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The Best Time to Visit for Travelling on Flights to Emerald
The hottest time of the year in Emerald is January when temperatures can reach up to 45°C during the day. These temperatures are perhaps not unexpected as January falls into the middle of the Australian summer. Of course, holiday-makers that love the hot weather will love booking their plane tickets to Emerald for this time. Just don’t forget to pack your SPF. If you’re flying from a cooler departure point, it can be wise to wear your hot weather-appropriate garb on the plan (think loose and light fabrics, with a hat and sunglasses in your backpack or bag) so you’re ready as soon as you land at Emerald Airport (EMD). If you’d prefer cooler temperatures for your holiday, look for cheap flights to Emerald during the autumn months (March to May). This is the less popular time to visit the town, so the upside of the brisker weather is that there may be fewer other tourists around. There is much you can do in the cooler climate, thanks to temperatures sitting between 11°C and 22°C during the day - ideal conditions for getting outdoors and exploring. Book flights to Emerald around this time and also potentially pair your airfare to Emerald with cheap hotel deals and accommodation.
Top Things to Do and See with Return Flights to Emerald
Emerald Botanic Gardens
Australia is full of beautiful gardens and parks and Emerald is no exception. Book flights to Emerald for a relaxing holiday in a more remote part of the country and to discover the Emerald Botanical Gardens. The Emerald Botanical Gardens are free to enter and explore, and this lush oasis rewards those travelling on flights to Emerald with pretty riverfront spots to picnic as well as barbecue facilities, good pathways for strolls, and more than 100 acres of garden.
Up for a day trip? Make your flights to Emerald cover seeing even more of Queensland by piling into the car and driving the long yet scenic road to Carnarvon Gorge. Located within Carnarvon National Park, the gorge is almost 30 kilometres long and is flanked by moss-covered sandstones cliffs, various side gorges and an abundance of native plants. You can book a rental car with Webjet at the same time as locking in your flights to Emerald.
Booking flights to Emerald for a family holiday? You have to check out Lake Maraboon. The water’s edge is lined with good accommodation options, great for families and couples alike. Spend your days relaxing by the water’s edge, taking part in some water sports or watching the local wildlife on the banks. Best of all? Lake Maraboon is just a 15-minute drive from Emerald Airport (EMD).
Emerald Historic Railway Station Building
Emerald’s first railway station was built more than 120 years ago. The classic architecture and linear design makes for some great photographs on a family day out. The heritage-listed railway station may not be a on the must-see list of every person looking for flights to Emerald, but if you’re going to be visiting the small town, it’s well worth the stop.
The World's Largest Van Gogh Sunflower Painting
One of Emerald’s most famous attractions is the van Gogh sunflower painting, situated in Morton Park. It’s the biggest of its kind in the world, standing at 25 metres high. The installation was a part of a concept by artist Cameron Cross, who set out to erect seven renditions of van Gogh’s Sunflower painting in seven different countries around the world. Anybody looking for cheap flights to Emerald will surely have this massive wonder on their to-see list.
A Brief History Before Boarding Flights to Emerald
Emerald has quite an interesting name. This Queensland town got its moniker from some of its earliest European settlers, who came across a vibrant green hill upon their travels across Queensland. The hill was beset by a flowing river and a massive natural lake. The beautiful location was simply too much to walk away from and they decided to settle. The city, Emerald, gets its name from that beautiful green hill they saw on their way in. If you’ve booked your tickets to Emerald at the right time of year, you might just catch a glimpse of that emerald green hill as you fly in to land at Emerald Airport (EMD).