Whether you’re road tripping along New South Wales’ southern coast, enjoying the stunning sites of Sydney or marvelling at the wonder of the Great Barrier Reef, it’s safe to say Australia’s east coast has plenty to enjoy year-round…

So, let’s take a cheeky look at some of the amazing experiences you can have along this most wonderful stretch of coastline…

The Great Barrier Reef

There is something so unspeakably special about seeing the Great Barrier Reef, one of the world’s natural wonders. This colourful and surreal series of thousands of individual coral reefs is a true joy for the senses, providing you ample opportunity to see hundreds of different species of fish, marine species and coral.

Whether you’re heading out from Cairns or staying on one of the reef’s mesmerising tropical islands, the reef is the perfect place to start your love for diving or snorkelling – either one is pretty amazing here!

But hey, if getting under the water and up close to the marine life isn’t your thing, you can always hop aboard an amazing glass bottom boat tour that will allow you to see all the reef’s wonder without having to get soaked…


Sydney is Australia’s favourite tourism town and it’s pretty easy to see why: pristine beaches, stunning architecture and uber fun activities await throughout the city! You can start your day in town by taking part in the thrilling Harbour Bridge climb, taking in the panoramic views, before heading down and tagging along on a Sydney Opera House tour.

The city is also world famous for its beaches, with the likes of Bondi and Manly Beach providing awesome spots to kick back and relax in this most impressive town!

Blue Mountains

Along with the Great Barrier Reef and Kakadu National Park, the Blue Mountains are one of Australia’s most beloved natural getaways. Why? Because the mountains are replete with lush forests, towering waterfalls and bizarre landmarks that make it unlike anywhere else in Australia!

Be sure to check out the likes of the Three Sisters, Katoomba Falls and Scenic World, where you can climb aboard the world’s steepest passenger railway as rolls you down to the forest floor.

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