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10 Must See Bucket List Beaches in Australia

Australia is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, so grab the keys to your campervan, hit the road and begin exploring!

Here is a list of the top 10 most fascinating beaches in Australia that are a must see if you are on a campervan road trip.

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1. Bondi Beach, Sydney

The iconic Bondi Beach, located in the heart of Sydney, is known for its cultural significance and atmosphere. The beach is surrounded by some of the best brunch menus in town and various backpackers hotel bring a diverse crowd to meet on the beach and at the bars.

Enjoy the stunning artwork along the beach and even take a dip in the world famous Bondi Icebergs Baths. Whatever happens, you can rest assured that you are in good hands at Bondi Beach, since it’s the home of the world’s first Surf Life Saving Club for over a hundred years.

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Bondi Beach by @endlesslyexploring (via IG)

2.    Byron Bay Beach, New South Wales

Often referred to as “the easternmost point of mainland Australia,” the beaches of Byron Bay are world-renowned surf sports due to the sheltered conditions.

Byron Bay Beach is also well known for its long coastline, giving you all of the space you need to relax in peace. End your day with a stroll to the Cape Byron Lighthouse that overlooks the beach – great for stunning sunset photos.

 

 3.    Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island

The stunning beach on Whitsunday Island has rightfully earned its title of ‘Most Beautiful Beach in Australia’ for many years. Whitehaven Beach is unmistakable due to its pure white sand that offers a beautiful contrast with the vivid blue of the ocean. It truly is a must see.

Image by @manacoco_clau

Image by @manacoco_clau

4.    Wineglass Bay, Tasmania

Although Tasmania is known for its rugged wilderness, it’s also home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Australia. Wineglass Bay in the stunning Freycinet National Park takes the crown with its unique shoreline and sheltered landscape.

 

 5.    75 Mile Beach, Fraser Island

It comes as no surprise that Fraser Island, the World Largest Sand Island, would feature one of the most beautiful beaches in Australia. 75 Mile Beach distinguishes itself with its lengths and stunning range of sand colors. 75 Mile Beach is also walking distance to freshwater lakes including the famous “Champagne Pools” worth a dip in.

 

6.    Noosa Main Beach, Sunshine Coast

The Noosa Main Beach is the perfect example of beaches you would expect from the Sunshine Coast. The beach is picture perfect and features great snorkeling spots, small cafes, and a friendly environment.

 

7.    Cable Beach, Western Australia

Cable Beach near Broome in Western Australia also deserves to be at the top of the list, simply down to the fact that it has the most amazing sunsets. Unlike most beaches on this list, Cable Beach sits on the Indian Ocean and not the Pacific Ocean, which delivers majestic sunsets of bright orange and red colors. Enjoy the spectacle from the local bars or even on the back of a camel!

Photo by @thenomadicmerchant (via IG)

Photo by @thenomadicmerchant (via IG)

8.    Bells Beach, Victoria

This one is for all the surfing enthusiasts out there. Bells Beach in Victoria is renown worldwide as being one of the top surfing beaches and is home to the Rip Curl Easter Pro, the world’s longest running surf contest.

 

 9.    Palm Cove, Queensland

Head straight to Palm Cove in Queensland if you are looking for more of a tropical, Hawaii-style beach featuring miles of palm trees and turquoise water. Palm Cove is also conveniently located just north of Cairns and a short trip away from the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsundays.

 

10. Manly & Shelly Beach, New South Wales

The two beaches are walking distance from one another but offer completely different vibes. Manly is a beach town with an array of quality restaurants and host to the Australian Open of Surfing in February. On the other hand, Shelly Beach is less developed and part of a protected marine reserve perfect for scuba diving and snorkeling.

Are you ready to explore the stunning beaches Australia has to offer? Book your campervan online with Travelers Autobarn today! 

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