6 of the best beaches in Australia

24 June 2020

Dreaming of a getaway where sparkling oceans, sun-drenched coastlines and hours of blissful relaxation await? Then look no further than our backyard, Australia – a country that is essentially one beautiful coastline – and laze away your holiday on some of our most beautiful beaches.

Bondi Beach, New South Wales

Australia’s beach culture starts at Bondi. Sydney’s most famous stretch of sand welcomes locals and tourists to its shores all year round. Home to a thriving atmosphere, enticing white sands, curling turquoise waves and sandstone cliffs, it’s not hard to see why Bondi beach is a name carried across the globe. If you want to skip on the crashing waves for a steadier water experience, set yourself up at Bondi Baths, the iconic ocean pool chiselled into the rocks located just south of the beach.

Cable Beach, Broome

Located in Western Australia’s Kimberley region, here you’ll find a glorious 22-kilometre stretch of sun-kissed white sand fringed by the balmy, turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. Cable Beach is a delight for water lovers with its gentle, rolling waves offering a host of aquatic pursuits, including swimming, snorkelling and beachcombing. Visitors can explore the town’s romantic pearling history, learn about one of the world’s oldest cultures from the local Aboriginal community, or enjoy the iconic camel ride along the shoreline at sunset.

Noosa Main Beach, Queensland

Noosa Main Beach is a standout among the many stunning beaches dotted along the Sunshine Coast of Queensland. One of the only north-facing beaches in Australia’s east coast, you can expect calm lapping waters which make this the perfect swimming spot for families or those learning how to surf.

You can expect more than just sun-kissed golden sands and gentle waves – if you’re lucky enough, you may spot pods of dolphins in the waters nearby or humpback whales in the distance during their annual migration.

Whitehaven Beach, The Whitsundays

Accessible by boat from the tourist ports of both Hamilton Island and Airlie Beach, Whitehaven Beach is a seven-kilometre stretch of pristine coastline on the largest of the 74 islands that is Queensland’s Whitsundays. Boasting luminescent white sand, the beaches here are lapped by swirls of blue-green water, perfect for splashing about in, and nature lovers may also be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of some curious marine life including turtles and a frolicking dolphin or two. Energetic ones should scale the lookout at Tongue Point for the best views of Hill Inlet’s swirling sands, or those with capable sea legs can opt to charter a yacht for a leisurely sail around the islands.

Wineglass Bay, Tasmania

In the most southern state of Australia, a three-hour drive north of Hobart will take you to Tasmania’s most spectacular shoreline. 

Welcome to Wineglass Bay, a postcard-perfect cove where pink granite peaks meet lapping turquoise waters in this clam-shaped shoreline. For those seeking more than hours of slow-paced lazing, get the blood flowing with an exhilarating rock climb, kayak around the Bay, or take part in a four-day guided walk covering the entire length of the Freycinet Peninsula on Tasmania’s east coast – whatever your idea for a holiday, this is the place for you.

Bells Beach, Victoria

Looking for the best surf break? Known for its huge swells and powerful surf, ride a wave at Bells Beach, located along the southern coast of Victoria near the charming town of Torquay. Here, you’ll find the site of the annual Rip Curl Pro Surf competition held over Easter, drawing professional surfers from around the world and a big audience. High cliffs, rocky outcrops and exposed reef form the backdrop for this surfer’s paradise. If you’re more of a sightseer, Bells Beach is a popular spot with great vantage points along the cliff for stunning views of this coastal spot. 

To speak to your Travel Counsellor about planning your future trip to one of these stunning beach spots, get in touch today and they’ll be happy to help.

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