There’s nothing quite like a holiday by the sea, and being that Australia is an island, we’re certainly not short of options. Here, we profile four of Australia’s best coastal getaway spots, from exclusive luxury escapes to quaint village getaways.
Scattered across the coastline from north to south and east to west are thousands of beautiful, picturesque and fun coastal towns. Whether your idea of a beach holiday is luxury waterfront Surfer’s Paradise accommodation or a rustic cabin where you can fish the day away, Australia has something for everyone.
Here, we profile four of Australia’s best coastal getaway spots, from exclusive luxury escapes to quaint village getaways.
Byron Bay, Mid-North Coast NSW
Byron Bay has to be the ultimate in laidback cool. With an incredibly creative population and an enviable location at the easternmost point in Australia, Byron Bay is a town that’s big on character and low on stress. As well as a great surfing and beach scene, Byron Bay is surrounded by some of the lushest rainforest and hinterland in the country, with rugged rock formations, tropical plants and birds and sleepy farming villages to explore.
Broulee, South Coast NSW
Broulee is a sleepy, quiet and absolutely beautiful town on the South Coast of NSW. Set at the mouth of a river it also boasts a pristine surf beach and a quieter, gentler lagoon, so that whether you’re after hardcore fun, rest and relaxation or a great family getaway you’ll definitely be catered to.
Broulee is close to the town of Bateman’s Bay, the thriving centre of the NSW South Coast, so you can grab all of your supplies from here, and while away the days fishing, sunbathing and contemplating the universe…
Portland, Great Ocean Road, VIC
If you’re looking for a great place to stop and recharge your batteries for a while, Portland is most definitely it. Located on the Great Ocean Road (which is in and of itself a fantastic tourist destination) Portland is the oldest European settlement in Victoria, and therefore has a lot of history to soak up, in addition to being a great base for exploring the stunning natural setting of the area. Portland accommodation ranges from rustic to luxury, so there really is something for everyone in this Victorian oasis.
If you’re looking for a truly exotic experience, Broome is the place to go. Remote, tropical, historic and beautiful, Broome is everything the intrepid traveller wants and more. The town was founded on the back of the pearling industry, and has a long history of Japanese and Chinese influence, from the pearling ships that used to fish the area. If you get a chance, watching the sunset over picturesque Cable Beach is an experience everyone should have at least once in their lifetime.
Australia’s seaside towns have long been a favorite with Aussie and international travellers alike. The smell of salt water in the air, the great weather, relaxed vibe and friendly locals make our coastal towns and villages consistently popular destinations. If you’re trying to think of a place to go for your next holiday, a seaside retreat in Australia won’t disappoint.
Author Bio: Kushal Tomar is a freelance writer and journalist. He writes extensively in Australia, Canada, Europe, and the US. He’s published more than 500 articles about various Topics.