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Summertime in Australia

Updated on September 20, 2011

Relaxed Aussie Summer

Are you longing for a long hot summer , Lazing at the beach with your friends ?

Summertime-- Long hot days to come . We like to find a coastal spot for this summer somewhere we can relax under the shade of a tree when it is too hot to go snorkeling or walking on the beach.

It gets really hot here so I like to live in a town with a beach as most of the summer I live in a bikini & a sarong as its often too hot to get dressed !!

Summer is about long hot days trying to keep cool and refreshed where possible with fans or airconditioning + drinking plenty of water.

Having a bbq at home or by the beach cooking fish you have just caught.

Best ways to spend your time here in summer !

Snorkeling !

I have to talk about this as I love it very much.

My first time ever was up of a boat out of Cairns and I loved it - the feeling of being free.

I dont understand why I took so long to get back into it again.

However we started up with our own gear in Sydney !

There was a pool on the beach we thought we would go for our first try together.

I wasnt expecting to see anything so you can imagine my surprise when I came across a Big Blue Groper swimming beside me!!

Beautiful Aussie beaches !

Keep cool in the water
Keep cool in the water
Hot enough for a few of these today !
Hot enough for a few of these today !
I used to live near Bondi Beach !
I used to live near Bondi Beach !
I prefer quiter more secluded beaches.
I prefer quiter more secluded beaches.
Rugged Coastline on the Nullabor
Rugged Coastline on the Nullabor
swimming with blue groper in Sydney !
swimming with blue groper in Sydney !
We spent the summer at Bournda National park.
We spent the summer at Bournda National park.

A few favorite surfing beaches in Australia

I used to live near Boomerang Beach  which is in Pacific Palms,not far down from Forster in  New South Wales

As well as having an interesting name  name, Boomerang is the pick of the beaches along the gloriously unspoilt Forster-Tuncurry coast of mid-north NSW. The ocean  is beautiful around Boomerang’s northern headland, where surfers / snorkelers and swimmers  are often treated to a visit from the local dolphins  that are quite playful !

Its a lovely spot for a picnic or my favororite was Seal Rocks where I even swam in winter.

It is so peaceful, as if if time is standing still !

Bondi Beach is a great favorite as well , not mine as too many crowds, however it was fascinating to watch the surfers while we were having a coffee along the waterfront.


Good time to explore Western Australia

Summertime is great for exploring new areas with family .

A great area to explore is the Western Australian Coast from Albany area right up to Exmouth.

There are many beaches and Islands to check out and we enjoyed snorkeling at Ningaloo Reef.

However if you do plan on going that far in the summer months check for cyclone warnings first before heading up the coast.

It is really hot and reached 45 degrees here .

If in Perth why not spend a day at Rottnest Island or one of the many beaches .

Snorkeling in Sydney !

Surfing another popular summertime pasttime


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      8 years ago

      Great photographs...Put a Fosters on the table and I may leave now :)

    • Eileen Hughes profile image

      Eileen Hughes 

      8 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      Great pics and hub thanks for sharing the beach and fish pics.

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      Marie Giunta 

      8 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Welcome to HP, great photos and videos of our beautiful country. Would love to travel around Australia too, maybe one day.

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      8 years ago from Southern Spain

      There has been the odd shark attack that the surfer/snorkeler has survived ,however when you see how many people go in the beaches it is a very very small amount of attacks.

      They say be careful if bleeding or going to the toilet in the sea as that could attract the sharks.

      We are not worried about them , more chance of a car crash.

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      8 years ago from London

      Are there many shark attacks or is it a relatively safe place for surfers? Looks beautiful.


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