ROAD TRIP FUN
Australia is gifted with endless natural beauty, coastlines, mountains, rainforests, waterfalls and of course, stunning beaches to name a few. There is also no end to discovering new and exciting spots, so if you are keen on road trips, Sydney and NSW offer endless fun and hidden wonders waiting to be discovered by those who appreciate natural beauty away from the crowd.
While visitors and locals alike are lucky enough to access the well known iconic landmarks, these can get pretty packed and loud, sometimes the quiet secluded locations offer indulgence to both the eyes and the soul, the perfect way to spend a day and relax with friends or your special someone, but how do we find these paradise like places? While browsing Instagram I’ve been able to spot amazing destinations that compete in beauty with any exotic location worldwide. Winter hasn’t been an excuse to miss out on any fun, in the colder months we can always count on some sunny days that feel relatively mild, what’s not to like?
So, here are five of my recent best hidden beaches in NSW worth checking out, it might be your next favorite destination too!
A Central Coast wonder located at the northern end of Wamberal Beach. This unique beach is scattered with distinctive natural rock pools and a mini blow hole working at the northern rocks of the bay, it offers a perfect scenario for a relaxing day with friends or family.
The beach can only be accessed on foot from a car park at the end of Spoon Bay Road in the north, or by walking up the beach from Wamberal in the south. It is bordered and fronted by continuous rocky reefs, with waves breaking on the reefs to partially reform in a narrow channel and break as lower waves on the shore.
BRISTOL POINT BEACH
Another hidden gem located in beautiful Booderee National Park at Jervis Bay. You can access it by walking through a beautiful forrest, it offers a wide range of activities in a natural environment, including swimming, fishing and snorkelling, bushwalking and cycling, and boating. Dont be surprised to run into kangaroos as I found out bumping into two of them. With calm waters this beach offers ample space to explore and run around.
HOLE IN THE WALL BEACH
Also located at Jervis Bay, a pretty and quiet location with unique features. This beach gets its name from the sandstone rock wall with a hole in it at the eastern end of the beach. The hole has now collapsed and formed a U shape which is a particulary attractive spot in case you’re looking for exotic photographs .
A real jewel around a three hour drive from Sydney, you’ll be rewarded as Zenith Beach is framed between two conical headlands, Tomaree and Stephens Peak. Take the walking tracks leading to the top of Tomaree Head and you’ll be rewarded with a breathtaking view – a paradise like landscape of mountains white sand and deep blue.
This beach is great for just chillin and taking in the views, – waves can be a little wild with rips common, but the whole place itself promises to leave a memorable impression, quite spectacular.
Not so hidden yet peaceful and quiet, Quarantine Beach is a fine and peaceful retreat for those who love laidback atmospheres. It’s located on the harbour side of Manly, and is nestled within the boundaries of Q Station. Aside from offering a pleasant and scenic walk for the avid walker, it is also a great excuse to explore the museums and the story from the old Quarantine Station which operated from 1828-1984, and was the first port of call for all qarantined ships and their passengers.
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