Travel Guides

There are a lot of ways to check the weather in a destination and try to get a feel for a place before you get there and one of those which we have grown rather fond of is by looking up live Australian destination-based webcams.

Since webcams have become more popular over the years they having been popping up all over the world in some interesting places and we think some of the webcams in Australia really show off how beautiful our country is. We have found live webcams on the Great Barrier Reef, Sydney Harbor and even Cable Beach in Western Australia. There are also a lot of beaches covered since surfers often use them as a way to check out the waves before heading to the beach.

Some of the webcams are interactive which allows you to control the camera for a limited time, while others have 20 second delays even 20 minute image updates. Some have 1 – 5 minute viewing time limits but you can just refresh the page to start it again in most cases and you can still get a feel for the destinations by looking at the images. But there is nothing like going there so use these webcams to whet your appetite for traveling in Australia

Please note that some webcams may take a little while to load and may have advertising on them.

Queensland Webcams

As a tourist destination some of the more popular locations and activities have live webcams. Beaches from Port Douglas to the Gold Coast are covered although we have just selected a few of the more popular locations.

There were a few Great Barrier Reef webcams which were unreliable or slow to load, so we stuck with Hardy Reef as it is one of the better ones.

Street View cams :- Airlie Beach, Port Douglas.

Beach Views:- Four Mile Beach Port Douglas, Noosa, Palm Cove Cairns, Rainbow Beach and Surfers Paradise

Other webcams:- Hardy Reef, Noosa River, Skyrail Barron Falls and Skyrail Coastal View

QLD Webcam Map

Our Queensland Tour Picks

Skyrail cable car overlooking Barron Falls in flood

Skyrail return

Self drive to the Caravonica Skyrail station for a 9am or 11am departure. Glide over the rainforest canopy and stop at the two mid stations before arriving at Kuranda. Allow at least two and a half hours for the full Skyrail experience, plus time in Kuranda.

  • Self drive
  • Skyrail return
  • Upgrades available
  • Explore Kuranda

Plane landing on Beach at Fraser Island

Rainbow Bch & Fraser Is

Before you arrive at Fraser Island you will see so much on the way, view the Glasshouse Mountains, stop at Rainbow beach and then you travel along 75 Mile Beach! Fraser Is will not disappoint when you arrive, clear waters, forests, flora & fauna, history and more.

  • 75 Mile Beach
  • 4wd on Fraser Island
  • Swimming and Walking
  • Island Beauty

Handler and tiger at Australia Zoo

Australia Zoo - Ex Brisbane

Enjoy up to six hours at Steve Irwin's legacy Australia Zoo. Plenty of time to enjoy all the animal shows and wildlife attractions. get up close to, and learn more about the amazing wildlife from Australia and the rest of the world. Crikey, what a day!

  • Amazing crocodile show
  • Great Family Day
  • Entry fees included
  • Return coach to Brisbane

Turtle Spying on Boat in Whitsundays

Whitehaven Snorkelling

This tour is full of action, the rafts are fast and fun, and they go right up to the beach at Hill Inlet. This tour gives you additional snorkelling time, at two different locations, yet still leaves you with ample time to enjoy both Hill Inlet and Whitehaven beach.

  • Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet
  • Learn to snorkel
  • 2 Snorkel sites
  • Reef and Island walks and talks.

New South Wales Webcams

Many of New South Wales popular destinations are covered including the key places you would want to visit in Sydney.

Beach webcams are common at the more popular surf beaches and we found ones at either end of Bondi Beach.

Be careful as Sydney Harbour is a hive of activity and you can easily lose an hour of two watching the ferries come and go.

The camera on top of the YHA is a camera you can pan, tilt and zoom around the harbour.

Sydney Webcams - Bondi Beach, North Bondi Beach, Sydney Harbour  - this is a webcam you can control, Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House

Blue Mountains - Scenic World at Katoomba, another camera you can control.

NSW Webcam Map

Our New South Wales Tour Picks.

Sunrise at Blue Mountains

Best of the Blue Mountains

This is a small and intimate tour with a maximum of 14 people. Visit Featherdale Wildlife Park on your way to the Blue Mountains. See the three Sisters from Echo Point, Jamison Valley and Scenic World. There is even a secret lookout just waiting for you.

  • Great Viewing Locations
  • Small tour group
  • Scenic World
  • Featherdale Wildlife Park

Two Surfers catching a wave at Bondi Beach

Surf at Bondi

Imagine being able to say 'I surfed at Bondi Beach', your friends will be impressed. The talented instructors will have even the most novice surfer standing in no time. Your only problem will be not to be distracted by all the beauty of the beach and ocean around you.

  • Stand up in one lesson
  • Professional friendly instructors
  • Australia's most famous beach
  • 2 hour lesson

Tall Ship near Sydney Harbour Bridge

Tall Ship Experience

Experience the charms of sailing in another era with just the sound of the wind in the giant sails. At twilight the harbour starts to change and gets ready for the evening. On a perfect evening the lighting is magical as the harbour switches on her charm.

  • Live Music
  • Join to crew or just relax
  • Amazing harbour views
  • A bygone era

Climbing group on Sydney Harbour Bridge

Harbour Bridge Climb

For a spectacular view of the city, Sydney Harbour and her charms, climb the Sydney Harbour bridge. This is an experience not to be missed and a chance to learn about the history of this Sydney icon. It is much more like an easy walk than a difficult climb. Anyone can do it.

