A Complete Guide: Travelling the East Coast of Australia

There is no better time to travel to the East coast of Australia. All you need is a tent or a camping car and some good company. Of course, it helps to have an idea of where you are going, although part of the plan should be simply to follow the road!

Create your own route but you should allow yourself the time and opportunity to experience the following:

Before you start make sure you realize that the east coast of Australia runs between Melbourne and Cairns, it is approximately 4,000km and would take 50 hours of non-stop driving to navigate!

A Complete Guide: Travelling the East Coast of Australia

Guide to the East Coast of Australia

Starting Point: Explore Melbourne

It makes sense to start in this cultural and artistic city. There is always something going on, from film festivals to live music, and even an abundance of markets. Alongside the friendly locals, you’ll find an abundance of bars to while the nights away.

Whilst you’re here don’t forget to visit St Kilda beach and the twelve apostles, located on the Great Ocean Road.

Grab An Agricultural Tour

Taking agricultural tours may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you consider exploring the East coast. But, it is something you should be thinking about!

The east coast is full of farms, ranging from large to small and they all produce different products! You will struggle to find such diversification anywhere else in the world.

Sydney

Moving along the coast from Melbourne you will come to the world-famous city of Sydney. You could spend days here taking photographs of the landmarks and landscapes. As well as exploring the cosmopolitan city you should check out the Blue Mountains and you have to visit Bondi Beach, perhaps take the coastal walk to Coogee beach.

Byron Bay

This bay is famous and the most eastern point of Australia. You’ll find the perfect spot to chill, with friendly and relaxed locals, gorgeous waterfalls, and the rainforest behind. Don’t forget t include a day trip to Nimbin for the experience of a lifetime.

The Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is approximately one hour north of Sydney and home to some of the most expensive houses in Australia. You’ll also find four impressive theme parks, a great night scene, and some stunning beaches.

The UNESCO listed Gold Coast hinterland also needs to be seen to be believed. It’s a nature-lovers paradise with sinkholes, waterfalls, and some of the best views in the world.

Brisbane

Keep going north and you’ll find another impressive city. It may not have the reputation of Sydney or Melbourne but it is well worth a visit. It’s worth looking at Eagle Farm, Fortitude Valley, and checking out the night market. There are plenty of cool bars to choose from and you can even take a trip to the nearby Moreton island for a fantastic snorkeling experience.

This is just the tip of the iceberg. There are hundreds of more destinations to visit along the east coast. The hardest part will be finding enough time to appreciate them all!

About Marina Villatoro

Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of TravelExperta.com, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 20+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring! Join Marina on Facebook and Twitter for more unique and boutique family travel!

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