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Getaway’s five top Aussie beaches
Getaway’s five top Aussie beaches

When it comes to beautiful beaches Australians are spoiled for choice. Australia is renowned the world over for its luxurious beaches, exquisite coastlines and breathtaking cliff faces. It’s almost impossible to pin-point the best beaches, but Getaway has given it a shot.

Check out the top five Aussie beaches and let us know if you agree:

Whitehaven, Queensland

Whitehaven Beach is on the eastern side of the Whitsunday Island. Stretching for six kilometres, this beach boats dazzling white silica sand, which is silky-soft under foot. A popular way to see the beach is from the air, and the Whitehaven Explorer seaplane is a great way to do this.

Cable Beach, Western Australia

Western Australia's finest stretch of sand is at Cable Beach, which stretches 22km, and is known as the gateway to the Kimberley. Cable Beach’s decadent aqua water; white, sandy rock pools; and bright, red-orange dirt are a sight to behold. You can even spot whales and dolphins when the season is right.

Wineglass Bay, Tasmania 

The exquisite Wineglass Bay is one of the country’s most remote and beautiful beaches. Given its name for its crescent-shaped beach line, it is a remote little beach with turquoise water and sparkling sand. It is tucked away on the Freycinet Peninsula, around three hours’ drive from Hobart. To get the full experience, be sure to check out the view from a mountaintop before skipping down to the water. The view is accessed by either a 45-minute walk from Coles Bay or by a more strenuous two-hour walk from the top of Mt Amos.

Hyams, New South Wales 

On the southern shores of Jervis Bay, Hyams Beach is picturesque and surrounded by natural attractions, such as headlands with clifftop walking trails and Booderee National Park. The beach itself is pristine and fresh, with clear-blue water and softwhite sand. If you love water sports, Hyams beach is perfect for you. Diving, snorkelling, sailing, windsurfing and sea kayaking are all popular activities here.

Bells Beach, Victoria

Located near Torquay on the southern coast of Victoria along the Great Ocean Road, Bells Beach boasts dramatic cliffs, golden-yellow sand and large white-tipped swells from the Southern Ocean for surfers. If you’re a sightseer, there are great vantage points along the cliffs to view the natural amphitheatre of the beach. If you’re keen for a spot of fishing, the water is deep enough at high tide to cast a line right off the beach, while at low tide you can fish from the reefs at each end.





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    pate
    30th Mar 2015
    10:49am
    Younhave totally ignored some beUTIFUL BEACHES ON THE NORTH COast of NSW,
    particolor
    30th Mar 2015
    1:03pm
    There was a young man from Avoca
    His work was a Choo Choo Stoker !
    One day at the Beach
    While eating a peach.........
    PlanB
    30th Mar 2015
    10:51am
    There are a heap of beaches here in Aussie, HEAPS, most the best are on the east coast of NSW
    Mary
    30th Mar 2015
    11:10am
    Additionally South Australia has a vast range of spectaular beaches. Still on one level it is good that the secret stays safe with the locals...we don't end up with hoards of tourists poluting our pristine environment!
    PlanB
    30th Mar 2015
    11:44am
    Yes I agree Mary tourists spoil a place very quick even though they bring money to the area, one wonders if it is really worth it
    particolor
    30th Mar 2015
    12:56pm
    Maybe next time I go to Maslins Beach they will remember to bring their Swim gear ?? :-)
    Aviatorman
    30th Mar 2015
    12:30pm
    Can't go past Cronulla NSW for beauty and for a swim.
    particolor
    30th Mar 2015
    12:57pm
    Might Wanda down there later !! :-)
    Chris B T
    30th Mar 2015
    6:16pm
    Where did you park your car, Woollooware maybe & catch the train.
    Paicey58
    30th Mar 2015
    1:10pm
    This would be just to hard to limit to the best 5.
    Australia is blessed with so many beautiful beaches.
    Chris B T
    30th Mar 2015
    6:07pm
    The best Beach is wihin 3.5 hrs of a capital city mostly inhabited 1500 locals, some backers.
    The public holidays,school holidays swells a bit,some weekends to extra 1000 or 2000.
    But most of the time quite lucky to be 20 people in the flaged beach area.
    Good local shopping no need to leave town for general shop.
    Not the big crowds like sunshine & gold coasts or Sydney beaches were you can't swing
    your arms for fear of hitting someone in or out of water.
    Yes on the best beach weather day not over crowded (Dream Of Bliss)
    The best beaches are the unknown.


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