The East Coast of Australia is one of the most wonderful coasts in the world, but you don’t have to take our word for it! When it comes to heading out on the road around Australia, you can experience so many different attractions, so, when you are making a tour of the East Coast of Australia, where should you go?
This is the best place to begin. The city is full of attractions for all types of people, but the real wonder of Brisbane is the food. If you are keen on breweries, wine, or even chocolate, the Vino Bus – Winery Tours, the XXXX Brewery Tour, or the Noosa Chocolate Factory will cater for your tastes.
The Sunshine Coast
With a name as inviting as this, you can’t go wrong. The Sunshine Coast is full of warmth, and attractions to cater for everyone. If you like outdoor activities, you could head to the Australia Zoo, or the Noosa National Park. Or if you are just looking to chill out, the Mooloolaba Beach is perfect if you want to put your feet up. Although if you’re looking for something a bit more interesting, you can head to the Noosa farmers markets, or the Caloundra Street Fair, and sample so many different eateries.
Head further up the road, and Maryborough gives you a quaint respite. Of course, if you want to see more wildlife, there is the Fraser Coast wildlife sanctuary, but for the history buffs among you, the Maryborough Military And Colonial Museum provides everything you want as far as military history is concerned. Or if you are looking to relax, the Queens Park has relaxing areas for you to chill out, and prepare yourself for the next leg of your journey.
Probably the closest you can get to New Zealand in Australia, Fraser Island is somewhere that has to be seen to be believed. There are numerous FraserFree Tours that can transport you from the Sunshine Coast, but if you wanted to experience this island at your own pace, you could drive down the 75 Mile Beach. If you’ve never driven on sand, this is a wonderful feeling, but beware, it is an official highway. Going down 75 Mile Beach, you could stop at Eli Creek and feel the pure water flowing between your toes. And for those people who want a little bit more out of the experience, the Maheno Shipwreck is the perfect opportunity to get your camera out.
And to round off your journey of the East Coast, get back onto the road and stop at Bundaberg in North Queensland. It’s a very popular destination for travellers because it’s not part of the big cities. If you started off in Brisbane, you will see a polar opposites with regards to the way of life. But if you’re looking for things to do, you can head to the Bundaberg Botanic Gardens, head to the Apple Tree Creek markets and eat some fruit or head to the Bundaberg Rum Distillery. It’s best to make this the last stop on your journey!