Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Cities to visit in Australia outside the capital

As a vast country with much diversity, Australia is home to some exciting cities, each very different in terms of its atmosphere and unique appeal. Each city has its own history, culture and attractions and the huge variety is partly thanks to the distance between some of the cities, which gives them an independent and distinctive appeal.

Despite being Australia's capital city, Canberra is often surprisingly overlooked despite being home to a whole host of brilliant attractions, as well as being very picturesque with some stunning landscapes on offer. However, regardless of its beauty, Canberra is just one of Australia's great cities and some others deserve a mention too. If you’re thinking of going to Australia for your next holiday, compare prices on flights to Australia here: http://www.cheapflights.co.uk/Australia/ to find the latest offers on flights.

Melbourne

The capital of the state of Victoria, Melbourne is a quirky modern city with plenty of charm. Boasting a thriving caff culture and a dynamic arts scene, the city is rightly very popular and home to many bohemian characters enjoying its relaxed pace of life. There's plenty to see and do including visiting museums and art galleries or taking a trip along the Great Ocean Road to get a feel for this fine city and all it has to offer.

Perth

One of the world's most isolated cities, Perth is the capital of Western Australia and also Australia's fourth biggest city despite its remoteness. On the brink of glorious coastline, the city is well-developed despite its unusual location and offers plenty to see and do including visiting the tranquil Swan River or seeing the native wildlife at the aptly named Penguin Islan

Adelaide

An ideal base for beach lovers and outdoor enthusiasts, Adelaide is a purpose built city in good proximity of the gorgeous Henley Beach. Visitors can get around this small and compact city easily by bicycle and are invited to enjoy its laidback appeal, perhaps whilst incorporating a trip to the nearby wine regions including the Clare Valley and Barossa Valley.

Brisbane

Ideally located for easy access to the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast's terrific beaches, Brisbane is a great place from which to indulge in some water sports like surfing and sailing or simply to relax and enjoy the sun. The city itself has many interesting districts and is a good place to experience impressive architecture like St. Stephen's Church or to see the stars at the fantastic Planetarium.

Sydney

Attracting the majority of Australia's international focus, Sydney is a popular choice, partly because of its world famous sights like the iconic Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, which have graced many a photograph over the years. The Botanic Gardens are also a pleasant diversion as is the option of taking a trip to that other world famous Australian place, Bondi Beach.

With so many incredible cities on one continent it would be impossible to mention them all. However, much of it comes down to personal preference and the kind of activities one enjoys. With many of the cities offering easy access to the incredible surrounding countryside, there really is a world-class city to appeal to everyone.

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