Not To Miss Cities Of Australia
One of the most popular countries to visit, Australia has a lot of bests. Start with the weather and carry on to natural scenery, wildlife, beaches, scuba diving and snorkeling only to name a few. With so many attractions spread over such a vast area, a discerning traveler may have to pick and choose destinations. Listed below are some of the cities of this vast continent that should not be missed.
Sydney Sydney with its sweeping harbour views and sun kissed beaches, Sydney could easily vie for the top spot on the world’s most beautiful city list. This city justifiably hosts millions of visitors every year. The average tourist is spoilt for choice when it comes to fine dining restaurants, shopping, wildlife and museum visits. The jewel in Sydney’s crown is still the world famous Opera House. Even if you’re not an opera fan, a visit to the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge to check out its unique design is mandatory. The best time to visit would be around the New Year so that you can witness its spectacular, over the top fireworks display.
Melbourne Melbourne is one of those cities that can be described as a melting pot of cultures. It has the largest population of Greeks outside of Greece as well as a smattering of Vietnamese, Lebanese, Chinese and Italian immigrants. With this varied ethnic influence, is it any wonder that the gastro choices Melbourne offers are wide and varied? You’ll have the opportunity to try out authentic Chinese, Thai, Middle Eastern, Vietnamese and Spanish grub. After indulging your taste buds, it is a good idea to take a round of Melbourne’s Central Business District, an open air shopping mall. For museum junkies, there’s the National Gallery of Victoria, The Immigration Museum and the Chinese Museum. When you’re done soaking up on art, there’s Melbourne’s nightlife that beckons. You can choose from a host of plays, musicals and shows or spend a merry evening in any of the numerous watering holes that dot the city.
Brisbane If youâ€™re a nature and wildlife fan, Brisbane is the place to be. Choose from the City Botanical Gardens, Dâ€™Aguilar National Park or Kangaroo Point Cliffs and cruise down the Brisbane River to catch a glimpse of koala bears at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Another highlight of the city is its nightlife. With its all year round pleasant weather, any time is a good time to hangout at the upbeat bars, cool cafes and lounges and live music clubs that dot Brisbane.
Cairns This tropical city is the only place in the world with two World Heritage Sites. Visit Cairns for the oldest rainforest on earth, the Wet Tropics Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef, the largest coral reef in the world. Enough said!
Hobart in Tasmania Tasmaniaâ€™s capital Hobart is famous for its picture postcard perfect harbour and colonial cottages than line its streets. A couple of days will be sufficient to cover what this city has to offer. Salamanca Place brims with cafes, restaurants, galleries and art studios and a vibrant market every Saturday.
Perth The sun capital of Australia, Perth offers the perfect locale to enjoy a glass of world-class wine sitting by the ocean, enjoying the sunset. Uniquely situated right next to the Swan River and string of beaches, Perth’s natural beauty is further enhanced by its natural bush land vegetation. To further appreciate the greenery, take a stroll down Kings Park - one of the biggest city parks in the world!! Don’t miss a visit to the Swan Bells, one of the world’s largest musical instruments and the Perth Mint, Australia’s oldest operating mint.
Australia travel guides will suggest that the best time to visit Australia are the summer months of January and February for the Southern states and April to August for Northern Australia. This is when the weather is at its best and the airfares at their lowest.
One of the most popular countries to visit, Australia has a lot of bests. Start with the weather and carry on to natural scenery, wildlife,...