Take in one of the world's most scenic coastal drives, along the east coast of Australia.
Known for its diversity, Australia’s east coast stretches almost 4,000 kilometres; from world-famous cities, dramatic rock formations, incredible beaches to luxuriant ancient rainforests, Australia’s east coast has plenty of highlights.
We recommend these must-see sights when going on a fly-drive holiday to The East Coast, Australia:
The coastal capital of south-eastern Australia is a vibrant and culturally diverse urban metropolises. Find yourself surrounded by iconic streets, eclectic nightlife, tantalising food and a fascinatingly dynamic art scene.
You’ll soon discover that Melbourne is designed is neat sections of great areas to explore. Indulge in some of the world’s finest shopping in South Yarra, Prahran and Toorak; Soak up the glorious Australian sun at the beautiful beaches in St Kilda, Port Melbourne and South Melbourne; and head west for first-class food and wine.
Sydney is home to world-famous attractions, beaches and inner-city precincts; you’ll find something for everyone is this busy cosmopolitan hub.
Centred around its spectacular harbour and beaches, Sydney possesses a visual wow factor like no other city in the world. Be blown away with the talent performing in the iconic Sydney Opera House, walk across the world-famous Harbour Bridge, ride a wave at one of the world’s best surfing spots: Bondi Beach or marvel at the lush forest-covered mountain peaks at the Blue Mountains National Park.
Truly unwind in mainland Australia's easternmost town; this small coastal town is home to picturesque beaches, lush rainforests and fantastic cuisine from local Australian barbeque food to modern stylish gourmet restaurants.
Byron Bay's endless beaches and fantastic surf breaks have attracted surfers and spectators for years, renowned as one of the best surf spots in the world. If surfing isn’t your thing why not Kayak through clear waters beside a pod of bottlenose dolphins in Cape Byron Marine Park, or snorkel and dive amongst the turtles at Julian Rocks.
Get up close and personal with nature along the many walking trains along the wind-swept cliffs or beautiful hinterland.
Brisbane is a city of discovery, vibrancy, beauty and life. Boasting gorgeous sunshine all year round (after all it is the capital of the sunshine state).
With immense skyscrapers, the nation's only man-made city beach, first-class shopping, a booming food scene and vibrant night life; Brisbane has something to offer everyone.
If breath-taking views, fine dining and stunning scenery is your cup of tea, Mt. Coot-tha is the place to be. The beautiful recreational reserve is home to the "Brisbane lookout".
Fraser Island, located 300 km north of Brisbane, is the largest sand island in the world (120km by 15km) and is the only known place on earth where rainforest grows on sand. Sculpted by nothing but wind, sand and surf; Fraser Island is a natural paradise. Fraser island is four-wheel-drive only; there are no tarmac roads just sand trails, beaches and off-road tracks, all of which encompass the original natural beauty of Fraser Island.
This natural phenomenon has been constantly developing for over 800,000 years and is protected as being a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore lush ancient rainforests, over 40 freshwater lakes, contrastingly coloured sands and the world-famous 75-mile beach. Whilst visiting Fraser Island you can see a huge range of diverse species native to Australia; including over 300 species of beautiful birds and Australia’s purest form of dingo.
Airlie Beach & The Whitsunday Islands
The largest town on the Whitsunday Coast and the gateway to the unparalleled haven of the Whitsunday Islands, Airlie Beach is a fantastic coastal town. A vibrant hub offering a vast array of relaxation, activity, excellent shopping, delicious local and gourmet dining and eclectic nightlife.
Right in the heart of the world-class Great Barrier Reef, the Whitsundays are comprised of 74 stunning islands. Whitehaven Beach is the finest beach in the Whitsundays and has been claimed, by many, as being the finest beach in the world. The majority of the Whitsunday Islands are uninhabited, protected National Park islands, whilst 4 of the larger islands host stunning resorts.
Marvel at the pristine white sands that will be some of the softest sand you will ever touch, swim in the crystal-clear waters whilst exploring the fringing coral reefs and the diverse marine life. Take in the world-famous panorama of the Whitsundays by air in a seaplane, helicopter or trek the Whitehaven, Hill Inlet to reach the stunning viewpoint at the top.
Cairns is located in the heart of the Tropical North Queensland and is an excellent base for exploring the wide and varied region. With the incredible Great Barrier Reef on its door step, embark on a fantastic boat trip exploring the magnificent underwater UNESCO World Heritage Site. Follow the footsteps of dinosaurs in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the worlds oldest living rainforest; the spectacular Daintree Rainforest. Cooktown and Cape York to the north, the cool Tablelands, Karumba and the outback to the west and a variety of attractions inbetween. The Cairns City Esplanade is a scenic promenade stretching for over 2 km and boasting a swimming lagoon, waterfront boardwalks, BBQ areas and a children’s water park.
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