The 5 best cities in Australia to Visit
Australia has cities that often make it into the top list of the most livable cities in the world. I don’t know how those Aussies do it, but all their cities rank highly. I moved my Irish ass to Sydney for a year and loved every second, but Sydney is just the tip of the iceberg, check out the other great cities in Australia:
When we hear the word Sydney, we can never think of anything else than its iconic Opera house and Harbour Bridge located in Circular Quay, but there’s always more to Sydney than its iconic features. You can visit the botanic gardens or take a bus ride to visit Bondi for a day on the beach. Sydney is also the home for Taronga zoo, where you can see Australia’s unique wild life animals up close!
A planned city located several kilometres from the beach, Adelaide is the capital of South Australia. You can visit the suburban beaches of Henley and Glenelg which offer you the best views of the sunset (unreal!). The city centre of Adelaide it’s quite generic, despite the love that the locals have for it, but you can rent city bikes to get around and visit the nearby wine regions (the Clare valley, the Barrosa valley and Maclaren vale), be careful cycling back though!
Melbourne is one of my favorite cities in the world, the capital of the state of Victoria. You can find interesting architecture with a mix of modern and Victorian, it’s a haven for coffee drinkers with good coffee served in cafe’s throughout the city. Along the Yarra Riverbank, you can find excellent restaurants and bars. Also you can visit St Kilda, the old Melbourne gaol or do a day trip to see the Ocean Road, with so many flights to Melbourne, there’s just no excuse not to come. The thing I really love is that it’s super easy to get around the city, I used an awesome Melbourne car service when I was visiting.
The only real city on the Western seaboard, Perth is the capital city of Western Australia. Perth has a pleasant atmosphere, it can be quiet when you need it, or can bang until Dawn if you wanna cut loose. You can head to Rottnest or Penguin Island for a glimpse of its wildlife. There’s also some wine tasting if you visit Swan Valley. It can be expensive to fly to Perth if you’re not coming from Asia, so make sure to check flight promos and discounts if you’re heading here.
Brisbane is the capital of Queensland. A pleasant place to visit for a few days because its not as flashy as Sydney, it’s much more relaxed and they locals plan to keep it that way. The best way to see the city is from the water by riding the public commuter ferry. The rivers are omni-present, so head on over and see what this city can offer you.