If you are planning to tour Australia, your travel should not necessarily relate to packed bars, crowded beaches and hotel strips displaying “no vacancy signs”. Australia has over 50,000 kilometres of coastline in addition to some of the best because in the world. Most recently, more Australians started moving from the capital cities to settle in the coastal towns – they refer to the move as seachange”. However, if you are not planning to settle in one of the coastal towns, here are some of the best towns to tour in 2019.

Byron Bay, New South Wales

Bryon Bay is the biggest and widely known beach town in the country. After visiting the town, some of the things you are likely to remember include the surfing beaches, the great activities, boutique shops, restaurants, and the laidback lifestyle. Many people are also relocating permanently to Byron Bay perhaps due to the beaches, wonderful reefs, hinterland and whale watching. The snorkelling, diving, surfing and several annual festivals such as The Spirit Festival, Falls Festival, Surf Festival, Bluesfest Writers Festival and Splendour in the Grass Festival will keep you entertained.  Locals describe it as friendlier hippy town that offers great surf, fabulous food, and good atmosphere.

Kingscliff, NSW

The Kingscliff is a great location for beach and nature lovers to consider when planning to compare retirement villages in Melbourne. It’s home to several beaches, Cudgen Creek and rainforests. If you would want to remain active during your vacation, you can choose to dive with turtles or opt for surfing and hiking. Paddleboarding, bike riding, and whale watching are also among the popular activities in the town. The local restaurants and street cafes will delight you. The Kingscliff Markets provide gourmet food and local produce. It is a great place for kids and the community is friendly and quiet. To reach the town, you will have to cover 115 kilometres from Brisbane. It is a 15 minutes’ drive.

Port Douglas, Queensland

Magnificent scenery and warm weather throughout the year characterizes the Port Douglas town, which is situated far to the north of the Queensland town. In addition to the warmth and beautiful sceneries, tourists and new residents go to this town due to the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest, which provide outdoor activities and natural wonders around all corners. The cosmopolitan touches include boutique shops, dining options, and weekly markets. The locals have been describing the town as the “perfection in the tropics”. Expect friendly city village atmosphere.  

Airlie Beach, Queensland

Most visitors take the time they spend in Airlie Beach as a foretaste of the key events – trips to the Whitsunday islands. However, its appearance in our list of best beach towns in Australia should not surprise you. The town offers delightful mellow tropical atmosphere, which allows acclimatising before the island adventures. People who come to the place are imbued by the green rainforest in Whitsunday Coast. Expect quaint boutiques, shops, and cafes that will help you completely relax.

Warrnambool, VIC

If you are looking for one of the towns in Victoria that provide affordable housing in addition to stunning coastline, the Warrnambool should be your first choice. The town has a TAFE, a university, four high schools and three primary schools, which makes a great place to live with your family. Some other drawcards include beautiful local art scenes, good job prospects, and whale watching. The locals believe that it is a great place to surf and ideal for individuals who love beach life. It is situated around 257KM south-west of Melbourne. You will arrive within 3 hours through the Great Ocean Road.