See & Do

Only have a few days?

If you just haven’t the time to try all the adventure experiences that the Great Eastern Drive has to offer, you can still give yourself a little taster of the region’s best. Here is our top three unmissable Great Eastern Drive outdoor moments (otherwise known as The Perfect Weekend):

Visit Maria Island

Maria is a unique destination that combines striking natural landscapes with deep history, wildlife and the opportunity to enjoy everything from luxury walking tours to cruising, camping, bike riding, swimming and lazing on an impeccable beach. Explore at your own pace, bring your bike, or book on a guided cruise or walking tour.

Take to the water

Leave the car behind for a morning, afternoon or day and take some time to see the east coast from the water and experience its incredible coastal scenery and wildlife, including sea eagles, little penguins or even a passing pod of dolphins or a migrating whale. Choose from guided kayaking tours, cruises, private sailing charters or sailing and walking tours and get a fresh perspective on the Great Eastern Drive.

Walk at the Bay of Fires

Whether you choose to do this walk independently or join a guided walk, this is an experience not to be missed on the Great Eastern Drive. The Bay of Fires is justifiably known as one of the world’s most beautiful beaches and the area is rich in indigenous history, wildlife, and glorious, complete peace and quiet.

How long will you need?

Depending on your skill and available time, you can take a couple of hours or a whole morning or afternoon to play nine holes of golf at an east coast course.

To help plan your trip, check our travel times and driving distances and visit one, two or all of region’s scenic courses as you journey along the Great Eastern Drive.

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