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Seven bucketlist-worthy experiences you need to have on the East Coast

The East Coast of Australia is at the top of many travellers’ bucket lists. Between diving The Great Barrier Reef, sailing through The Whitsundays and exploring Sydney – it’s not hard to see why.

As travellers who know the East Coast like the backs of our hands (we’ve covered it a few times!), we know all the best things to do.

Whether you’re looking for inspiration on what to do in Australia or you’re just looking to feel worse about sitting behind a desk today, here’s the must do’s on the East Coast of Australia.



Dive or Snorkel The Great Barrier Reef

Known as one of the wonders of the natural world, The Great Barrier Reef is the largest reef in the world. There’s plenty of marine life to encounter and you might even find nemo.


Sail The Whitsundays

With 74 Islands that offer unreal snorkelling and views like this, how could The Whitsundays not be on your bucket list? Whether you want to party your way through the islands or sail in style, there’s something for everyone.


Explore Fraser Island in a 4×4

Ever driven a 4×4 along 120km of sand beach? We didn’t think so. In addition to the thrill of driving on a sand highway, you can spot dingos and take in famous sites like Champagne Pools and The Maheno Shipwreck.


Cuddle a Koala

You can’t come to Australia without getting up close an personal with our cutest and most chlamydia ridden bears – koalas. Our accommodation in Magnetic Island, Bungalow Bay offers the perfect opportunity.

Unleash your inner hippy in Byron Bay

For some, Byron Bay is known as the hippy home of Australia. To others, Byron Bay is a chance to party or paradise with perfect waves rolling through The Pass. Whatever your vibe, this culture capital is unforgettable.


Learn to Surf

Speaking of surf, you can’t come to Australia without getting on a board and at least trying to hang ten. Our stop in Spot X is the perfect place to give it a shot. The waves are notoriously relaxed for beginners and the staff will have you throwing up shakas in no time.


Get “that shot” in Sydney

If you come to Australia and don’t take a selfie with the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, did you even come to Australia? The Sydney Harbour is an aussie icon that simply needs to be visited.


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