By Carissa Hickok
When you think of Australia, you might imagine rugged terrain and endless oceans. The Great Barrier Reef likely comes to mind, as do tropical rainforests. But have you considered the cities of Australia that tend to make vacation bucket lists? It’s a new year, and it’s time to see new places. One thing is for sure - you won’t find another place on the planet that compares to Australia. Here, you will learn more information about some of the most popular cities for tourists. If you weren’t interested in visiting a place like Melbourne before, it is safe to say that you probably will be now. Check out some of Australia’s most happening cities!
Melbourne is the most populated city of Victoria, and it is the second most populated city of Australia (not to mention the capital). It is an appealing location to just about everyone – people who are interested in fine dining and bars will find just what they are looking for, and those who are looking for a sophisticated night out at the Arts Centre Melbourne will enjoy getting a taste of the performing arts while visiting. This is an area that is filled with style, culture and of course sports. Don’t forget to check out St. Kilda Beach while you’re visiting. There is so much to see and do within walking distance (or a quick cab ride). Melbourne is a hot spot for families, couples and even solo travelers.
Your trip just wouldn’t be complete without visiting Sydney. This is one of the biggest cities in Australia. There are many popular things to do here, for instance, catching a show at the Sydney Opera House tends to top the priority lists of travelers. If the water seems to call to you, then you might be interested in Massive Darling Harbour and Circular Quay port. While you’re here, don’t forget to go to the Skywalk, which will give you unparalleled views of the city. The superlative restaurants and charming beaches give Sydney an edge over other cities in Australia.
This is the capital of Western Australia. It offers the Perth Cultural Centre, where you can check out the ballet or opera. Of course, it has to be mentioned that absolutely beautiful beaches surround the city. Here, you will get the perfect blend of nature and city life. You have plenty of restaurants with world-class food, stirring bars, magnificent parks and even nearby islands like Rottnest Island. Kings Park, which is bigger in size than the renowned Central Park in NYC, offers majestic trees and lovely gardens. In Perth, you will also find art galleries, clothing stores and boutiques. What more could you want?
Australia has something for everyone, so it is no wonder that it is such a popular travel destination. Be sure to add some of these cities to your list of places to see – you definitely won’t be disappointed.
Carissa enjoys traveling so much that she left the corporate world to work as a freelancer, which allows her to up and go on a regular basis. She lives with her dachshund, Daphne in central Florida.