Since the pandemic, international travel has been on the decline. Thankfully, experts see a recovery on the way during 2023.
If you’ve got the itch to travel, there are several countries you can visit, but very little compares to Australian cities. Australia has a diverse landscape with many cities spread over its continent, and its beauty is unparalleled.
If you plan on traveling there this year, you’ll need a list of cities to visit. This way, you can plan a wicked fun itinerary to have the holiday of a lifetime.
So, if you want to make the most of your travel, you’re reading the right article. Here are the ten best Australian cities you need to visit.
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1. Adelaide, South Australia
If traveling for cultural enlightenment is your thing, then one of the first Australian cities you’ll want to visit. There are several museums to visit in Adelaide, such as the South Australian Museum, Migration Museum, and MOD, an art museum to be noticed.
Alongside the cultural attractions, Adelaide is one of Australia’s wine best wine regions, boasting several vineyards you can visit. At the center of this city lies the Adelaide Hills, which produces some of the country’s best Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc wines.
2. Melbourne, Victoria
Next on our list of exciting Australian cities is another famous one: Melbourne. If you’re into seeing the arts or watching sports, this is your city. This city is located on the coast of Victoria and boasts vintage shopping, delicious coffees, street food, and local produce.
When you arrive in this beautiful coastal city, you can visit local craft breweries, arcades, museums, and markets. If you want to see national landmarks such as Federation Square or Parliament House, you can ride the local Circle Tram. This transportation is free of charge.
- Pro Tip: Don’t forget to visit Phillip Island to see the penguins
3. Perth, Western Australia
Another Australian city that boasts wine bars and markets, Perth is not to be overlooked in your travels to this country. While this city may be a little more isolated than others, there is still a lot to see and do. If you’re a fan of sandy beaches and surfing spots, you’ll love visiting Perth.
You can take several tours, for example, a boat cruise to see humpback whales, vineyard tours and tastings, and more. Most tours in Perth are a few hours, so you can go night-time stargazing in the Pinnacle Desert or take a wine-tasting day trip in Swan Valley.
4. Brisbane, Queensland
Brisbane is home to islands and beaches, amusement parks, promenades on the riverfront, and panoramic views of the city at sunset. If you love adventure and the outdoors, Brisbane is one of the Australian cities you must visit. There are countless activities here.
If adrenaline-pumping activities are what you’re after, climbing the Story Bridge is not to be experienced. Once you reach the top, you’re treated to the most spectacular views from heights that would make anyone’s legs weak. If you’re interested in more amazing vistas, then taking a hot air balloon ride is a Brisbane classic that should be right up your alley.
5. Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Moving away from adrenaline junkies to nature lovers and environment enthusiasts, Canberra must be on your list to visit. It boasts being a 100% renewable energy city and has dedicated a lot of land to nature parks. When visiting Canberra, you can see sights like Parliament House, the Australian War Memorial, and the National Gallery of Australia.
If you want to get out for a day trip, then neighboring Canberra are more than 100 vineyards which you can choose from. If you get as far as Gold Creek Village, you’ll be in for a treat with a visit to places like the Australian Reptile Center and National Dinosaur Museum.
6. Sydney, New South Wales
You can’t travel to Australia without visiting one of the most famous Australian cities ever. Sydney in New South Wales is a must-see with sites like the Sydney Opera House (designed in 1956 by Jørn Utzon), the Royal Botanical Gardens, and the Bondi Icebergs.
If you want to get your tan on, visiting any of Sydney’s spectacular beaches has to be on your itinerary. You can soak up the sun in beach towns like Bondi, Manly, or Coogie. If you enjoy a spot of shopping, then a visit to Sydney’s Oxford and Williams streets is not to be skipped.
7. Gold Coast, Queensland
Moving away from Sydney but keeping with the theme of sun and beaches, your next stop is Queenland’s Gold Coast city. Here you can dine at gourmet restaurants, party at megaclubs and bars, and suntan at some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
When you visit the Gold Coast, you can take a drive to see some national parks, the Gondwana Rainforest, and mountain villages. It’s also a family-friendly destination with many exciting things to do with the kids, like feeding a kangaroo at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.
8. Darwin, Northern Territory
Finally, another of the Australian cities we’re highlighting for your travel holiday is Darwin, which lies in the Northern Territory of Australia. Home to museums and art galleries, Darwin is a place to visit if you’re interested in aboriginal art in particular.
If you’re a street food lover, the city of Darwin has you covered with markets selling all types of local cuisine. If you enjoy aviation, then the Darwin Aviation Heritage Center is a must-see. Darwin is a city you can visit all year round and be treated to a warm vacation.
Which Australian Cities Will You Visit?
If you’re looking for an exciting destination to travel to this year, Australia must be on your list. You can choose between several amazing cities, from the beautiful Gold Coast to the infamous city of Sydney.
Choose activities like hot air balloon rides, hiking in national parks, and visiting mountain villages and art galleries when traveling to any of these Australian cities. You and your family won’t leave disappointed.
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