Australia, a unique country & most of our population is around the coastal areas, with major cities and population around urban regions. Though there is the underlying commonality of most Australia’s vibrant cities being modern, well maintained, clean, Green & with a variety of highlights, their unique attractions and experiences are to be experienced to be enjoyed.
Each city is distinct from the other but maintains its individual Australian flavor. Some city precincts such as The Rocks in Sydney, Brisbane’s South Bank and Perth’s funky central suburbs all have their own distinctive culture. Enjoy shopping at Adelaide’s Central Markets. Explore new regions, from Melbourne’s summer rooftops to Darwin’s revitalized waterfront and art precinct or Perth’s central business district and its boutique cuisine culture.
Enjoy the city waterways, botanic gardens and cultural and heritage attractions- totally a unique experience. Discover new destinations like Albany, Bunbury, Bundaberg, Glenelg etc. Do offer us an opportunity to showcase & explore our cities or use them as a base for your Australian adventure – for a once in a life time memorable experience.
Sydney, is not only a top Australian destination, but has been voted one of the TOP Cities on major Travel portals and travellers surveys as a Must city to visit, year after year.
Sydney is Australia’s most famous harbor city and the capital of New South Wales and one of the oldest European settlements in Australia. With so much on offer one can easily enjoy a Sydney holiday as a short stay or longer period and enjoy the attractions around Sydney Harbour, the city’s British style and European influenced architecture, the trendy beaches and inner-city precincts. Enjoy the day at the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains and the Six Foot Track bushwalk.
Enjoy the regional areas around Sydney, and there are lots of places to visit in New South Wales and scenic journeys you can undertake from Sydney. Drive the Pacific Coast Touring Route north to Brisbane past the Hunter Valley the popular wineries region, Port Stephens and bohemian Byron Bay. One may also travel to Melbourne driving past the pure white beaches of Jervis Bay & enjoying at the regional towns on the way. Sydney is famous for its beaches, the annual yatch race, the markets, the showboat dinner experience, the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge and its famous climb, and not to forget the opulent fireworks display to bring in the New Year, every year begins first from Sydney, for the world to watch and enjoy.
Things to do around & in Sydney
Apart from the various activities in Sydney city, the waterfront, Circular quay, The Olympic village & activities one can also soak up Sydney’s gorgeous harbour, seductive outdoor lifestyle and great natural beauty. Hire a kayak under the Sydney Harbour Bridge or visit the Opera House, or enjoy a ferry ride across the harbour to Manly. Learn to surf at Bondi Beach or swim in the calm waters of Coogee. Travel in time at the cobblestone cul-de-sacs of The Rocks or in the markets; enjoy the boutiques, cafes and pub culture of Paddington. View the world-famous harbour and more than dozens of sparkling beaches, Sydney offers a huge variety of multicultural and traditional fabulous food varieties from around the world, many regional yearly festivals and a city, one can enjoy 24-7 full of fun.
Sydney Harbour National Park
Beyond its historic landmark buildings and graceful architecture, Sydney Harbour National Park shelters secluded beaches, picturesque islands and rare pockets of native bushland and greenery. People can enjoy swims, family picnic and bushwalk along the spectacular foreshore or visit harbour islands on a ferry. Participate in sailing or kayaking, meet Aussie wildlife and discover ancient rock art and convict-built buildings. The harbour’s bays, parks and headlands are also natural features for some of Australia’s biggest events, from the world famous New Year’s Eve fireworks to the Annual Sydney to Hobart yacht race.
Bondi Beach probably Australia’s most famous beach and well-known worldwide attracting thousands of people on its beaches each day. The beach has been featured in many local and international movies and films, Television serials & in photo shoots with various countries media.
Bondi is a hot spot for beach enthusiasts they being from backpackers to billionaires, enjoying the golden sands of this wide, one-kilometre long city beach expanse to walk, laze around, jog, or just soak up the sun. Being so close to the city centre, Bondi Beach is one of Sydney’s busiest and most famous beaches. Year round one can enjoy activities on the beach.
Melbourne, the capital of Victoria State is a very multicultural and a vibrant hub of fashion style, sporting activities, local culture and fine dining. Melbourne’s cultural attractions, the Yarra River and St Kilda Beach are very famous. Enjoy Victoria’s attractions and the spectacular journeys you can take from here to surrounding areas. The Great Ocean Road to the Twelve Apostles and Victoria’s world-class surf beaches are very popular. Enjoy the challenge of the mountainous Great Alpine Walk or drive the Great Alpine Road through the Australian Alps and region of Gippsland.
From Melbourne, one can fly or take the ferry to Tasmania, drive the Pacific Coastal route to Sydney or along the Great Ocean Road to Adelaide, thus making Melbourne very central to these areas. Melbourne hosts many world-famous events, such as the Australian Grand Prix, the Australian Open Tennis, the Melbourne Cup Horse race etc.
Melbourne and Surrounds
This multicultural and busy metropolis is the financial capital of Australia with Sydney and is a maze of hidden laneways, opulent bars, exclusive dining restaurants and off-the-beaten-track boutiques. One can soak up its unique culture, the sporting grounds adrenalin rush, taste the cuisine, home to Australia’s sport of Cricket & Footy, the food and wine scene, dance till dawn or wander the parks and leafy boulevards in and around Melbourne. Visit Federation Square, the city’s landmark cultural space, and enjoy a sunset beer on the St Kilda promenade or marvel at the historic Flinders square railway station, shop till you drop on funky Brunswick Street or upmarket Chapel Street. Wander Southbank’s cafes, bistros and bars and get a world tour of cuisines in Carlton, Richmond and Fitzroy. Take an Aboriginal Heritage Walk through the Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy Dreamtime stories, historical facts and watch Cricket with a capacity crowd at the most famous Melbourne Cricket Ground.
