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With international travel still on hold in Australia, more and more Aussies have been spending their free time exploring their very own backyard.

Regardless of where you’re from or what the current situation in the world is, exploring Australia and its beautiful landscapes should definitely be on everyone’s bucket list.

With hundreds of scenic destinations to explore, Australia’s diverse landscape and cultures are something not to be missed.

In today’s article, we look at six scenic seascapes in Australia to visit while traveling around the country, so grab your suitcase and read on to find out more! 

Best Seascapes in Australia To Visit

1. Great Ocean Road 

The Great Ocean Road in Victoria stretches over 250km from Torquay to Warrnambool and is blessed with an abundance of great natural beauty.

One of the best seascapes in Australia is along the Great Ocean Road

Tourists from all over the world rush to the Great Ocean Road in order to witness scenic sights such as the 12 Apostles, Apollo Bay, Barwon Heads, and numerous other places that offer some truly awe-inspiring seascapes.

There are also a number of ways to travel this scenic route, from guided tours to renting a car and driving along the coast with friends and family.

As an added bonus, there are a number of hiking trails dotted all over this area in Victoria and even guided seal kayak tours which makes it the perfect destination for adventure seekers. 

2. Sydney Harbour

It is absolutely impossible to write an article about the wonderful seaside destinations in Australia without including Sydney Harbour.

Regarded as one of the most beautiful harbours in the world, this Australian icon and its surrounding areas are the perfect destinations for young adults who are looking for an urban retreat with a view.

Ferry on Sydney Harbour

With over 240km of shoreline that is punctuated with unspoiled and awe-inspiring beaches, Sydney Harbour is an Australian icon that attracts visitors from all over the world.

Once you’re done enjoying your coastal walks, head to CBD and indulge yourself in dishes from one of the many top rated restaurants in the area. 

3. Cottesloe Beach

Located in the heart of Western Australia, Cottesloe Beach is by far Perth’s favourite strip of sand. Referred to by the locals as “Cott”, this beach not only offers amazing views but is also home to a large number of bars, cafes, and restaurants.

Cottesloe Beach Seascapes Australia

Crystal clear waters and consistent swell make Cott an incredibly popular hangout for surfers, swimmers, and snorkelers who can be found all year round.

Cottesloe also offers plenty of accommodation options that range from serviced apartments to magical seaside hotel rooms that will have you never wanting to return home. 

4. Great Barrier Reef

The world-famous Great Barrier Reef is another one that we can’t leave out of today’s list. If you’re looking for some of the world’s best underwater scenery, the Great Barrier Reef is an absolute dream come true.

Here you will find healthy coral reefs that offer safe homes for a vast number of aquatic life, some of which you will never see anywhere else in the world.

Looking out over the Great Barrier Reef

Did you know that the reef is currently the world’s largest living structure? In fact, it is so large that it can be seen from space!

Whether you’re looking to lounge on the beach, dive into the water for a snorkeling adventure or simply explore the Daintree Rainforest, the Great Barrier Reef has something for everyone. 

5. Hyams Beach

According to the Guinness Book of Records, Hyams Beach in Jervis Bay, NSW is home to the whitest and brightest sand in the world. Now…that’s pretty cool.

Hyams Beach is an idyllic holiday destination blessed with crystal clear waters and fringed by dramatic National Park bushland. Coastal walks are the best way to take in Hyam’s breathtaking scenery and if you’re lucky, you may even encounter some native animals and birds along the way.

Incredible Hyams Bach in Jervis Bay

Only a three-hour drive from Sydney, Hyams Beach is the perfect destination for a relaxing day trip with friends and family that you can end with a delicious meal at the Hyams Beach Store and Cafe

6. Margaret River

Margaret River is a small town south of Perth in Western Australia and is a destination that simply has it all.

From over 150 world-famous wineries, breweries, coffee houses, chocolate makers, cheese factories and so much more, we can promise that you’ll never run out of things to do.

Margaret River Vineyard

In fact, you may even need three entire days or more to work your way through all the different sights, sounds, and beaches that are just calling out your name!

Don’t forget to bring home some delicious chocolate, cheese, and wine for your loved ones – that’s if they last the trip, of course. 

With so many good reasons to visit Australia, it’s clear why people all around the world rush to our borders for the ultimate holiday destination.

We hope that this article has inspired you to explore your very own backyard – you never know what you’ll find in this wonderful country with no shortage of sights and sounds for all to experience. 

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