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Top 5 Beaches in Australia

World-class beaches, some of the whitest sand around, and fabulous marine life are just a few way to describe the magical beaches of Australia. You will miss out if you fly past these beaches during your holiday in Australia. Don’t miss these top 5 beach paradise locations!

Whitsunday Islands

Whitehaven Beach on the Whitsunday Islands
Whitehaven Beach on the Whitsunday Islands

This breathtaking archipelago of 75 islands is part of the magnificent Great Barrier Reef. It’s a popular tourist spot for it’s obvious beauty and access to the blue waters below. Whitsunday Island is the largest island of them all and is the most popular destination when visiting this group of gems in the sea. On Whitsunday Island is Whitehaven Beach, the most popular beach in the area stretching over 4 km. The views are astounding to say the least and the water is so clear and cool you are bound to go swimming every day. Feel free to grab your snorkel as well as there is plenty of coral reefs to explore in these warm waters. If you want to get a better look, just take a diving course and plunge to the depths of the most spectacular waters on our planet.

Fraser Island

Lake Mackenzie, Fraser Island
Lake Mackenzie, Fraser Island

The well known Fraser Island is the largest sand island on Earth. It’s over 120 km long and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This unique island holds many beautiful site such as Indian Head. Here you can view the marine life like turtles, dolphins, sharks, and rays from up top a rocky outlook. North of this area is Champagne Pools, a rock pool haven where you can swim safely in the sea water.

There’s Lake Mackenzie where you can join many others in it’s spectacularly clear blue waters and white sand beaches. If you want to drive around and see all that there is to do on this beauty of an island then rent a 4WD and roam around at your leisure.

Wineglass Bay

Wineglass Bay
Wineglass Bay

The amazing Hazard Mountains greet you as you enter Freycinet National Park. Located on the East Coast of Tasmania, the granite mountains provide a dramatic view with blue water encompassing them. Wineglass Bay, nestled between these spectacular rock formations has been on several top 10 best beaches of the world lists and continues to awe people everyday.

To get a birds eye view of this gorgeous beach be sure to visit Wineglass Bay Lookout. The journey is beautiful and then the views are the cherry on top. There are other beaches in the area along with other paths to walk, all with excellent views of Freycinet National Park.

Hyams

Hyams Beach
Hyams Beach

Holding the title for the whitest sand in the world are the pristine beaches of Hyams. These beaches are great for families and they have excellent places to dine and shop nearby. The Booderee National Park covers some of the gorgeous beaches while also providing botanical gardens and nature walks.

Bondi

Bondi Bay walk
Bondi Bay walk

It’s not surprising Bondi Beach is on this list, after all it’s one of the most popular beaches in the country. Don’t think this is the only beach to go to in Sydney though. This is where the infamous Bondi to Coogee Beach walk starts and there are plenty more beaches along the way. Take yourself to this iconic beach and move your way from here to the next slice of awesome Aussie beach. Grab your sunscreen, towel, and surf board and spend all day under the sun, in the water, and walking Australia’s famous coastline.

Photos by Alex, Kevin Gibbons, Gopal Vijayaraghavan, miak and Hector Garcia

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