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  • Australia has always been a wonderful place to visit for having different experiences. Australia isn’t just a place you see, it’s a place you feel. You can explore Australia's aquatic and coastal experiences, nature and wildlife or food and wine. All around the world, Australia is renowned for its beaches, and there is not even a single question mark to that. These beaches in Australia are one-stop destination for a person who want to explore the beauty and fun of this place.

    If you love beaches and are absolutely in love with the sun and sand, then Bondi Beach is a must visit for you in Australia. One of the worlds’ most famous and most beautiful beaches, Bondi Beach is the perfect combination of nature and waves.

    The legendary Bilgola Beach is famous for its beauty and is one of the very beautiful surfing beaches in Sydney. The beach is neat and the surf has a single bar, you can swim, twist, twirl and play all your favourite water sports here at the Bilgola Beach.

    Here are the Best Beaches in Australia:


  • 01Bondi Beach

    Bondi Beach
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    It is one of the world's most beautiful and famous beaches. Everyone who goes there falls in love with its village atmosphere. It is almost a kilometer long and dotted with lifesavers. There are always some activities going on at bondi, mostly centered on the pavilion. Bondi is a perfect combination of nature and waves. It is a perfect getaway for those busy lifestyles as it is delightfully famous for its harsh waves. If you love beaches and are absolutely in love with the sun and sand, then Bondi is a must before you say goodbye. Bond with the friendly locals at bondi and explore the beach through them. What a better way to know Australia than via Aussies right?

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    Location: Bondi Beach is a suburb in Sydney in New South Wales.

    Highlights: It always has activities going on at Bondi, and special events for days when it is raining. It also has a lot of food stalls along the line.

    Best time to visit: September to November, March to May.
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  • 02Manly

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    Manly Beach is a part of the northern beaches of Sydney. It covers three parts- Queens cliff, north steyne and south steyne. It's main street for shoppers and diners, runs through the ferry wharf and harbor to the peninsula to Manly beach, the boundary between north and south steyne. Manly Lifeguards work the entire year at South Steyne, and work from October to April at Queens cliff and North steyne. After an energy filled day at exclusive Aussie beaches, unwind from unwinding by exploring the insane night acne at this beach. The nightclubs on this beach will keep you on your toes all night. Before that do remember to shop till you drop and try the sumptuous cuisine at one of the restaurants.

    Location: It is located at Manly, NSW 2095, Sydney.

    Highlight: Manly Beach is known for its restaurants, nightclubs and dive bars.

    Best time to visit: September to November, March to May.
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  • 03Skydiving Experience at Mission Beach in Cairns

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    • Taking place at the Mission Beach, this skydiving experience in Australia is amongst its finest and most popular. 
    • The Tandem skydive takes place from upto 14,000ft over the port city of Cairns and gives stunning views of Great Barrier Reef.
    • Jump from up to 14,000ft and freefall for upto an insane 60 seconds, touching down on the yellow and soft sands of Mission Beach.

  • 04Phillip Island Beach & Wildlife Escape in Melbourne

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    • If you are looking for some amazing wildlife adventure in Australia, this tour is a perfect fit for you.
    • Explore various wildlife century on the Phillip Island and get a chance to cuddle and feed various beautiful Australian animals like koalas, kangaroos, etc.
    • Relax along the beautiful beaches or just take a walk in the beautiful white sand.
    • End your trip with lots of memories.
    • This is a 2 day 1 night trip and it includes an experienced guide, meals, accommodation, and transportation.
  • 05Whale Beach

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    Designed by Ace Architect Alexander Stewart Jolly, Whale Beach is the home of Wedge which is a well known surf break. It is located 40 km north of Sydney city central business district and has various places and spots for the perfect wind for surf junkies. Whale Beach comes under the Pittwater council, among the northern beaches region. Its beaches are amazing but one also has to be careful about the looming whales. The government had provided a lot of security and it also has an enclosed pool. The beach, being very famous is frequented by locals and tourists alike. Catching the surf winds is comparatively easier due the equally spaced out waves. At Carol Reed, there is a heritage listed single stories bungalow made from sandstone.

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    Location: It is 40 km north of Sydney central business district.

    Highlights: It is famous for the wedge, a surf break.

    Best time to visit: September to November, March to May.
  • 06Shelly Beach

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    Among the Famous Manly beaches, Shelly beach is the Crown jewel. It is a protected marine reserve. The beach is near North head and fairy bower. Due to its marine diversity and shallow depth of 12 meters it is popular with snorkelers and divers. One can also walk around the bush track which had spectacular views of the north head and northern beaches. There is also a restaurant called le kiosk located in proximity to satiate your hunger.

