The Lonely Planet Australia guidebook mentions that school holidays begin in September. Since I'd like to visit Port Douglas for about five days in September 2013 and haven't tried booking my flight from San Diego yet, it seems preferable to follow trip advisors' advice and book the week before Australians go on school break to avoid crowds. Can anyone tell me when that would be in September 2013?
Secondary question: For about a five-day stay for a single, well-traveled, laid-back 71-year-old lady on a senior-citizen budget, any recommendations for home-stay, hostel or studio apartment in Port Douglas, centrally-located, since I will be sans automobile most of the time? Thanks very much for your input.Edited: 18 November 2012, 19:45