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Short Break Holidays - Top Five Australian Beaches

21st May 2013

Even with only a few days to spare, you can enjoy a short break holiday to one of Australia’s fantastic beaches. From fast paced water sports to romantic picnics at sunset, the beach is ideal for a relaxing short break escape. Our sunburnt country is blessed with abundant sunshine and world class beaches, so take a holiday on Australia’s pristine shores and enjoy the great outdoors.

Here are our top short break beach destinations.

Vivonne Bay The pristine shores of Vivonne Bay

Vivonne Bay, South Australia

One of the most pristine and secluded beaches in Australia is Vivonne Bay on Kangaroo Island. Just off the coast of South Australia, this island is home to spectacular scenery, an abundance of wildlife and beautiful beaches. Situated on the south coast of Kangaroo Island, Vivonne Bay is a long sandy beach boasting bright turquoise waters. Enjoy a picnic on the shores with impressive views across the ocean, or go for a spot of fishing from the jetty. Other notable places on the island to visit include Seal Bay, Remarkable Rocks and Kelly Hills Cave.

Bateman’s Bay, New South Wales

Home to a number of golden beaches, Bateman’s Bay is a bustling coastal town in New South Wales. Perfect for a weekend getaway, families can spend their days lazing on the shores or enjoying a spot of fishing, diving or boating. Hop onboard a cruise down the peaceful Clyde River or visit Murramarang National Park and see the friendly eastern grey kangaroos. Take a day trip out to Montague Island, home to many Australian fur seals, and go snorkelling to see a variety of fascinating marine life.

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Port Fairy, Victoria

A small historic fishing town, Port Fairy is home to a number of family friendly beaches. Take the kids for a short break to this relaxed seaside village where you can soak up the sunshine on the shores of stunning beaches. Take a scenic walk to Griffith Island with breathtaking views from the historic Griffith Lighthouse. The Moyne River in Port Fairy is well known for its excellent fishing and be sure to enjoy a meal at one of the award winning restaurants.

Cable Beach, Broome

One of Western Australia’s most popular beaches is the spectacular Cable Beach in Broome. With its remarkable white sand and turquoise waters, it’s the perfect place is soak up some Australian sun.
Enjoy a variety of water sports including parasailing and jet skiing or kayak through the beautiful Turtle Bay. For a unique experience, take a camel ride along the shore at sunset or sunrise.

Agnes Waters, Queensland

Just north of Frasier Island is Agnes Waters, a relaxed seaside town with a number of excellent beaches. With over three hundred days of sunshine, there is simply no excuse not to enjoy the great outdoors all year round. Famous for its unspoilt beaches, rugged coast and laid back locals, it’s no wonder Agnes Beach is a popular tourist destination. Take a day trip out to the Southern Barrier Reef where you can dive or snorkel amongst colourful coral and tropical fish.

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