What months are stinger season in Cairns?

Today, – March 2021 – the stinger nets are on the beach in Port Douglas.

Do you need stinger suits in Cairns?

We highly recommend wearing the stinger suits – regardless of the time of year – as it will not only protect you from cairns jellyfish stings, but also provide sun protection in the tropical climate. Snorkellers do not need to fear cairns jellyfish on the Great Barrier Reef. Jellyfish are found around the world.

Are there stingers in Cairns?

Stingers love the tropical summer weather and can be found in the waters around Cairns from November to May. Swimmers should exercise caution in the water during these months, and beaches may be closed if the risk of stingers is great. Stingers are extremely rare from June to October.

What is the stinger season in Queensland?

The traditional stinger season in the tropics is during the warmer months from November to May. This is when box jellyfish are at their peak, but stings have occurred as early as September. Irukandji activity varies depending on the species.

What month is best to visit Cairns?

The best time to visit Cairns is during the months of April and May or September and October. At this time, tourist crowds are low and flights and lodging rates are less expensive, but you may encounter some wet weather.

Why can’t you swim in the sea in Cairns?

There is a pretty esplanade walkway and a narrow strip of sand but mostly Cairns has a busy estuary and salt water crocodiles, big ones. We also have stinger season in this part of the world, jellyfish visit our waters from around November to May, making unprotected swimming a fairly bad choice.

Do you have to wear stinger suits in the Whitsundays?

Stinger Season For half the year, it is advised to swim in the Whitsundays’ waters with a stinger suit, unless swimming in freshwater. Due to increased temperatures, there is an increase in marine stingers that can be harmful and potentially deadly.

What happens when you get stung by a irukandji jellyfish?

The symptoms of an Irukandji jellyfish sting are not immediate and may appear 5 to 45 minutes after the initial sting. Signs and symptoms can include: • severe backache or headache • shooting pains in their muscles, chest and abdomen • nausea • anxiety • restlessness • vomiting • breathing difficulties.

When should you avoid Cairns?

If you too want to take advantage of the dry season and absence of marine stingers, the best time to visit Cairns is between June and October. However, if your priorities are cheap flights, fewer crowds and tour deals, you can also take a chance on traveling in the shoulder season (April/May or September/October).

Are mosquitoes bad in Cairns?

Some say they are worst them the mozzies because you will not be able to stop itching where they bite you. Actually they really do not bite the sting comes from their urine!! Cairns occasionally has outbreaks of Dengue Fever, this is usually contained in certain residential areas no-where near the tourist areas.

When is the stinger season in Cairns Australia?

Stingers are of particular concern in tropical Australian waters between November to May/June. In Cairns, we call this period ‘stinger season’.

Where are the best Stinger Nets in Queensland?

1 Some beaches in Queensland that have stinger nets in use during summer include: Port Douglas: Four Mile Beach. Cairns: Holloways Beach, Yorkeys Knob, 2 Remedies for marine stings. 3 Box Jellyfish. 4 Irukandji Jellyfish.

When is the stinger season in Port Douglas?

The most dangerous stingers are the box jellyfish and the Irukandji and their stings can be lethal. This doesn’t mean the rich waters are off limits but it does mean that you need to think before jumping in the water. From the first of November until the start of May, the stinger nets are out around Cairns and Port Douglas.

When is stinger season in the Great Barrier Reef?

Stingers are of particular concern in tropical Australian waters between November to May/June. In Cairns, we call this period ‘stinger season’. So, to ensure you enjoy your day at the beach or Great Barrier Reef, always remember to swim at a patrolled beach and look out for the safety signs. if visiting the Great Barrier Reef always use…