Beautiful Australian Beaches

"Beautiful Australian Beaches - Hidden Gems off the tourist trail!"

If you are looking for an adventure then why not trek your way round Australia and stop off at some of the best beaches the country has to offer. There are certainly many to choose from and I'd love to hear from you if you have a favourite you would like to share. Below are a few I have discovered along my travels which certainly should be labeled "Beautiful"

Etty Bay, Queensland

Etty Bay is one of Queensland's hidden gems. It is a little tricky to find but ask the locals to point you in the right direction!

Situated South of Cairns on the way out towards Mission Beach, you are nearly there when you hit Innisfail.

Take the road from Innisfail to Etty Bay and pass through beautiful rainforests. Then you'll hit the long bay of Etty. The beach is perfect for swimming and has a stinger net too along with a surf club. You'll also find a caravan park here too if you want to stay - and why wouldn't you!

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Hat Head Beach, NSW

This is near South West Rocks and is a lovely area. You can do a circular scenic walk around Hat Head and discover small coves and beaches along the way.

Hat Head Beach's southern end has a surf club, camping and the small small inlet here is great for small kids.

Smoky Cape is also near by and this is one of my recommendations of a place to stay - actually at the Smoky Cape Lighthouse Cottages or B&B - the views are simply stunning.

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Wingan Beach, Victoria

Wingan Beach is located in the Croajingolong National Park in Victoria between Eden and Lakes Entrance - Off the A1 which is the main route if you were doing a Sydney to Melbourne road trip.

Access is along a 30km dirt track so it's best for 4wd cars really. There is a camping ground set amongst beautiful Eucalyptus trees and clear lagoon.

There is a great surfing beach here too along a wooden walkway.

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Merimbula to Pambula Beach, NSW

This beach is also one you can stop off on down the coast on your Sydney to Melbourne road trip. It is actually one of the longest beaches on that coast.

The beach itself is great for surfers and both ends of the beach are patrolled during the summer months.

Ben Boyd National Park is an awesome National Park and forms the southern boundary to the beach.

The two towns of Merimbula and Pambula are also nice sea side towns where you can enjoy a coffee or bite to eat.

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Killalea Beach, NSW

Just outside Wollongong (an hour from Sydney) this beach is GREAT for surfers. In fact it has been awarded a title of National Surfing Reserve. But it is much more than that - the area attracts fabulous birds and wildlife.

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Frangipani Beach, Queensland

Frangipani is another of the beautiful Australian beaches and is the most northerly point of Australia in far North Queensland.

If you plan to make the trip up to Cape York then you really should do the walk to the tip and enjoy this great beach.

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Bay of Fires, Tasmania

Pristine white sands and definitely one of my favourite beautiful Australian beaches. Not so hidden and probably quite well known, it is still worthy of mention.

Do the infamous walking trek and stay in the amazing Bay of Fire lodge or just come and sink your feet into this lovely sand or sublime waters.

You'll find the Bay of Fires beach along the North East Coast of Tasmania.

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