The country of Australia, vast, varied and ancient, also one of the most popular countries for visitors from around the world. Vacations in Australia can offer culture, arts, heritage, exploration, fun or adventure depending on what you seek, however, narrowing down your vacation should begin before you leave. Whatever you seek, the choice is yours. Take a look at one way to explore Australia with a look at some of Australias most popular coastal vacation destinations.
Byron Bay, New South Wales – Located at the far northeastern corner of the the state, Byron Bay is almost 500 miles from Sydney. A population of less that 6,000, Byron Bay is a small town which is filled with history. Named by Captain James Cook in the 1700’s. Today, Byron Bay is known not just for its history and beauty, it is known for some of the most popular surfing beaches on the coast. A well known and popular tourist destination, Byron Bay is great for adventure tourism and for wildlife viewing including whale watching.
Gold Coast, Queensland – Located on Southeast Queensland, the Gold Coast is an area with almost 550,000 residents and hosts thousands of tourists each year. Since the early 1980’s, the beaches and resorts of the Gold Coast have offered some of the top coastal Australia destinations. 35 miles of coast including popular surf beaches such as The Spit, Main Beach, Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach to name just a few. Duranbah Beach is also located here and is considered one of the most well known surfing beaches in the world.
Freycinet Peninsula, Tasmania – Home to Freycinet National Park Freycinet Peninsula, Tasmania is also home to Wineglass Bay and the Friendly Beaches Reserve, two more of the most popular areas in the region. White sand and stunning peaks and sea views make this one of the most stunning areas in the country of Australia. Famous for kayaking, swimming and scuba diving.
Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia – Located south of Adelaide in South Australia, it includes popular towns such as Victor Harbor, Willunga, and Rapid Bay. Beaches including many nearby amenities and great surfing, reefs, snorkeling and diving like nowhere else in Australia. Waitpinga Beach is one of the most famous and offers great views but very dangerous waters. Safer is Horseshoe Bay at Port Elliot.