designed by James Cook
University - and daily beach bulletins advise the risk in un-netted areas -
usually low to non-existent, depending on the wind direction and strength!!
If you want peace and relative quiet - February onwards is much better - or
alternatively - October/November!
Australians tend to find the water too cold after Easter - but
Europeans!!! - Who Knows!! Even in mid-winter in Queensland; water
temperature rarely drops below 19C.



"Brizze" wrote in message
. ..
Hi Everyone,

My wife and i are planing a 4-5week trip to Australia in december, maybe
that is! Because i have read a couple of places that december is not the
best month to visit AU.

1. because australians themselves are on their long christmas vacation and
therefore, making it almost impossible to find a place to sleep etc.
2. because of the huge amount of box jellyfish, that makes it
life-threatening to go bathing north of Brisbane.

So i would very much like to hear from Australians or people who have been

i
AU in december, who can tell me if this is all nosence or if there is some
truth in it.
I visited this beautiful country the first time in march 2000 and it was
just perfect. Therefore i would like to avoid getting a bad experience by
going the wrong time of year, so please help me by responding here, or
direct on my email

Thanks a lot
Brian/Copenhagen/Denmark




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Old August 19th, 2004, 02:38 PM
Bego Mario Garde
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A Mate wrote:
... Schools are enjoying their looooong summer vacation; ...


Oh, reminds me on a flight from Sydney to Brisbane. It looks like we
picked the first day of vacations and our Virginblue-flight was cramped
with "Schoolies" on their way to the Gold Coast. Quite an experience ...
:-)

Bego

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Old August 20th, 2004, 01:27 AM
Julie
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Brian,

I agree. If you can, give December a miss. Autumn is definitely a better
time. March/April would be ideal. If you are likely to be here over Easter
it would probably be a good idea to book some accommodation for that time.

Dec, Jan & Feb are very hot north of Brisbane. September, October and
November can be very windy also.

Julie

"A Mate" wrote in message
u...
Brian - It is true that December is super peak summer holiday time.

Schools
are enjoying their looooong summer vacation; factories are generally shut
down - and it's fun time!!! Prices for accommodation are at the highest

for
the year - and vacancies are few!!!

Stingers are not really a problem!! They can be about!! But! Popular

beaches
in the stinger areas are netted - using special nets designed by James

Cook
University - and daily beach bulletins advise the risk in un-netted

areas -
usually low to non-existent, depending on the wind direction and

strength!!
If you want peace and relative quiet - February onwards is much better -

or
alternatively - October/November!
Australians tend to find the water too cold after Easter - but
Europeans!!! - Who Knows!! Even in mid-winter in Queensland; water
temperature rarely drops below 19C.



"Brizze" wrote in message
. ..
Hi Everyone,

My wife and i are planing a 4-5week trip to Australia in december, maybe
that is! Because i have read a couple of places that december is not the
best month to visit AU.

1. because australians themselves are on their long christmas vacation

and
therefore, making it almost impossible to find a place to sleep etc.
2. because of the huge amount of box jellyfish, that makes it
life-threatening to go bathing north of Brisbane.

So i would very much like to hear from Australians or people who have

been
i
AU in december, who can tell me if this is all nosence or if there is

some
truth in it.
I visited this beautiful country the first time in march 2000 and it was
just perfect. Therefore i would like to avoid getting a bad experience

by
going the wrong time of year, so please help me by responding here, or
direct on my email

Thanks a lot
Brian/Copenhagen/Denmark






  #5  
Old August 20th, 2004, 08:32 AM
Brizze
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Hi again,

Thanks for your answers.
We only have december and maybe the first week of january.
But is it mostly the east-coast thats crowded ?
When i first went to AU i was told that if one only has a month to see AU
you should choose the east-coast.

But Australia is a big place so what about Darwin, and the south-west
coast ? is it possible to see the sights here, like kakadue, Ayers, Uluru,
and what else? on a month without spending most of the time in a bus or a
plane?
And if so can somebody recomend a good route ?

Thanks Brian



"Julie" skrev i en meddelelse
...
Brian,

I agree. If you can, give December a miss. Autumn is definitely a better
time. March/April would be ideal. If you are likely to be here over

Easter
it would probably be a good idea to book some accommodation for that time.

Dec, Jan & Feb are very hot north of Brisbane. September, October and
November can be very windy also.

Julie

"A Mate" wrote in message
u...
Brian - It is true that December is super peak summer holiday time.

