Australia in July/August ?

Jun 12th, 2009, 04:44 PM
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Australia in July/August ?

What would one expect weather wise in July/ August. Would one travel in the north or south and to which cities?New low fares. Would one select the multi flight option or use other options.
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Jun 12th, 2009, 05:34 PM
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One would expect different climates in different parts of the country, just as one would expect in a place the size of, say the United States.

Seriously, it's a big place, what are you interested in?
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Jun 12th, 2009, 05:37 PM
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This site might help:

http://www.aboutaustralia.com/Weather.htm
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Jun 13th, 2009, 04:21 AM
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As the link by Mel indicates, it's winter in the south, all be it a mild one usually compared to northern hemi US/Europe of higher Lats, a time when Aussies who can decide on a northern holiday.

Best time to see tropics and inland though Northern Territory NPs are already drying by July but still plenty to do and moderately warm weather for northern GBR.

With multi flights options you do with Qantas have to book the air pass trips at same time as your international ticket and Virgin have introduced a pass too but haven't fully checked detail.
So to compare you really need to set on an itinerary and compare pass price with what you might pay for domestic fares separately, www.webjet.com.au showing those and there are various sales if you want to do the work but you'd just be nibbling around the edges.
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Jun 13th, 2009, 09:11 AM
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In July of 2004 we went to Sydney where it was sunny and cool, the Blue Mountains where it was sunny and cool during the day and cold at night (but later we heard it snowed a couple of inches there a few nights later), Uluru where it was cold at night but sunny and cool during the day (but it had rained recently and was cloudy the night we were to go to the sky observing tour). Darwin and Kakadu were hot! In the 90s during the day, cooler at night. We were glad our little cabin had A/C. Cairns was sunny and warm, with rain on the mainland when we went out to Frankland Island to snorkel, but we had sun. Your weather could vary, we just lucked out. Some people who go in the winter get rain on the east coast, which you can't begrudge Australia any rain at all, they need it. I would opt to stay to the north where they are close to or in the tropics. Happy planning!
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Jun 13th, 2009, 10:37 AM
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Thank you Sally.Your reply answered my question - where would it be warm and clear and little or no rain.Yes Australia is a big place.
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Jun 14th, 2009, 03:53 PM
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"where would it be warm and clear and little or no rain"

Assuming that this is your first time to Australia and remembering that you have not answered Melanq8's question about interests, I have a suggestion for you. Base yourself in the Cairns area to start with, see the GBR and Daintree from there. Then go up to the Atherton Tablelands and see the wildlife, crater lakes, mid and high altitude rainforests and trip out to the more arid country which may qualify as "out back".

Even though it is likely to be dry there could be some showers on the Tablelands and you might need a coat in the evenings. It is hihg enough to get the occasional frost.
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