Last Updated on September 4, 2021 by Chef
You need to know about stinger season in Queensland if you plan to visit and swim in the sea.
Many visitors come to Queensland for the Great Barrier Reef, snorkelling or scuba diving. Unfortunately in summer, our hot, wet, time, we have marine stingers, deadly jellyfish which could be present in coastal waters. How far north you travel in Queensland will affect the dates and duration of stinger season, the further north and the warmer the weather, the longer stinger season will last. It will start earlier and end later.
Please check and double-check all the information we give you locally as times, places, dates, and services do, as we found, change often. Restrictions and closures may apply.
These marine stingers are potentially deadly and include box jelliyfish and Irudkanje.
If you came to my site looking for Port Douglas information, you cartainly need to know about stinger season in Port Douglas and Cairns. You’ll need to know dates and what precautions to take. For that I’ll direct you to another site. Just follow the preceding link. Did you see our post on where to eat in Port Douglas?