Pacific Ocean, Sydney, Australia

 

The Pacific Ocean was originally named by Portuguese explorer, Ferdinand Magellan. At the tail end of 1519, Magellan and his fleet (Trinidad, Concepcion, San Antonio, Victoria, and Santiago) coming

from South America, came upon this vast, peaceful stretch of water

and subsequently named it the Pacific Ocean, which means “peaceful”.

 

Encompassing more than a third of the Earth’s surface and more than

half of its water, the Pacific Ocean is the largest ocean in the world.

30,000 islands are in the Pacific Ocean, and the largest land mass this ocean touches is that of the continent of Australia. In Sydney, Australia, the Pacific Ocean hits the shoreline from the northeast. The beaches here are sandy and fine with headlands made o

f sandstone.

 

The most well known beaches facing the Pacific Ocean is Whitsunday Islands it is Consists of 74 islands, White sand beaches, Warm, clear green waters and Great view of islands scattered around.

Pacific Ocean, Sydney, AU

 

Ideal for:

  • Fishing

  • Sailing

  • Whale watching

  • Picnics

  • Abundant in tropical forests.

  • No hotels or dining venues but camping on the beach itself is allowed (with permit).

  • Home to plenty of jellyfish

Fraser Island’s Lake McKenzie

  • White, stone-free sands.

  • Clear and fresh water for swimming.

  • Warm weather.

  • Natural environment.

  • One of the best beaches in Sydney.

Palm Beach

  • Called “Summer Bay” in Australia’s popular TV series “Home and Away”.

  • Much like the Palm Beach in the United States, it is also the playground of Australia’s wealthiest and most famous.

  • Has an ocean pool with some parts deep enough for swimming and some parts shallow enough for kids to play in.

Activities:

  • Surfing

  • Canoeing

  • Kayaking

  • Jogging

  • Backpacking

  • Ball games

  • Bush walking

  • Walking up sandy hills

In late 2007, a strange phenomenon occurred off the northern shores of Sydney. Water from the Pacific Ocean suddenly became foamy, like a steaming cup of cappuccino. The foam was as light as bubbles and would float away when blown off one’s hand.


Scientists conclude that this unusual occurrence was a combination of:

  • Salts

  • Chemicals

  • Dead Plants

  • Decomposed Fish

  • Excretions from Seaweed

Apparently, the motion of the waves acted like a very large blender and churned all these elements together and formed the foam. This may be a

warning from Mother Nature herself. Scientists are not sure.