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Australia’s Best Beach Destinations for Surfers

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Australia’s Best Beach Destinations for Surfers

 

By Liam Jennings

Australia, with its stunning coastline stretching over 36,000 kilometres, is a surfer’s paradise. From the tropical waters of Queensland to the rugged coastlines of Western Australia, this vast continent offers some of the world’s best waves and beach destinations for surfers of all skill levels. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a novice looking to catch your first wave, Australia has a beach waiting for you. So, let’s take you on a journey to explore some of the top beach destinations for surfers in Australia, some close, and some far from home.

Gold Coast, Queensland

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The Gold Coast is a mecca for surfers from around the world. With its consistently warm waters and a variety of breaks suitable for surfers of all levels, it’s easy to see why it’s a top destination. The famous Surfers Paradise is a great place for beginners to take lessons, while more experienced surfers can tackle the renowned Snapper Rocks, which hosts the annual Quiksilver Pro.

Gold Coast - Australias best beach destinations for surfers.

Gold Coast

Byron Bay, New South Wales

Byron Bay, on the easternmost point of Australia and just on our doorstep, offers a unique surfing experience. The towns surf orientated atmosphere, warm water, and beautiful beaches create an ideal setting for catching waves. The Pass, Wategos Beach, and Tallow Beach are some of the popular surf spots in the area. The town’s vibrant surf culture and numerous surf schools make it a welcoming destination for surfers of all levels.

Byron Bay - Australias best beach destinations for surfers.

Byron Bay

Bells Beach, Victoria

Bells Beach, located along the Great Ocean Road, is an iconic destination for surfers. It’s famous for hosting the annual Rip Curl Pro competition and boasts a powerful right-hand point break that challenges even the most seasoned surfers. If you’re looking to test your skills on world-class waves, Bells Beach is the place to be.

Bells Beach - Australias best beach destinations for surfers.

Bells Beach

Margaret River, Western Australia

Western Australia offers some of the most consistent and uncrowded surf breaks in the country, and Margaret River is at the heart of it. Known for its powerful waves and pristine beaches, it’s a favourite among experienced surfers. Surfers can explore breaks like Main Break, The Box, and North Point. When you’re not in the water, you can enjoy the region’s renowned wineries and stunning landscapes.

Margaret River - Australias best beach destinations for surfers.

Margaret River

Noosa Heads, Queensland

Noosa Heads is another Queensland gem, offering a mix of point and beach breaks. It’s particularly popular for longboarding due to its gentle, peeling waves. First Point and Little Cove are perfect for beginners, while advanced surfers can challenge themselves at the famous National Park Point break. The town itself is known for its laid-back atmosphere and vibrant surf culture.

Noosa Heads - Australias best beach destinations for surfers.

Noosa Heads

Torquay, Victoria

Torquay is often referred to as the “Surf Capital of Australia” and is home to iconic surf brands like Rip Curl and Quiksilver. Bells Beach, as mentioned earlier, is a part of the Torquay area, but there are also other great surf spots nearby, such as Jan Juc and Point Impossible. The Surf Coast Walk offers spectacular views of the coastline between Torquay and Fairhaven.

Torquay - Australias best beach destinations for surfers.

Torquay

Bondi Beach, New South Wales

Bondi Beach, just a stone’s throw from Sydney’s city centre, is one of Australia’s most famous beaches. It’s a great place for surfers of all levels, with consistent waves and a welcoming surf community. There are numerous surf schools along the beach, making it an excellent spot for beginners. The Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk offers stunning views of the coastline and access to other surf beaches along the way. But, as we all know, with the beach being as famous as it is, if you prefer open waves without another person there, this may not be the best spot for you.

Bondi Beach - Australias best beach destinations for surfers.

Bondi Beach

Southport, Tasmania

Tasmania may not be the first place that comes to mind for surfing, but Southport on the southern coast offers unique surf experiences. It’s known for its uncrowded breaks and wilderness surroundings. The waves are more suited to experienced surfers due to the challenging conditions and cold waters, but the raw beauty of the area makes it a rewarding destination.

