surfing destinations australia

Best surfing destinations around Australia

Some of the world’s most renowned surfers regularly travel to Australia to take advantage of the world-class waves that Australia offers. With plenty of beaches and some of the best sets to take advantage of its an excellent destination for professionals, novices or those looking to learn how to surf.

Go surfing in Australia

With so many choices, it can be hard to find the perfect surfing destination. Luckily there are many options, and you can find one around Australia’s vast coastline. Here are some surfing destinations within an easy drive from cities around Australia.

Byron Bay (New South Wales)

Byron Bay is a popular surfing destination for amateurs and pros alike. There’s an abundance of beaches to choose from, but The Pass at the end of Clarkes Beach is considered the best in the country. Because of The Pass’s popularity, prepare yourself to share the water with a lot of other surfers, especially during its peak season.

Bells Beach (Victoria)

What separates Bells Beach from the other surfing destinations is the swells and red clay cliffs. Home of the Rip Curl Pro Surf and Music Festival, at the right time of the year, you can watch some of the best surfers in the world. If you’re driving along the Great Ocean Road, then Bells Beach is a stop you and your mates need to make.

Noosa Beach (Queensland)

If you’re in Queensland, then Noosa Beach is just one of many surfing destinations you want to visit. The beach is ideal for beginners looking to build their confidence and techniques, making it a popular surfing destination for everyone. More experienced riders also enjoy Noosa Beach as it lets them keep their skills sharp while having a good time.

Northern Beaches (Sydney)

The Northern Beaches in Sydney stretch from Manly to Palm Beach. The waves can get busy as the day goes on, but if you time your visit, you can enjoy the waves for yourself. After a day of surfing, you can also check out some of the cafes, pubs, and other establishments along the beach.

Margaret River (Western Australia)

Want to try surfing somewhere different? Then the Margaret River in Western Australia is sure to impress. It’s a great place to practice and learn surfing all year round. In the summer, enjoy surfing on the river alongside other families under the sun. So, grab your friends and make it a day trip of surfing and fun.

Sunshine Coast (Queensland)

When it comes to beaches, the Sunshine Coast is the place to go. Near Caloundra is Dicky Beach. It’s a popular destination for families and beginner to medium level surfers. Meanwhile, Peregian Beach is serene. Perfect for those who want to catch some waves without a large audience.

If you need a car to get to your surfing destination, you can find a reliable car hire service throughout Australia.