Australia's Best Beaches

20 February 2018

Picnic at Wineglass Bay – Tasmania

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Purchase some gourmet delicacies at local wineries and farm gates, on your way to one of Australia’s best picnic beaches at Wineglass Bay in Freycinet National Park on Tasmania’s east coast.

After feasting on your local produce, consider doing the one hour return walk to Wineglass Bay lookout. It has the best view of the perfectly curved coastline, with its pink and white granite peaks and sapphire blue waters edged, with pure white sand, that can be seen from the air.

If budget is not an issue, spoil yourself with a stay at Saffire Freycinet, voted number one luxury hotel in Australia.

Surf at Bells Beach – Torquay, Victoria

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Bells Beach is one of the most sought after surfing locations in Australia. Home to the Rip Curl Easter Pro, this is the place to saddle up alongside the best surfers in the world and take on the huge swells.

Torquay is at the start of the Great Ocean Road and lives up to its reputation as one of the most scenic and rugged coastlines in the world. Between March and October, the waves pound this picturesque coastline.

Glorious high cliffs create the perfect vantage point to watch local surfers year round and the abundance of major surf manufacturers based in Torquay, allow for stocking up on all your surfing essentials in preparation for the next big wave.

Sunset at Cable Beach – Broome, Western Australia

Ride a camel along the beach at sunset and watch the sun go down at Cable Beach in Broome, Western Australia.

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The 22 kilometres of long flat beach of pure white sand stand out against the backdrop of red cliffs and rich turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.

Cable Beach is home to 130 million year old dinosaur footprints that can be seen at low tide at Gantheaume Point. The lighthouse offers the perfect location to view migrating whales.

Feel the gentle rolling waves lap around you as you swim in year round bath water temperature. Sip on cocktails at a beachside bar and shop for precious South Sea pearls, before heading off on an outback adventure in the Kimberley wilderness.

Island time at Whitehaven Beach – Whitsundays, Queensland

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Tucked in the middle of the 74 islands in the Whitsundays, the uninhabited Whitehaven Beach is consistently named on the world’s best lists. Dazzling clear water and 98% pure silica white sand create the ultimate in relaxation and beauty.

Best seen from the air, the shifting sands create a fusion of colours that delight any budding photographer. For true romantics, board a helicopter flight and land on your own piece of paradise for an intimate dining experience for two.

Self-sufficient boaties will venture out from Airlie beach, anchor at Tongue Bay and take a short walk up the hill to view Whitehaven Beach and the secluded cove of Betty’s Beach at the tip of Hill Inlet.
Whitehaven Beach takes a little more effort to visit but will deliver lasting memories.

Iconic Bondi Beach – Sydney, New South Wales

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Alive and bustling with activity, Bondi Beach in the heart of Sydney is on every visitors’ bucket list.
Accessed by car, bus or train, Bondi is the perfect location to blend shopping and dining with sun, sand and surf.

Markets and events entertain the madding crowds most weekends and the vibrant cosmopolitan social scene is alive with an eclectic mix of hipsters, tourists and celebrities.

Be enchanted by high-end living as you walk past the homes of the rich and famous along the 6 kilometre coastal walk between Bondi and Coogee.

Cool off at the rock pools or have a rest at one of the parks that fringe this stunning walk along Australia’s wealthy coast, before heading out to experience the Sydney nightlife synonymous with Bondi.

Family time at Main Beach – Noosa, Queensland

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Pack the car to the brim, we’re off on a family summer holiday. The north facing protected main beach in Noosa never fails to deliver a quintessential Australian beach holiday.

Protected on the east side by Noosa National Park, picturesque Main Beach is ideal for those less confident in the surf. Patrolled by surf lifesavers 365 days a year and without the big waves, it’s the ideal location to learn the skills required to take on the waves found around the other side.

The sub tropical climate of Noosa lends itself to a year round outdoor lifestyle, with loads of sun time for children to wear themselves out swimming, playing, learning to surf or paddleboard, cruising on a boat, covering themselves in sand as they build sandcastles, and running until the sun goes down.

Sitting parallel to Main Beach is the thriving shopping precinct of Hastings Street. Fine dining options abound along this shopping strip with specialty stores, café’s and ice cream shops to satisfy every taste bud. With a full range of accommodation options scattered along the beachfront and the Noosa River, parents are equally content to return to Noosa annually.

Celebrity Watch – Byron Bay, New South Wales

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Where hippy culture meets rich and famous, wandering the streets in a bikini and sarong is more than acceptable in the coastal beachside town of Byron Bay.

Byron Bay is surrounded by lush green hinterland with rich organic farm land and gorgeous beaches that stretch around this Eastern most point of Australia.

Chill out at Clarkes beach in the centre of town to surround yourself with the thousands of international backpackers from all over the world to the many celebrities who lay claim to some of the most prestigious real estate on the coast.

The relaxed mash up of barefooted cultures along with fine food, great surf and a thriving nightlife makes Byron one of the most highly sought after beach and holiday locations in the world.

There are a lot more great beaches to experience in Australia. Go for a drive along the coast, and you will come across some fantastic stretches of sand that you will enjoy feeling between your toes!

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