The Best Cities In Australia For The First Time Visitor
The wide horizon, picturesque natural landscapes, lovely beaches and deserts make Australia a globally renowned tourist destination. Of the highly urbanized country, the big and buzzing cities in Australia make to the list of top places to visit. While domestic tourism is at peak in January, summers attract tourists in the southern Australia. The tropical delights are best visited in the dry winter months.
This oldest and most cosmopolitan city, Sydney is also known as the Harbor City of Australia. Set on miles long coastline, the city is brimming with culture, fashion, nature and much more. Any tour is incomplete without a visit to the Opera House and the Harbor Bridge, most iconic on the planet. The Darling Harbor is your one stop spot for all the activities, museums, some of the best restaurants in Sydney and of course shopping.
Some of the historical landmarks include the early settlements at The Rocks, Colonial buildings at the Parramatta. At last get wild while indulging in activities like whale watching, rainbow lorikeets, ibis, possums and the pride of Australia- Kangaroos.
When in Adelaide relish into boutique shopping, styled architecture, sandy beaches, arts, nightlife and the best of cafes. Go on day tours to wine regions of Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale and Clare Valley. Some other go to places includes the suburbs of Glenelg, German settlement of Handrof and the historic harbor at Port Adelaide.
Apart from this you can savor the breath-taking views of the city from the Montefiore Hill and the plains of the Adelaide from Adelaide Hills. Also there are many museums and national park that can embark you on a great Adelaide tour.
Filled with extensive shopping hubs, museums, theaters, parks and Victorian architecture, Melbourne forms the cultural capital and makes it one of the most visited cities in Australia. Here you can enjoy the panoramic city vistas from the Eureka Tower or enjoy the beautiful waterside setting as you go shopping or on a foodie delight. A tour to the Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens, a UNESCO world heritage site can be made available through the Museum. For the wildlife enthusiast in you, the outer Melbourne has a wide diversity to offer.
Sprawling along a flat coastal plain, Perth is the most isolated, laid back, quiet and safe capital city of Australia. Spring and autumn account for the best time to be in Perth. Post winter rainfall, the splendid bloom of wildflowers around Kings Park and the Avon Valley makes spring (particularly October / November) the best time of the year. Swan Valley, located close to the city is well-known amongst locals and tourists for the wine breweries.
Start your tour with some history of the city at the Museum of Brisbane followed by a visit to the St Stephen’s Cathedral and Albert St Uniting Church. A trip is incomplete without a tour to the world’s largest Koala Sanctuary at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Besides this you can indulge in activities like a Cruise on the Brisbane River, float over Brisbane in the hot-air balloon and much more.
It is a city loaded with museums like National Museum of Australia, galleries like National Portrait Gallery. Being surrounded by Mount Ainslie Red Hill Mount Pleasant and more gives the city great view points.
You can also take guided tours through the historic building of Blundell’s Cottage and Cal Thorpe’s House. Also recommended by locals is a scenic drive into the southern ACT or Go tobogganing in Corin Forest.
Whatever cities in Australia you chose to wander, something common amongst all are the museums, galleries and zoo. What sets them apart is the scenery they are set upon from the coastline to desert to the mountains.