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.
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.
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.
Mandurah and Bunbury are the coastal towns around which are located numerous country villages.
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.
Gosford, Woy Woy, Wyong, Terrigal.
Wollongong, Kiama, Nowra.
Kempsey, Crescent Head, Port MacQuarie, Coffs Harbour, Forster, Tuncurry.
Grafton, MacLeay, Yamba, Ballina, Byron Bay, Murwillimbah.
Ulladullah, Two Fold Bay and Boydtown at Eden, Bega, Central Tilba Cheese Factory.
Ben Lomond and Freycinet National Parks, The Hazards, Mount Graham and Mount Freycinet, Freycinet Penninsula, Wine Glass Bay, StHelens.
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.
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.
Queenscliff and Geelong head an impressive lineup of coastal towns boasting some of the best consistent surf in Australia.
Portsea, Rosebud, Rye, Port Phillip Bay Heads at Portsea and the Ferry at Sorrento to Queenscliff.
Geraldton, see the Dolphins at Monkey Mia and the Pinnacles at Nambung National Park.
Albany, Denmark, Walpole, Mount Barker, The Stirling Ranges.