Monday, September 6, 2010

Tour Beaches in Brisbane, Australia by Campervan

If you decide to take a drive with your motorhome rental along Queenston's Gold and Sunshine Coasts, both within driving distance of the city of Brisbane, you will find a variety of different beaches to choose from. Among the many are Nudgee and Sandgate, Sunshine Beach and Coolum on the Sunshine Coast, and Surfers' Paradise and Main Beach on the Gold Coast.

Nudgee Beach

Eighteen kilometres from Brisbane proper you will find the famous Nudgee Beach. Surrounded by mangroves and bordered by the Boondall Wetlands and Gateway Motorway, Nudgee feels deliciously isolated from the bustling city nearby. Settle in the sand to witness a great sunrise, take in the bike track or visit one of the local restaurants or cafes for a meal and some ice cream. This small hamlet has been rehauled as of late with many of the old beach shacks having been replaced by luxe and modern versions. If you'd like to peruse a few shops then nearby Banyo Village or Sue's Corner are your best bets.

Coolum Beach

On the Sunshine Coast about an hour from Brisbane is gorgeous Coolum Beach. Named for the headless Mount Coolum, which can be seen from most points in the area and can be hiked in about half an hour, the beach is a perfect spot for surfing and swimming. Parks, a boardwalk and an esplanade complete the beach experience of this seaside town.

Surfers' Paradise Beach

The winner of many awards Surfers' Paradise is a perfect destination for many things including, of course, surfing. About 78 kilometres from Brisbane here you can enjoy clean waters and sandy shores before heading to Cavill Avenue and Cavill Mall for some shopping.

If you're in the Brisbane area you may also want to visit the beautiful Kondalilla Falls National Park, which is about a two hour drive from the city it is well worth the trip. Regardless of which beach, coast or activity you choose Brisbane is a wonderful place to plan a beach vacation, just go to Campervan Hire Brisbane for some awesome deals and be on your way.

Image Sources:
1. Photo of Surfers' Paradise Beach by PJ Robertson (Wikimedia Commons)
2. Photo of Nudgee Beach by Enya2008 (Wikimedia Commons)
3. Photo of Coolum Beach by Zephyr103 (Wikimedia Commons)
4. Photo of Surfers' Paradise Beach by Björn Strömblom (Wikimedia Commons)

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