Top 4 facts you need to know about Summer in Australia

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So, you think that Summer in Australia is the best time of year to travel? What’s not to love you think to yourself? “I love the beach, the heat and I want to have a Christmas which is not covered in snow for a change”. Well come on down for a visit we say, because we agree with you, summer in Australia is pretty awesome.
Australia has a lot to offer you and the more you plan your overland adventure the better as you are less likely to miss things as you go, but there are a few things you may want to know before you choose where you are going.

1 – Mosquitos love the hot season.

Ok Ok, Australia may not have the same worries about mosquito-borne viruses as other parts of the world, but across Australia, the heat also means rainy season. And with that comes a lot of Mosquitos. If you are planning on spending nights camped by the side of the road and want to spend any time outside, you may want to plan in advance and take a lot of repellent with you so you can get out and about at night.

2 – Inland Australia can get really, really hot

Everyone knows it gets hot in Australia. But have you ever stopped to think what that means for your travels. Consider this. In the Pilbara region, daily maximum temperatures can reach well over 45 degrees Celsius (113 Fahrenheit). If you are planning a trip through North Western Australia, planning to take extra water, sunscreen and non-perishable food is a wise precation. Last thing you want is to find yourself running low on essential items

3 – Australia is sports mad

In Australia during summer, the country comes alive with sporting endeavours. From Cricket matches (from the Ashes through to the inter-state shield matches) to the Formula 1 in Melbourne in February, to the Australian Open tennis in January, there is a lot of live sport you can get out and see.

4 – Box Jellyfish are more prevalent

The heat makes us all want to dive straight into the water as soon as we reach it. But you may want to consider this. From late October to late April, Box Jellyfish are more plentiful – especially in the Whitsundays. Of course plenty of people swim at this time of year with no instance, but it is always better to know – right?

There are plenty of other facts about Australian summer’s we could share, but these are some of the ones we enjoy sharing. If you have any you want to share or experiences you have had – comment below. After all, if you’ve seen something we haven’t why not share it with the world.

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