With a coastline stretching over 30,000 kilometres (18,600 miles) Australia has no shortage of beautiful beaches – 10,685 to be exact! Discover some of our most cherished beaches and the incredible experiences on offer throughout the country.
From the spectacular swirling sandbars of the Whitsundays to The Guinness Book of World Record holder for the world’s whitest sand (Hyams Beach in New South Wales), Australia’s beaches are truly unique. Whether a traveller is looking to unwind in a secluded paradise, visit World Heritage-listed attractions or experience incredible wildlife interactions, Australia’s beaches offer all of this and so much more.
Bondi Beach, New South Wales
Arguably the country’s most iconic beach and with its own television show to prove so, Bondi has long held a dear place in the heart of sun-loving Aussies. Every year more than a million visitors descend on the wide stretch of sand, located just 7km from Sydney's CBD, resulting in an eclectic melting pot of local surfers, international backpackers and even celebrities. With a host of boutique shops, vegan cafes, top restaurants, and funky bars lining the streets back from the beach, Bondi offers something for everyone.
With seven kilometres of pristine white sand, glistening turquoise waters and lush surrounding greenery, it’s easy to see why Whitehaven Beach in the Whitsundays is consistently ranked Australia’s best. But it is just one jewel in the region’s picturesque crown with 74 spectacular islands comprising the archipelago set in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. An abundance of marine life and vibrant corals below the water’s surface ensures the Whitsundays maintains a place on many a traveller’s bucket list.