Five Unmissable Locations on Australia’s East Coast

Australia’s East Coast has long been a dream destination for British travellers and it’s not hard to see why.

From the moment you touch down, you’ll be greeted by stunning beaches, vibrant cities, and diverse natural wonders. But with so much to see and do, where do you even begin?

So, pack your bags and get ready to explore some of the most incredible locations Australia’s East Coast has to offer. But don’t forget to obtain an Australian eVisa visa before you leave!  

Fraser Island

Fraser Island, also known as K’gari, is a paradise for nature lovers.

This World Heritage-listed Island, the largest sand island in the world, boasts stunning freshwater lakes, towering sand dunes, diverse rainforests, and abundant wildlife.

Take an adventure through the island’s interior, swim in crystal-clear Lake McKenzie or spot playful dolphins in the turquoise waters.

Top tip: While exploring Fraser Island is an unforgettable experience, be sure to respect the delicate ecosystem.  Always follow designated tracks, dispose of rubbish responsibly, and be mindful of native wildlife.


No trip to Australia’s East Coast is complete without experiencing the iconic city of Sydney.

From the awe-inspiring Sydney Opera House and the majestic Harbour Bridge to the bustling Bondi Beach, Sydney offers something for everyone.

Explore the city’s diverse neighbourhoods, indulge in world-class cuisine, or take a ferry to charming Manly Beach for a day of sun and surf.


Nestled in tropical North Queensland, Cairns is the gateway to the world-renowned Great Barrier Reef.

This natural wonder, the world’s largest coral reef system, is a must-see for any visitor.

Discover some amazing water activities or explore the reef’s vibrant world, sail out to a luxurious reef pontoon, snorkel around and enjoy a day of relaxation and discovery.

Whitsunday Islands

The Whitsunday Islands, a collection of 74 stunning islands off the coast of Queensland, offer a slice of island paradise.

White-sand beaches, crystal-clear waters and lush national parks create the perfect backdrop for a relaxing getaway.

Sail through the turquoise waters or take a scenic flight for breathtaking panoramic views.


Queensland’s capital is a dynamic city with a laid-back vibe. Explore the South Bank Parklands, a vibrant riverside precinct with museums, gardens, and a man-made beach.

Take a stroll along the Brisbane River, indulge in the city’s thriving café scene, or visit the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary to get up close with these adorable marsupials.

Top tip:  Consider travelling during Australia’s shoulder seasons (March-May and September-November) to avoid peak crowds and enjoy more affordable accommodation.

This is just a taste of what Australia has to offer. With its stunning natural beauty, breathtaking beaches and vibrant cities, it’s a destination that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime.