4 Coastal Cities Around Australia That You Have To Visit

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The best thing about travelling to a coastal city is that you don’t have to travel by car or plane.

If you are fortunate enough to be able to buy a motor yacht or rent a motor yacht, you can really get the most out of your vacation and make the journey part of the adventure. Gone are the days of lining up in airport security and flight delays.

The great thing about Australia is that the majority of Australian cities are located around the coast, meaning that the travel possibilities are almost endless! Because there are so many possible travel destinations you might not know where to start. Luckily we have done the hard work for you and have comprised a list of the 4 best coastal cities in Australia you have to visit.

Noosa, Queensland

Noosa is every nature lover's dream. Noosa is perfectly positioned between sandy white beaches and the Noosa National park. As well as its unquestionable natural beauty, Noosa is filled to the brim with trendy restaurants and upscale boutiques.

Things to do in Noosa

After a long morning of surfing, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding, why not take yourself on a self-guided hike through the beautiful Noosa National Park. For a slower-paced holiday, why not take a brewery tour at Heads of Noosa or The Copperhead Brewery?

If shopping is more your thing try window shopping on the infamous Hastings Street, which is one of Australia’s best shopping strips. If you work up an appetite after all of the sightseeing and shopping, make your way down to a swanky restaurant like Sails or Bistro C.

Seventeen Seventy, Queensland

Also commonly written as 1770, this beachside town is the meeting point between the end of the Great Barrier Reef and the start of the east surf coast of Australia. As well as having a large variety of wildlife and beautiful beaches, 1770 also has a rich history. It was the second destination that Captain Cook visited in the year— you guessed it 1770!

Things to do in Seventeen Seventy

1770 is a no-frills destination and is quiet enough that you won’t find a bustling nightlife scene or thousands of restaurants but what you will find is nature, sun, and beaches.

While you’re there, you can spend your days surfing, kayaking, soaking up the history and if wildlife is an interest of yours, you can try your luck at spotting dolphins or sea turtles.

Byron Bay, New South Wales

This list wouldn’t be complete without including Byron Bay. Byron Bay is one of the most visited destinations in Australia, and for good reason. Despite its popularity, it still maintains the laid-back culture that it is known for. The pristine beaches, excellent dining, and alternative culture will make you want to return to this destination time and time again.

Things to do in Byron Bay

There is more to do in Byron than just surf, chill and bask in the sun. Byron has a lot to offer. Must-dos include; whale watching, visiting the Cape Byron Lighthouse, and scuba diving.

If you’re up for it maybe do some celebrity spotting. Chris Hemsworth calls Byron home. Other celebrities with Byron holiday homes include news host extraordinaire Carrie Bickmore and Hollywood A-listers Matt Damon and Olivia Newton-John. 

Phillip Island, Victoria

Phillip Island is most famous for its daily penguin parade, magnificent wildlife, natural beauty, and family-friendly attractions. Located just 140km from the Melbourne CBD it is the perfect escape from the commotion of the city.

Things to do in Phillip Island

If you are hoping to see the wildlife that Phillip Island has to offer, the daily penguin parade is a must. For a more unique experience try your hand at a whale and seal watching cruise. For a land-based wildlife adventure consider a trip to the Maru Koala and Animal Park.

If you are travelling as a family consider a trip to A Maze N Things. A Maze N Things is a museum filled with optical illusions, puzzles and you guessed it - mazes.

If you’re looking for a foodie round-up, indulge your senses at the Panny’s Phillip Island Chocolate Factory, or one of the many restaurants. We recommend The Cape Kitchen for ocean views and superb food.

Notable mentions

As we said, there are endless destinations to explore along the Australian coastline. Here are some other notable mentions!

Lorne, Victoria: Lorne is located along the renowned Great Ocean Road and is home to many of Victoria's best surf beaches. It is also situated not too far from the Cape Otway National Park making it the perfect destination for nature lovers.

Cape Tribulation, Queensland: Located in the beautiful Daintree Rainforest, this beautiful town will make you feel like you are on an isolated tropical island.

Port Douglas, Queensland: Port Douglas is located in sunny tropical far north Queensland. It is located between the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. What more could you want?

Australia is blessed with many fantastic coastal cities so it is difficult to list all of them. We hope we have helped you find inspiration for your next beach getaway, or at least find a few new places to add to your bucket list. Safe travels!


Posted By JenniferA on 19th February 2020

Updated : 19th February 2020 | Words : 871 | Views : 280

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