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February Weather

What is the weather really like in February, particularly late Feb?? Raining? cyclones?

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1. Re: February Weather


It really does rain and there is a real chance of tropical lows and cyclones.

But you can be lucky and get really great weather. :)

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I've been there 3 times in February - even got married there in Febryary (outdoor wedding ceremony). First time, no rain at all. Second time, 1 day of rain. Third time (feb last year) had 2 days of rain and we are booked again for February next year.

They do offer wet weather activities and there are indoor activities aswell.

The weather is hot and humid but that makes for great weather sitting in or by the pool.

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I read your comments about the weather in Feb. We are two Cdn couples in our 60's looking for a 2 or 3 day snorkelling trip in the Whitsundays arriving mid Feb. Do you have any recommendations as to what tours and sailing vessels are recommended. I have read mixed reviews on the Anaconda lll. Also suggestions for one night accommodation on Hamilton Island or Airlee Beach would be appreciated.


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I don't know much about the 2 or 3 day snorkelling trips maybe look at the Whitsundays forum.

As for 1 night on Hamilton Island, although there are a lot of properties there, most require a minimum 3 night stay. Have a look at www.hamiltonisland.com.au as I think they allow 1 night in the resort properties : Palm Bungalows, Reef View Hotel.

The bungalows are individual freestanding bungalows located close to the main pool area. The Reef View hotel is a high rise building which is a normal hotel room but with great views out to The Whitsundays.

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5. Re: February Weather

hi guys,

Yes you can stay for one night only in the hotel properties run by Hamilton Island themselves, but if you are interested in doing the overnight sailing trips, they all depart from Airlie Beach, so you'd be better off getting accommodation there for a night before and/or after your sailing trip.

There's lots more advice on these sailing trips in the Airlie Beach forum.



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