What is the best way to travel the East Coast of Australia?

Travelling around the East Coast of Australia is no picnic in the park… or BBQ on the beach! …Well, not all of the time. It’s a huge stretch of coastline, and we mean HUGE. You’ll find everything along the way including the world’s largest sand island, the crystal clear waters of the Whitsunday Islands, tropical jungles in the north and the best surfing spots like Byron Bay! Oh, not forgetting some of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world like Sydney and Brisbane.

To help you plan your itinerary, here are a few things to bear in mind when travelling the East Coast of Australia…

At your own pace

Travel Australia at your own pace

When you’re in Australia plans will change. No doubt you’ll fall in love with a place and want to stay for longer. The worst thing you can do to yourself is to have every day planned out to the minute. Keep things, flexible people! If you fancy staying somewhere or with someone for a bit longer then do it. Go with the flow – it’s your trip, so make it your own. Best thing to do is plan out a rough skeleton of what you really want to do but schedule in some down time so you can get lost for an afternoon or two.

Travel at your own pace

Off the beaten track

Off the beaten track Australia
We all know you can’t pop over to Australia on the weekends! Fail to plan, plan to fail, as my teacher always told me. Make the most out of this vast country by hitting the well-known spots, but also those places not everybody has heard of. Get deeper into the heart of Australia and find some hidden gems like secret swimming holes and koala hospitals or immerse yourself in an authentic local experience like an indigenous camp. Sure, drinks in the bar with your mates from home are great, but word on the street is, Aussies are pretty friendly too!

Off the beaten track Australia

With local guides

Local guides
But how to find those hidden gems, I hear you ask? That’s where a local guide comes in. With the help of someone who knows the area like the back of their hand, you’ll discover unique places you won’t find along the tourist trail. Also, it’s great to learn a little bit about the place you’re visiting, guides offer loads of insider info and tips to help you get more from your trip. Often, you can find guides a similar age who are there to make money sure, but also to have a laugh, see the very best of Australia and will probably end up becoming one of your best mates.

Local guides in Australia

With a bunch of new mates

Like minded mates in Australia

Speaking of mates, 100{8105bc8a7da0e4ee2985a05e217cd0e1bef95b551bf8bafd62a449e444182173} the best way to travel Australia is with a bunch of like-minded mates. You’ll share new experiences together, have a laugh and learn a lot from each other. They’ll know good places to visit and you’ll be able to share your own travelling experiences. You’ll fall in love with places together and share the memories for the rest of your life. Travelling completely alone can sometimes be hard and it’s great to have a group of mates there to pick you up. Travelling is sure to help you find those long-term buddies, so whether you arrive with them or not, you’re sure to leave with them.
Like minded mates in Australia
Got it nailed? We believe you. If you’re thinking of exploring Down Under on your own set of wheels, we’ve got the perfect itinerary right here.
Or, you could save yourself the hassle of worrying about any of these things and just join a tour where you can meet great people, spend the ideal amount of time in all the best places with expert knowledge so you can get the most out of your trip to the East Coast. Sound ideal? Check out our tours page to find out where you could be heading next.