Me and my girlfriend are planning a 2 week driving trip from Brisbane to Cairns/PD with stops at several beach places along the way. I am undecided on which time of year to make this trip. Obviously we want to avoid monsoon season and maximise our chances of blue skies, but we also want to be able to sit outside in our shorts in the evenings and enjoy eating and drinking in a warm, balmy climate. We live in Brisbane so I know how chilly the evenings get from june to august, and we want to try to avoid this.
Our options are mid April or the start of June. May is out of the question due to prior engagements. Waiting until spring is also an option, but it seems such a long time away!
We are also considering flying to Airley and doing our drive from there in order to avoid the cooler south QLD evenings.
Any recommendations welcome.