Southport - Australias best beach destinations for surfers.

Southport

Crescent Head, New South Wales

Crescent Head is a hidden gem on the New South Wales coast. Known for its long rides and gentle waves, it’s an excellent place for longboarding. Point Plomer and Crescent Head Point are the main breaks here, and the small, charming town exudes a relaxed surf culture.

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Yallingup, Western Australia

Yallingup, in the Margaret River region, is another must-visit destination for surfers in Western Australia. It’s renowned for its consistent swell and reef breaks. Surfers can test their skills at spots like Three Bears, Yallingup Beach, and Injidup. The area’s astounding scenery, including the famous Ngilgi Cave, adds to the overall appeal.

Yallingup - Australias best beach destinations for surfers.

Yallingup

Australia’s beaches offer a diverse range of surfing experiences, from gentle waves perfect for beginners to powerful breaks that challenge even the most experienced surfers. Whether you’re seeking the thrill of riding world-class waves or simply want to relax in the surf culture of coastal towns, Australia has it all. So, grab your board, sunscreen, and a sense of adventure, and head to one of these top beach destinations for surfers to enjoy the sun, sand, and surf that make Australia a surfer’s paradise.

 

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Casino Showground Bookings Now Available

 

We are excited to announce that the recently revitalised Casino Showground and Racecourse precinct will commence accepting bookings starting from Monday, June 3rd.

With a generous funding injection of $12.8 million from the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund, alongside contributions from various sources including the NSW Showground Stimulus Program, Drought Communities Funding, Crown Lands, and Council, the total investment in this redevelopment has reached $14.4 million.

This newly enhanced facility boasts a range of features including a spacious undercover arena, an outdoor sand arena, turfed areas, covered stables, and a state-of-the-art racehorse stable complex capable of accommodating up to 80 horses. Additionally, new parking areas for cars, trucks, and floats have been added for the convenience of visitors.

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Of notable appeal is the newly constructed racehorse exercise area, which includes round yards, a horse walker, and a 50-metre equine pool. These amenities are expected to draw considerable interest from equestrian enthusiasts and event organizers alike. Furthermore, enhancements such as powered event camping areas have expanded the facility’s versatility, allowing for hosting a diverse range of events including country music festivals, car shows, trade exhibitions, and markets.

Despite the official opening ceremony held on April 20th to commemorate the acknowledgment of government funding, certain essential construction tasks remain pending due to unforeseen circumstances. These include the high-voltage power upgrade, completion of the equine training area, and fencing installations crucial for ensuring the safety of all facility users.

Unfortunately, adverse weather conditions in the Northern Rivers region have exacerbated delays, saturating many areas of the facility and rendering them unsuitable for immediate use. However, efforts are underway to expedite the finalisation of these outstanding projects in alignment with the originally tendered project costs.

In tandem with these developments, the Council is set to deliberate on its Draft Revenue Policy for 2024-2025 at its upcoming meeting. This policy will outline the proposed fees for utilising the facility and will undergo a public exhibition period of 28 days following the meeting, during which community feedback and submissions will be welcomed.

We extend our gratitude to all existing stakeholders and potential users for their patience throughout this project’s completion, which has been hampered by unforeseen challenges. We eagerly anticipate opening all elements of this facility to serve the broader community.

For those interested in booking the venue, please visit the Council’s venue hire website.

