Australia is absolutely full of highlights ranging from unique plants and animals to the stunning landscape. And while there are gems to be found all over the country, the east coast is particularly spoilt. The following takes a brief look at some of Australia’s most amazing east coast tour destinations.
The Gold Coast
If you like sun, surf and sand, head straight to the Gold Coast because this great region is home to some of Australia’s most spectacular beaches and some of the world’s best waves. The Gold Coast is also where you will find awesome theme parks, delicious restaurants and some of the hottest clubs in the country, which all make this is one of the east coast’s top tour destinations. If you only have a few days to stay and want to see as much as possible, jump on one of the many local Gold Coast tours, and you’ll be amazed at just how many highlights you can fit into the one day.
The Great Barrier Reef
If you are planning on spending any time at all on the east coast of Australia, you simply must pay a visit to the Great Barrier Reef, as this magical marine wonderland has long been considered one of the natural wonders of the world. Since the reed is so large, there are dozens of places where you can go to get a good look. Two of the more popular options being are to either take a tour from Cairns or to stay directly on one of the many tourist islands.
The Sunshine Coast
For those looking for gorgeous beaches without the massive crowds, the Sunshine Coast is just what you are after. This beautiful part of Queensland has somehow managed to escape the attention of the hordes of tourists on Australia’s east coast, making for a much more relaxing holiday. Whether you stay in Coolum, Noosa or Maroochydore, you will have no problem relaxing and unwinding on the Sunshine Coast, and there are plenty of Sunshine Coast tours to keep you as busy as you want to be.
No Australian tour is complete without a decent visit to Sydney. This gorgeous harbour city is absolutely packed full of highlights, ranging from the Harbour Bridge to the Botanical Gardens, as well as the dozens of gorgeous beaches. So if you are planning an Australian holiday, be sure to include at least few days in Sydney on your itinerary. While you might think it’s impossible for the city to live up to the hype, you might just be pleasantly surprised!
Once considered little more than a country town, Brisbane has absolutely exploded over the last few decades to become one of the most popular tour destinations on Australia’s east coast. Brisbane has become increasingly well known for its art, food and vibrant culture, and has now twice won the International award for the World’s Most Liveable City. Brisbane also hosts some of Australia’s best festivals and biggest sporting events. Forget anything you thought you knew about Brisbane, because this new and improved city will seriously blow your mind.