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TripAdvisor Reveals Their Top 10 Beaches In Australia

You may be surprised by some of these choices...

Already thinking about plans for your Easter Weekend getaway? Well TripAdvisor just released their Travellers’ Choice list of top beaches in Australia, and there are definitely some surprises…

While Australia is known for its stunning coastlines, it has such a varying landscape that the feel of each beach can change within a few hours drive of one another.

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This year, Whitehaven Beach in the Whitsundays topped the list for the fourth year in a row, but there were some surprises in store.


While Bondi Beach in Sydney didn’t make the list, Manly Beach took a slot. The Strand in Townsville also won a place for the first time ever.

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Here are the top ten beaches in Australia according to TripAdvisor:

1. Whitehaven Beach, Queensland

This gorgeous location is in the Whitsundays, and praised for its white sand and crystal blue water.

Whitehaven Beach

2. Surfers Paradise Beach, Queensland

It’s best to hit this beach from October to May, and it’s conveniently close to the city.

Surfers Paradise Beach

3. Noosa Main Beach, Queensland

It’s not too crowded and is conveniently located near boutique shops.

Noosa Main Beach

4. Manly Beach, New South Wales

This Sydney beach is a popular surfing destination.

Manly Beach

5. Turquoise Bay, Western Australia

True to its name, the water at Turquoise Bay is the brightest blue.

Turquoise Bay

6. Burleigh Heads Beach, Queensland

This beach is a popular alternative to Surfer’s Paradise Beach, and great all year round.

Burleigh Heads

7. Cable Beach, Western Australia

This Western Australian beach is known for its camel rides and beautiful sunsets.

Cable Beach

8. Mooloolaba Beach, Western Australia

Another beautiful beach with white sand and blue water.

Mooloolaba Beach

9. The Strand, Queensland

This is a great place to escape in the winter months, and is a popular place to walk in Townsville.

The Strand

10. Emily Bay, Norfolk Island

This lagoon is a great place for experiencing tropical wildlife like fish and reefs. 

Emily Bay

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