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Port Dou­glas, Qld

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PORT DOU­GLAS

It’s sun­down in Port Dou­glas and the Coral Sea is glow­ing. With water as invit­ing as this, how can you re­sist it? As stinger sea­son abates (sub­ject to sea­sonal vari­abil­ity), April marks the start of prime swim­ming sea­son (but take the usual safety pre­cau­tions of stay­ing in pa­trolled and net­ted ar­eas). In Trop­i­cal North Queens­land, water tem­per­a­tures don’t dip

QUEENS­LAND

below the low-20s all year round. May sees the of­fi­cial on­set of the dry sea­son, and while the ther­mome­ter creeps to­wards zero in parts of the coun­try – the low­est recorded tem­per­a­ture in Aus­tralia was at the Char­lotte Pass ski resort in New South Wales’ Kosciuszko Na­tional Park in June 1994, where it reached -23°c – here it’s never not t-shirt weather.

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