    Location: Shelly beach is located in the northern suburbs of Sydney.

    Highlights: It is a haven for marine life enthusiasts, as it offers amazing under water tours with an intricate view of marine life. So, if you are a water baby, nothing really should stop you from visiting this much delightful and amazingly refreshing, Shelly beach.

    Best time to visit: September to November, March to May.
  • 07Visit Henley Beach

    When it comes to visiting beaches in Adelaide, one can never miss a trip to the exotic Henley beach and explore the beauty of the location. Similar to Glenelg beach, Henley beach can also be reached by fetching a tram ride from the city centre and is much easy to access. Surrounded by classy, top rated sea food restaurants the bustling Henley square is one of the must visit destination to enjoy and savour , the mouth melting tastes of versatile sea food cuisines.



    The shoreline stretches far away and what more swimming is allowed here. So take a quick dip and get refreshed enjoying the lovely beach. There are awesome activities that can be done here but one that really feels good is the nature walk following the River Torrens Linear Park trail that starts from the city and goes straight to the Henley beach. One of the best places to spend a quality evening, this is indeed a must visit destination. 
  • 08Visit Semaphore Beach

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    Bounded by a thick border of sand dunes, the popular Semaphore Beach is a place for all those who love to explore the historical side of Adelaide and know more about the rich culture of the city. Semaphore Beach is wide long beach beautifies with expansive foreshore and boulevard which remains effortlessly adorned by Art Deco buildings. Almost a replica of the grandeur of the Palais, this is undoubtedly a fascinating location to spend quality and experience classic gourmet coupled with best in class wine collection.

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    Other attractions nearby includes Semaphore’s iconic Time Ball Tower, historic buildings, ferry wheel, awe some boutiques and historic pubs. So go ahead and visit the destination for good time spend. Accommodation in the nearby location remains available for the interested visitors.  
  • 09Visit Christies Beach

    Based at a distance from the city centre, Christies Beach is another beautiful location to visit in Adelaide. With crystal clear water and towering cliffs the place is well beautified to enjoy fascinating scenic view that mesmerizes every mind. The beach is long and spacious that makes room for all and never feels too much crowded. Covered with small eateries run by locales this is an excellent sun soaking beach where one can spend some good time in the serene ambience, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Beach sports like volleyball is common here.



    For all the coffee lovers, Viscous coffee at Christies beach s quite famous and a must stop. Coupled with great local snacks this is indeed a must have.
  • 10Visit Aldinga Beach

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    Based in the southern suburb of Adelaide, the Aldinga beach is one of the sought after beaches in South Australia. Adjacent to Port Willunga, the beautiful beach is about 50 minutes drive from the city centre. Especially in the summer days the beach provides great solace and remains quite crowded with both natives and visitors. The greatest attraction of the beach is its lovely blue waters that contrast perfectly with the sandy beaches forming a pictorial location admired by all.



    The aqua marine waters are safe for swimming and other water sports which are indulged into by visitors. Snorkelling and diving is also allowed in these waters making it quite popular among the adventure seekers. Cars are allowed n the beach though the speed limit is maintained at 10km/hour. One can also take pets to the beach area only if they are kept on leash during the peak time. Plenty of accommodation is available near the beach area for the people who want to stay here. 
  • 11Maslin Beach

    Located in the suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia, Maslin Beach is a famous beach of the city of Onkaparinga and the tourists can relish the beachside experience with their family and friends. The name of this beach is kept based on the town of Maslin Beach and it refers to the South Australian suburb.. It offers an alluring scenic walk, serene conditions, as well as crystal clear water. It provides the pleasure to experience one of the most beautiful sunsets of the evening. The best attraction that it offers the visitors cliff-lined recreation reserve starting from Maslin Beach town and ending at the Balance Point in the South. The first official beach whose southern half is declared as Australia’s nude beach and this area is away from rest of the beach.

    Highlights: Less crowd, Lovely sunset, Eye-soothing coastal and cliff landscape, regular as well as Nudist section and more. 
  • 12Machans Beach

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    Compared to other extravagant Cairns beaches, Machans is modest. Being closest to the city of Cairns it is easily accessible by most modes of transport. The kind of people that usually come here are those who are looking to get away from the madness of most Cairns' northern beaches. Machans offer a tranquil hippy style beach experience, much like the locals at the nearby Kuranda village.

    The locals appreciate a quiet peaceful atmosphere as most of them are humble working class folks. They like the pristine natural beauty in their locality and have made great efforts to keep it that way. It also has a unique community centre which reflects the attitude if the locals that sets them apart from other communities at Cairns. You can enjoy the local salsa and mother /daughter nights held at Machans.

