By many regards, Australia is a fascinating travel destination everyone should have atop their travel bucket list. What other island on Earth is a country and a continent at the same time?
Except for that, Australia is a vibrant tourist destination with unique, mind-blowing cultural, natural, and animal attractions.
There is truly something for every visitor to enjoy. When you visit, here are 5 cities where you should stay.
Cairns is a popular city in Australia among nature lovers and beach goers. It’s also the perfect home base for visitors who want to explore the northern part of Queensland. Cairns has the only international airport in this region of Australia and the closest mainland access to the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. These two natural wonders are home to a diverse biosphere with endemic bird and marine species.
People come here to enjoy snorkeling, scuba diving or sailing excursions to Reef. They also come for sunbathing and relaxation on Palm Cove beach. Dry-land explorers delve into shops, restaurants and the local Tropical Zoo.
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Brisbane is ideal for visitors in Queensland looking to explore an attractive cityscape. The parks and the river banks attracts people looking from green spaces while the restaurants, bars and clubs entertain party-goers.
Brisbane is a modern global city with a long and rich past. It boasts a vibrant live music and art scene with plenty of sporting and cultural events taking place all year long. Above all, it is its world-class nightlife and subtropical climate that make Brisbane such an attractive city to visit in Australia.
Sydney is the most populous and multicultural city in Australia. This metropolis on the east coast attracts millions of tourists every year as well as new settlers. In fact more than a third of its population were born overseas.
A visitor to Sydney will enjoy the vibrant life of a booming city with beautiful attractions; from the marvelous Opera House to the many scenic harbors and pristine sandy beaches.
Melbourne has kept an authentic Victorian-style architecture that balances well with its modern culture and amenities. It is the place to experience the best of Aussie gastronomy and arts. Melbourne is home to many natural and man-made attractions worth visiting, from the Royal Botanical Gardens to the Eureka Skydeck and more.
Visitors cannot miss to experience the Great Ocean Road with its breathtaking views of the Victoria’s coastline. Its 200 miles of unobstructed vista would make for a fine road trip embellished with even finer dining and vantage spots along the ride.
Away from the coastal metropolises, Alice Springs offer a quaint Aussie experience. This charming town in the Outback of the Red Centre homes Aboriginal communities, caverns, and rustic desert landscapes.
Hikers and adventurers come here to see unique sights such as the impressive Ayers Rock, the Kings Canyon or the Olgas. No doubt Alice Springs would be a great destination for those looking to discover the authentic Australia.
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