Australia's amazing coastline presents a huge number of options when planning your next holiday.
New South Wales
One hours drive north of Sydney, the Central Coast offers a chance to relax while experiencing the waterways and National Park of Brisbane Waters and Tuggerah Lakes, the national parks, state forests and gorgeous sandy beaches of Terrigal, Avoca and The Entrance.
The South Coast, NSW
The unspoilt coastline of the South Coast offers pristine beaches, picturesque seaside towns and quaint rural villages. Towns well worth a visit are Kiama and Batemans Bay. Head west from the coast and you will discover the beautiful Kangaroo Valley.
Only a couple of hours drive south of Sydney, the area's 10 national parks each have their own special charms from the world's whitest sand beaches, sapphire blue water, abundant wildlife and majestic rugged headlands.
Mid North Coast, NSW
On the New South Wales Mid North Coast you will find stunning beaches, pristine rivers, ancient forests, buzzing resort towns, quaint villages and dramatic headlands stretching from Port Stephens to Coffs Harbour and then inland to the ranges of Taree and The Manning Valley.
Far North Coast, NSW
Another popular tourist destination for all ages, Byron Bay & The North Coast - with amazing surf beaches, breathtaking National Parks, delightful towns and villages, a thriving artistic community and abundance of markets & festivals. There's a massive variety of accommodation available, from camping to 5 star luxury, both on the coast and within the picturesque hinterland.
The Gold Coast, QLD
Famous for its beaches, surf, theme parks, shopping and nightlife, the Gold Coast, Queensland is one of Australia's premier holiday destinations and has been attracting Australian families for many decades. Also well worth visiting is North Stradbroke Island and Moreton Bay.
The Sunshine Coast, QLD
The picturesque Sunshine Coast offers a wide variety of quality tourism and leisure products.
The area boasts everything from stunning coastal beaches such as those at Noosa and Caloundra to scenic Hinterland areas like Maleny and Montville. The national parks are beautiful and the resorts are world-class and luxurious. There are quality restaurants and cafes and several built attractions, one being the Aquarium at Mooloolaba.
Fraser Island and Hervey Bay
Also promising an amazing array of attractions throughout the region is Fraser Island & Hervey Bay. The area offers beachside fun, unique heritage in Maryborough and Fraser Island - a destination within itself, the world’s largest sand island. Don't forget to visit one of the many National Parks and treat yourself to plenty of sunshine and some of the most unique birdlife Australia has to offer.
The Whitsundays Coast, QLD
150km north of Mackay and 200km south of Townsville, the Whitsundays lie in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef on the Queensland majestic east coast. The landscape ascends out of the rich blue tropical waters that lie in an archipelago of green islands and sandy atolls.
The Great Barrier Reef, QLD
A designated World Heritage area, the Great Barrier Reef is one of the natural wonders of the world. "The Reef" stretches more than 2,300km along the northeast coast of Australia from the northern tip of Queensland to just north of Bundaberg. The tourist areas of the Marine Park are concentrated around the major regional centres of Cairns, Townsvilleand Airlie Beach in the Whitsundays.
Visit one of Australia's favourite coastal escapes: Kangaroo Island. Boasting pristine beaches, dramatic scenery and thriving wildlife, Kangaroo Island is the 3rd largest island in the country. The island is also an emerging wine region, home to over 25 growers and 200 hectares of vines. Be sure to visit Seal Bay, one of the island's most popular attractions.
Yorke Peninsula, SA
The Yorke Peninsula is 95 km north of Adelaide. The Peninsula offers more than 600 km of coastline, but for something different, beyond the beaches are waves of grain crops and stories of mining booms and pioneer adventures.
The Great Ocean Road, also known as the Shipwreck Coast, is rich in culture and history. Together with the volcanic Hinterland, this area includes many amazing natural attractions including Port Campbell National Park, Lake Corangamite (Australia's largest permanent salt lake) and the famous Twelve Apostles.
The Mornington Peninsula, Victoria
Only a short drive from Melbourne, the charming Mornington Peninsula offers a region of seaside towns, boutique wineries and maritime heritage pride. For those who feel like getting away from the coast and enjoying the countryside there are spectacular national and state parks, historic properties, wineries, galleries and restaurants.
Margaret River in the south west of Western Australia has 3 wine regions to experience. The region also offers excellent fishing, swimming and surfing spots; the largest dive wreck in the southern hemisphere; unique caves to explore; as well as beautiful fine art and craft galleries to browse through along quaint historic towns.
Coral Coast, WA
Some of Australia's premier soft adventure and eco-tourism experiences can be found on the Coral Coast in WA. The Shark Bay World Heritage area and Ningaloo Marine Park, Mt Augustus and Kennedy Ranges are world-famous natural attractions.
It is a place of wild and beautiful landscapes; friendly, welcoming people; a pleasant, temperate climate; wonderful wine and food; a rich history; and a relaxed island lifestyle.
So go ahead, discover the diversity of Australia's coastal regions today...Hero Image "The Apostles" - By HarshitSekhon