 

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Serenitas Celebrates Grand Opening of Multi-Million Dollar Clubhouse at Thyme Lifestyle Resort Evans Head

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Serenitas Celebrates Grand Opening of Multi-Million Dollar Clubhouse at Thyme Lifestyle Resort Evans Head

 

Serenitas, a leading provider of lifestyle communities and resorts for individuals over 50, proudly announces the grand opening of the state-of-the-art Clubhouse at Thyme Lifestyle Resort, Evans Head. The celebratory event saw enthusiastic homeowners joined by Mayor Robert Mustow and Serenitas CEO Rob Nichols, who officiated the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Nestled in the tranquil coastal enclave of Evans Head, the Clubhouse epitomises refined living and leisure. Located near the historic Evans Head Aerodrome and a short walk from pristine beaches, Thyme Evans Head offers an unparalleled blend of luxury and laid-back coastal charm.

Rob Nichols, CEO of Serenitas, expressed his excitement about the new facility: “We are thrilled to be opening the Thyme Evans Head Clubhouse, inviting residents and their guests to immerse themselves in the pinnacle of luxury living. With its striking architecture, ties to Evans Head’s aviation heritage, and a host of premium amenities, this opening heralds the next inspiring chapter for the resort’s homeowners and underscores Serenitas’ unwavering commitment to excellence.”

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The multi-million dollar Clubhouse features an array of exquisite facilities, including a fully equipped gym, heated swimming pool, health and beauty studio, luxurious cinema, sports bar complete with darts and pool table, croquet court, and more. A standout feature of the Clubhouse is the sophisticated Evans Lounge, providing homeowners a serene setting to enjoy views over the aerodrome by a cozy fireplace.

“The Clubhouse caters to every taste,” added Mr. Nichols. “From our active residents utilising the fitness facilities to our social groups making use of the Art & Craft Studio and other recreational spaces for gatherings and events.”

Demand for homes at Thyme Evans Head has been incredibly strong, with sales surpassing expectations since its inception. Located in the highly sought-after Northern Rivers district of NSW, Evans Head has emerged as a coveted community known for its relaxed coastal vibe and pristine waters.

“Our homes have garnered significant interest and are selling at an unprecedented pace,” remarked Rob Nichols. “With prices starting from $615,000, we are preparing to release our final homes for sale, reaffirming Evans Head’s status as a desirable destination for discerning homeowners.”

For more information about Thyme Evans Head, please visit here.

 

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Ranger Nick Honoured with Australian Owned Achievement Award

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Ranger Nick Honoured with Australian Owned Achievement Award

 

In a competitive field of contenders, Ranger Nick emerged victorious, securing the prestigious “Australian Owned Achievement Award 2024” in the recently announced Australian Owned Business Awards on May 7, 2024.

Surprised by the announcement, Ranger Nick received a message from the judging panel praising his unwavering commitment to Australian ownership and excellence. The panel acknowledged the stiff competition and commended Ranger Nick’s business as a leader in its domain.

Reflecting on the unexpected news, Ranger Nick expressed his elation, stating, “I was on my way to the Capella Country Music Festival, after spending a few days in the scrub with no mobile reception, when I received the news. Needless to say, I am absolutely thrilled, flattered and honoured.”

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This accolade marks Ranger Nick’s third triumph in a year, following his recognition as a Finalist in the Australian Small Business Champion Awards and as a Winner in the Innovation and Sustainability Excellence category of The Australian Rural Business Awards.

Renowned as the charismatic Aussie Bush Cook, Ranger Nick embodies the authentic Australian spirit with his unwavering passion for Australian heritage and traditions. He has dedicated himself to sharing his camp oven cooking and bushcraft skills with fellow adventurewrs across the country and abroad.

With four published books, his own merchandise line, and notable appearances on television and radio, including Channel 7Mates’ “Step Outside with Paul Burt” and West Bremer Radio, Ranger Nick’s influence continues to grow.

Grateful for the support he has received, Ranger Nick humbly thanked his supporters, expressing his determination to continue his endeavors. “I extend my heartfelt thanks to all for your unwavering support,” he said. “I better pull up my socks and keep on going.”

Ranger Nick eagerly anticipates receiving his official trophy at the Dayboro Annual Show in early July, marking another milestone in his illustrious career.

 

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