Hi to all, We are travelling to Australia for a family wedding in October and I am delighted to be able to make my Wife's lifetime dream of snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef come true. We are flying from Sydney on 17th October to spend 3 nights in Brisbane. From there we fly on 20th October to Townsville from where we have 10 nights to explore. We are thinking of spending 2 nights on Magnetic Island and drive to Mission Beach to spend a further 3 nights and from there to Cairns area for our last 5 nights. I want to assure that my wife and 2 children get to snorkel on the reef but believe that Stinger season might be an issue at that time. Would we be best to take a trip from Magnetic Island as soon as we get there or would it actually make any difference in reference to stingers to wait the five days until we get to Cairns.
Thank you very much in advance for any advice offered.