The land of Kangaroos; this is how Australia is better known as. Australia is not just a country but also a continent. Australia has been endowed by the beauties of nature. Beautiful beaches, picturesque landscapes, mystique mountains, unique wildlife and some of the most metropolitan cities; Australia has it all. It is a major tourist attraction and is visited by thousands of tourists from all over the world. Here is an explanation of some of the major cities of Australia:
Each year, millions of tourists visit Sydney, making it the top tourist destination of Australia. Sydney is located on the south-east coast of the Tasman Sea and is the largest city in Australia.
While there are several famous places in Sydney, the Sydney Opera House is the most popular of them all. In fact the Sydney Opera House has become a landmark for Sydney as it is visited by tourists who are not so interested in the opera. Cultural and fun are at the helm of Sydney. While on the one hand, there are umpteen historical buildings depicting the culture and heritage of Australia, on the other hand there are pristine beaches, theme parks and other sources of entertainment.
The major tourist attractions in Sydney include the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Tower, Historic Fort, Bridge Climb, Watsons Bay, Museum of Sydney, Darling Harbour, Taronga Zoo, Sydney Wildlife World, Sydney Aquarium and the pristine beaches including Manly Beach and Bondi Beach.
Located in Queensland, Brisbane is among the top cities of Australia. Brisbane is known for its hospitality, cleanliness and security. The city has well established facilities for tourists and you can find accommodation right from the budget hotels to the five-star category of hotels. Brisbane in a short duration has shot up as a tourist destination and is visited by several tourists all year round. Having blissfully comfortable weather throughout the year, Brisbane caters to the several tourists coming here from different countries. Catering to these tourists are the numerous restaurants, cafes, eateries and hotels serving multi-cuisines.
The major attractions of Brisbane include historical structures and museums. The South Bank Parklands is also a popular tourist spot in Brisbane.
Located in North Queensland is a tourists’ paradise. Having being bestowed with nature’s best, Cairns boasts the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. The Great Barrier Reef, which stretches along the Queensland coast for almost 35 million hectares, is the largest coral reef in the world. Tourists can enjoy snorkeling, scuba diving or just strolling around.
The Daintree Rainforests is a world heritage site and is more than 135 million years old. Other attractions here include Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, Cape Tribulation, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, and Rainforestation National Park.
The capital of the state of Victoria, is amongst the liveliest of the cities in Australia. This is a city, which is a very good amalgamation of cultural mix. While on the one side there are modern looks and amenities, on the other side there are buildings built in the ancient Victorian style and culture.
There are numerous tourist attractions in Melbourne. These include the Sovereign Hill at Ballarat, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Swanston Street, which has buildings from the Victorian era, and the various shopping and eating points situated at the quay and Federation Square. Although the weather in Melbourne is slightly unpredictable, the people of Melbourne enjoy outdoor activities.
Among the activities and attractions to see in Australia’s top cities, there are also a number of other great locations and attractions to see outside of Australia’s main cities.