Australia has several famous beaches that dot its long coastline and the locals like nothing better than soaking up the sun all day long during the weekends. International tourists who buy tickets to Australia also enjoy the country’s unique way of life centred around its many beaches. Following is a shortlist of out of way water-front regions that travellers can visit when they get off their cheap flights landing in Australia.
When you get to Sydney, visiting its grand seaside getaways provide the perfect opportunity to relax and sunbathe. In case visiting the usual tourist hotspots is not your idea of a beach holiday, do not miss Parsley Bay, which is a secluded strip of sand located just a few minutes from central Sydney. The surrounding area features well-designed walkways and a small bridge that overlooks the bay providing an amazing view of the picturesque surroundings. In case you want to swim in the lagoon, the area is safe because a shark-proof net encompasses the entire lagoon.
Dawn Fraser Sea Baths
The idea of using seawater in swimming pools is not new and the Dawn Fraser Sea Baths have changed over the years. Dawn Fraser Sea Baths and its wooden bathhouse dating back to 1880s is only a short drive away from Sydney. The pool is best described as a tidal harbour-side pool and during low tide, a slender strip of sand appears from the depth of the sea. This a favourite haunt for those who like to sunbake in a serene ambience, while enjoying the postcard-perfect scenery of this beach.
Polly McQuinn’s Reserve
Those who drive through the rolling hills of Kelly country in Australia can easily visit the Polly McQuinn Reserve and it is out of the way swimming hole. This waterfront comprises of waterfalls, rapids and a running brook, which make it the ideal location for a swim in fresh running water. The golden sunset over this secluded place looks like something out of a fairy tale. Those who buy flights tickets to Australia and love the adrenalin rush of a dive have the option of climbing up the huge rock on the bank of this waterhole and then dive into the clear waters. This out of the way location is the perfect spot for a picnic or a day outing.
Fingal Head was originally discovered by James Cook way back in 1770 and the area is often called as just Fingal. The site features a lighthouse which has been there for hundreds of years. Travellers can easily drive down there from Sydney and get a bird’s eye view of the surrounding areas by climbing up the viewing deck on Fingal’s lighthouse. An annual surfing event is organized at this out of the way beach and it is an excellent destination for sunbathing due to natural protection from northern winds.
Port Noarlunga was originally developed as a port and it’s only a short drive away for those aboard flights landing at Adelaide, Australia. The port features a 1.6 km long natural reef which emerges from the sea during low tide and a small jetty connects this reef to the mainland. This long beach is the perfect spot for those interested in various water sports including surfing, kayaking, snorkelling, scuba diving and sailboarding. These along with other water sports are conducted in the nearby area under the supervision of the experts at Noarlunga’s Aquatic Centre.