According to Travel Weekly, Australia is on track to welcome 10 million tourists in 2019. Without a doubt, visitors will want to see the best beaches that Australia has to offer. To stay one step ahead of where tourists may wander, take a trip to each state’s best hidden beach.
New South Wales: Greenfield Beach
Each year, tourists flock to iconic Bondi Beach. Although we love Bondi, we appreciate an escape to Jervis Bay, only three hours away from Sydney by car. The brilliant white sands of Hyams Beach may be famous, but at nearby Greenfield Beach, the sands are just as beautiful and a little less populated. This beach is ideal for family picnics and walks along trails such as White Sands Walk.
Northern Territory: Macassan Beach
Getting to Macassan Beach reminds visitors how much it is truly off the beaten path. The beach is located in Arnhem Land, one of the most unspoilt regions of the Top End, and begins as the red earth ends. As is always the case with swimming in Northern Territory oceans, it’s important to be ‘crocwise’ before jumping in.
South Australia: Second Valley Beach
South Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula is a beach lover’s haven. Among the many beach in this region that lies an hour’s drive from Adelaide, Second Valley Beach offers a bit of respite from the thrashing waves you’d find in other parts along the dramatic coastline. Take a swim, go fishing, or jump in for a snorkel.
Queensland: Marcus Beach
The Sunshine Coast’s reputation lives up to its name. Sun, sand, surf are aplenty along the 100 kilometres of shores. Main Beach in Noosa Heads and Peregian Beach have become bustling beach hubs. But for a quieter side of the Sunny Coast, head to Marcus Beach. Just remember to swim with caution, as this hidden beach is not patrolled.
Tasmania: Honeymoon Bay
Freycinet opens in wondrous beauty in Honeymoon Bay. With the scent of wildflowers and eucalyptus trees in the background and panoramic views of Coles Bay in the foreground, this slice of heaven earns Tasmania a reputation for beautiful beaches. Snorkelers and divers will find that Honeymoon Bay is ideal for a bit of underwater exploration.
Victoria: Golden Beach
With a name like ‘Golden Beach,’ you can bet this beach, which lies in the middle of Gippsland's beautiful Ninety Mile Beach, outshines the rest. A perfect location for beachside camping, Golden Beach’s foreshore has camping areas, BBQs, and other amenities next to the golden sand dunes, intriguing Trinculo shipwreck, and expansive ocean views.
Western Australia: Kalbarri Blue Holes
Blue Holes, part of an inshore limestone reef system, earns its name from the reef’s dips that allow the Indian Ocean to shine. This beach is perfect for snorkelling and underwater explorations. And the natural rock pools welcome swimmers for an peaceful swim.