Schools
are enjoying their looooong summer vacation; factories are generally

shut
down - and it's fun time!!! Prices for accommodation are at the highest

for
the year - and vacancies are few!!!

Stingers are not really a problem!! They can be about!! But! Popular

beaches
in the stinger areas are netted - using special nets designed by James

Cook
University - and daily beach bulletins advise the risk in un-netted

areas -
usually low to non-existent, depending on the wind direction and

strength!!
If you want peace and relative quiet - February onwards is much better -

or
alternatively - October/November!
Australians tend to find the water too cold after Easter - but
Europeans!!! - Who Knows!! Even in mid-winter in Queensland; water
temperature rarely drops below 19C.



"Brizze" wrote in message
. ..
Hi Everyone,

My wife and i are planing a 4-5week trip to Australia in december,

maybe
that is! Because i have read a couple of places that december is not

the
best month to visit AU.

1. because australians themselves are on their long christmas vacation

and
therefore, making it almost impossible to find a place to sleep etc.
2. because of the huge amount of box jellyfish, that makes it
life-threatening to go bathing north of Brisbane.

So i would very much like to hear from Australians or people who have

been
i
AU in december, who can tell me if this is all nosence or if there is

some
truth in it.
I visited this beautiful country the first time in march 2000 and it

was
just perfect. Therefore i would like to avoid getting a bad experience

by
going the wrong time of year, so please help me by responding here, or
direct on my email

Thanks a lot
Brian/Copenhagen/Denmark








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Old August 20th, 2004, 08:35 AM
Anne Chambers
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Brizze wrote:

Hi again,

Thanks for your answers.
We only have december and maybe the first week of january.
But is it mostly the east-coast thats crowded ?
When i first went to AU i was told that if one only has a month to see AU
you should choose the east-coast.

But Australia is a big place so what about Darwin, and the south-west
coast ? is it possible to see the sights here, like kakadue, Ayers, Uluru,
and what else? on a month without spending most of the time in a bus or a
plane?
And if so can somebody recomend a good route ?

Thanks Brian



"Julie" skrev i en meddelelse
...

Brian,

I agree. If you can, give December a miss. Autumn is definitely a better
time. March/April would be ideal. If you are likely to be here over


Easter

it would probably be a good idea to book some accommodation for that time.

Dec, Jan & Feb are very hot north of Brisbane. September, October and
November can be very windy also.

Julie

"A Mate" wrote in message
.au...

Brian - It is true that December is super peak summer holiday time.


Schools

are enjoying their looooong summer vacation; factories are generally


shut

down - and it's fun time!!! Prices for accommodation are at the highest


for

the year - and vacancies are few!!!

Stingers are not really a problem!! They can be about!! But! Popular


beaches

in the stinger areas are netted - using special nets designed by James


Cook

University - and daily beach bulletins advise the risk in un-netted


areas -

usually low to non-existent, depending on the wind direction and


strength!!

If you want peace and relative quiet - February onwards is much better -


or

alternatively - October/November!
Australians tend to find the water too cold after Easter - but
Europeans!!! - Who Knows!! Even in mid-winter in Queensland; water
temperature rarely drops below 19C.



"Brizze" wrote in message
. dk...

Hi Everyone,

My wife and i are planing a 4-5week trip to Australia in december,


maybe

that is! Because i have read a couple of places that december is not


the

best month to visit AU.

1. because australians themselves are on their long christmas vacation


and

therefore, making it almost impossible to find a place to sleep etc.
2. because of the huge amount of box jellyfish, that makes it
life-threatening to go bathing north of Brisbane.

So i would very much like to hear from Australians or people who have


been

i

AU in december, who can tell me if this is all nosence or if there is


some

truth in it.
I visited this beautiful country the first time in march 2000 and it


was

just perfect. Therefore i would like to avoid getting a bad experience


by

going the wrong time of year, so please help me by responding here, or
direct on my email

Thanks a lot
Brian/Copenhagen/Denmark









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Old August 20th, 2004, 08:41 AM
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Sorry, I don't know how the previous one got sent before I wrote anything!

You don't want to go to the Northern Territory in December/January -
it's hot, humid and WET - really, really wet. In fact, the season is
called 'The Wet'. Roads are very often cut because of flooding and it
is almost unbearbable, especially in the Top End (Darwin & Kakadu). I
lived in the Territory for 11 years - believe me, I know!

