Australia is your only real option for viewing the 2012 eclipse from land. The Northern Territory offers a shorter period of totality and poor accessiblity - especially when compared to the very accessible Queensland.
The maps above provide information on typical climate conditions at various points along the centre line of the 2012 Solar Eclipse. Images are reproduced courtesy of Jay Anderson.
The Gabba - Day one of the Australia / South Africa Test Match - Picture gallery from the first day of the Australia v South Africa Test Match
2012 eclipse - first contact - The start of the partial phases of the 2012 solar eclipse
2012 Solar Eclipse - partial stages of the eclipse recommence - Video of third contact and the bgeinning of the partial eclipse during the 2012 eclipse seen from Port Douglas
2012 eclipse information and schedule - 2012 eclipse information and schedule in Queensland
2012 solar eclipse - Getting to Cairns - Cairns - quick reference information on how to get there
Cairns - 10 great things to do - Ten great things to do in the Queensland city of Cairns by Keith Jenkins of Velvet Escape
Kuranda Scenic Railway - The Kuranda Scenic Railway goes over a bridge in Queensland
2012 Solar Eclipse totality seen from offshore of Port Douglas - Video of totality during the 2012 eclipse seen from Port Douglas in Queensland
Australia - Travel stuff from around Australia
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Mark Sukhija is a travel and wine blogger, photographer, tourism researcher, hat-touting, white-shirt-wearing, New Zealand fantatic and eclipse chaser. Aside from at least annual visits to New Zealand, Mark has seen eclipses in South Australia (2002), Libya (2006), China (2009) and Queensland (2012). After twelve years in Switzerland, Mark moved back to London in 2012. You can follow Mark on Twitter or Facebook