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  • Bushwalking to Passage Peak, Hamilton Island

Why is Australia a great place for a beach and island escape?

Australia is a diverse wonderland of gorgeous beaches, unique islands and incredible wildlife. Island escapes in Australia are as diverse as its tourists - from idyllic white sand beaches and tranquil waters to beaches where there is more wildlife than human -  there is an island getaway for every type of traveler. Island hop around Tasmania, swim with wild dolphins, discover marine life on the Great Barrier Reef, relax in luxury on Hamilton Island, hang out with Quokkas on Rottnest island, take a dive on the remote Christmas Island or immerse yourself in Indigenous culture on the Tiwi Islands. Whether for relaxing, adventuring, education or all of the above, an Aussie island escape is unlike anywhere else in the world.

What are the top beach and island vacations/activities to do in Australia? 

In New South Wales, you’ll find Bondi Beach in Sydney, popular with locals and tourists alike. Venture further north to Newcastle Beach for some of the best surfing in the country. Visit Lord Howe Island for sandy beaches and coral rich waters. 

Share the beach with wildlife on Phillip Island, take a swim on St. Kilda beach in Melbourne, or surf on Torquay along the Great Ocean Road. Queensland is the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, with so many nearby islands and a multitude of activities on offer. Visit the Kuranda rainforest or ake a guided 4WD safari to see Fraser Island’s shipwrecks and famous coloured sands.There is no shortage of gorgeous beaches, unique wildlife or exciting activities in Queensland, making it the perfect beach and island destination.

Tasmania is unique in that much of its wildlife is endemic and so much of its wild beauty is untouched. Tasmanian beaches are not known for their warm swimming temperatures, but they are perfect for strolling or exploring and hiking the wilderness nearby. Stay along the waters edge in Freycinet or have a picnic on Coles Bay for a coastal Tassie experience.

Beach & Island Escapes

  • Outerknown Adventures on the Great Barrier Reef

    FIRST-CLASS | CRUISE: Find freedom and solitude on this adventure into the iconic Great Barrier Reef. Spend a week aboard the Coral Discoverer and snorkel alongside potato cod and reef sharks in the Ribbon Reefs, follow in the footsteps of Captain Cook in Cooktown, and search for saltwater crocodiles and cassowaries on the Daintree River.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Beach & Island Escapes, Cruises & Sailing
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  • Revitalise on the Reef: Cairns to Cairns

    Recharge your body and mind as you discover the stunning underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef. Spend a week aboard the Coral Discoverer and take part in daily wellness workshops as you explore the Queensland coastline and dive through the Ribbon Reefs and Osprey Reef.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,171
    Trip Type:
    Beach & Island Escapes, Cruises & Sailing
    Australia See Trip Details
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