If you’re seeking inspiration on where to plan your RV travels, Tourism Australia has provided great ideas with the announcement of Australia’s top beaches for 2022. For a country girt by sea, to attempt to single out beaches which are the best is a bold move. To actually name a list of 20, is amazing. The naming of Australia’s best beaches is undertaken by Tourism Australia and each year has specific criteria that each is judged on.
Visiting the entire list of Australia’s top beaches could be a great adventure for caravan and RV owners to embark on and a great inspiration to purchase an RV with cheap caravan finance. Heading off on the beach trail is a great way to enjoy the caravan lifestyle. The adventure sounds amazing and exciting, but ironically the top beach, the numero uno, is Misery Beach in Western Australia. The name certainly does not appear to reflect the enjoyment visitors will experience on arrival.
To inspire buyers to purchase a caravan and plan their trips, we provide the details on Australia’s top beaches for this year.
Judging the Annual Top 20 Beaches
The announcement of the 2022 list of top beaches was made on 30 January 2022 by Dan Tehan, Federal Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment and Mr Brad Farmer. Mr Farmer has been appointed by Tourism Australia as a beach expert and Friend of Australia. His credentials as a judge for the best beaches include visiting most of the accessible beaches in Australia as research for his nearly 40 years of writing about our beaches.
The 2022 winner’s list focuses on locations that are nature-based, celebrate the cultural value of our coastline to First Nations people and include a number of very quirky places that are easily reached from major cities.
In making the announcement of the beaches judged by Mr Farmer, Minister Tehan noted how tough the judging task must have been with over 11,000 Australian beaches to select from. Mr Farmer said that after long periods in lockdown, Australians were keen to enjoy the sand by holidaying at home and this selection of diverse and magnificent beaches offered that opportunity.
When judging the 2020 top beaches, Mr Farmer set somewhat of a precedent when he placed the beach at Wagga Wagga, an inland NSW regional centre, at number 9 on the list. This was the first time an inland river beach was included and it recognised how valuable the water experience is to rural and regional communities. So for those planning a beach discovery trip in their RV, it doesn’t have to be entirely coastal.
Phillip Harrison, the Managing Director of Tourism Australia explained that in judging the top beaches Mr Farmer had explored the coastline, searched inland areas and the islands which lay off the coast.
Australia’s Top 20 Beaches for 2022
The list of top beaches for this year has been described as compelling due to the cultural connections with First Nations and several inclusions that are not often discovered through internet searching. All states and territories are included on the list.
Topping the list at number one is Misery Beach which is a little-known spot on the southwest coast of Western Australia near Albany. Second place went to Horseshoe Bay at NSW’s South West Rocks, followed by The Spit at the Gold Coast in QLD, Flaherty’s Beach on the SA’s Yorke Peninsular with Loch Ard Gorge at Port Campbell in VIC rounding out the top 5.
Next on the list is The Neck on Tasmania’s Bruny Island, Blue Pearl Bay in the magnificent Whitsundays in QLD, Depot Beach on the NSW South Coast, Murrays Beach in the Jervis Bay Territory of NSW and ACT, and at number 10 it’s Darwin’s Dundee Beach.
Need more inspo? The final 10 include Dudley Beach at Newcastle NSW, Thompsons Beach in rural VIC at Cobram, Perth’s Coogee Beach, Mots Beach in Marlo VIC, Alexandria Bay at Noosa QLD, Emu Bay on iconic Kangaroo Island in SA, Lake Wabby on K’Gari (formerly known as QLD’s Fraser Island), Sydney’s Congwong Beach, Jellybean Pool in the Blue Mountains NSW and at number 20 it’s Ethel Beach on Christmas Island.
To assist in planning your RV trip to these locations, find out the specific details of each of the top beaches.
Inspired to Travel?
If this list has inspired you to get into the lifestyle offered with caravan ownership, start by speaking with us about cheap caravan finance. At our cheap caravan finance rates, the RV of your choice may be far more affordable than you imagine.
Some of the top beaches may require an off-road or semi-offroad RV to access. Jade Caravan Finance provides finance for all types of caravans and the Australian market has many models to select from.
So get some sand between your toes while appreciating why these locations have been judged the top beaches in Australia for 2022.
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