Top Attractions in Australian Cities

Sydney

Australia is a vast country (the 6th largest in the world) and although it is the most populated country in Oceania it is one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world.  The interior of the country often referred to as the outback is mostly uninhabited and 90% of the population live in a handful of cities which are nearly all located on the beautiful coastal areas of the country.

The cities of Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne and Sydney are where most of the tourism is centred in Australia, so we have put together a list of the best attractions and places to see in and around these cities.  If you are heading to Australia in 2019 or 2020, these places may be of interest when planning your trip.

 

Adelaide

Known for its great food, festivals and fabulous beaches, Adelaide is the fifth largest cities in Australia.  Top attractions and places to visit in Adelaide are;

  • North Terrace
  • Adelaide Botanic Garden
  • Art Gallery of South Australia
  • South Australian Museum
  • State Library of South Australia
  • Adelaide Central Market
  • Glenelg beach
  • Adelaide Zoo
  • Cleland Wildlife Park

 

Flights to Adelaide from £580 | Adelaide holiday guide

 

Brisbane

Brisbane is the capital of Queensland and the 3rd largest city in Australia.  Venue for the commonwealth games in 1982 and dominated by the Brisbane River which flows through the centre it is a popular location for holidays in Australia.  Places of interest include;

  • Museum of Brisbane
  • Gallery of modern art
  • Brisbane powerhouse
  • Lone pine Koala sanctuary
  • Queensland cultural center
  • Mt Coot-tha reserve
  • Kangaroo Point
  • South Bank
  • Stradbroke Island
  • Paddle and Prawns on Brisbane River

 

Flights to Brisbane from £590 | Brisbane holiday guide

 

Melbourne

Melbourne is the 2nd largest city in Australia and a hugely popular destination for holidaymakers and Brits relocating in Australia.  Sports mad with lots of international sporting events taking place throughout the year there is lots to see and do in Melbourne.

  • Eureka Skydeck
  • St Kilda foreshore
  • Shrine of remembrance
  • Royal exhibition building
  • Hosier lane
  • Fitzroy garden
  • Federation square
  • Royal botanic garden
  • Dandenong ranges

 

Flights to Melbourne from £580 | Melbourne holiday guide

 

Perth

Perth is the capital of Western Australia and fastest growing city in the country.  Easy to get around and with plenty to do it is a hidden treasure across the country from most population centres.  Things to do in Perth include;

  • Perth Lunch Cruise including Fremantle Sightseeing Tram Tour
  • Enjoy Spectacular Views in Kings Park
  • Pinnacles Desert, Koalas and Sandboarding 4WD Day Tour from Perth
  • Margaret River, Caves, Wine and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse Tour from Perth
  • Get an Adrenalin Rush with Perth’s Adventure Activities
  • Rottnest Island Tour from Perth or Fremantle including Wildlife Cruise
  • Wave Rock, York, Wildflowers and Aboriginal Cultural Tour from Perth
  • Swan Valley Tour from Perth: Wine, Beer and Chocolate Tasting
  • Perth Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
  • Perth and Fremantle Tour with Optional Swan River Cruise
  • Rottnest Island Bike and Snorkel Tour from Perth or Fremantle including wildlife cruise

 

Flights to Perth from £495 | Perth holiday guide

 

Sydney

The most populous city, Sydney has world famous landmarks and attractions and is located on the world’s largest natural harbour. 

  • Bondi Beach
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Manly Beach
  • Art gallery of NSW
  • Sydney Harbour National Park
  • Royal botanical gardens
  • Watch huge swarms of flying foxes pass overhead at twilight
  • Red Baron Flying
  • Trekking and bushwalking
  • Surfing
  • Sea kayaking

 

Flights to Sydney from £580 | Sydney holiday guide

 

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