  • Amazing city views
  • Not rushed - time to enjoy
  • Easier than you imagine
  • Lifetime memories

Victorian Webcams

The 12 Apostles may not have their own webcam but with popular surf beaches along the Great Ocean Road there are plenty of webcams to pick from.

The Phillip Island webcam is another at a surfing beach and the docklands camera gives great views towards the city, it just takes a little while to load.

Beach Webcams - Apollo Bay, Lorne, Torquay and Phillip Island

Melbourne Webcams - Docklands

Victorian Webcam Map

Our Victorian Tour Picks

Sunset over the 12 Apostles

Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour

The 12 Apostles viewed at sunset is a vision that will remain with you forever, as the Golden Hour delivers you images to be proud of. You will also get to experience the delights of the Great Ocean Road.

  • Great surf beaches
  • 12 Apostles
  • Australian Wildlife
  • Ancient Rainforest

penguins coming up the beach

Phillip Island Eco Tour

You can't leave Melbourne without seeing the delightful penguins. Their parade is worth the wait! the other parts of this tour will not disappoint either, enjoy some great scenery and get acquainted with some Australian wildlife.

  • Magical Penguin Parade
  • Spectacular Phillip Island
  • Australian Wildlife
  • Optional extras

Sampling wines in a vineyard

Yarra Valley Wine Tour

if you want to visit this wonderful area and sample the wines, then this is the tour for you. they know all the best wineries, the surrounds, and the joy is they do all the driving so you can have that extra glass or two of wine as you go.

  • You relax, we drive
  • Beautiful Yarra Valley
  • Visit Top Wineries
  • Learn about the wines

Steam Train over a bridge

Puffing Billy and Wineries

Enjoy a day exploring the Yarra valley and Dandenong ranges via the historic Puffing Billy. Visit wineries and indulge in a traditional bush billy tea and a delicious lunch> this day or relaxation and exploration has it all.

  • Relive the Steam era
  • Yarra Valley Chocolates and Ice cream
  • Visit three wineries
  • lunch Included

Tasmanian Webcams

The Apple Isle is a little more remote so it is just Hobart that is covered, with a camera on Rose Bay College looking across the Derwent River.

 

Tasmanian Webcam Map

Our Tasmanian Tour Picks

View from Wineglass Bay Lookout

Wineglass Bay

Don't miss seeing this spectacular part of Tasmania, on this day tour to Freycinet National Park and the highlight of Wineglass Bay. On the way take in the sights of Swansea, Coles Bay and Oxford, as well as Cape Tourville Lighthouse in Sleepy Bay.

  • Wineglass Bay
  • Optional Hazards Bay walk
  • Small group
  • Honeymoon Bay

White Bennett's Wallaby

Bruny Island

Tour bruny Island with a born and bred local. they know and love this special place and are passionate about sharing it with the world. You can sample the local produce, learn all about the island, maybe spot a White Bennett's Wallaby and take a lighthouse tour.

  • Travel with a local
  • Sample local produce
  • Lighthouse tour
  • Small Group

People on top of mountain

Extended Cradle Mountain

Go walking in the 'Land of the Giatns' anomg some of the magnificent old trees. Visit cradle Mountain, Mt Fields National Park and the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park with optional cruises, flights and jet Boat rides. Your choice of two walks.

  • Mt Field's National Park
  • Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park
  • Cradle Mountain National Park
  • Choice of walks

Salamanca Markets

Salamanca & Port Arthur

This tour offers a contrast of the past and the future. Visit the Salamanca Markets where local producers and artisans show their wares. Next head down the Tasman Highway to Port Arthur, a beautiful place full of Australian convict history.

  • Salamanca Markets
  • Port Arthur
  • Cruise Carnarvon Bay
  • Saturdays only

Western Australia's Webcams

Just two webcams here to view, and again it is beaches that are covered.

The surf beach webcam at Margaret River and another webcam facing Cable Beach at Broome.

 

WA Webcam Map

Our Western Australian Tour Picks

A Quokka - Rottnest Island

Rottnest ex Fremantle

departing from fremantle this tour includes a guided coach tour as well as an interpretive walking tour. Learn about the unique flora and fauna including the Quokka and visit historic sites including the Rottnest Museum, Oliver Hill and Lomas Cottage.

  • Return transfers
  • 1.5 hr coach tour
  • Free time on Rottnest
  • Cute Quokkas

The friendly staff at Lancaster Estate Wines

Swan Valley Wineries

The best tour of the Swan Valley taking in all the region has to offer. You will experience small family run vineyards and wineries where the owners are often the winemakers and will happily share their wine making techniques. Includes a visit to a boutique brewery.

  • Visit 5 wineries
  • Sample around 45 wines
  • Chocolates and truffles
  • includes lunch

Pinnacles Desert

Pinnacles 4WD Adventure

Enjoy a day exploring the ancient Pinnacles in the Nambung National Park. With ample opportunity to enjoy the native flora and fauna and a guided tour at Caversham Wildlife Park before the Pinnacles and starting your thrilling 4WD and sand boarding adventure.

  • The Pinnacles
  • Wildlife Park
  • Sandboarding
  • Picnic Lunch

Couple checking out a Margaret River Wine

Margaret River Escape

Have three wonderful days exploring the Margaret River, so much more than just food wine and chocolate. See the Busselton jetty, Boranup Gallery, Mammoth Cave and cape leeuwin Lighthouse. In spring you will also go and see the Wildflowers.

  • 3 Days - 2 Nights
  • 4 Star Accommodation
  • Bunbury Dolphin Centre
  • Cowaramup Brewery