5 Best Towns in Australia (Starting with the letter ‘B’)

Craig and I have been talking a lot lately about the awesome content we want to create for you now that we’ve finished our road trip around Australia.

There is sooooo much we have to write, and still so much more to explore. South Australia, we’re looking at you. We’re kind of dripping out this content slowly as we don’t want to write our top lists and highlights and have South Australia absent.

One conversation we keep returning to is what our favourite towns in Australia are. We’re amazed every time we discuss it as they all tend to start with the letter B.

How cool is that? You can’t not share that in a post can you?

These places just grabbed our souls. They’re full of a lot of love and joyful memories. We call them our best because they are the ones we can’t stop talking about. We feel they have a certain kind of magic.

The B B B Best Towns in Australia are…

1. Broome, Western Australia

Mangrove Hotel - Broome, Western Australia
Oh the colours!

It’s just a soul love I have with this place. I guess that could be all one needs to say.

If I were to have a winter retreat home, it would be in Broome. Life would give me no other options but to chill into beach living, cafe bumming, early morning yoga, and sunset drinks down on Cable Beach.

Just swaying to the groove like the palm trees that line the street.

When I want a bit of action, I just jump in the Ford Territory and go bush in one of the most unique and beautiful regions of Australia: the Kimberley. Red dirt, gorges, waterfalls, swimming holes, iridescent blue ocean, and boab trees.

It’s just pure love.

Read posts on Broome:

2. Bright, Victoria

Feathertop Winery Bright (2)

Bright is just delightful! Australia’s own slice of alpine heaven.

We just love visiting this alpine high country region in Victoria. It’s the perfect place to getaway for families. We loved cycling around town and along the rail trail to cafes and wineries or spending the day swimming in the town river on a hot summer’s day.

Bright Brewery was an amazing place to unwind after. Refreshing summer cider in the beer garden overlooking the “best playground ever” for the kids.

Read posts on Bright:

3. Burleigh Heads, Queensland

Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Burleigh Heads is a great example of how towns can change with the vibrancy and spirit of those who move in.

We’ve visited here a couple of times and I was always a little ho-hum about it. I liked it, but I preferred Coolangatta on the Gold Coast. When we decided to end this road trip, we had a very strong calling to live in Burleigh.

We arrived and fell in love. Many locals, or newly locals, comment on how much it has changed over the past couple of years and has grown into this beautiful wholesome community. I’ve got a post coming soon sharing the reasons we love Burleigh.

But for a little insight now, it has the surfing culture, a vibrant outdoor lifestyle, an alternative scene, cool markets, awesome cafes with modern trends in food (almond milk in coffee is normal!), and a stunning National Park right on the beach. Burleigh’s my current bliss.

Read posts on Burleigh

4. Byron Bay, NSW

Sunset at Byron Bay, NSW, Australia

Byron Bay has always been a place of healing for the local Aboriginal people. You feel that energy when you first drive down from the hinterlands.

I think that energy is spreading all the way up to Burleigh now as I feel it intensely here and notice it popping up with different health and well-being services.

Byron is a little touristy now, which is possibly making the energy a little stale, but we still love it. It’s a great place to chill, there’s plenty to do with kids, the vibe is groovy, the food scene is great, the sunsets knock it out of the park, and the girls and I are in love with the Crystal Castle in the hinterlands.

Oh and don’t forget the Byron Bay Bluesfest! It’s where Ben Harper played just for Craig and I. #Ahhmemories. #highlightofmylife

Read posts on Byron:

5. Barossa Valley, South Australia

Beautiful gum trees in the Barossa Valley, South Australia

Okay, so we’re sneaking this one in as a region, rather than a town, but we felt we needed South Australia to have an appearance in our posts and really we absolutely loved the Barossa Valley (and Adelaide Hills region).

I knew it had some of the best wine in Australia, but I didn’t realise how great the food, scenery and people were also.

The Barossa has community warmth begging to wrap you up in memorable experiences and comforts that appeal to all of your senses. And I tell ya, I think they have the best damn gum trees in the country. I seriously think about them often.

Read posts on the Barossa

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Got any other B TOWNS in Australia you love? You can tell us your favourite even if they don’t start with a B. Don’t forget to say why so that others can learn to love them too.

17 thoughts on “5 Best Towns in Australia (Starting with the letter ‘B’)”

  1. Great post! The water is absolutely gorgeous Broome. I’ve never been to Austalia and I’d really like to go someday. Thanks for sharing your list!

  2. I also love your list. But can I ask why the letter ‘B’? Surely, there are other places in your country that is worth visiting but why limit the post to the letter?

    1. No we’ve got lots more posts to come highlighting Australia. We just thought this was fascinating that the towns we don’t stop talking about all start with B. Why not share that?

  3. They’re really the best ones or you’re forcing the letter ‘b’ in? Haha just joking. Thanks for the list. I’d love to visit Australia someday, it’s always on my bucket list.

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