Australia is roundly considered one of the top surfing spots in the world. In our routes, we include three interesting places for surfing:
- Melbourne coast: probably the most well-known spot.
- Sydney coast: Bondi Beach for beginners and Manly Beach for advanced. You can also visit the famous beaches in the north as far as Byron Bay.
- Gold Coast, near Brisbane.
Melbourne: you can surf in the Melbourne area if you travel with our 17-22 day route (June-August) or 7-19 day route (Sept.-May). In this case, add the days you plan to surf to the Great Ocean Road part (the best beaches for surfing are here).
Sydney: you can combine surfing in the Sydney area with any of our routes, since they all pass through the capital.
Gold Coast and the north of Sydney: if you want to take advantage of the Gold Coast and the beaches to the north of Sydney, you'll have to make a greater effort as they are not included in our route. If you're still interested, here's how to get there:
- If you're leaving from Sydney, follow the coast all the way to Brisbane. It's a 12-hour trip, so plan for 3-4 additional days for surfing. To get back you can fly from Brisbane or return by car (add a extra day in this case).
- If you want visit Hervey Bay, get a car there and continue on to Brisbane (4 hours) or catch a plane. Then follow the coast to Sydney (3-4 days).
See a map with surfing areas.
See the description of each surfing area.