Bunnik's Favourite Coastal Experiences!

  • Abbie Bell
  • 18 Oct 21

From beautiful city beaches and coastal hideaways, to sweeping sandy beaches; this inspiring country of ours, Australia, is surrounded by magnificent oceans offering ultimate animal encounters, breathtaking views & unique culinary experiences.

Kangaroo Island by Dennis Bunnik

Kangaroo Island by Dennis Bunnik

Many of Bunnik’s Australian group tours include special experiences that showcase each states coastal regions. Let’s get into them!

 

The Sapphire Coast

Named after the idyllic colour of the sea and sky, this beautiful coastline is located in south-east New South Wales. Whale’s, fur seals, penguins, grey nurse sharks and thousands of nesting seabirds can be spotted from Bermagui to Merimbula. You can spend your days hiking the scenic Mimosa Rocks National Park and then relaxing on Captain Sponge’s Magical Oyster tour, where you can watch Sydney rock oysters being farmed, and maybe even enjoy a taste!

Image credit: Destination NSW

Kangaroo Island

This wonderous island sits just off the mainland of South Australia. Home to Flinders Chase National Park, which boasts stunning rock formations like Remarkable Rock and Admirals Arch. With over a third of the island protected within nature reserves, you can get up close and personal with sea lions, koala’s, many bird species and penguin colonies. Unwind from a day of exploring with a beer at KI Brewery, honey ice cream at the Island Beehive, a gin at KI Spirit or a wine and a hit of golf at Dudley Winery.

Image credit: Laura Roemekso

Esperance

Located on the south coast of Western Australia, Esperence is best known for its long stretches of sandy beaches like Lovers Cove, West Beach and Blue Haven and being the gateway to the 105 islands that make up the Recherche Archipelago. A great way to experience the wonders of this region is to head along the Coastal Walk Trail – take in the breathtaking views, wildlife and make a stop at Lucky Bay which is one of the most exquisite beaches in the area. You may even be joined on the white sand by a few ‘hopping’ locals!

Image credit: Tourism Western Australia

Fremantle

This port town is known for its maritime history and has recently become a tourist hub boasting many museums, art galleries, eateries, and various walking trails. From Fremantle you can enjoy day trips to taste the flavours of the Swan Valley or take a ferry to the iconic Rottnest Island to meet the (cute) local residents – the quokka!

Image credit: Tourism Western Australia

Great Ocean Road

Victoria’s famous rugged and dramatic coastline is best experienced by driving the iconic Great Ocean Road. Home to incredible ocean vista and rocky outcrops – you can get that perfect photo at the 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge. Unwind and experience the “beach bum” lifestyle with fish and chips on the beach in one of the famous towns of this region, such as Warrnambool or Lorne!

Image credit: Visit Victoria

Freycinet National Park

Located on the east coast of Tasmania, this national park encompasses a peninsula, surrounded by the Granite Mountain ranges. The hidden jewels of this national park are best explored by cruising the sparkling coastlines, through peaceful bays and coves. Back on dry land, various walking trails are available to fully immerse yourself in this stunning region. The most well-known is a hike to one of Tasmania’s most beautiful and iconic beaches, Wineglass Bay beach.

Image credit: Annelieke Hujigens

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