Last Updated on May 17, 2021
Do you love the ocean? As Saray Kay once said, “Because there’s nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it’s sent away”. And we couldn’t agree more.
If you’re someone who lives for gorgeous blue waters and are looking to plan your next getaway, this is the article for you. Today, we have a look at some activities and top destinations for anyone who is looking for their next magical sunkissed getaway. Read on to find out more!
Sail From Lord Howe Island to Hobart
For those who can’t get enough of sailing, why not plan your next sailing adventure to the wonderful world of Tasmania? Whether you own your own motor yacht, are renting, or are still looking for your perfect motor yacht for sale, sailing the waters of Tasmania in your catamaran is an adventure not to be missed.
Visit Lord Howe Island, home of some of Australia’s most rugged maritime history and then make your way to the wonderful city of Hobart where you can dock your boat and enjoy a few nights of local food, beer, parties and festivals.
Surf’s Up, Cowabunga!
For ocean lovers who would rather be in the water than on it, we recommend planning your next getaway to some of Australia’s most popular surfing destinations, some of which include Bells Beach, Torquay, Anglesea, and Phillip Island.
Victoria’s almost 2000km stretch of coastline is peppered with amazing surf beaches that even the pros would be impressed by. Bells Beach is a particularly hot spot for expert surfers, with an exposed reef that is best enjoyed in the Autumn and Winter months.
Reel Her In!
Australia is absolutely world-renowned for the incredible fishing it offers, so fishing enthusiasts rejoice! With thousands of kilometers of fertile coastline, avid fishermen love the country for the variety and quantity of fish it offers. If you’re someone who enjoys the ocean with your fishing rod, Cairns is one of the best spots as it is often referred to as the big game capital of the world.
With waters chock full of fish, you will be able to enjoy a wide variety of trophy fish for the catching. September to December is the best period for fish such as Mahi Mahi, Black Marlin, Tuna and the Great Barracuda.
Scuba Diving in the Great Barrier Reef
Nothing is more majestic than swimming in the Great Barrier Reef – the heart and soul of diving in Australia. If you’re a scuba diving enthusiast or simply someone who is looking to experience the majestic wonders of the Great Barrier Reef, this is one that is not to miss.
Whether you’re a beginner or expert at scuba diving, there is something for everyone. Standard dive packages cost around $200, but the best way to get the most bang out of your buck is to book a multi-dive package. Don’t forget to bring your Go-Pro or underwater camera with you to capture some once in a lifetime shots of marine life.
Jet Skiing on the Sunshine Coast
Last but certainly by no means least, water lovers need to experience jet skiing on the Sunshine Coast at least once in their lives. Catch some rays as you whizz along the surface of the ocean. Start off at Mooloolaba, the base and departure hub for all water sports.
With over 3 square kilometers of fully supervised open ocean, you can be sure that you will be kept safe at all times. End your day with a cold beer at one of the many beachside cafes on the Sunshine Coast and grab a good feed to end your day.
However you choose to enjoy the ocean, there is a multitude of activities available for all ocean lovers around Australia. We hope that this article has given you some insight into some of the top destinations around Australia that you can visit during your next getaway.