Australia is a vast continent with a diverse landscape and culture with so much to see, each place different from the last. This wonderful destination has so much to offer, beaches, mountains, deserts and more. Make the most of your trip to Aus by making sure you get a taste of all of it’s fascinating variety.
Main Beach, Byron Bay
Visit Australia’s most easterly point at the stunning peninsula of Byron Bay. The long sandy beaches of this surfing mecca are truly breathe-taking, not to mention the amazing yet quirky town that runs alongside the beach. Byron Bay is always buzzing and full of life.
It may be full of tourists, but this is one beach you should not miss. Bondi may be the most famous beach in Australia and is always full of life. This Sydney cove is one of many cove-type beaches along the coastline that runs through the Eastern-Suburbs. The beauty of Bondi is that one minute you can be in the hustling city centre and a short drive away you are at Bondi beach, toes in the sand, soaking up the sun.
75 Mile Beach Fraser Island
Hop in a 4×4 and cruise along the largest sand island in the world. 75 miles of desolate coastline and crashing blue waves, Fraser Island is a unique experience. Although the ocean is advised to be off limits due to its treacherous surf, there are several lakes throughout the island that are perfect for a swim and a cool down. Spend a few days on Fraser Island camping, exploring and getting to know the inhabitants which include monitor lizards and dingoes.
Australia’s capital, Sydney is truly magnificent. A perfect medley of beach and city culture, this city holds many treasures like the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. Take the ferry out to Manly Beach and enjoy scenic views of the harbour on the way there then take a stroll along the beautiful beach or snorkel at shelly beach which is notorious for spotting amazing wildlife. Venture to the Eastern-Suburbs and take on the well-known coastal walk which runs from Maroubra beach all the way to Bondi!
A paradise for foodies, Melbourne is known for its gastronomy and arts scene. This is the place you need to be if you are seeking great food and live music. Walk the streets and stumble upon the street art that adds life and colour to the city. Find the local bars and restaurants, some that don’t even have names above the door and can only be found if you are told by the locals. Head down to St Kilda beach which has a warm, seaside town vibe and is also home to renowned dining and bars.
Chill out and relax, the Gold Coast is just that. A beautiful stretch of coastline with glistening skyscrapers and surfers lining the waters, this place is paradise. If you are after something lively, Surfers Paradise is busy with tourists and a great nightlife. For those who prefer to unwind, head down the coast to quieter towns like Coolangatta and Currumbin where you can mingle with the locals, sunbathe on the beach and go for a paddle-board or a surf.