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    • Great Barrier Reef - base location

      Cairns Oct 18, 2016 at 1:50 AM

      Hi - I'm travelling to Cairns for 5 days in the last week of December. This is the last leg of my holiday in Australia and we will be returning to London from Cairns. We are family of 3 with a 11 year old. We are interested in snorkelling and scuba diving in the outer reef and may be some watersports. Not keen on rainforest etc. I'm struggling to find a good base for the GBR exploration. Do I stay in Cairns and take one of the tours (will make it easier flight-wise) or do I stay in one of the beach resorts? Budget isn't a big consideration and a luxury option would be just fine. Many thanks for your help.

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      Great Barrier Reef

      State of Queensland Oct 1, 2016 at 7:59 AM

      I am very interested in snorkeling (not scuba diving) the Great Barrier Reef. So far, I know the better time of the year would be between May and October. Does anyone know, specifically, when the best month to visit is? I'm concerned if there is any particular time when it's more dangerous such as more sharks are in the area because the water temperature changes. Thanks for your help!

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      2WD only - is it possible?

      by AdelaideW Online Now Aug 5, 2014 at 9:01 PM

      Is there no highway to Cape York? I only have a 2WD that is fairly new. Am travelling there November/December

      10 Answers Aug 6, 2014 at 6:24 PM

      by CLOSEYDOWNUNDER Online Now Oct 18, 2010 at 3:55 PM

      Can anyone please advise what the OTT is like these days and if it is advisable for a 4wd to travel ALONE on this track looking at probably next August/September unless you can advise a better time? I have had advice as to the Peninsula Dev Road, however would prefer the OTT if in fact this is OK. We are not wanting to join a Tag A Long tour as it would restrict us too much in regards to time spent in any one particular place. Please advise. Tx :)

      3 Answers Oct 19, 2010 at 5:55 PM

      by CLOSEYDOWNUNDER Online Now Oct 17, 2010 at 3:43 PM

      Hi there, am new to this so please bear with me....... The hubby & I are thinking of doing the Cape, (tip of Aussieland) next year. We are just wondering firstly when is THE BEST TIME to travel this area without too much bog down!!!!!, water, etc..., and if anyone has recently done the trip as opposed to 2004 or 2005??? We are looking more probably at doing this on our own, so what do we need to look at in regards to travelling, vehicle supplies etc., and what is the best route (or safest???)

      6 Answers Oct 20, 2010 at 1:24 AM
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      Do I need to bring a jerry can for extra fuel?

      by eviltooth Online Now May 18, 2008 at 6:42 AM

      We are going to drive up to Cape York. Am I being a bloody idiot for not bringing a jerry can for extra fuel?

      10 Answers May 24, 2011 at 5:05 AM
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      4WD boat transport.

      by petezoe Online Now Dec 2, 2006 at 7:19 PM

      Hi does anyone know of a boat that can transport myself and my 4WD from Cairns up to the tip of Cape York, so the trip is only one way back instead of two way.
      Time restraints unfortunatlly.
      Cheers Peter J

      7 Answers Dec 7, 2006 at 8:46 PM
    • 4WD Advice

      by overlanda Online Now May 29, 2004 at 3:10 AM

      Hello I am backpacking around Australia at the moment and have met with a couple of mates of which one has bought a 4WD to travel up to the top of Cape York. He has got no 4 WD experience and Im wondering how safe this will be. If you can give any advice it would be great!! Cheers Overlanda

      5 Answers Jun 7, 2004 at 3:36 AM