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Learn about some of Australia's iconic aquatic destinations and experiences.


From the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Sydney Harbour in New South Wales and Tasman National Park in Tasmania, Australia has many spectacular aquatic, coastal and beach attractions for your holiday. Sail through the Whitsundays or hike the dramatic coastline of Victoria's Wilsons Promontory. Drive from Sydney to Cairns along the breathtaking Pacific Coast Touring Route. In Western Australia, the South West Beaches and Goldfields Drive travels through Margaret River along the beach-blessed southern coast. Go beyond well known destinations to discover Australia's coastal gems, including international actor and Tourism Australia's global ambassador Chris Hemsworth's five favourite beaches. The beach holds a special place in our national identity and you too will fall in love with Australia's golden stretches of sand.

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COASTAL HOLIDAY IDEAS

7 Of Australia's best coastal drives

7 Of Australia's best coastal drives

Spend a day or three by the sea on one of these sensational coastal drives.

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72 Hours on the Gold Coast

72 Hours on the Gold Coast

Discover the best Australian surf breaks, get your thrills in world-class theme parks and explore the Gold Coast hinterland in this three-day itinerary.

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Guide to Byron Bay

Guide to Byron Bay

Mainland Australia's easternmost town is a melting pot of surf culture, alternative lifestyles and hedonistic pursuits.

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8 Places To Visit On The Sunshine Coast

8 Places To Visit On The Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast is not just about beautiful beaches but a great diversity of natural attractions ranging from waterfalls to rock pools for you to explore.

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Guide to Rottnest Island

Guide to Rottnest Island

Enjoy a relaxing and family-friendly island holiday just off the coast of Western Australia.

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AUSTRALIA'S IDYLLIC ISLAND ESCAPES

7 of the best day trips on the Great Barrier ...

7 of the best day trips on the Great Barrier Reef

A visit to the Great Barrier Reef can be an emotional and unforgettable experience. Whether you fly over it, cruise on top of it or dive or snorkel one of its many famed sites, the size and beauty of this natural wonder will stay with you forever.

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The Whitsunday Islands

The Whitsunday Islands

Swim with sea turtles and rainbow-coloured fish, sail the clear waters of the Great Barrier Reef and sink your toes into the world's most beautiful beach on a tropical Whitsundays holiday.

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Island Hopping around Tasmania

Island Hopping around Tasmania

Tasmania's islands boast sweeping beaches, dramatic coastlines and abundant wildlife.

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Guide to Magnetic Island

Guide to Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island offers quiet, secluded beaches, rugged nature, abundant wildlife and easy access to the Great Barrier Reef.

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Guide to Rottnest Island

Guide to Rottnest Island

Enjoy a relaxing and family-friendly island holiday just off the coast of Western Australia.

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THE BEST BEACHES IN AUSTRALIA

9 of Sydney’s best beaches

9 of Sydney’s best beaches

Sydney is blessed with dozens of stunning beaches. Here is a selection of local favourites.

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10 of Australia's best swimming beaches

10 of Australia's best swimming beaches

11 of Australia’s most popular surfing beache...

11 of Australia’s most popular surfing beaches

Guide to Jervis Bay

Guide to Jervis Bay

Find the world's whitest sand beach at Jervis Bay, located 3 hours south of Sydney. Get travel information on Hyams Beach, Booderee National Park and more.

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Local’s guide to Bondi

Local’s guide to Bondi

Discover a range of things to do in Bondi, an iconic Sydney suburb. Swim, sauna and dine at Bondi Icebergs, enjoy a huge range of cafés and restaurants, catch a summer flick at the open air cinema or buy breathtaking art at Aquabumps.

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