As 2016 comes to a close, it's a great time to consider where you want to go in the new year. And if white sand beaches and tropical flora and fauna sound like fun, then Australia has about a billion destinations to choose from.
Tourism Australia picked its top 10 favorite Instagrams featuring the country's beaches. If you've got the time in 2017, they'd make for a great itinerary.
Mission Beach offers the best access to the Great Barrier Reef. You can start looking at tours right now.
In the Margaret River region, Meelup is a postcard-perfect beach that's great for a picnic, a hike, or even a nap.
Cape Arid National Park
While making it to all 10 of these gorgeous beaches is ambitious, making it to one is a worthwhile goal for 2017. Whether it's the Great Barrier Reef or the Northern Territory, Australia is an enticing destination every year.