Australia in December

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Australia in December

Postby minty1 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:57 am

Hi all,

any idea if australia is a good destination to go during end of year school holidays? Would the weather be very hot?

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Re: Australia in December

Postby bebebub » Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:27 am

minty1 wrote:Hi all,

any idea if australia is a good destination to go during end of year school holidays? Would the weather be very hot?

Nov/Dec weather is somewhat like Singapore, less the humidity. Hottest summer months (as high as 40c) are usually Jan/Feb. It also depends on which state you are visiting. HTH

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Re: Australia in December

Postby cherrygal » Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:45 pm

Yes it is hot and sunny but not humid. Flies are aplenty. In places like Fremantle, Albany and Tasmania, it can get chilly coz the winds are blown over from Antartica.

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Re: Australia in December

Postby pojo » Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:32 pm

Went to Goldcoast in Nov some years ago. I think going to Australia in Nov is ideal as it is not yet summer hence not as hot. In the day, its like Singapore when its not so hot except that it is mostly not humid. Hence very comfortable going about places like Movie World and other theme parks.

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Re: Australia in December

Postby Breadandmuffins » Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:05 am

Hi
Are there any whales or dolphins around Australia in mid to end Dec ? Thinking of bring kids for whale or dolphin watch in Dec?

Thank u.

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Re: Australia in December

Postby bebebub » Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:28 am

Breadandmuffins wrote:Hi
Are there any whales or dolphins around Australia in mid to end Dec ? Thinking of bring kids for whale or dolphin watch in Dec?

Thank u.

Whale watching season in Australia is from May to Nov. Hervey Bay in north Queensland is a good spot. The other place being Byron Bay (border of Queensland n NSW)
Not sure about season for dolphins. U may want to check out Monkey Mia in WA where wild dolphins come in daily to be fed. Hv not been there myself.

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Australia in November

Postby jacsplace » Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:49 am

Hi,

Which part of Australia is fun for my nine-year-old girl and six-year-old boy to visit with us (their parents) for the first time for a week in November?

We don't drive so would prefer accommodation that is either located in an area that has good transport links or where the attraction can pick us up and drop us off at the hotel.

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Perth or Gold Coast or Melbourne

Postby minty1 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:30 am

For first time visiting Australia, which of the 3 (Perth/Gold Coast/Melbourne) would be a relaxing and nice trip for a family of 2A2C (8 yrs and 11 yrs)?

As we plan to travel mid Nov, we would prefer the place to be cooling and not hot.

Any kind advice from anyone?

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Re: Perth or Gold Coast or Melbourne

Postby Millicent » Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:21 am

Hi Minty1,
My family & I have been to all 3. We prefer Melbourne, Gold Coast followed by Perth. We particularly enjoy Melbourne's farm stay where we had one host to a family, visit to Ballarat Wildlife Park, Phillip Island where we watched the Penguin Parade, Ashcombe Maze and the ride on Puffing Billy steam train that runs through the scenic Dandenong Ranges, just to name a few.
Gold Coast was more of Surface Paradise with beautiful beaches and theme parks like Movie World, Dream World & Sea World.
As for Perth, we like the gold-pouring demonstration at the Perth Mint, Captain Cook Cruise and the scenic view of the Swan River. The farm stay was a letdown as it was the commercialised type.
Tasmania and Sydney are also our favourites.

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Re: Perth or Gold Coast or Melbourne

Postby Dnls_mum » Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:40 pm

Millicent wrote:Hi Minty1,
My family & I have been to all 3. We prefer Melbourne, Gold Coast followed by Perth. We particularly enjoy Melbourne's farm stay where we had one host to a family, visit to Ballarat Wildlife Park, Phillip Island where we watched the Penguin Parade, Ashcombe Maze and the ride on Puffing Billy steam train that runs through the scenic Dandenong Ranges, just to name a few.
Gold Coast was more of Surface Paradise with beautiful beaches and theme parks like Movie World, Dream World & Sea World.
As for Perth, we like the gold-pouring demonstration at the Perth Mint, Captain Cook Cruise and the scenic view of the Swan River. The farm stay was a letdown as it was the commercialised type.
Tasmania and Sydney are also our favourites.


Agree that Melbourne has lots to offer. It is also my favorite in Australia. I even prefer it to Sydney which I find is like any other cosmopolitan city. Melbourne has more character, I feel. Besides the attractions mentioned above, there is also the Great Ocean Road. :)

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