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8 Spots of Serenity on the East Coast of Australia

8 Spots of Serenity on the East Coast of Australia

Well hello – it’s nice to e-meet you all & such a pleasure to be here as a new TTH contributor.

I’m Mollie and if you read my introduction here on TTH you’ll already know that I am a keen wanderer in search of life in it’s purest moments.

Over Christmas I backpacked around Australia and whilst I loved immersing myself in the Aussie nightlife, beach parties and surf hangouts, some of my favourite memories are the ones where the world just stood still for just a minute or two. Or my mind did at least.

Travelling allows me to reflect on my life and the journey I am on and I think finding these moments of stillness help me to stay focused and calm.

I’m going to share with you the 8 spots that stood out to me, which I highly recommend seeking out if you find yourself down under…

1. A trip out the the Great Barrier Reef

Whether you’re a water baby or not, there’s just something so mind blowing about staring out in the endless blue…


2. Sunset from the pier on Fraser Island


3. Whitehaven beach, Whitsundays


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4. Coogee to Bondi beach coastal walk

Linking Coogee Beach to Bondi Beach, this 6km stretch is a popular route and it’s easy to see why. Combining beaches, snorkelling spots, pools, parks, rock pools and formations, spectacular coastal views and breathtaking scenes out into the ocean, this walk has it all. Take a leisurely stroll and be stop for an ice cream along the way…




5. Tallow beach, Byron Bay

Further around from Watego’s Beach and the the other side of Byron’s famous Lighthouse, lies another of Australia’s stunning beaches. Expect an abundance of surfers and gorgeous sands as far as the eye can see. The perfect spot for an afternoon nap & a little surfer spotting people watching…


6. Lake Mckensie, Frazer Island

Located on the world’s largest sand island is this beautiful, refreshing AND youth enhancing fresh water lake. A lake with benefits…


7. Whitsunday’s sailing – Overnight experience

Watching the sunset with a cider, sleeping out under the stars and waking up to complete stillness as the sun rises through shades of pink, sailing the Whitsundays was a ‘pinch me, please can this be my life forever‘ adventure that I’ll never ever forget…


8. The Blue Mountains, Sydney

Located in the outer region of Sydney this World heritage listed site makes you, quite literally, feel you’re on top of the world…


Have you been to Australia? What were your favourite spots?

Anne Slater-Brooks

Monday 20th of July 2015

I love love love Whitehaven Beach...I have yet to find a beach that tops it for sheer beauty, nature and a plethora of baby sharks cruising the shallows!! I'm trying though...


Monday 20th of July 2015

Hey Mollie! Loved reading through this! It brought back so many memories from my time in Australia! I'm pretty sure the Whitsundays are the most beautiful place on earth! Looks like you had an incredible trip!

james @theglobewanderers

Friday 17th of July 2015

Loved reading this and checking out your photos. Brought back great memories of my time in Oz. Whitsundays' White Haven Beach was beautiful. Just done a post on it myself and it was definitely up there with the best spots. Lake McKenzie on Fraser Island was great too. Did you do self drive there? It's awesome!


Mollie Bylett

Monday 20th of July 2015

thank you James! Ah so many good memories hey! Such an amazing country! I'll have to come and check our your post :) We didn't drive, we used the greyhound bus down the east coast! :)


Thursday 16th of July 2015

melbourne! Although it's a city, it's a fantastic place in Australia that will forever be dear to me. Culture galore!

Mollie Bylett

Monday 20th of July 2015

ahhh i didn't get time to explore Melbourne - definitely next time! Thank you :)

Lauren Meshkin @BonVoyageLauren

Wednesday 15th of July 2015

Holy crap, that sunset photo is aaaaamazing! Great post, thanks for sharing.

Happy travels :)

Mollie Bylett

Monday 20th of July 2015

Thank you! Beautiful isn't it! Likewise - happy travels :)