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Updated by Joanna James on Jun 23, 2019
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Things to do Around Austinmer – Discovering a New Place in New South Wales

A relative newcomer to the New South Whales tourist scene, Austinmer is fast growing in popularity. This coastal town has quite a few attractions and is an interesting place to explore.


Unwind at Austinmer Beach

One of the biggest crowd pullers to Austinmer is its beach and being a coastal city, this does not come as much of a surprise. Like most other parts of coastal Australia, when it comes to beautiful beaches, Austinmer does not disappoint. Offering wide expanses of golden sands, rocky headlands and a roaring ocean, Austinmer's beach keeps you coming back for more. The shores of this town are plenty of fun for the whole family and if you are not swimming, sunbathing or building sand castles with your kids you could always try the more daring activities like surfing on the waves of Austinmer. Keep in mind that from September up until April, Austinmer's beaches are patrolled by surf lifesavers. To add to your day out at the beach there is also a small patch of green near here and Lawrence Hargrave Drive. This is an ideal spot for BBQs and picnics.


Stay at a Holiday House

If you would like to try an Austinmer holiday house choose a place that is as classy as a hotel but that provides a sense of comfort like a home would. One option on the list is Emerald + Aqua Holiday Homes. It offers a comfy getaway in the area and its Beach House on the Headland is worth considering. Holiday homes give you more freedom than a hotel and are ideal places to unwind in after your many adventures.


Explore the Glastonbury Gardens

Just on the top of the Northern Headland one will come across an absolutely stunning garden in the city; Glastonbury Gardens. This public park was established in the year 1965 and has been a well known spot among locals and visitors alike. A historic place in the city, the Glastonbury Gardens was once the site of the colliery dam that can be seen even today. The garden is picture perfect and among its biggest highlights are the Sebal Palms, the mature Phoenix canariensis, Norfolk Island Pines and the Wild Banana Trees. Another interesting and quite charming feature of this park is the water bowls found every now and then. It was created for a few dogs that roamed the garden back then and each of their names can still be seen engraved on the bowls.


Try Bushwalking

Austinmer is abundantly blessed with a somewhat tropical rainforest all the way from the Illawarra escarpment right up to the Bulli Lookout and the Sublime Point Lookout. It is quite challenging this walk and for ardent trekkers and hikers bushwalking in Austinmer is indeed a rewarding experience. After all, if you manage to get to the top of the escarpment, the view is nothing short of heavenly.

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