Although it’s a sophisticated, cosmopolitan city with wonderful weather, beautiful beaches, many great bars, restaurants and cultural activities, Perth has a distinct lack of big city bustle. This is probably because of its remote location on Australia’s West Coast but also has a lot to do with the laid-back nature of its inhabitants. If you’re into chilling out in an easy-going, truly sublime part of the world, then Perth’s pristine parklands and beaches will have you feeling more relaxed than a Wallaby sleeping in the shade of a Bluegum tree.
Australia’s capital is instantly recognisable by the famous white sails of the Sydney Opera House, resting on its shores in proud splendour. This vibrant city offers an exciting blend of culture, cuisine, art, music, history and energy, making it one of the most popular travel destinations in the country. Cruise around the Sydney Harbour, visit the markets, take a meander down Oxford Street for restaurants, pubs and antique shops or swim in the famous Bondi Icebergs pool.
The cosmopolitan city of Melbourne is famous for its eclectic blend of cultures and influences, and offers a host of things to see and do. Highlights include the bustling Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne Cricket Grounds, taking a wine tour through Morningside Peninsula where vineyards and olive groves meet sea views, wandering the esplanade at St. Kilda beach or sampling the wide variety of cuisine at some of the city’s excellent restaurants.
Brisbane and the Gold coast
In Queensland on the East Coast of Australia, lies the Gold Coast. With two of Australia’s best National Parks on its doorstep, as well as amazing sand, surf and neon-drenched nightlife, it’s no wonder two million people flock there each year to let their hair down. Further North and slightly inland lies Brisbane – a sleek, cosmopolitan river city, complete with world-class art galleries, a booming live music scene and a fabulous café culture. Despite this Brisbane is down-to-earth and home to some of the friendliest locals in Australia.
Cairns and Port Douglas
With its infectious energy, lush tropical setting and proximity to the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns is the gateway to one of the world’s most popular dive sites. Situated on the North East coast, Cairns offer just about every conceivable outdoor activity including diving, snorkelling, cruising and even Bungee jumping before breakfast. Further up north is the sun-drenched millionaire’s playground of Port Douglas. Besides chic cafes and bars, flash restaurants and retail outlets, it’s also a great base to tour the Low Isles of the Great Barrier Reef.
Whitsunday Islands & The Great Barrier Reef
Whitsundays is located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, on the tropical coast of Queensland, A visit to the Whitsundays is a feast of the senses, surrounded by natural beauty, dotted with secluded beaches and friendly towns from which to explore. The World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven natural wonders of the world and home to tens of thousands of species of marine life and coral reefs.