Travelling to Perth 2016

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Hi could anyone tell me what is the best months of the year to travel to Perth via Mildura & Renmark? ?? please.
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Reply By: Member - John - Thursday, Oct 01, 2015 at 16:38

Thursday, Oct 01, 2015 at 16:38
G'day, the answer depends on what the reason for travel is, more information please.............
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Follow Up By: destinyboy - Thursday, Oct 01, 2015 at 19:14

Thursday, Oct 01, 2015 at 19:14
Caravaning and site seeing on way over
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Reply By: Dennis Ellery - Thursday, Oct 01, 2015 at 16:42

Thursday, Oct 01, 2015 at 16:42
If you are an UG boots and beanies person - May through to October.
If you are into shorts and thongs - November through to April.
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Thursday, Oct 01, 2015 at 16:43

Thursday, Oct 01, 2015 at 16:43
For comfort , April to Septermber avoids the heat! Michael
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Reply By: Member - MARIC - Thursday, Oct 01, 2015 at 17:49

Thursday, Oct 01, 2015 at 17:49
Any time from Jan - Dec, just check the BOM forecasts before you leave to avoid any heatwaves or strong headwinds
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Reply By: rocco2010 - Thursday, Oct 01, 2015 at 18:12

Thursday, Oct 01, 2015 at 18:12
Gidday

I travelled that route a month ago and only had one day of rain. But it was September and the weather is often changeable in spring so I count myself as lucky

it seems to have been a reasonable year for farmers in SA and WA so there were lots of nice looking crops and the wildflowers were just starting to show through in the WA goldfields which made for a pleasant drive.

Saw whales at the Head of Bight which was a thrill.

But I guess it could just as easily have been the opposite.

as others say the height of summer is probably best avoided.

whenever you go it's a great adventure and if you have the time there is a lot to see along the way.

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Reply By: Member - John - Thursday, Oct 01, 2015 at 19:23

Thursday, Oct 01, 2015 at 19:23
boy, you make it difficult, what do you like to see when caravanning and site seeing?
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Reply By: Member - tommo05 - Thursday, Oct 01, 2015 at 21:44

Thursday, Oct 01, 2015 at 21:44
Best not to do it in the middle of winter I would suggest, otherwise I'm not sure there is a bad time.

I drove home from Perth in January one time after I had been home for Christmas, the air-con packed up while in Perth and I was a bit concerned about an uncomfortable trip home. Not an issue, with the windows down it was a pleasant drive.

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Reply By: Motherhen - Thursday, Oct 01, 2015 at 22:33

Thursday, Oct 01, 2015 at 22:33
Spring would be the best time to be in Perth and surrounds. The south west of WA is dry and drab during the hot summer. Autumn OK, but may not be so pretty unless there is early rain.

Time to leave? Are you touring over a few weeks, of it that just being taken as a non sightseeing direct route?

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Reply By: Member - Odog - Saturday, Oct 03, 2015 at 15:56

Saturday, Oct 03, 2015 at 15:56
Wife and I left Queanbeyan end of February.. And returned end of April... Had great weather, water was nice.. Fined, usually spring is a bit windy, over East anyway.. That was the reason we did it on the back half of summer.. Was a great trip! Enjoy it!
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Reply By: Ron N - Saturday, Oct 03, 2015 at 19:34

Saturday, Oct 03, 2015 at 19:34
Destinyboy - Be aware that no matter what the time of year, travelling across the Nullarbor can mean a wide range of weather conditions, from 38 deg C during the day to a sudden drop to 3 deg C overnight.

It all depends on the direction and strength of the winds. If the wind is anywhere from Easterly to Northerly to North-Westerly in Summer, you will get strong hot winds and solid heat.
If the wind changes to South-Westerly, Southerly or South Easterly, you will get cold winds and cold air from the Southern Ocean that makes the temperature drop substantially.

In Winter, the last-mentioned wind directions will produce bitter cold, down to zero and as little as 10-12 deg C maximums during the day.

The best times to travel are the change of season times - March/April/May, and August/September/October.
In the last-mentioned 3 months, everything is green and the wildflowers are stunning.

Cheers, Ron.
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Follow Up By: destinyboy - Sunday, Oct 04, 2015 at 22:09

Sunday, Oct 04, 2015 at 22:09
Thankyou you're been very helpful
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