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    Location: It is a suburb in the city of Cairns.

    Highlights: Come here for the hippy style beaches and the eclectic local fare.

    Best time to visit: September to November, March to May.
  • 13Holloway's Beach

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    A Cairns residential beach, Holloway's is gaining popularity due to the establishment of a beach resort by the waterfront. It is an extremely narrow beach, with only two meters as its width. It is extremely apt for fishing as on a good day you can see many locals out with their fishing nets at Holloway's. There is also a popular cafe and hotel which makes Holloway's a brilliant destination. If you are looking for some privacy, turn right when you see the Holloway's beach sign.

    There is a quite little spot only frequented by couple and artists. A turn left ahead is a shack, easily recognizable with its bluish yellow interiors, which is famous for its local alcohol made from various fruits. The friendly staff is sure to please you with their wide smile and Pleasant demeanor. There is a safety net for you during the stinger season, please be within it to avoid unnecessary complications.

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    Location: Holloways Beach is north of Cairns City.

    Highlights: A small quite beach to explore your personal space.

    Best time to visit: September to November, March to May.
  • 14Yorkeys Knob

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    Yourkeys Knob is your ideal Beach front Destination for your holiday in Cairns. You are encouraged to go and find your own piece of personal paradise on the golden treasures that lay here. The wide expanse of sand covered by a palm fringed hammock will surely seduce you. With a large stinger net you can swim all you want in pure unrestricted pleasure. There is just so much to do that it will be really hard to explore all of it in just one day.

    Windsurfing and sailing are big attractions at Yorkeys. With Rainforests and the Great Barrier Reef nearby, your nature dose is never too far away. To complement that there are so many city bus tours, pick-ups and you can obviously rent your own car out there. When you do get hungry, do not forget to eat at the open air Yorkeys knob boating club which offers bistro meals. While eating there you can take in the exclusive view of the marina and the ocean.

    Location: It is located 13 km north of Cairns.

    Highlights: It is a very popular kite surfing destination. The south east winds provide brilliant thrust to your sail.

    Best time to visit: Come here between April to November for the Kite surfing.
  • 15Visit Trinity Beach

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    This beach is the favourite beach of a true Cairns local. Trinity beach is an amazing beach known for its clear waters. The beach offers a beautiful ambience which never fails to impress anyone. Even more so than the other beaches, the locals and tourists mingle here to give it a much friendlier vibe. This beach is not far from the Cairns International Airport so it is a preferred destination and usually the first beach tourists end up going to.

    The beach is cornered by two headlands which provides for an amazing Bay area for all popular activities to take place and thoroughly enjoy their varied pleasures. If you have come here with the sole intention of relaxing, the palm lined shores will just not fail to disappoint you. On the other hand, if adventure is what you seek, you should totally take up on the various tours on offer that leave from Trinity Beach at regular intervals.

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    Location: It is situated 20 km from the centre of Cairns.

    Highlights: Various tours are organized to cater to different people and their budgets.

    Best time to visit: September to November, March to May.
  • 16Visit Leighton Beach

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    Based on the northern part of Fremantle, lies the beautiful Leighton Beach which has brilliant scenic views and is an ideal location to enjoy snorkelling and swimming. The waves of this beach are quite low and that s why it provides an ideal location to be with kids and family and enjoy a fabulous day. Body surfing is another sport which can be tried here n the cool waters of the ocean. One can enjoy the sight of the locals swimming here daily and view extensive marine life by snorkelling under the water.

    The sight of sunset is one of the key attractions of this location especially with the backdrop of Rottnest Island. The best part of enjoying a day in Leighton beach is that it allows pet and it is an animal exercise ground. So for all those pet owners this is an ideal place to enjoy some play time with your loved ones. 
  • 17Visit Cottesloe Beach

    Pretty as a picture, the Cottesloe Beach is the perfect place to enjoy various water sports like surfing, snorkelling, and swimming in the crystal clear waters. It is a perfect relaxing space where one can enjoy long hours hearing the gushing waters and the scenic beauty beyond with family and friends over a refreshing drink.

    The place can be easily reached by taking a ride with the Transperth busses or take a train ride and then hop off to enjoy a 600 m walk to the lovely Cottesloe Beach. The white sandy beaches and the lovely beachside food is the best way to get entertained as well as spend quality time with the near and dear ones. A lazy afternoon with good is what is promised by the beachside. 
  • 18Visit Scarborough Beach

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    The long stretch of white sand and the impressive surf breaks makes it an ideal spot for the teen and surfers, swimmers and even the body boarders. Wind surfing and kite surfing are also popular games being played here especially when the afternoon sea breeze flows. The nightlife here is equally interesting with a lot of cafes and restaurants being based here. One can also pack a picnic and enjoy family time on the stretched grasslands located closeby.