Anne


Brizze wrote:

Hi again,

Thanks for your answers.
We only have december and maybe the first week of january.
But is it mostly the east-coast thats crowded ?
When i first went to AU i was told that if one only has a month to see AU
you should choose the east-coast.

But Australia is a big place so what about Darwin, and the south-west
coast ? is it possible to see the sights here, like kakadue, Ayers, Uluru,
and what else? on a month without spending most of the time in a bus or a
plane?
And if so can somebody recomend a good route ?

Thanks Brian


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Old August 20th, 2004, 11:18 AM
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Anne Chambers wrote:

Sorry, I don't know how the previous one got sent before I wrote anything!

You don't want to go to the Northern Territory in December/January -
it's hot, humid and WET - really, really wet. In fact, the season is
called 'The Wet'. Roads are very often cut because of flooding and it
is almost unbearbable, especially in the Top End (Darwin & Kakadu). I
lived in the Territory for 11 years - believe me, I know!

Anne


I loved the wet. But I wouldn't recommend it to tourists. My first experience of
it was as a tourist. I went from 40 degree and 0% humidity Adelaide to 30 degree
and 99.9% humidity Darwin and felt like the temperature was around 50. Later, I
went to live there and came to like The Wet better than the dry season (just
loved the thunderstorms over the sea). Driving to Kakadu in the wet would be
torture. And Anne's comments about the roads are spot on. I'd give the Top End a
miss this trip, Brian. There's PLENTY to see and do on the east coast.

Joseph


Brizze wrote:

Hi again,

Thanks for your answers.
We only have december and maybe the first week of january.
But is it mostly the east-coast thats crowded ?
When i first went to AU i was told that if one only has a month to see AU
you should choose the east-coast.

But Australia is a big place so what about Darwin, and the south-west
coast ? is it possible to see the sights here, like kakadue, Ayers, Uluru,
and what else? on a month without spending most of the time in a bus or a
plane?
And if so can somebody recomend a good route ?

Thanks Brian


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Old August 21st, 2004, 12:38 AM
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Anne Chambers wrote in message ...
Sorry, I don't know how the previous one got sent before I wrote anything!

You don't want to go to the Northern Territory in December/January -
it's hot, humid and WET - really, really wet. In fact, the season is
called 'The Wet'. Roads are very often cut because of flooding and it
is almost unbearbable, especially in the Top End (Darwin & Kakadu). I
lived in the Territory for 11 years - believe me, I know!

Anne

I also lived in the Top End for many years and Dec/Jan IMO is the best
time of year to be there, loved the tropical rain and lighting shows.
The worst time for humidity is during the build up, besides everything
is air-con now you will be more comfortable up there in the wet than
down south in any capital city during a heat wave.
Cheers, Ed

Brizze wrote:

Hi again,

Thanks for your answers.
We only have december and maybe the first week of january.
But is it mostly the east-coast thats crowded ?
When i first went to AU i was told that if one only has a month to see AU
you should choose the east-coast.

But Australia is a big place so what about Darwin, and the south-west
coast ? is it possible to see the sights here, like kakadue, Ayers, Uluru,
and what else? on a month without spending most of the time in a bus or a
plane?
And if so can somebody recomend a good route ?

Thanks Brian

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Old August 22nd, 2004, 01:45 AM
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Anne, as you lived in NT, maybe you can assist me.
I am a Canuck and want to return to Oz and visit areas I did not see -
several of course. Big goal is the Indian Pacific to Perth.
Curious about NT - Darwin and Kakadu - maybe get an air pass of sorts.
If I picked Novemebr to go, I gather you think I should go to the NT first
and Wa last?

Ian

"Anne Chambers" wrote in message
...
Sorry, I don't know how the previous one got sent before I wrote anything!

You don't want to go to the Northern Territory in December/January -
it's hot, humid and WET - really, really wet. In fact, the season is
called 'The Wet'. Roads are very often cut because of flooding and it
is almost unbearbable, especially in the Top End (Darwin & Kakadu). I
lived in the Territory for 11 years - believe me, I know!

Anne


Brizze wrote:

Hi again,

Thanks for your answers.
We only have december and maybe the first week of january.
But is it mostly the east-coast thats crowded ?
When i first went to AU i was told that if one only has a month to see

AU
you should choose the east-coast.

But Australia is a big place so what about Darwin, and the south-west
coast ? is it possible to see the sights here, like kakadue, Ayers,

Uluru,
and what else? on a month without spending most of the time in a bus or

a
plane?
And if so can somebody recomend a good route ?

Thanks Brian


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