While Winter is coming somewhere, Summer is showing up on the opposite side… But 365 days/year, I’d rather be on the warm side.
It is summer in Australia for almost one week now so I had the idea of doing an article about my favorite beaches there. That way, travelers could get ideas on where to go and if you are like me – winter is coming and you have no other options than turning the heater on – I hope you will enjoy this article and perhaps it will give you some plans for your next holidays!
Melbourne is by far my favorite city I have been to – not only in Australia, but I have to admit that its beaches are not. St-Kilda beach and Brighton for example, are very nice but since I had to choose only 5, they won’t be on the list.
Top 5 (Scroll down to my favorites!)
5. Fraser Island, Queensland.
Fraser Island is an island situated 200Kms north of Brisbane. It has been inhabited by humans for about 5000 years. Fraser has the second largest concentration of lakes in Australia (after Tasmania).
I had the chance of spending two days there, which was to me enough. It is quite touristic but there is a lot of beautiful spots to see and the island has an interesting history. If visiting Fraser, I would recommend you to book a tour, day(s) trip to make the most of it on a short period of time.
Lake McKenzie, Among the 100 freshwater lakes of the island.
4. Byron Bay, New South Wales.
Byron Bay is very special and there is a huge probability of you falling in love with this city and its atmosphere and never want to leave. Natural environment, creative people, “Gipsy” atmosphere, a huge melting pot of people from all around the world. You’ll find mostly backpackers, surfers and hippies. You might want to learn how to surf, certainly you are in the right spot BUT you might also learn how to relax and perhaps even play guitar…
If after a day at the beach, you want to go a bit out of town, I recommend the Planula Bed and Breakfast. Welcoming staff and homey decoration.
3. Cottesloe Beach in Perth, Western Australia.
Cottesloe is a beach-side suburb of the city of Perth in Western Australia. It is famous for its beaches, cafes and relaxed lifestyle.
The crystal clear water was almost unreal and the beach was almost deserted! Definitely a beach to go to if you are visiting the city of Perth.
2. Wilsons Promontory National Park, Victoria.
Wilsons Promontory National Park is one of Victoria’s most-loved places. And it is perhaps the National Park I loved the most! It is located about 160 Kms (south) of Melbourne. A lot of wildlife species surround the park and can easily be found such as kangourous, wombats or even possums.
After about 1 hour of walk, you’ll be able to see the Mount Oberon and its amazing view. A lot of short/long walk opportunities are waiting for you!
View from the Mount Oberon…
Sunset on the beach. Beautiful memories.
1. Bateman’s Bay, New South Wales.
It is the closest seaside town to Canberra, making Batemans Bay a popular holiday destination for residents of Australia’s National Capital.
I always say that is the people you are with that makes the memory even more beautiful and precious. I went to Batemans Bay two months after my arrival in Australia. I could barely understood English and it was even harder to speak but I had the chance on my way to Melbourne to meet the most welcoming Australian family and I spent the weekend at the beach with them. These pictures are full of memories (some of the best I have in Australia!), that weekend I saw the first wild kangourou, Aussie experience!
Hope you enjoyed this article!
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