    Beach cricket is also played here especially in organised events in this location. There are also facilities to be accommodated in any of the nearby hotels so that people can stay here and enjoy a lovely summer holiday. The Scarborough Beach is located in the north western side of Perth and takes about a decent 20 minutes drive from the city centre to reach here. Regular buses are also available to reach the spot. 
  • 19Port Beach

    Relish the powdery sand, crystal sparkling water, and tiny water waves. Located in north of Fremantle,Port Beach is close to the huge rock wall at the northern edge of Fremantle Port. As is the name of this,so to continue the feel of port there is an empty area across the road that is full of fuel tanks, containers, and old mill. These containers are kept ready to be loaded onto ships and trucks. From the beach, you can easily see the red, black, and white cranes of harbor.

    The best time to visit here is during the summer season and if you want to get that picture-perfect conditions with cool breeze, you can go there between 10:30am to 2pm. Highlights: The things and activities that attract tourists to port beach are swimming, walking along the beach side, bike rides, and Restaurant Salt that serves delicious food.
  • 20City Beach

    Being one of the favorite white sand beaches of Perth City Beach is exceptionally beautiful and clean. It is popular with surfers and families who can enjoy 3000 hours of sunshine. Located at a 20 minutes driveway to the west of Perth city, it offers some of the extravagant homes with a captivating view of Indian Ocean. It also provides a perfect place for picnic as it has facilities like showers, playground, and toilets. Also, a broad way to Floreat Beach makes an adorable seaside stroll for the visitors.

    The beachside restaurant offers spectacular food and drinks for those who prefer to wait and savor the snacks served over here. If you plan to stay, Scarborough is the best option, which is only 3 minutes drive away from the beach. The best time to visit here is the month of August. Highlights: sporting clubs, schools, and organizations conducting social events.
  • 21Surfer's Paradise Beach

    Being a suburb within the local government area of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, Surfer’s Paradise beach is built on a completely energetic and electric scene. Having a population of 19,668, it is world famous for international events, pumping atmosphere, and nightlife venues. Also, it has many high-rise apartments and a wide beach for surfing. The most amazing feature of this beach that hails tourists from all over the world is the Surfer’s Paradise Meter Maids that is specifically designed to develop goodwill with the trippers. The Cavill Mall is the biggest shopping precinct of the area accompanied by the Cavill  Avenue, which is the busiest shopping strip in Queensland and the main center of activity for exciting nightlife. It can be said that this beach is the tourist and entertainment hub of Gold Coast as it offers many facilities of fun and frolic.

    Highlights: Cavill Mall, Cavill Avenue, Surfer’s Paradise Meter Maids.
  • 22Coolangatta Beach

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    The southernmost suburb of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia is the Coolangatta Beach having a population of 5,193. It shares its economy with its neighboring twin town Tweed Heads situated in New South Wales. The Gold Coast Airport has some of the runway crossing the border into New South Wales The delicious food served by the clubs and the restaurants of the holiday region at the Coolangatta Beach includes local seafood that tastes amazing. The Tweed River supports the fishing fleet of the region and the Greenmount Hill offers a perfect spot for swimming. It is connected to Rainbow Bay from where a point named the Point Danger can easily be reached. Coolangatta has worldclass oceanfront hotels, clubs, restaurants, and much more for the entertainment of visitors. The famous Twin Towns Services Club serves as the home to various international as well as local acts.

     Highlights: Tweed Heads New Year’s Festival.
  • 23Kurrawa Beach

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    Kurrawa Beach lies on the sunny Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia and is popular amongst the enthusiastic surfers. It is well known for hosting the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships by the
    surfing enthusiasts and is popular nationally as well as internationally. The Kurrwa Surf Life Saving Club is one of the leading clubs of Kurrwa known for surfing sports and at the same time is popular amongst the locals for its bistro and bar. The trippers across the world come here for spending their holidays and relish a full dose of entertainment along with mouth-watering meals and refreshing cocktails and beers. To the north of the main beach area is a playground and a duck pond for progeny, which is also meant for picnic purpose and barbeques. Activities like cycling, rollerblading, walking, and watching the alluring view are famous things to do here.

