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5 best places to visit on the Australian East Coast

5 best places to visit on the Australian East Coast

13 Jun 5 best places to visit on the Australian East Coast


The Australian east coast… A paradise for young backpackers and travel enthusiasts from all over the world. A lot of sunny days chilled out people and so much variety in the matter of nature and landscapes. Absolutely incredible!

But of course there are a couple places that just stand out and you must visit them on your travels along the Australian east coast. There is no excuse 😉


Great Ocean Road

5 best places to visit on the Australian East Coast

The first thing that has to be on your list is the world famous Great Ocean Road. It basically is an almost 250 km coastal road, which is absolutely stunning. You will pass various viewpoints as well as famous beaches like „Bells Beach” (World Surf Tour spot) on your way. It is a very scenic drive you gonna experience. It will definitely leave a mark behind but in a good way. For me, it is a place where I could easily see myself living in the future…


Fraser Island

5 best places to visit on the Australian East Coast

The world’s biggest sand island! Fraser Island is such a fantastic place with lots of highlights. You can visit an old shipwreck (Maheno Wreck), swim in the „Champagne Pools” or explore the beautiful Lake McKenzie in the middle of the jungle. Most people hire a 4wheel drive or book a guided tour. Driving along the 75-mile beach is absolutely incomparable and such an adventure. You will never forget the magnificent views. Promised!


Byron Bay

5 best places to visit on the Australian East Coast

This small hippie village is one of the places to be on the Australian east coast. This village has a very special vibe to it, which attracts many young people from all over the world. Everyone wants to visit Byron Bay, especially in summer time. Crazy parties, great surfing spot and a typical Australian beach life. What else could you want?



The Whitsunday Islands are the Nr. 1 attraction on the Australian east coast. And that is not just my opinion. Literally, everyone wants to see this. And I tell you, you HAVE to see this. The Whitsundays include one of the world’s most famous beaches (Whitehaven Beach) and various unbelievably beautiful islands. It is a mecca for sailors and animal lovers. From the best sunsets and rare animals like sea eagles and humpback whales. There is something to see for everyone.


Wilsons Promontory

5 best places to visit on the Australian East Coast

The last point on the list is kind of an insider tip. Not that many people know the Wilsons Promontory National Park. I could have taken the Daintree Rainforest, The Great Barrier Reef, Surfers Paradise, Sydney or as the fifth highlight to see, but trust me, Wilsons Prom is something you have to put on your list. This national park is truly beautiful. It is something for everyone, who wants to experience the true Australian Southeast. Animal and nature lovers will not get enough of it. You almost won’t find any other tourists on your way and, if you take your time, this stunning piece of nature will absolutely blow you away.

At the end of the day, I can only say, that there is so much more to explore on the east coast of Australia and it is really hard to pick the top 5, but the mentioned ones can maybe give you a small insight on what is waiting for you 😉

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I am Christian “Volle” Vollmert. A German dude, who loves travelling and exciting adventures from bottom of his heart. I want to inspire other people to get out of their comfort zone and travel the world. Plus I really want to show how much personal development as a human being comes along with it!



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  • Nitin Khanna
    Posted at 07:28h, 14 June Reply

    Awesome places to visit. Thanks for sharing list where should we visit in Australia. As Australia has many places to visit.


  • stephanie
    Posted at 14:02h, 14 June Reply

    Australia is on the top of my list! I hope to visit the east coast next year 🙂

  • Christian Vollmert
    Posted at 14:28h, 14 June Reply

    Thanks a lot guys. @stephanie : yes put it on top of your list!

    @Nitin It certainly does. You should go there. But take you time. This country is huge and there is a lot to see

  • Samantha Elisabeth
    Posted at 15:00h, 14 June Reply

    Such a nice round-up! I have yet to visit Australia, but I’ve been drooling over pictures of Whitsunday, Byron Bay, and the Great Ocean Road forever. I hadn’t heard of Wilson’s Promontory before, so thanks for that insider tip! Looks beautiful.

  • Anne
    Posted at 15:09h, 14 June Reply

    Amazingly I’ve only been to one of those and that’s the Whitsundays but I can honestly say, I think that Hill Inlet is the most beautiful beach I’ve seen in over eighty countries. Makes my mouth water just thinking about it

  • Bruce Schinkel
    Posted at 15:13h, 14 June Reply

    Loved visiting Australia, and driving the Great Ocean Road. Can’t wait to go back and complete this list!

  • Megan Indoe
    Posted at 16:05h, 14 June Reply

    We have not been to Australia yet but we are aching to go! I would love to check out all these spots on the East Coast, especially the Great Ocean Road. That photo you shared is breathtaking!

  • Claire Summers
    Posted at 17:50h, 14 June Reply

    If I ever get over to Australia this is the exact road trip I would want to take. I’m such a beach fan. Driving down this coast and seeing these places would be amazing. I love your images, especially the one of whitsundays…amazing!

  • Tania Mukherjee
    Posted at 06:25h, 15 June Reply

    For some reason I never associated hippie culture with Australia, but now I know what to expect if I end up in Byron Bay someday. The Whitsunday Island truly sounds like a mecca for nature and aquatic life lovers. Everything about Australia has always amazed me, in school when I learnt that our seasons differ from Australian seasons I was so awestruck! 😀 If there is something which is holding me back from visiting the heavenly destination..it is my fear of the giant spiders! Gulp!

  • Paige W
    Posted at 07:41h, 15 June Reply

    This is a nice roundup! I’ve not been to Australia, but this definitely looks like the side of the Island I would enjoy. I love rock formations and coastlines!

  • Mel Butler
    Posted at 07:50h, 15 June Reply

    I am Australian and I haven’t done visit half of these places but I definitely will when I moved back to Australia one day. Great Ocean Road has always been on my bucket list. As for Wilsons Promontory that is where I am from originally, it is such a beautiful place. Great post

  • Cat
    Posted at 23:49h, 15 June Reply

    I have not been to Australia yet, but my list of to-see in Australia has grown longer than ever! Great Ocean Road is definitely a must-visit! I would love to see the beauty of Whitsunday Islands if I get a chance!

  • Veronica P.
    Posted at 01:45h, 16 June Reply

    I’ve seen so many beautiful young people checking-in at Byron Bay. Now I know what it is. What is the best month to visit this village?

  • Ami
    Posted at 02:34h, 16 June Reply

    The great ocean road and the Fraser island from this list have caught my fancy. They look so serene and lovely. Loved the pics

  • Agness of eTramping
    Posted at 18:08h, 27 June Reply

    These places are a dream! I hope to go back to Australia soon again and enjoy these spots!

  • GolgappaTravel
    Posted at 09:50h, 15 August Reply

    Some great places on your list. I have never visited Australia but I wish i could

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