Summers can get very hot and wet but the rainforests are also spectacular during this time of the year. The waters are also at their clearest so it's a great time to go swimming. Winter temperature is more pleasant, but evening are still chilly so bring some warm clothes. Read more on What To Pack For Your Australian Self-Drive Holiday.
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The summer holidays start in late December until January. There are also two weeks off per term, in early April, late June and late September.
In Queensland, the Queen's Birthday is celebrated on the first weekend of October while Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday of May. Easter Sunday is also observed. Read more about Public Holidays in Australia .
September and October offer the best travel weather, being between the winter and summer season. You can still enjoy the sun and warmer evenings.
Make sure you pre-book the motorhome for your self-drive holiday, as well as your stay at campgrounds. MyDriveHoliday has the best vehicles from Australia's top brands in Cairns Campervan Hire. You can also get a list of Caravan Parks In Cairns.