Explore the glistening shores of Australia, and discover the coastline of New South Wales. Whilst there are many breathtaking destinations dotted along the unique Australian landscape, here are just a few of the most incredible places perfect for your next holiday. Experience the world’s whitest beaches, incredible surf, bewildering National Parks and breathtaking natural landscapes along the East Coast of New South Wales.
by Alex Johnson – Inspire a Better Life
Grab your swimmers and head to the relaxation capital of Australia, Byron Bay. The charming seaside village is renowned for its chilled out atmosphere and welcoming locals. Witness one of Australia’s most pure beach scenes with clean, sheltered beaches covering long sweeping sandbanks, with endless rolling waves. Byron Bay is most famous for its surf beaches including Main Beach and the Pass, where people travel far and wide to experience
the innate surf culture and try their luck with the north facing breaks. Byron Bay’s waters are bursting with marine life and natural treasures – making Byron’s waters some of the best for snorkelling and scuba diving along the East Coast. However, if you would rather enjoy the abundance of wildlife from afar, jump on a dolphin or whale watching cruise around the bay and surrounds, to get up close and personal with Australia’s
Aside from the beaches, Byron Bay has a plethora of incredible restaurants, breweries and cafes and a vibrant arts and music scene. From casual Balinese-style to rich Italian restaurants, there’s a delicious plate for everyone in Byron Bay. And be sure to check out the many breweries dotted along the hinterland including the Stone & Wood Brewery – dedicated to producing beers which reflect their local community through flavour. Byron Bay is also the perfect host for many of Australia’s internationally renowned music festivals including Bluesfest, Falls Festival and Splendour in the Grass.
Imagine the whitest sands in the world cascading into turquoise blue waters amidst the stunning backdrop of lush rainforest and National Park wilderness. This is Jervis Bay. Nestled in the escarpment of the Booderee National Park and Jervis Bay National Park, this treasured gem along East Coast of NSW promises bountiful adventure, absolute isolation and ultimate relaxation. Check out the masses of Australian wildlife including kangaroos, wallabies and koalas towards St. George’s Basin and enjoy incredible freshwater fishing. Jervis Bay is a sheltered coastal village just south of Sydney, Australia, comprised of three charming seaside townships- Huskisson, Hyams Beach and Vincentia.
The beaches are silent, breathtaking and perfect for your next family holiday. Check out the local pod of friendly dolphins on a dolphin watching tour or experience scuba diving in some of Australia’s most plentiful marine wildlife reserves. Your Jervis Bay experience will be defined by which accommodation you choose… From private lakeside villas in Worrowing Heights to camping along the beach of the National Park, Jervis Bay has many accommodation options suitable for your needs.
Eden & Merimbula
Eden and Merimbula are located along the South Coast of NSW, and make up a proportion of the Sapphire Coast, a stunning stretch of coastal wilderness, pastures and lagoons. Eden is home to one of Australia’s deepest natural harbours, TwoFold Bay, allowing whales to loom close to the headlands during migration. Witness the miraculous Humpback whale during feeding season as they play and perform for the locals or check out the annual Eden Whale Festival, celebrating the southern migration of the humpback and other whales. The spectacular Ben Boyd National Park also offers an intriguing reflection of the history and heritage which established Eden.
From rare Aboriginal middens to heritage listed lighthouses, explore the wilderness and beauty on one of the many walking trails or hikes. Merimbula is located approximately half an hour north of Eden and has much to offer by way of fresh local produce, incredible scenery and magical beaches. Situated on the Oyster Coast of Australia, Merimbula is dotted with oyster farms awaiting your tastebuds! Sample delicious seafood and local flavours at the EAT Merimbula food festival, which attracts foodie providores from all over Australia. Merimbula is home to great lake fishing at both the majestic Merimbula Lake and the Back Lake. As for beach exploration, pop on a snorkel and discover swarming marine life at Bar Beach, or check out the surf at Merimbula Main Beach.
The East Coast of NSW is the idyllic destination for beach going, hiking, incredible sunset watching and thrill-seekers alike! Plan a trip along this strip of paradise on your next holiday to NSW, Australia.
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