The Clear Lake Region of Queensland has the most popular destination for holidaymakers in Australia and New Zealand.
It is the most tourist-friendly of the Queensland metropolitan regions and also boasts the second highest number of holidaymakers per capita.
But it also has a unique set of conditions that can cause some problems.
The area, which lies about 250 kilometres south of Brisbane, is often a hotbed of bushfires.
It’s not uncommon to see fires raging in the bush from June to October, and in the autumn it’s common for the fire season to start during the cooler months.
In some places, there are fires burning close to the town of Ngaio.
The bushfires can cause significant destruction, but are also very hot, dry and windy.
“If you get an average of 3-5 hot days a year in the summer, the bushfire season could be a very dangerous event for you and your family,” said Lisa Pappas, director of communications at the Bureau of Meteorology.
“We’ve got a very hot and dry season, so if you’re planning on visiting this region, you should probably plan on spending some time in Ngaiao.”
A fire on the Ngao Trail, a remote trail leading to Ngaios Beach, is seen on the west coast of the NGAO.
Photo: Supplied But the weather can also be quite challenging, with a typical summer day in the region lasting between five and eight hours.
The weather can be erratic.
For example, this weekend saw a heatwave in the central Queensland region, which led to fires burning at Ngaion’s southernmost beach, the Nagoi beach, and on the east coast.
“In terms of weather, there’s nothing like it anywhere else in the country,” said Pappes.
“But you still want to make sure you get some rest, get some sleep, because if you get in a car, it’s very dangerous to drive around and drive across the bushfires, because you might miss some of them and you might get burnt.”
So do you have to plan ahead?
Well, it depends on your priorities and what you want to do.
In general, if you want a holiday on a remote beach, you’ll have to be prepared to stay longer than your planned stay time.
“The ideal time to visit the Nagao Trail would be when the weather is nice and the fire is not too big and the area is quiet, and the water is not dry,” said Dr Sarah Wood, who researches fire behaviour at the University of Queensland.
“However, there is no guarantee that you’ll see fire at all.”
So, for most people, the ideal holiday time is a couple of days before the fire date.
But the best time to go is probably a couple days before it happens.
You should plan ahead, make sure there are plenty of options, and make sure the fire has been contained.
“There’s no doubt there’s a lot of stress associated with fires in the area,” said Wood.
But for those with more experience and less time, the time is shorter, and there are more options. “
For those who are less experienced, there will probably be more risks and you will be at greater risk if you do go out to those sites and they’re in a fire zone.”
But for those with more experience and less time, the time is shorter, and there are more options.
“It depends on the person,” said Woods.
“Do they have some experience?
Do they know how to deal with fire?
What about those people who are a bit older who are not experienced?
A guide dog walks along the Ngoi Trail, an area of the bush fire hotspot Ngaigo in the Ngani Range of the central province of Queensland, in May. Photo”
So I think the best thing to do is make sure that you’re prepared and get in there, get out as quickly as possible, and get out safely.”
A guide dog walks along the Ngoi Trail, an area of the bush fire hotspot Ngaigo in the Ngani Range of the central province of Queensland, in May. Photo