     Highlights: Pacific Fair, Kurrawa Surf Club, Dracula’s Cabaret Restaurant.
  • 24Greenmount Beach

    The Gold Coast has some of the most incredible and popular beaches. Greenmount Beach is one such idyllic beach, characterized by warm white sand and pristine water. The beach is separated from the Coolangatta beach by the coastal head called Greenmount Point. Most of the time, the waves here are gentle, making it ideal for surfing and swimming. Several trails can be taken to enjoy a beach walk. You can take the trail to steer towards the Greenmount Hill to reach Point Danger which is a good place to enjoy whale watching.

    Highlights: Greenmount Beach Surf is located at the southern corner where you can enjoy refreshing drinks. Grab a delicious meal at the Rainbow Bay, overlooking the picturesque beach with lapping waves and warm sand.

    Location:
    The beach starts at the eastern end of Coolangatta Beach, at the suburb of Coolangatta, south of Gold Coast.

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  • 25Main Beach

    Sitting at the northern end of the Gold Coast, Main Beach has an open shore break and this is why is very popular among the surfers. The Pavilion 34 is a casual beach café that serves delicious potato scallops, Chikko rolls, fish, chips, and pineapple fritters, which may be another reason why tourists would love to visit this place. Since, it is the main surf beach to the town of Southport, therefore, it is named so. Right next to the Southport Surf club is the bathing pavilion accompanied by shady park that provides a perfect space for seaside picnics. There are exclusive bars, restaurants, cafes, boutiques and much more to attract the tourists and provide them a trip full of fun and joy. To add to the frolic there are hotels, shopping malls, clubs, and theme parks.

     Highlights: Marine Mirage, Palazzo Versace, The Southport Yacht Club, Gold Coast Seaway, Sea World.
  • 26Mermaid Beach

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    Mermaid Beach is a suburb in the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia that lies next to the Broad Beach. There is a perfect blend of dining options for the visitors ranging from Asian to Australian cuisines. It has three fantastically themed 18-hole courses at Putt Putt Mermaid Beach. Not only this, there are waterways, jungle trail, and much more. Here you can encounter exotic animals, experience water rides, conquer motorized experiences, and have the times of your life. The accommodation options available at the Mermaid Beach are many. The top on the list are Caravan Parks, apartments, Hedge’s Avenue, Millionaire’s Row, and also there are certain beachfront properties where visitors can reside during their trip. The things to do list at this beach is not a short one as well. Highlights: You can play mini golf at the Putt Putt Golf Course, play Jungle trail, fun run, or eat at BSKT café.
  • 27Bilgola

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    Bilgola Beach is a suburb in the northern part of Sydney and is one of the very beautiful surfing beaches in Sydney. The term 'Bilgola' is derived from an ancient Aboriginal phrase which means 'swirling waters'. The legendary Bilgola Beach is famous for its beauty. You will come here for the beauty but stay back for the serenity it offers to the mind. Once everything quiets down, you can hear the ocean, all of your worries will melt away in the 'swirling waters'. Nearby there are a lot of places to crash and munch while you look over the beach.

    Location: Bilgola Beach is 33 km north-east of Sydney's central business district.

    Highlight: It is known especially for its beautiful surf winds. You can swim, twist, twirl and play all your favorite water sports here at the Bilgola Beach.

    Best time to visit: September to November, March to May.
  • 28Freshwater Beach

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    Freshwater is an amazing beach nestled between two peak lands. In the northern peak it does provide protection in the summer from the waves, however throughout the year the waves are fairly consistent. Freshwater Beach is under the aegis of the Manly-Freshwater National and World Surfing Reserve that recognizes the environmental, cultural and historical values of beaches. The Beach is beautiful and stands apart in its own right for its environmental heritage. Most tourist places are fun but this aims to educate the people with regards to safeguarding our environment.

    Location: It is located in Freshwater, NSW, which is a suburb in Sydney.

    Highlights: There is also a saltwater pool which is famous with swimmers. It is also the home of Hawaiian 'duke' Kahanamolu , the person responsible for bringing surfing to this region. There is life size statue of him on the beach.

    Best time to visit: September to November, March to May.
  • 29Bronte

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    Bronte is a small popular beach in the eastern suburbs of Sydney. It is 2 km south of Bondi and situated north of Coogee. The beach is frequented by walkers, swimmers, surfers of all kinds. It provides various trails due to its paved coastal footpath with the rocky cliff tops. A long distance swimming event is also held here every December. The 30m pool in the south end is very famous among locals in Sydney. Come here for an amazing walk with your loved one. This is an absolutely beautiful place for those long endless conversations and creating timeless memories. Knowing well the beauty once, you are sure to return to this beach time and again.

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    Location: Bronte Beach is located in the eastern suburbs of Sydney.

    Highlight: It is well known for its amazing surf waves and water sports.

