Holidaying in North Queensland this summer is idyllic, despite reports of destruction by the small tropical cyclone which made landfall this morning, said North Queensland based Senator Ian Macdonald.
The impact of what was a very minor storm was minimal, Senator Macdonald said.
I enjoyed what little rain there was from my front verandah, watching the birds frolic on the lawn.
North Queensland remains the ideal place to holiday all year round. The rain dropped by yesterdays storm has meant that the countryside is lush and green, creeks and waterfalls are running, the rainforests are alive with growth, the islands are looking superlative, and, best of all it is actually cooler and more pleasant than it is in the punishing heatwaves being experienced down south.
Senator Macdonald said possibility of storms shouldnt put potential visitors off holidaying in the North.
Although tropical storms and cyclones are rare, when they do come there is always plenty of warning and the North is well equipped and prepared to deal with them. Usually they are much less destructive and dangerous than the sudden storms and floods experienced by southern centres.
He urged holiday makers to continue with their plans to holiday in North and Far North Queensland.
Whether you want the best fishing in the world, the most beautiful beaches, diving and snorkelling on one of the wonders of the world, the Great Barrier Reef, or whether your tastes run to lying on a deserted beach, a gourmet tour of the Atherton Tableland, or enjoying the six star luxury of resort life, its all waiting for you in North Queensland.
And the most appealing part of a holiday in the North is the friendliness of the people. We love tourists and we will try to make your holiday a memorable one.