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Any information on irukandji jellyfish (stingers) in Noosa?

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Any information on irukandji jellyfish (stingers) in Noosa?

Very worried with our pending trip to Noosa to read that at least three people were stung by the deadly Irukandji jellyfish in lakes and beaches on the western side of Fraser Island.

I originally posted this on the Sunshine Coast forum but did not get any feedback from anyone local.

Have there been any sightings of Irukandji jellyfish or reported stings around Noosa – especially the main beach at Noosa and Little Cove?

Our whole trip to Noosa is based around our love of swimming in the ocean. This is such a worry. Information would be appreciated

brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/swimmers-war…

Regards

Suzi

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1. Re: Any information on irukandji jellyfish (stingers) in Noosa?

You could ask the local tourism info. Office -they have a Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/sunshinecoastQLD

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2. Re: Any information on irukandji jellyfish (stingers) in Noosa?

No the only reported sightings have been on the bay side of Fraser Island.

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3. Re: Any information on irukandji jellyfish (stingers) in Noosa?

I live in Noosa & have never heard of the Irukandji being this far south. We do have a quite lot of blue bottle jellyfish at times on the more open beaches however these are not deadly. I have never seen anyone wearing a stinger suit here unlike in the tropical waters further north :)

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4. Re: Any information on irukandji jellyfish (stingers) in Noosa?

Thanks all for the feedback - really relieved no one is wearing stinger suits KoStargazer

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5. Re: Any information on irukandji jellyfish (stingers) in Noosa?

You're very welcome Suzi .... Hope you have a super holiday in Noosa :)

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6. Re: Any information on irukandji jellyfish (stingers) in Noosa?

Hello!

Im Ana from Spain.

Im going to travel to Noosa next year during one month. I would like to know what month is better: april, may or june.. I love diving and surfing and I like the sun but not the jellowfish!! :S

Anyone can help me please!!!

Thank you!! :)

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7. Re: Any information on irukandji jellyfish (stingers) in Noosa?

april would be the best month as it starts to get cold in may our winter is june, july, august. you won't have a problem with stingers this far south, our beaches are beautiful especially noosa. but don't forget we have kilometers of beaches on the sunshine coast, try and get down to mooloolaba whilst you're here, it's about 30 minutes south of noosa. enjoy your holiday.

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