How to do Australia, the Beach Tomato way

The great barrier reef, Australia

Few destinations fit so well with the Beach Tomato philosophy than Australia. A world of wondrous coastlines, luxury abodes, incredible cuisine and exotic wildlife, we doubt there’s one person at Beach HQ that wouldn’t drop everything to head out there right now.  And although we know you don’t need convincing either, we couldn’t help but pull together this list of our top three beach-inspired Aussie experiences. From whale sharks to waterways, catamarans to scuba dives; this is how to do Australia, the Beach Tomato way…

Wildlife Encounters of the Whale Shark Kind

Floating along next to one of nature’s most graceful (and largest) sea creatures is an experience like no other. Whale Sharks are the gentle giants that appear around Ningaloo Reef between March and September each year, and if you’re down under during this time period, you really can’t miss the opportunity to see these guys up close. Once the initial adrenaline rush has worn off, swimming at a respectable distance from these stunning animals is actually a really peaceful experience. It’s just you and the big blue…

Whitsunday Sailing

The Whitsunday’s are an iconic stop on any east coast itinerary, but sailing around the quietest isles aboard your very own luxury catamaran is an activity only the lucky few have been able to experience. With a skipper to take you to the spots with the best snorkelling and to the beaches with the whitest sand, you’ll miss the crowds and spend hours coming face to face with some of nature’s most spectacular offerings. You’ll even be able to hop off for a spot of kayaking down serene waterways, if you wish. Erm, yes please?

UNESCO Scuba Dives

The Great Barrier Reef is famed around the world for its stunning expanse of coral reef and marine wildlife. A UNESCO Heritage Site, it would be sacrilege to skip this spot on your travels. We wouldn’t have you packed onto a public diving boat though. Oh no; the best way to discover this natural haven is aboard a private yacht with a personal diving instructor who can teach you all about conservation and point out some of the reef’s more wondrous and thriving areas. It’s the sort of thing our friends over at Black Tomato are great at arranging, just in case you were wondering…