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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!

    • Weather in Mount Isa

      by jakehurst Online Now Feb 9, 2015 at 2:05 PM

      Can anyone tell me what the weather is like in April for Mount Isa

      1 Answer Feb 9, 2015 at 3:43 PM
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      Information needed about Mount Isa

      by Kumarash Online Now Jan 7, 2006 at 10:15 AM

      I am considering moving to Australia and work in Mount Isa. I am concerned about Health issues as there are a lot of industries smelters etc in Mount isa. Is there any danger to health from these? Second thing is about the life in Mount Isa. Is it a good place to live in considering that it is a small town and I like living in a big city like Sydney etc.

      I shall appreciate an early replay.


      13 Answers Apr 9, 2006 at 6:17 AM
    • Where's suzie nemo?

      by rova Online Now Oct 15, 2005 at 7:21 PM

      don't bother, hows the black star going, I hear they are having problems with hiring staff, thinking of relocating back to the Isa.

    • For the locals: How is living in Mount Isa?

      by rondelacruz Online Now Jul 21, 2005 at 10:09 PM

      HI guys....

      Am new at VirtualTourist and just found some pretty good info from members regarding Mount Isa.

      I'm currently looking at working there, its not sure yet as my application is still up in the air but I'd like to get as much info on the Isa as I can just in case. So here are my questions for those who care to reply :)

      1. Is a car a necessity? How much is a trusty 2nd hand car there?
      2. How about rental accomodations? I've read that its pretty tough to get vacancies for most flats. Is this still true?
      3. How is the nightlife there?
      4. Is pollution a problem? Any public health concerns on those smelter fumes?
      5. Any other info you can share for possible newcomers there?

      Thanks in advance for any bit of info you can give...


      8 Answers Nov 8, 2005 at 1:45 PM