    Best time to visit: September to November, March to May.
  • 30Avalon

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    Due to the much preferred sea-change the locals from Sydney have started to prefer Avalon beach for the better 'surfer lifestyle'. So the water sport community here has grown allowing for it to become a major attraction. Along the north head land, the waters there attract a lot of long boarders for its huge waves. The 25 meter ocean rock pool attracts a lot of visitors for its refreshing experience. Little Avalon, south of Avalon produces comparatively harsher waves making it fun for tube rides. It's 'surfer lifestyle' has made this a major water sport attraction all over the world and is on the top of every water sport fanatics' bucket list.

    Location: Avalon is located in the northern suburb of Sydney.

    Highlight: Avalon is known for its crispy waves much preferred by professional and amateur surfers alike

    Best time to visit: September to November, March to May.

Attractions

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Tamborine Mountain

Tamborine Mountain is one of the most tranquil spot in Gold Coast that takes you away from the hubbub of city life, to indulge in the serene and scenic beauty of tropical rainforest, exotic birds and incredible flora and fauna. Apart from the breathtaking view, the destination also offers you a range of comfortable accommodation, a host of restaurants, arts & galleries, wineries, breweries, cafes and other shops.

Highlights: There are a host of things that you can do at Tamborine Mountain. The Skywalk tour is a unique way to experience the beauty of the beautiful rainforest. You can also enjoy the panoramic view of the area by floating on a hot air balloon. Apart from that, it is an excellent place for bird watchers and people who enjoy living close to nature.

Location: It is located in the Scenic Rim, just an hour’s drive away from Gold Coast.

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Cavill Avenue Mall

At the heart of the Surfer’s Paradise lies the best nightlife and shopping avenue of the Gold Coast – The Cavill Avenue Mall. It is the fun and leisure centre of the Surfer’s Paradise, with a number of shops, bars, restaurants, night clubs as well as some of the best food joints. The avenue is a place where you can see some of the incredible live music performances.

Highlights: The Cavill Avenue Mall houses some of the best restaurants that offer a wide array of mouth watering cuisines from all over the world. The close by streets is the major attraction of the Cavill Avenue Mall. The street has some of the best night clubs, tattoo shops and economical yet incredible food.

Location: The Cavill Avenue Mall is located in Surfer’s Paradise and is just a little more than hour an hour’s drive from Gold Coast International Airport.

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Robina Town Shopping Centre

Shopping at Robina Town Shopping Centre will be a very exciting affair for you. With more than three hundred and fifty shops and food joints, this Gold Coast’s largest shopping centre defines luxury shopping and dine-in. From fashion to departmental stores, you can find almost everything in the Shopping Centre.

Highlights: Enjoy a cup of coffee and relax at the Food Atrium. After shopping enjoy the latest movie on the comfortable chairs of the Events Cinema. You can also spend some fun time at AMF Bowling and M9 Laser Skirmish. Finish your day with a delicious meal from one of the beautiful lakeside restaurants of The Promenade.

Location: The Robina Town Shopping Centre is located next to M1 Motorway. It is less than a kilometre away from Queensland Rail Robina Station. The free shuttle service from the Centre is operational on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Timing: 9.00am - 5.30pm
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Kurrawa Beach

Kurrawa Beach lies on the sunny Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia and is popular amongst the enthusiastic surfers. It is well known for hosting the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships by the
surfing enthusiasts and is popular nationally as well as internationally. The Kurrwa Surf Life Saving Club is one of the leading clubs of Kurrwa known for surfing sports and at the same time is popular amongst the locals for its bistro and bar. The trippers across the world come here for spending their holidays and relish a full dose of entertainment along with mouth-watering meals and refreshing cocktails and beers. To the north of the main beach area is a playground and a duck pond for progeny, which is also meant for picnic purpose and barbeques. Activities like cycling, rollerblading, walking, and watching the alluring view are famous things to do here.

 Highlights: Pacific Fair, Kurrawa Surf Club, Dracula’s Cabaret Restaurant.
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Chinatown

Showcasing the best of China's food and culture is Sydney's Chinatown, an urban locality in the southern part of Sydney's central business district. An enthralling experience for any food lover, you can get all of your favourite classic Chinese food right here. Chinatown is sure to give you an intensely rewarding experience as here you can immense yourself in Chinese culture and history and partake in its many festivals that take place throughout the year. It is an absolute family destination with something for everyone. With its cheap hotels, it makes for a great place to stay for the weekend.

Location: Located in Haymarket, between Darling Harbor and Central station. It is Australia's largest Chinatown.

