Popular Cities In Australia

Popular Cities In Australia
Australia is a popular tourist destination, especially for British travellers. Fortunately, emigrants permanently moving to Australia don't have to rush to see the main cities and sites of this unique land. The country is home to a significant range of attractions and landmarks, with many located in or near the largest cities of the country.

Melbourne: the beautiful city of Melbourne is the capital of Victoria and home to some of Australia's most culturally significant attractions. The city is often regarded as the most livable metropolis in the country and the most exciting too. Tourists can shop in the CBD, visit historical sites like the Exhibition Centre, or take in a game of Aussie Rules when visiting Melbourne.

Melbourne is the gateway to Victoria, which boasts some amazing attractions, including Great Ocean Road, Twelve Apostles, Bells Beach, Dandenong Ranges, and Mt. Buller Ski Resort.

Sydney: a stunning global city, Sydney is the most iconic destination in Australia. Home to the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Opera House, the Rocks, Taronga Zoo, and fantastic shopping delights in the city centre, Sydney is not to be missed. From the city, head a few hours to the west and experience the serenity of the Blue Mountains.

Brisbane: the capital city of Queensland is the centre of the 'Great Southeast' (of Queensland that is). Brisbane sits on a beautiful river, and contains a bustling modern city centre. The Australia Zoo is just 45 minutes north, close to the Sunshine Coast. Just across the bay from Brisbane is Moreton Island – an large National Park. It is less than two hours by ferry.

Gold Coast: this is the centre of Australia's beach tourism. The Gold Coast is renowned for its high-rise hotels, fabulous shopping strip, and golden beaches. The most popular beaches along the coast include Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach, Burleigh and Kirra. However, just to the west of the Gold Coast are the majestic mountains of the Dividing Ranges, including Mount Tamborine.

Cairns: known as the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns has been in a 'battle' with Townsville for years to be the unofficial capital of Far North Queensland. The city is also close to the breathtaking Daintree Rainforest. A large casino and various five-star resorts are located in the city too.

Perth: the western capital of Australia, Perth, is a sunny holiday destination that prides itself on tourism. It is only a short distance from a selection of Western Australia's most renowned surfing spots. The picturesque Swan River meanders through the city, offering cruises and ferry transport for commuters and tourists.

Alice Springs: capital of the amazing Red Centre, Alice Springs can be reached via the Adelaide to Darwin train, or via Qantas Link air service. Sites such as the Bungle Bungles and Uluru (Ayres Rock) are only a short trip from Alice Springs.