WISH YOU WERE HERE
Port Douglas, Qld
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
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.