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Top 5 Beach Holidays in Australia

Bondi BeachIf you live in Australia, or plan on vacationing there, you’ll find a plethora of beach holiday options. Australia is a gorgeous continent with so many different kinds of land to enjoy.

We know you’re a beachy kind of gal, so let’s head out to some of the top beach holidays in Australia. They won’t disappoint!

Sydney - Bondi Beach

If you want to go to a beach where there is more going on than just water and sand Bondi Beach in Sydney might be the location for your perfect vacation. It’s no surprise that it’s one of the most famous beaches in the world with numerous local and international events occurring there every year.

Want to do something a little different for Christmas or New Year’s Eve? Head over to Bondi Beach for their annual celebrations and make memories that you’ll never forget.

Always wanted to learn how to surf? Now’s your chance. They have perfect water for beginners to get their feet wet (so to speak).

There are so many activities there—including shopping!—you’d find it difficult to be bored.

Byron Bay

Whitsunday Islands

If you want to enjoy a beach where your view isn't hampered by a host of accommodations or entertainment, you're going to love Byron Bay in New South Whales. The landscape is pure, magical nature that you can sit back and breathe in. 

Sunbathing and swimming in the almost perfect water can be almost therapeutic. Interested in a nudist beach? They have that, too. Don't forget the sunscreen—no matter what season it is!

You might not expect to see trees and other vegetation on a beach, but that's just one of the unique aspects of Byron Bay. In fact, you run into a rainforest after a short walk up to the lighthouse, which is quite well-known all on its own.  

Gold Coast

You want a beach vacation? Gold Coast has everything you could ever hope for. 70km of beach for you to do whatever you want. That includes, of course, doing nothing at all.

Surfing is huge at the Gold Coast beaches. If you want waves that don’t disappoint, then this is your ideal surf zone.

Surfer’s Paradise is a bustling area of entertainment. Whether it’s sports, music or cultural event, it happens here. There are tours and sightseeing adventures you can enjoy during your time at Surfer’s Paradise.

What about shopping, you ask? Oh, yes, there is shopping! And you might need a little TLC after all that shopping. Luckily, there are boutiques, spas and more to help your get your zen back.

Whitsunday Islands

Is vacationing on some gorgeous island part of your wish list? Whitsunday Islands are off the coast of Queensland and surrounded by the pristine water of the Pacific. Different groups of islands make up the Whitsunday Islands as a whole and each group have their own special offerings. Let’s take a look at a few.

  • Daydream Island - It may be small, but it doesn’t lack in amenities. Because of it’s size, however, you’re not going to feel like you’re alone on an island.
  • Hamilton Island - From one of the smallest to one of the largest islands, Hamilton has a multitude of accommodations for you. Walks and many kinds of watersports (amongst many other choices) are options for you during your stay.
  • Lindeman Island - Club Med anyone? This all inclusive resort has everything you could want—no extra costs involved. It can be a stress-free vacation all around.

Cable Beach

Gold CoastWe’re going to Western Australia for Cable Beach. The Indian Ocean borders the white sand of this spectacular beach. It’s got cliffs, Staircase to the Moon (a stunning phenomenon), pearls (the pearling capital of Australia) and proof that dinosaurs existed. It’s truly a history-rich beach with so much to tell you.

Cable Beach is smooth and flat, perfect for you sun worshipers. The waves are just right for swimming; not too big or rough. Enjoy the magnificent sunset strolling along the water’s edge. Make sure you take time to really appreciate the view.

Australia has some of the best destinations for beach holidays. So many to choose from, so little time! Which one is the most enticing to you?

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