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Surfing Your Way Down Australia’s East Coast


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It’s one of the world’s most coveted surfing destinations, with some of the greatest breaks, waves and rides you’ll ever experience.

And while you may not have time to surf them all, a trip to the East Coast will help you tick some surfing adventures off your bucket list.

So starting from top to bottom, here are some of the best breaks along Australia’s east coast for both beginners and advanced surfers.




Surfers on the beach

Beginner: The stunning Sunshine Coast is the perfect place to learn how to surf, with beaches like Alexandra Headlands, Kings Beach and Noosa, which are all heavily patrolled and full of easy waves and novice surfers.

Advanced: If you’re on the Sunshine Coast, Noosa has plenty of points like Teatree and Nationals, which are more suited to the intermediate surfer. But for serious surf enthusiasts, you can’t miss the Gold Coast, host to some of the stages of the World Surfing Tour and some of the world’s most well known breaks. Famous for the ‘Superbank’ which is a chain made up of Snapper Rocks, Greenmount, Little Marley and Kirra. When it all connects up, you’re in for the best and longest wave of your life.

While You’re There: You can’t leave the Sunshine Coast without checking out the iconic Australia Zoo and Sea Life! Check out our package here.


New South Wales


Beginner: Byron Bay main beach and Bondi are great spots for beginner surfers. The beaches are well patrolled and thanks to the long waves, you can find a spot even on the most crowded of days.

Advanced: More advanced surfers should head to Mereweather Beach in Newcastle where Australia’s largest surfing competition, Surfest, takes place each year. Crescent Head is also a good spot, known for its four perfect right-hand point breaks and waves that go on for over 100m.

While You’re There: So long as you’re surfing your way around NSW, why not take a Sydney city tour or kayak with dolphins in Byron Bay?



Beginner: Shelly Beach on Phillip Island is the perfect spot for beginners, as waves rarely climb over one metre in size. It’s also protected from southerly winds and receives pretty small swells. Front Beach, in the town of Torquay along the Great Ocean Road, is another great choice for beginners. Also known as “Cosy Corner”, it’s safe, patrolled and full of short, small waves sheltered from the southwest swells.

surfing big waves

Advanced:  The west coast of Victoria is every surfer’s dream, with some of the best surf dotted along the Great Ocean Road, including world renowned Bells Beach where the Rip Curl Pro is held every year. Big right-handers can be found at Blacknose, Winki Pop and Centreside, all suitable for more advanced riders.

While You’re There: If you’re surfing on Phillip Island, take some time out to meet Victoria’s largest colony of little penguins as well as some wombats, koalas, kangaroos, dingoes and other iconic Australian animals. It’s all part of this Phillip Island package.

Looking for more great things to do while you’re surfing your way down Australia’s East Coast? Check out more of our experience tours and packages today!