Dreaming of a white Christmas? Skip the overseas flight and discover an Aussie-style celebration closer to home. With plenty of white sand beaches and spectacular seascapes waiting for you in your own backyard, it’s easy to see it all for yourself when you pick up a car hire with Europcar.
Explore Port Stephens’ most picturesque beach
Both a local and visitor favourite, One Mile Beach is conveniently located just a short drive from Nelson Bay. Particularly well-loved by families, this seemingly endless stretch of sand gives you more than enough room to find a secluded spot to lay your towel down and enjoy the sun. Travelling with toddlers? Try the south end of the beach, where surf lifesavers ensure you and your little ones can enjoy the surf safely.
Get a taste of paradise on the Central Coast
If you’re keen for more adventure on the New South Wales coast, book a Newcastle hire car and head an hour and a half south to Copacabana. Often considered the best kept secret on the Central Coast, this small beach town is a rite of passage for anyone looking to experience a true Australian surf beach and the culture behind it.
Discover the whitest sand in the world
According to the Guinness Book of Records, Hyams Beach in southern New South Wales is home to the whitest sand in the world. Best of all, this Jervis Bay landmark is only a three hour drive from Sydney, with ample accommodation for those who wish to stay for more than the day.
Experience the undisturbed beauty of Forster
If you’re after spectacular scenery without the crowds, then Burgess Beach is the perfect stop for you. Tucked away on the Forster coastline, this little-known beach is home to stunning rock formations that burst through the surf, creating scattered outcrops across the sand. As the waves roll up to the shore, take refuge in one of the tidal rock pools, where you can enjoy a great view and a safe swim all at the same time.
Hop over the border for a glimpse of the Gold Coast
Located on the southern end of Coolangatta, Greenmount Beach has something for everyone. Whether you want to get your feet wet between the flags or simply let the soft white sand squeak between your toes, you won’t be disappointed. If you’re after a more complete tour of the coastline, Greenmount is also part of the Southern Points Promenade, which trails around the headland leading to an outstanding view of the rolling surf.
Take a dip in the Indian Ocean
If you’ve decided to head west for the holidays, you’re in luck. Often described by Perth visitors as the highlight of their trip, Cottesloe Beach is a popular seaside destination with a relaxed atmosphere and ideal swimming conditions. After an afternoon in the crystal clear water, stroll over to the grass with your picnic blanket and some fish and chips and enjoy an unforgettable sunset over the Indian Ocean.
If you’re looking to get the most out of your holidays this summer, grab your beach bag and hit the road with Europcar. All of our Australia-wide branches offer a wide range of hire cars to suit all styles and budgets, making it easier than ever to explore the great outdoors.