The Climate in Australia
Although Australia is the smallest continent in the world, it is the planet’ s sixth largest country and the world’s largest island with an area of over 7,690,000 sq.kms.
With such a large area one needs to expect a huge variety of weather. Travel anywhere in Australia at the same time of the year and you can expect a difference in the climate of Australia.
In the state of Queensland where the climate is known to be more tropical than any other state of Australia, the climate can still vary from the tropical north to the highlands of the south.
In Far North Queensland and particularly Port Douglas and the tropical rainforests of the Daintree our temperatures don’t vary much throughout the year making it a popular holiday destination. We experience a ‘wet’ and ‘dry’ season instead of the normal ‘spring, summer, autumn and winter’ seasons. Although visitors choose the Far North of Queensland during our drier months between May to October, the months exceeding these are some of the most remarkable months in the area especially in the Daintree Rainforest.
As the rains begin, it presents an almost immediate change in the rainforest due to the sight, smell and the sounds. The Rainforest comes alive once again with the many species of fungi found on our private walk and the sounds of frogs and birds. The Bloomfield Falls normally flows at peak and this is the time where photographers and true nature lovers can be engrossed in this unique and fascinating region.