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Escape to these Australian magical beach towns this Summer

If your perfect holiday involves crystal clear waters, hundreds of miles of untouched coastline, delicious food, great vibes, a stylish scene and incredible landscapes, you don’t need to go overseas. Here are some of our favourite Australian beach towns that hold their own against international bucket list destinations.

Byron Bay

Byron Bay beach aerial view

Probably the most popular beach town in the East coast of the country (if not in all of Australia), Byron Bay’s unique vibe attracts all sorts of travellers seeking a life changing experience. Initially known as a very spiritual hippie beachside village, over the years Byron Bay has shifted into a more high-end destination, whilst keeping its uniqueness and magic that it’s known for.

Some of the must do’s include a visit to the iconic Byron Bay Lighthouse, exploring some of the majestic waterfalls in the region, and surfing it’s world class waves – with great options for all levels. Getting amongst the amazing cuisine that the town has on offer is also a must with everything from Japanese, Italian, Indonesian and Thai restaurants to vegetarian and vegan options, classic beach hotels and any other foodie experience you are after, Byron Bay will have your all-time favourite cuisine – Make sure you pay a visit to The Three Blue Ducks at The Farm, this farm experience is a must try in the region.

If you’re looking for something really special that will change your life, then Byron Bay might be the place where you’ll find what you’re looking for.


Kingscliff beachside walk to the beach

The best of a beachside town but without the crowds? This is what you’ll get in Kingscliff. The Quintessential New South Wales town is known for its blissful beaches with great surf, delicious gourmet experiences and sunshine almost all year round. The offer of stylish, chic boutique stays are extensive, offering different styles of accommodation for all tastes – but personally we can’t think of a better place to reset and unwind than the Peppers Salt Resort and Spa, surrounded by plunge pools, lagoon pools and tropical scenery.

Just a short 15 minutes drive from Gold Coast Airport, 30 minutes away from Byron Bay and close by all that the Tweed Heads region has to offer, Kingscliff is ideal for a local holiday with a touch of luxury and adventure. Whilst you’re there enjoy a surf, swim or go for a snorkel and you might be lucky enough to see some green sea turtles.

Margaret River

Bunker Bay beach aerial view Margaret River

The West Coast of Australia is quite special, with its wilderness and vast coastline you’ll be able to find a piece of paradise wherever you go. The Margaret River region offers a unique mix of nature, adventure, luxury, foodie experiences and great surf all year round. And if you’re looking for something really special, then the award winning “eco” resort Pullmans Bunker Bay Resort is the place to be. This world class accommodation nestled alongside the crystal clear waters of beautiful Bunker Bay in the Margaret River Wine Region, will provide an experience like no other.

Be ready for long walks on empty infinite beaches, delicious wine and gourmet experiences, a great and stylish atmosphere and stunning landscapes that will make your holiday unforgettable. Whilst you’re there find a secret swimming spot, enjoy the natural beauty and visit a winery or even a craft brewery or two.


Nobby's light house beach in Newcastle Australia

Located only a short drive from Sydney, this trendy coastal town is a paradise for foodies, wine lovers and pristine beach seekers. As the second oldest city in Australia, Newcastle offers a huge variety of experiences. From stunning beachside walks, to trendy cafes, a great art scene and unique designer hotels (make sure you visit Crystalbrook’s latest 5-star luxury hotel, Kingsley, just footsteps from the beach). “Newy” is also well known amongst surfers for its beautiful uncrowded surf breaks, with waves for all levels, from first times and beginners to intermediate and advanced surfers.

Whilst you’re in town make sure you take a walk out to Nobbys Lighthouse, have a swim or a surf at one of Newcastle's golden beaches and take a day trip over to the beautiful Hunter Valley. Overall, Newcastle offers a unique vibe that will leave you in the best mood after your holiday.


Noosa surf beach aerial view

Located in the warm region of the Sunshine Coast, Noosa is arguably one of the most popular areas in the state of Queensland. Surrounded by beaches, national parks and a river, this coastal town has everything you need on a summer holiday. The surf is fantastic, with long uncrowded beaches and calm bays. The foodie scene has infinite choices to cater for even the most exotic of tastes, lots of designer boutique shops and plenty of unique accommodation options (our favourite, the luxurious Pepper Noosa Resort). With all these stylish features plus its lush landscapes, rich biodiversity and beautiful trails and hikes Noosa is a unique experience for every type of traveller.

Some fun activities to do when staying in Noosa are: Visiting the Eumundi Markets, enjoying a sunset cruise across the Mooloolaba canals or enjoy some whale watching during their migration season.

Are you craving a special beach holiday this summer without the hassle of having to organise it all yourself? We’d love you to join us and other amazing women in one of our fully guided Surf Experiences around Australia. 3 night weekend getaways or full immersions with our 7 night experiences – choose your best fit and set yourself for a once in a lifetime experience.


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