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East Coast Australia

With a coastline that stretches around 4,000km from Melbourne, Victoria in the south to Cairns, Queensland in the North, Australia’s East Coast has it all. It’s a popular route taken as a self-drive or multi-centre itinerary with superb locations including Sydney, Byron Bay, Surfer’s Paradise, Brisbane, Noosa and Fraser Island – and of course, the amazing book-ends of Melbourne and Cairns themselves. In this vast part of the world, you’ll discover golden beaches, rainforest, vineyards, cosmopolitan cities and an abundance of nature. Many will travel the East Coast in 2 weeks, though to explore it more extensively, and if you have the time, 4 weeks is a real must!

  • Paddleboarding on Lake McKenzie, Fraser Island

  • Wave cresting in the waters of Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Australia

  • Sailing by Airlie Beach Queensland - Tourism and Events Queensland

  • Mission Beach, Queensland

  • Castle Hill, Townsville, Queensland

  • Eco Safaris farm tour, Queensland - Tourism Australia

  • Cycling by the seafront in Noosa - Tourism Australia

  • Magnetic Island, Queensland

  • Byron Bay, East Coast Australia

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

  • 29℃
  • 29℃
  • 29℃
  • 27℃
  • 24℃
  • 21℃
  • 21℃
  • 22℃
  • 24℃
  • 26℃
  • 28℃
  • 29℃
  • 9
  • 9
  • 9
  • 6
  • 7
  • 4
  • 4
  • 3
  • 4
  • 7
  • 8
  • 8

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.

Rainfall

When to Visit

Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.

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Our Ratings

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