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Australia is home to some of the BEST beaches in the world and we’ve been lucky enough to visit this epic spots. When you are travelling the East Coast of Australia on your backpacking trip or Working Holiday Visa, make sure you check out some of our recomendations!

We’ll be sharing with you:

  • Where you can find one of the worlds most famous beaches…
  • Where you can see kangaroos on the beach…
  • Where you can see crystal clear water
  • How we can save you money on your trip!
  • Where is Whitehaven Beach and where is Bondi Beach?

Bucketlist at the ready?….

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The best beaches

Whitehaven Beach

Without a doubt our favourite beach on the East Coast and always at the top of any Australia bucketlist! You’ll find this epic spot in the Whitsunday Islands which you can visit via a boat trip from Airlie Beach in Queensland. Check out our options to visit this amazing beach here.

Byron Bay Main Beach & the Pass

The home of RatPack Travel and one of the most chilled beaches there is, here you’ll find one of the best surf spots in Australia – the Pass! Not only is the beach epic for surfing but also home to some incredible wildlife including dolphins, turtles and sharks. Head on a kayaking trip to explore the coastline or learn to surf. Check out how to spend 5 days in Byron Bay here.

12 Apostles, Great Ocean Road

The ultimate roadie in Australia is the Great Ocean Road, this is the best roadtrip to travel by campervan in Australia. Make sure you hit up the incredible 12 Apostles and see these unreal rock formations… Looking for a discounted campervan for your trip? Hit the button below to find out how we can save you money on your rental in Australia.

Bondi Beach, Sydney

It’s iconic thats for sure! Probably one of the most well known beaches in the world, this spot is a little paradise outside of the big city lights of Sydney. We love this spot because its always bustling, has great waves and the vibe is abit of us! The health food scene here is awesome and you’ll find plenty of cafes or workouts to join in on the beach. You can visit Bondi from Sydney via the bus or train. Click here to check out our Backpackers guide to Sydney.

75 Mile Beach, Fraser Island

Fraser Island is one of our favourite spots for a unique Aussie adventure. Just off the coast of Queensland and an awesome trip near Brisbane, you can visit this paradise island on a 4wd tagalong tour where you will actually drive on the 75 mile beach and check out spots like the SS Maheno shipwreck. Heads up, you won’t be able to swim in the ocean here as its shark infested BUT there are plenty of beaut fresh water lakes for you to enjoy. Check out the epic options to explore Fraser island here.

Cape Tribulation, Tropical North Queensland

Just north of Cairns you’ll find the incredible Tropical North Queensland. If you are looking for a day trip from Cairns this is the place for you! Cape Tribulation is where rainforest meets reef, more specifically where the Daintree Rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef. We’ve got some awesome trips to visit Cape Tribulation, you can check them out here. 

Cape Hillsborough

Does it get more Aussie than this?? A Kangaroo on the beach! Yep this is actually a very realistic experience to have whilst you are travelling Australia. Head to the beach for sunrise to check out these guys! We recommend having your own wheels to get here and even better, a campervan so you can wake up and head straight there! Hit us up for your discounted campervan rental.

Let's go to the beach....

Yewwwwww, we hope you are now completely buzzing to visit Australia and explore some of our favourite beaches!

We’ve popped some of our tips below to make sure you have an EPIC and safe trip!

  • Wear reef safe sunscreen
  • Always check out the warnings that will be on the beach, there will be a sign if theres been a shark recently!
  • Learn about riptides and how to spot and avoid them!
  • Don’t swim in the ocean north of Townsville unless there is a stinger net.

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