Planning A Trip To Australia? Here Are The Top Three Cities You Need To Visit

4 January 2017

When you plan a holiday to somewhere you're not already familiar with, knowing where to lay your hat can be the first issue to overcome. When the country you have in mind is exceptionally large, this only makes the whole process even more difficult! The initial prospect of setting up for your vacation in a cute little hamlet or a remote fishing village sure sounds good at first. But when you actually get there you may find that it is, in fact, a little too desolate for your liking. As much as vacations are, in many ways, all about relaxing, a little bit of culture and activity usually doesn't go amiss either. If you are the type of person that needs to be entertained at all time, or if you are going away with children, you may want to pick somewhere with a bit more hustle and bustle. The success of a trip to Australia, for example, can be defined by where you choose to stay. Thankfully, there are plenty of exciting cities at every corner of this huge island, so you can pick the one which best suits your needs.



Sydney


Ask the average person what they picture when they hear the word 'Australia' and the first thing they say will probably be 'Sydney Opera House'. Yes, this world famous structure sits in the harbour of possibly one of the most well-known cities in the whole country - if not the world. In fact, it is often perceived to actually be the capital of Australia, although the capital is actually the city of Canberra. So what exactly does Sydney hold, and why do so many tourists flood there? Firstly, it is a very metropolitan city. If you are looking for somewhere modern that oozes class and style, then Sydney is the place for you. It is home to the famous precinct of Darling Harbour, and also plays host to Bondi Beach, which you may have heard of. The city is a bustling, busy hub, with lots of high rise buildings and a great nightlife scene. So, if you want to be swept off your feet by city life, there's no better place to visit than Sydney.



Perth


Moving over to the Western side of the island we find Perth, the capital city of Western Australia. Although still a major city, it is quite different in comparison to Sydney. Firstly, it is much more isolated, so could be the perfect option for you if you are looking for a more relaxing vacation. It also features much greenery, as the Kings Park allows you to explore Australian bushland right from the center of the city. It is one of the biggest parks in the world and features a number of manicured gardens and cafes too. Perth is also quite a historic city, with the old area of Fremantle a popular destination for tourists. Explore the winding streets to find the best bars and coffee shops, something Fremantle is famous for. Another good thing about Perth is that you are spoilt for choice when it comes to beautiful places to stay. Make the most of the stunning coastline and stay a little further out of town in a place like Sorrento. You don't have to pass up luxury either - stay somewhere such as accommodation Hillarys Boat Harbour for a relaxing place to lay your head at the end of the day.



Darwin


At the Northern point of Australia, just across from East Timor and Singapore, lies the city of Darwin. If you are up for taking a walk on the wild side, then this place is perfect for you! Darwin is noted for its balmy weather and tropical climate - plus the animals and plant life such weather brings. Visit the stunning Litchfield National Park or the equally beautiful Nature's Way, where you may even be able to spot a saltwater crocodile. Darwin is also a city steeped in Aboriginal culture, so be sure to visit some of the museums and the many historical attractions. If you really want to see some of the most sacred sights, a visit to Darwin wouldn't be complete without visiting the famous 'Red Centre' - home of Ayers Rock. You can also spend some time visiting orphaned baby kangaroos at the Alice Springs Kangaroo Sanctuary, something not to be missed, especially if you are an animal lover. Just be sure to prepare well for your trip to Darwin, as you will need light airy clothing as well as sturdy shoes, if you are planning on seeing the local sights.

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