Highlights: What makes Chinatown extraordinary are the specialty shops wherein one could buy things which would not normally be available elsewhere. You could get art, crafts, tea sets, dinnerware and Chinese herbs. There is a Chinese supermarket as well which houses ethnic Chinese goods.

Best time to visit - September to November, March to May.
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North Terrace

Located at the centre of Adelaide, the North Terrace gives the insight about the culture, history and architecture of the city. There are a number of buildings and structures like War Memorial, museums, art gallery, Casino, restaurants, hotels among others. There is a lot to do in and around North Terrace. After exploring the area, you can take refuge under one of the shady trees over the bench and enjoy your lunch while watching the world around you.



Highlights: Take a tour through the cultural boulevard of the North Terrace which includes galleries, museums, university and library. Visit the Art Gallery of South Australia and the South Australian Museum. Enjoy your meal and drink at any of the several restaurants and bars in the area.

Location: North Terrace is 20 minutes drive away from Adelaide Airport. It is a few minutes’ walk away from Rundle Mall.

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Townsville

The Northeastern Coast of Queensland, Australia, Townsville is the beauty of the country which attracts tourists from all over the world. Townsville is noted as Australia's largest urban centre for livelihood, modernity and shopping centres. The City has emerged some World's leading brands in terms of fabric, knit and leather.

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 Townsville is one of the most Urban-clad cities of Queensland, Australia. "The Strand" is the main cause of tourist attraction in this city. It is considered as one of the most beautiful sea beaches of the Australian continent. Apart from that Townsville is the house of Australia's largest heritage places like Riverway, a riverside parkland, The Castle Hill, which is considered as the most famous tourist attraction spot. The Castle Hill is known as the city's fitness destination.

Location: Townsville is located on the north-eastern corner of Queensland, Australia, which is just adjacent to The Great Barrier Reef.

Price: Entry to the land of Townsville is free of cost unless you are willing to be a part of any event.
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kangaroo Island

Australia, the queen of all islands is particularly marked for its beautiful and lavish islands surrounding the continent. Kangaroo Island is the third largest island of Australia, surrounded by water and located in the farthest southern state. Australian aboriginals were first to start a civilization on Kangaroo island, but with the tremendous rise of water level, the place, today, is more a tourist spot than a habitat area.

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Situated on the southerly corner of Australia, Kangaroo Island serves as an authentic tourist spot for travelers. With an exclusive range of lobster and seafood, Kangaroo Island has gone forth as one of the most populated tourist destinations in Australia. This destination is not just renowned for its tourist attraction, but is likewise known as the wine lover's vacation spot. Kangaroo Island has got as many as 30 wineries across its 150km long area, offering tourists an authentic range of sweet wine.

Location:  Kangaroo Island is located at the southwest of Adelaide, in the southernmost part of the continent.

Price: Entry to the Kangaroo Island is free of monetary value.


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Blue Mountains National Park

The Blue Mountains National Park is the country's pride and heritage. It houses a number of endangered mammals, including Tiger Quoll. Situated at the heart of the Blue Mountains, this national park attracts more than 3 million visitors every year.

Highlights: The Blue Mountains National Park is a spectacular area, belonging to Australia. The national park offers a wide range of sports and activities to its visitors, which including mountain climbing, rock climbing, short walks, overnight adventure, long way lookouts, and Canyoning. The largest bird, 'Emu' flies into this park every summer, which is an absolute mesmerizing scene to witness.

Location: Blue Mountains National Part is located in the heart of Blue Mountain hills of New South Wales, Australia.

Price: Entry to the Blue Mountains National Park is free of any monetary value. But it costs $8 per day if you have vehicles parked in the parking lot. 
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Royal Botanic Gardens

If you are someone deeply interested in botany then you must not skip the Royal botanical gardens in Sydney. The place was opened in 1816 which makes it one of the oldest scientific institution not only in Australia but in the whole world.

 

Location: The Royal botanical garden is located in the Mrs. Macquarie's road in Sydney and the place is quite accessible from most of the major locations in the city.

Highlights: It is one of the major botanical gardens located in the heart of Sydney where you will find plants of a wide variety of species.

Price: The entry is free to all which makes more people come here and explore the place.

Best time to visit: The botanical garden is open from 9 in the morning to 5:30 in the evening so you need to visit the place during these times to be able to see plants that are on the display.
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Art Gallery of NSW

Art Gallery of New South Wales is one of the most iconic public gallery and among the largest art museums in Australia. The gallery was established long back in 1874, over a century ago. It's one of the best galleries to explore the beautiful artwork from across the world.

 

Location: It is located in Art Gallery Road, The Domain in Sydney, Australia. Public transport is easily available to reach this amazing place.

