6 Secluded Beaches in Australia Worth Making the Trip For

Planning your next beach trip? In Australia, you have a few choices - 11,761 to be exact. With almost 60,000 kilometers of coastline, Australia gives you practically limitless options of beaches. Some are harder to get to than others, but we think the seclusion only adds to the beauty of the beach. Here are a few of Australia's finest beaches that will be worth the trek:


1. Nudey Beach (QLD)


Fitzroy Island boasts a beautiful white coral-sand beach that is accessible by a 45-minute ferry ride from Cairns and a short hike through national park rainforest. Nudey Beach edges out to the Great Barrier Reef for fantastic views, and fun fact: it’s the only beach that you’re allowed to bath nude in all of Queensland! 

2. Whitehaven Beach (QLD)


Being the largest out of Whitsundays’s 74 islands, Whitehaven Beach stretches 7 kilometers, and is something you’ll have to see to believe. Head up to the lookout at Tongue Point to get the best view of the winding shoreline.

3. Horrocks Beach (WA)


One of the best-kept secrets of Western Australia, Horrocks Beach has a population of just over 130, according to Wikipedia. It’s been named the best mainland beach of Australia in 2018, and with a pristine shoreline, Horrocks Beach doesn’t need much help holding onto that title.

4. Dreamtime Beach (NSW)


Another hidden gem that takes a bit of wandering to find, Dreamtime Beach is well-worth the trip to Fingal Head, New South Wales. Wind your way through a coastal rainforest until you are welcomed by the clear blue waters of a secluded beach.

5. Cossies Beach (Cocos Keeling Island)


This one might need a little more planning than the others…Cossies Beach on Cocos (Keeling) Island is actually closer to Indonesia than Australia. But it was named Australia’s best beach in 2016. A quick 4.5-hour flight from Perth and you’ll be ready to take on the white sandy beaches and cool blue ocean.

6. Oberon Bay (VIC)


If you’re looking for seclusion in Victoria, you can find it on the west coast of Wilson’s Promontory at Oberon Bay. Located about 2-3 hours walk from Tidal River, this beach can only be accessed on foot or by boat. Make a full trip out of it and pass Oberon Bay on a loop walk you can do over a few days around the prom.

Top 8: Must visit destinations in Australia (for under 30’s)



Home to the Opera house, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Bondi Beach, Sydney is an obvious must-see for the young traveller. However, there is more to Australia’s biggest city that just it’s sightseeing opportunities. From the hustle and bustle of the city, to its beautiful beaches and trendy suburbs, there’s certainly something to keep everyone entertained.



Melbourne is widely regarded as Australia’s coolest city - renowned for being the nation’s artistic, musical and sporting capital. The city is bustling with live music, laneways, graffiti, great cafes and bars, while it’s outer suburbs have unique and intriguing characters of their own.



Byron is the quintessential Australian beach town, with its chilled out vibe and beautiful beaches. However, it's not all hippies and perfect waves; once the sun sets, the town turns into a party paradise, with revellers hopping between the fun bars and clubs the town has on offer. 



If you are looking for a uniquely Australian cultural experience, visiting the natural wonder that is Uluru is a must. Situated in the heart of Australia’s outback, Uluru and the surrounding desert is unlike anything you’ll see anywhere else in the world. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to learn about Australia’s indigenous people and their culture. While a stark contrast from Australia’s coastal cities, a trip to Uluru is important if you want to begin to understand what Australia is truly about.



Your ticket to the incomprehensible beauty of the Whitsunday Islands. While Airlie Beach is a breathtakingly beautiful place (and party town in its own right), the party cruises around the Whitsundays are the real draw card for young people. The Whitsunday Islands are literally picture perfect - one of its beaches (Whitehaven Beach) is the world’s most photographed.



Cairns has some of the best nightlife in all of Australia, especially for the backpacker or traveller on a budget. But most importantly the town is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. If you don’t mind the odd scuba dive and snorkel, this is a no brainer.



With it’s high-rise building overlooking long stretches of surf beaches, bars and clubs, Surfers Paradise on Queensland’s Gold Coast is an extremely popular holiday destination with local Australians and tourists alike. During the day people flock to the beaches but, when the sun goes down, they descend on the area’s notorious nightclub district. ‘Surfer’s’ nightlife isn’t the classiest, but if you’re keen to let your hair down, you’ll be in for one of the biggest nights out Australia has to offer.



A popular stop for backpackers, Fraser Island is the worlds largest sand island. Most travellers choose to camp and explore this tropical paradise by 4WD. There certainly is plenty to explore, from the island’s eucalyptus forests and walking trails, to it’s hidden freshwater lakes and the infamous Maheno Shipwreck.


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