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Please help us: dec-feb route Ozzie

We're going to Australië-summer for 2 months and travel by campervan, but where to go?
13 years ago, September 25th 2009 No: 1 Msg: #87290  
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We were planning on travelling the eastcoast from dec-feb (melbourne-cairns). Now we've been told that is is too hot, humid and wet above Brisbane. (and there are a lot of box jelly fish)

We're thinking about Brisbane-frasier-sydney-melbourne-tasmanie-adelaide now. We can't go in the outback with our camper, and we understand it's too hot there in summer.

How about our idea, is it nice, do we have enough (or too much) time or does anyone have better ideas?

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13 years ago, September 29th 2009 No: 2 Msg: #87681  
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Yes it is hot but it’s a great trip. You need to where light cloths.
There are jelly fish so you need to swim in the nets provided at most beaches above Brisbane. Or where stinner suits or stocking to protect you from the stingers. There is also mosquitoes on the beaches above bunderburg so take spay and where light long sleeves to keep from being bitten.
Frazer island is very nice you can camp there and go 4 wheel driving.

Dec – feb should be fine.
I have lived all over qld and NSW and have been to Vic and TAS so Pm me if you would like any info.

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13 years ago, October 15th 2009 No: 3 Msg: #89539  
I live in Brisbane and unless you are used to the humidity, you will find Brisbane too hot - and it gets worse the further north you travel. However, it can get very warm (with no humidity) in summer even in Southern Australia - around 40 degrees if you head inland. You will not have this problem as much if you stay to the coastal road (Highway 1) as the ocean breezes will keep you cooler.

Brisbane, Fraser Island, Sydney, Melbourne, Tasmania and Adelaide is a better journey - and two months gives you a lot of time to see the places in detail. There are some lovely places in the coast between Sydney and the New South Wales/Victorian border. The coastal areas of Victoria are very interesting - Wilsons Promontory, Phillip Island and the Great Ocean Road are all worthy of some time.

Be aware that getting your campervan to and from Tasmania could be expensive, so please budget money for that.

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