We are visiting Austrailia for the first time in Dec / Jan.
Have arranged to stay in Sydney for New Year but then we have a further week (4th - 11th Jan) which we intended to visit Queensland - visit the reef, see some sites & generally chill out. Port Douglas looked a nice place to stay but we are a little put off by the weather at this time of year.
Does it rain for prolonged periods or just short bursts?
Any advise on alternative resorts further south & not so affected by the rains?