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Old 03-05-2009, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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What do people think of when they hear "northern Australia?"

Anywhere generally described as "tropical"?
Anywhere near or north of the Capricorn?
or does even Brisbane count since "Wet" and "Dry" better describes their seasons?

I myself would hesitate to call Brisbane part of southern Australia,
even though there is a lot more land area north of Brisbane's latitude than south of it.

Is there a term for the parts of Australia with winters around 18+ C, yet cooler than "tropical" ?
(to differentiate between a more-inclusive "southern Australia" with cooler-winter areas like Melbourne, Canberra and Hobart. )
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Old 03-05-2009, 11:20 AM
 
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thank you wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wCiki/Northern_Australia
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Old 03-05-2009, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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^^

Wiki defines it as all of Queensland, the Northern Territory and north of the 26th parallel in Western Australia.
Based on that, I can confidently say that I'd prefer a lot of locations in northern Australia... at least for the climate and/or beaches.

Thanks.
*I just wanted to know what I'd be getting into (theoretically) if I request a northern Australia position.

** Does a term like "middle Australia" exist, for the gentle-winter areas?
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Old 03-05-2009, 02:59 PM
 
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Never heard of a middle australia.. if someone says central oz its generally the area around alice-uluru (NT) where as previously discussed, winters are not necesarilly gentle (cold nights, chilly days which I've experienced in July). Currently the night time temps in Alice is 13.. you can get the daily forecast for all of Oz on theaustralian.com.au

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Old 03-11-2009, 03:29 AM
 
Location: Doonan, QLD
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^^

Wiki defines it as all of Queensland, the Northern Territory and north of the 26th parallel in Western Australia.
Based on that, I can confidently say that I'd prefer a lot of locations in northern Australia... at least for the climate and/or beaches.

Thanks.
*I just wanted to know what I'd be getting into (theoretically) if I request a northern Australia position.

** Does a term like "middle Australia" exist, for the gentle-winter areas?
If your goal is to get a quite moderate climate - I can say on the East Coast of AU -- Coffs Harbor and North will usually yield a decent winter -- some people would argue Sydney and North. The challenge is getting the best of both worlds without moving seasonally. We are quite happy right at the NSW/QLD border -- very nice climate -- might get to 32 or 33 on a hot summer day and typically nothing less than a minimum high temp of 17-19 in winter is what we've seen. This is if you stay coastal.
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Old 03-11-2009, 05:47 AM
 
Location: Brisbane, Qld, AU
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Hmmm...I tend to think of Northern Territory, Darwin, and the hot humid bush.

Now, if you were to say 'Northern Queensland', then I'd think of Cairns mainly.

: )
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Old 03-11-2009, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Hmmm...I tend to think of Northern Territory, Darwin, and the hot humid bush.

Now, if you were to say 'Northern Queensland', then I'd think of Cairns mainly.

: )
Well I thought if I said "tropical Australia" that might exclude a potential mine position out in the northern Outback, since a lot of people imagine forests when they think "tropical." Places like Mount Isa QLD, Daly Waters, NT or Pilbara/Kimberley WA I wouldn't mind, should a great opportunity pop-up; especially a fly-in/fly-out. I have no problems with winters at 24-26 and summers at 36-38 C.

Thanks for your response though.
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