Swimming in Australia – Stinger Season

Last Updated: 23rd Jul 2013

<p>More <a href="/contikipedia/articles/tour-and-travel-advice-australia">Tour and Travel Advice</a> for Australia</p> <p><img src="http://downloads.contiki.com/contikipedia/australia/aust_stock/305.jpg" class="rightwise" title="snorkeling wearing stinger suits" alt="snorkeling wearing stinger suits" /></p> <p>by &#8211; <a href="/people/f6640d5e1bb83e46706afb2905eec4b0">Tash</a>, Tour Manager, Australia and Europe</p> <p>In the summer time, from about November till May, once you get past the tropic of Capricorn, you will find that when swimming, you will be offered unitards or &#8216;all in one&#8217; lycra suits to wear. This is not a weird fashion statement but instead something to protect you during stinger season.<br /> <a href="/contikipedia/articles/box-jellyfish">Stingers</a> are like jelly fish and can leave a nasty sting. I would recommend wearing one. It will also protect you from the sun as it is UV protective as well</p>