Vincentia Beach, Jervis Bay, NSW
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The bush meets the beach at New South Wales’ mesmerising Vincentia Beach. Keep an eye out – if you’re lucky, you may also spot a whale or dolphin in the water.
Cable Beach, Broome, WA
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Broome’s famous beach is 22 kilometres of white sand that gently descends into the cool crashing waves of Indian Ocean. Take in the spectacle of turquoise waters and red ochre cliffs then watch the saffron sun sink into the faraway horizon.
Currarong Beach, Currarong, NSW
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You’d be hard pressed to find a more idyllic beach than New South Wales’ Currarong Beach, thanks to its striking clear waters, small crowds and relaxed coastal vibe.
Fraser Island, QLD
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The world’s largest sand island, Fraser Island is located just off the coast of Hervey Bay and is dotted with countless swimming spots that will take your breath away.
Hellfire Bay, Cape Le Grand, WA
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You have to experience Hellfire Bay first hand to witness its striking beauty. It’s a popular swimming and snorkelling spot so set aside a day to truly appreciate the beach and its unspoiled waters.
Heron Island, QLD
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Calling the Great Barrier Reef home, Heron Island is a mecca for coral gardens and sea creatures. The island, open to guests only (no day-trippers allowed), has no phone reception to ensure you truly relax.
Honeymoon Bay, Currarong, NSW
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Those in the know have been keeping Honeymoon Bay secret, and for good reason. The secluded beach, surrounded by bush, could be New South Wales’ best.
Lakes Entrance, VIC
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Known as the "seafood capital", this Gippsland holiday spot offers some very fine sun and sand to go with all that fish.
Maurouard Beach, TAS
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Stretching along 8.5 kilometres, this is a spectacular beach where you can beat the crowds on Tasmania’s beautiful east coast. The landscape is exposed to the elements so visit when there’s little to no wind.
Green Island, QLD
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After seclusion and serenity? Head to Green Island. Located a short ferry ride from Cairns, it sits within the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef.
Milk Beach, Sydney, NSW
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Located in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, Milk Beach boasts one of the most breathtaking views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and city.
Trigg Beach, Perth, WA
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Frequented by surfers and bodyboarders during the day, Trigg Beach is also loved by Perth locals. Rise early for the sunrise or wind down at sunset to witness the beach’s beauty.
Point Nepean, Mornington Peninsula, VIC
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The perfect getaway from Melbourne. With panoramic views of the Bass Strait, Point Nepean will have you feeling like you’re a world away.
Turquoise Bay, WA
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Located in Western Australia’s Cape Range National Park, Turquoise Bay is perfect for swimming, snorkelling and diving.
Radical Bay, Magnetic Island, QLD
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Surrounded by lush tropical terrain, the relatively unknown (until now) Radical Bay is one of Magnetic Island’s most underrated swimming locations.
Southwest National Park, TAS
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The beauty of the Southwest National Park’s coastline has to be seen to be believed. The air is crisp, the waters aquamarine and hardly any other people in sight.
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An oasis on New South Wales’ South Coast, Tathra is also popular for snorkelling and scuba diving.
Rainbow Beach, Wide Bay-Burnett, QLD
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You’re guaranteed uninterrupted views of the sprawling ocean at Rainbow Beach. The quiet, untouched beach is one of Queensland’s best-kept secrets.
Two Peoples Bay, WA
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About 35 kilometres east of Albany, Two Peoples Bay is one of Western Australia’s most picturesque beaches with its clear waters and relatively untouched surroundings.
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