Where to go in Australia's East Coast: Sydney, Brisbane & Cairns
List of regions
Sydney is blessed with the world’s most iconic harbour. But, look beyond its historic Rocks District, city icons and foodie scene and you’ll find the Australian outdoors obsession in harbourfront parklands, mountain day trips and countless inviting beaches.
Australia's northeast is a tropical paradise. Chief among its unique natural attractions is its wildlife-filled ancient rainforests and the UNESCO-listed Great Barrier Reef. Here you'll find an otherworldly underwater realm of spectacular coral and colourful marine life.
Fraser Island is the world’s largest sand island, located roughly 300 km north of Brisbane, off the coast from whale-watching hotspot Hervey Bay.
Just north of Brisbane and you'll find the relaxing towns and coastline of the Sunshine Coast. From the surf beaches and esplanades of Caloundra, Alexandra Headland and Mooloolaba to the cosmopolitan café culture of Noosa, the region is arguably the most beautiful holiday area in Queensland.
Brisbane is Australia’s new world city. The Queensland capital is a combination of old sandstone public buildings, modern skyscrapers, designer boutiques and relaxed outdoor cafes and pubs.
The relaxed North Coast region is a combination of hidden surf breaks, subtropical forests and expansive farmlands. The offshore area around Coffs Harbour is home to some of Australia's best scuba diving and many cosy communities dot the coast.
The New South Wales South Coast is made up of national parks, southern surf beaches, lakes, historic towns and small fishing villages. The coastal towns of Metung, Merimbula and Huskisson are the best known for overnight stays.