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Top 4 Australian beaches from our Travel Experts!

Clear blue waters, white (SQUEAKY) sand, coral reefs… Australia has some of the World’s most incredible beaches but which ones should you visit? (all of them)

Here are the top 4 beaches according to our Travel Experts:

1.Bondi Beach, Sydney

Our first beach comes from Poppy Ellin (Travel Expert) and it’s a classic…Bondi Beach! Bondi is World-famous. You’ve probably heard of it right? It’s got everything you need from excellent surf to buzzing bars, boutique street stalls to scenic walking trails and accommodation to suit all budgets (even a backpacker one!)

Where? Located 8km from Sydney city centre. Trains go from the city centre to Bondi junction, from there get the bus down to the beach.
Why? Swim year round, plunge into Ocean baths at sunrise, loads of surf schools along the beach front. Just generally soak up the sun and have an awesome time.
What’s on?

  • Whale watching between May and November, spot humpbacks from Bondi’s northern headland. 
  • The Bondi markets every Sunda. (that’s your souvenirs sorted). 
  • “Sculpture by the Sea” the world’s largest FREE exhibition. The exhibition displays more than 100 sculptures with the Pacific Ocean as a stunning backdrop. (October and November)
  • “Bondi Bowl-A-Rama” The Bondi Skate Park is a prestigious skating competition. Attracts competitors such as the infamous Tony Hawk. (20 – 21 Feb).

2.Manly Beach, Sydney

Our second beach comes from Maisie Frankling (Travel Expert) and it’s a corker, drum roll please… Manly Beach! One of Sydney’s northern beaches, renowned for its golden sand and refreshing ocean breeze. Manly Beach is an incredible place to live if you’re on a working holiday visa in Sydney because you can escape the ‘touristy’ vibe of Bondi and immerse yourself in Aussie beach culture. Basically live the dream.

Where? Only a short ferry ride from Sydney’s Circular Quay
Why? Some of the best snorkelling in Australia, you could spot a Sea Dragon. (DRAGON). The birthplace of Beach Volleyball in Australia. The courts are free to use for the general public. Take lessons on how to SUP (stand up paddle board).
What’s on?

  • “Bard on the Beach” enjoy a Shakespeare classic ‘Hamlet’ performed on the beach, under the stars. Pack a picnic! (4 March-6 March)
  • “Volleyfest” 14 countries competing in a series of Volleyball tournaments. (18 March – 28 March)
  • “Taste of Manly, Food Festival” a combo of beautiful beach settings and a range of quality food and wines on offer. You’re in for a tasty day out! (30 May -31 May)

3.Noosa, Sunshine Coast

Next up from Adele Arnold (Assistant Manager), is Noosa… it’s on the Sunshine Coast for God’s sake! Noosa has expansive beaches and colourful bays. Not to mention the SUNSETS. Your Instagram won’t know what’s hit it.

Where? It’s about 1hr 30mins drive north of Brisbane along the Bruce Highway. This is a popular stop if you’re doing the OZ Experience or have a Greyhound Bus Pass. Easy peasy.
Why? A backpacker hub, Nomads Noosa is a great hostel to stay at. During your stay try your hand at kiteboarding, kayaking, skydiving and hiking.

What’s on?

  • “The 25th Annual Noosa Festival Surfing” the festival even includes dog surfing. Eight days of pure “stoke” apparently. (5-12 March)
  • “Noosa Food & Wine 2016″ celebrating Australian food, wine, lifestyle featuring chefs from around Australia, including ‘Full Moon Asian Flavours’ (20 May-22 May)
  • “Noosa Ultimate Sports Festival” the ultimate mix of swimming, running, cycling events against the beautiful backdrop of Noosa’s beautiful beach (28-29 May).

Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island

Last but by no means least (this one’s a goodie) …it comes from Josie Welham (Travel Expert) it’s the glorious Whitehaven beach on Whitsunday Island. Feel the soft squeaking sand beneath your feet, take a dip in the crystal clear blue waters. Stretching over seven kilometres of Whitsunday Island, it’s pure paradise. The best way to see it is on a Whitsundays sailing trip. More like WhiteHEAVEN beach.

Where? Located north-east Australia, off Queensland’s coast. Airlie Beach is the main port town. About 12 hours north of Brisbane and 7 hours south of Cairns. There are flights daily.
Why? The stunning marble effect the sand makes. The way you can clean your jewellery in the silica sand.

What’s on?

  • The best way to explore Whitehaven beach and the other surrounding beaches is on a sailing trip.  The sailing boats depart daily from Airlie beach. There are loads to choose from depending on whether you are looking for an intimate experience or a boozy party boat! Check out some of the sailing trips we have to offer.
That’s their Top 4! But there are so many more, check out Australia’s beaches for yourself, you can’t just take their word for it.
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