Coastal Fringe Regions of Australia
"10,000 kilometers of Australia's coastline has some beautiful coastal townships"
Some of the best holiday and tourist destinations
Beside the tropical northern beaches the 10,000 kilometers of Australia's coastline has some beautiful coastal townships. As the main highways are mostly a little inland the majority of these towns have remained relatively bustle free and quietly relaxing for a weekend or holiday getaway. Care needs to be taken if thinking about entering waters that are unfamiliar and unpatrolled but there are a number of hidden treasures like Hallidays Point, Tin Can Bay and Geraldton.
The Sunshine Coast
Just an hour's drive north of Brisbane and recognised as one of the best holiday and tourist destinations, The Sunny Coast offers the visitor a place to put up your feet and do nothing but relax. On the Sunshine Coast it is easy to put things off until tomorrow - no rush here.
The Gold Coast
Just an hour's drive south of Brisbane and it is different! The glitz and glamour of Goldy sits right on the waters edge, kilometers of sandy warm beaches all year round. Just right for surfers, swimmers, fishermen and the fammily.
The Southern Central Region of Western Australia
Mandurah and Bunbury are the coastal towns around which are located numerous country villages.
The South West Coast of Victoria
One of the most spectacular and popular drives in Australia is the Great Ocean Road along the South West Victorian Coast. As well as being specially scenic it also has some wonderful towns with great accommodation, great walking tracks and sandy beaches for the family.
New South Wales Central Coast
Gosford, Woy Woy, Wyong, Terrigal.
The Illawarra Coast [New South Wales]
Wollongong, Kiama, Nowra.
New South Wales North Coast
Kempsey, Crescent Head, Port MacQuarie, Coffs Harbour, Forster, Tuncurry.
The Northern Rivers [NSW]
Grafton, MacLeay, Yamba, Ballina, Byron Bay, Murwillimbah.
The New South Wales South Coast
Ulladullah, Two Fold Bay and Boydtown at Eden, Bega, Central Tilba Cheese Factory.
The East Coast of Tasmania
Ben Lomond and Freycinet National Parks, The Hazards, Mount Graham and Mount Freycinet, Freycinet Penninsula, Wine Glass Bay, StHelens.
The North Coast of Tasmania
Devenport, Burnie, Wynyard, Arthur River and Marrawah provide some very diverse settings for a land of wonderful produce and wildlife. Wineries, cheesemakers, chocolate, agricultural fresh produce and some of the freshest seafood from a 'distant' ocean will contribute to an exciting stay.
The West Coast of Tasmania
Strahan Lighthouse, Mount Lyell, Queenstown, Derwent River into the foothills of the Lake St.Clair National Park, Dove Lake to Cradle Mountain. Discover the Franklin River National Park.
The South West Coast of Victoria
Queenscliff and Geelong head an impressive lineup of coastal towns boasting some of the best consistent surf in Australia.
The Mornington Peninsula of Victoria
Portsea, Rosebud, Rye, Port Phillip Bay Heads at Portsea and the Ferry at Sorrento to Queenscliff.
The Gascoyne [Coral Coast] of Western Australia
Geraldton, see the Dolphins at Monkey Mia and the Pinnacles at Nambung National Park.
The South Coast of Western Australia
Albany, Denmark, Walpole, Mount Barker, The Stirling Ranges.