First time in Australia with a surfboard? Then you surely cannot miss the most famous surfing spots in the country, such as Byron Bay, Bells Beach, Cactus Beach, Noosa, and Gold Coast. But if you’ve already seen them all, you might want to get a little more picky this time around. Fancy a real adventure? Follow our top tips for the best secret Australian surfing spots.
- Esperance, West Australia
Talk about secret spots! You better prepare to get some miles under your belt before hitting that reef breaks. This wonderful beach lies some eight hours drive away from Perth, so you should start with a car hire at Perth airport, and begin your hunt for Australia’s top surfing gems as smoothly as possible. Australia’s whitest beach, breathtaking dolphin pods, and tremendous waves await for you at Esperance any time of year. Combine it with beautiful nature, wild flowers, and friendly camp-site ambience and you’ve found true paradise.
- Kitty Miller Bay, Victoria
Phillip’s Island, located just two hours south from Melbourne and overlooking the Bass Strait and Tasmania, has quite a few decent surfing spots. But if you want it to be a bit out-of-the-box, go for Kitty Miller Bay with its dramatic tides, thrilling rocks, and satisfyingly low crowds. This place is also great for snorkeling and fishing. Just a small warning – there are no lifeguards nor any other services and facilities, so be prepared to bring all you need along and stay on the safe side.
- Fraser Island, Queensland
What?! One of world’s most famous beaches, known around the globe for its incredible length, appearing in the list of ‘secret spots’?! But the trick lies exactly there – in tremendous length of beach circulating the world’s largest sandy island. The truth is, despite of organized tours and hundreds of avid surfers visiting this place daily, you can go (pretty much effortless) without seeing a single soul throughout the day. All it takes is finding your own spot – and enjoying the world class waves that will suit all tastes and levels of surfing abilities.
- Spooky’s Beach, New South Wales
Laid-back atmosphere, beautiful forest surroundings, top-notch waves, and nice swells. Though you probably won’t be all alone in here, this little protected bay is still out of radar for greater crowds. Spooky’s is also a great place to learn and train some new tricks. And it will also do as a flawless family trip destination with something for old, young, and children alike. Just be aware of surprisingly strong rips in the area that can get quite dangerous.
- Treachery Beach, New South Wales
If you find yourself in Sydney and craving to escape the bustling city for a perfect surfing trip, Treachery Beach is probably the best you can get. This secluded area, also known as Seal Rocks, offers wonderful pristine beaches where you can surf by day and sit around the bonfires at night in local relaxed camping facilities. When the tide is right, this beach can provide for some truly remarkable surfing experience. And, especially during the weekdays, you can find yourself here pretty much alone.