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When to visit Cairns & Port Douglas

Do you want to know the best time to visit Cairns and Port Douglas?

The quick answer is you have two seasons to choose from – wet and dry. But there’s a bit more to it than that, because each of the seasons has its benefits for travellers.

Here’s a guide on the best times to visit Cairns and Port Douglas in Far North Queensland, based on weather, climate, local events and popular holiday times.

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All Aboard The Ghan Giveaway

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We were thrilled to offer our newsletter subscribers the chance to enter our Great Ghan Giveaway!

This competition has now closed and the winning entrant and a friend will be off on The Ghan from Adelaide to Alice Springs, departing on 28 July 2021.

Everyone who entered and opted to subscribe has received a $50 discount voucher for a Ghan or Indian Pacific rail booking!

You can browse our full range of exciting rail journeys by clicking here!

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Celebrating Christmas Island

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It’s all about nature on Christmas Island, from the breathtaking wildlife viewing and sensational bird spotting to stunning dive adventures. It’s no wonder the island has been called ‘the Galapagos of the Indian Ocean’.

Even with all the remarkable natural wonders to be enjoyed, this island is still a mystery to many travellers. Probably because of its remote location, being 2600 kilometres north west of Perth and south of Java, Indonesia. So we’ve put together some travel tips that are bound to move Christmas Island up your must-visit list!

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When is the best time to visit Darwin & Broome?

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Northern Australia is renowned as having the most predictable weather patterns in the country. Put simply, when you’re in the Northern Territory’s Top End or Western Australia’s Kimberley region it’s either going to be warm and wet or warm and dry.

But what does that mean for travellers? To help decide when you want to travel, we’ve jotted down some tips if you’re planning to visit Darwin, Kakadu National Park, Broome or the Bungle Bungles.

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When is the best time to visit Queensland?

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Queensland is famously “beautiful one day and perfect the next” but when is really the best time to visit?

It probably depends on what you want to see and do, but it’s the question we are asked most frequently. To help decide when you want to travel, we’ve jotted down some tips if you’re planning to visit the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast or Far North Queensland.

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The Ghan Train – Your Ticket to Outback Australia

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From the moment you step aboard The Ghan train, you’ll feel it – a sense that you are embarking on a very special journey, on one of Australia’s national treasures.

Australia’s overland trains have a firm place in the heritage and heart of the country. Travelling the full length and breadth of the island continent, you’ll discover the remarkable diversity and rich history of the land. But don’t think you have to rough it. It just so happens that these iconic train journeys also take you overland in spectacular style!

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