Highlights: Extensive collections like Australian art, Aboriginal art, Asian art, Contemporary art, European art are displaced in the art gallery. One can also enjoy various programs and facilities that are held in the gallery. Tourists love to visit the art gallery to come close to Australian culture and heritage.

Best time to visit: The place is open everyday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm except on Wednesday when it's open till 10:00 pm. The Art Gallery is closed on Christmas Day and on Good Friday.

Price: The entry to this Art Gallery is completely free, both for adults and kids.

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Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney Harbor bridge is also known as Coat hanger and is the world's largest steel arch bridge. It is also one of the iconic symbol of Australia. The bridge carries eight vehicle lanes, two train lines, footway and a cycle way too. The bridge helps in connecting the Sydney central business district and the North Shore.

 

Location: Sydney harbor is located at Sydney New South Wales and is in close proximity with most of the transportation facilities. For tourists, it is great to get along to different famous places from here.

Highlights: The place looks beautiful and the scenery is just amazing overlooking the waters. The bridge and the river together look more beautiful and captivating. The design of the bridge is inspired from the Hell Gate bridge in New York City, USA.

Best time to visit: The bridge looks beautiful at night so you might choose to visit it after dusk for capturing good pictures.
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Madame Tussauds

Famous for its wax statues of people who are achievers in their fields, Madam Tussauds was first opened in London. It showcased the work of great wax statue artists who worked tirelessly day and night to appeal to high artistic and aesthetic sensibilities. After its raging success in London it opened in many other places with similar success. After a long wait, in 2012 Madam Tussauds opened in Sydney with great fanfare and pomp. Right now in Sydney, it showcases many brilliant artists, businessmen, politicians, sportspersons who have made their life living examples of success and achievement. Madam Tussauds aims to commemorate this achiever spirit and challenges us to look within and carefully nurture the achiever within us all.

Location: It is located in near the central business district in Sydney.

Highlight: Wax statues of many famous people can be found here so, if you wish to be photographed with celebs, this is the place to visit.

Best time to visit: Can be visited any time of the year. It might be crowded during holidays and weekends.
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Shelly Beach

Among the Famous Manly beaches, Shelly beach is the Crown jewel. It is a protected marine reserve. The beach is near North head and fairy bower. Due to its marine diversity and shallow depth of 12 meters it is popular with snorkelers and divers. One can also walk around the bush track which had spectacular views of the north head and northern beaches. There is also a restaurant called le kiosk located in proximity to satiate your hunger.

Location: Shelly beach is located in the northern suburbs of Sydney.

Highlights: It is a haven for marine life enthusiasts, as it offers amazing under water tours with an intricate view of marine life. So, if you are a water baby, nothing really should stop you from visiting this much delightful and amazingly refreshing, Shelly beach.

Best time to visit: September to November, March to May.
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The Rocks

Scenically adorned by Sydney Harbor Bridge and Sydney Opera House, on the edge of breathtaking Sydney Harbor, The Rocks gives you an unparalleled mix of the new and old. From old cobblestoned laneways, to stylish modern bars, The Rocks has some of Sydney's finest restaurants and bars. As Sydney's art hub it has been transformed into a creative hub of modern art, festivals and evolving DIY spaces. The Rocks is an amazing blend of culture, cuisine and experiences that are worth living and ensuring to give you memories that will last a life time.



Location: The Rocks starts from the Harbor from the north and east to Kent.

Highlight: A total urban indulgence, The Rocks is one of the busiest tourist places in Sydney with festivals and concerts all around the year.

Cost: There is no general cost, but individual events cost may vary.

Best Time: Research when your favorite concerts are being organized, and accordingly make a visit.
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Puffing Billy Railway

Puffing Billy travels through the Dandenong Ranges east of Melbourne (sometimes referred to as 'The Dandenongs') All aboard Puffing Billy – Australia's most popular steam train ride! Running daily from the foothills at Belgrave to the mountain town of Gembrook, Puffing Billy is the most fun way to tour the Dandenong Ranges. Puffing Billy's rattling red carriages run across three historic timber bridges, uphill and down dale, through valleys and plains filled with tree ferns, and under the shadow of towering mountain ash. The route runs through the eucalyptus of Sherbrooke Forest, past the steam museum at Menzies Creek and the picnic grounds at Emerald Lake, in the pretty town of Gembrook. The one-way journey is 24 km (15 miles), taking just under two hours. Puffing Billy is Australia's favorite steam train and is one of the finest preserved steam railways in the world. This century-old steam train is still running on its original 25-kilometer mountain track from Belgrave to Gembrook, through the beautiful forests and fern gullies of the Dandenong Ranges.

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