Best Surfing Getaways in Australia

By Jackie Dreyer

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Both first-timers and weathered pros know that for the surfing getaway of a lifetime, Australia is the place to go to. With major hubs in New South Wales, or NSW, and Queensland, you'll be right next to a healthy grouping of incredible glamping sites that will give you prime access to all of the country's top beaches to catch a wave on. Our best surfing getaways in Australia will have you planning an annual trip for you and your fellow surfing buddies year after year.

New South Wales

Glamping and surfing in NSW will lead you directly to Byron Bay and the North Coast. In Byron Beach, head to Belongil Beach, The Wreck, and The Pass, to name but a few popular surfing spots in the area. Meanwhile on the North Coast, of which Byron Bay forms part of, you'll find over 55 known surfing spots, each of which has a recommendation for what level surfer should be able to hold their own among that particular beach's waves.

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When it comes time to choose an accommodation, choose between a charming luxury bell tent or a boutique, tree house-style suite at a spa. These bell tents allow you to choose your own location, much like those well-known books of our youth, allowing you and your fellow glampers to choose a spot as close as possible to your preferred beach. Meanwhile, this spa property sounds like the perfect accommodation for those who want to pamper themselves and ease tired muscles with a special treatment or massage (or two!).

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Queensland

You're sure to spend most of your time along the famed Sunshine and Gold Coasts, both of which pertain to Queensland. Of the best beaches in Queensland, you can't miss Noosa Beach and Snapper Rocks. Honing on on the Gold Coast, other top beaches to hit are Burleigh Heads, Kirra, and Main Beach, while on the Sunshine Coast, head to Granite Bay, Old Woman Island, and Tea Tree Bay, to list off a few.

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Our two favorite rentals along the Gold Coast include these high-end luxury tents with private hot tubs and these romantic, eco-friendly cabins. Just imagine a long, leisurely soak with the whirpools of the hot tub soothing your sore-from-surfing muscles while staying at these perfectly outfitted tents or sipping on a morning cup of coffee from your own private creek frontage at these secluded cabins.

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For all the know-how you need on vacationing in Australia, head to our Australia Holiday Rentals page!