The Australian Grand Prix
In Melbourne, Albert Park for four days in March is home to a huge adrenalin rush with world class car racing. The distinctive high pitch and roar of elite Formula One racing cars is heard across the city. At the purpose-built track, watch the world’s fastest drivers viz past you at high speeds of up to 300km an hour. Enjoy Australia’s V8 Supercars or check out luxury models such as Ferrari, Porsche, Lotus and many world famous brands at their rubber-burning best. Or you can enjoy a lap round the local bars, dance out your adrenalin at a local music festival or a rock concert in town. In March, Melbourne also hosts a whole range of other exciting events. Which means you can go from the city’s racetrack to its runways, restaurants and flowerbeds and be ensured of a great time.
The spectacular coastline
Victoria’s dramatic south-west coastline covers an incredible range of scenery & natural wonders to mesmerize the visitors. View the monster waves at the iconic surf spot of Bells Beach or just relax on the golden sands of Lorne. Enjoy a swim, a surf, or sea kayak or fish in Apollo Bay, or just soak up salty history in the charming old fishing village of Port Fairy. Families enjoy friendly swimming at Anglesea or the brave ones get wild and windswept on the Shipwreck Coast. The Twelve Apostles are Melbourne’s most iconic wonders. These craggy naturally formed limestone stacks rising majestically from the Southern Ocean and rising high as if to touch the skies, are sure to leave you spellbound.
Wild and wonderful nature
Victorian state also boasts of a variety of landscapes and climates, from rainforests and rivers to old volcanoes and rugged coastlines, the Great Ocean Road showcases nature at it most diverse and bold testament. In Great Otway National Park, enjoy the thundering waterfalls and sparkling gorges and walk through the tops of ancient mossy trees, a never to be forgotten experience. One may also be able to cruise through gorges and past spectacular caves at Cape Bridgewater. View the ancient limestone towers that seem to float in the ocean at the Bay of Islands. You may enjoy the deserted sandy beaches, thick forests and some of Australia’s highest sea-cliffs on the 91km Great Ocean Walk.
Gold Coast, Australia’s major population is living around the coast line & most cities having many attractions have people travelling there to enjoy Australian hospitality & fair play. Gold Coast is a modern city of glittering high-rise buildings, with superb beaches, including the world renowned ‘Surfers Paradise’.
Australia’s sixth largest city, and the second largest in the state of Queensland, the Gold Coast is where the ‘bikini’ was born. Boasting of endless stretches of pristine golden beaches, the famous international theme based entertainment parks, various designer boutiques, the many luxurious spa retreats, world-class golf courses, award-winning restaurants, the upmarket bars and lively nightclubs, all make Gold coast what it is – a world famous entertainment tourism precinct. Holding a series of festivals and events almost every month of the year showcasing some of Australia’s best sporting talents & enticing people to visit the state.
Enjoy surf lifesaving championship and tournament in action; or join Australia’s iron men and women the ‘Coolangatta Classic’ ocean swim; and watch the world’s best surfers compete at the Quicksilver and Roxy Pro.
Apart from the popular towns – the Gold Coast is also the gateway to some of Queensland’s best natural attractions. Whale-watch, island-hop and discover the area’s Aboriginal culture. Travel west you’ll find one of Australia’s most biologically diverse regions, the lush rainforest-cloaked hinterland which has the World Heritage-listed national parks such as Lamington, Border Ranges, Main Range and Nightcap amongst the popular ones.
Close from & near New South Wales border where you’ll find Coolangatta and Tweed Heads and the picturesque beauty of the Mt Warning National Park. Enjoy the drive- Great Sunshine Way to Brisbane, Fraser Island and Bundaberg; or the Pacific Coast Touring Route from Brisbane to Cairns, to enjoy some of the great natural treasures of the region.
Gold Coast and Surrounds
Gold coast region is world renowned for its surf culture, specially the huge waves off Broadbeach, or snorkel through a shipwreck off Main Beach or walk on the golden sand fringed by high rises in Surfers Paradise. Enjoy the thrilling virtual reality rides at Dreamworld, swim with dolphins at Sea World and watch movies being made at Warner Bros Movie World. Explore the waterfalls, rainforest, lookouts and scenic bushwalks of the lush Gold Coast hinterland. Shop till you drop in the various local art and craft markets, huge custom designed shopping malls and high-end boutiques & enjoy into the Gold Cost’s glitz, glamour and fun at its bars, nightclubs and events.
Catching Waves on the Gold Coast
Discover the best breaks or learn to surf in the surfing paradise. With 70 kilometres of sun-drenched beaches and four famous point breaks, it’s easy to note that the Gold Coast is home to a city called Surfers Paradise. Home to the international party destination, the Gold Coast boasts some of Australia’s best, most consistent surf waves and hosts many international surfing competitions.
Get your thrills in a theme park
For the family and travelers who want to enjoy a Swim with dolphins, feeding the seals or to meet polar bears at the Sea World, or enjoy the mysterious Bermuda Triangle or the thrilling Corkscrew rollercoaster to enjoy adrenalin rush. At Dreamworld, you can view the real actors & enjoy seeing how movies are being made, take a scenic helicopter flight or survive the huge tidal waves on the Wipeout. Ride through the rapids on a hollowed log or try the first Australian motorbike rollercoaster to throw you out of whack. At Warner Bros Movie World you can see movies being made, get your thrills on the stomach-dropping Lethal Weapon rollercoaster or end with a splash on the Wild West Falls Adventure Ride. Hit the giant wave pool in Wet ‘n’ Wild Water Park and explore a frozen forest in Frozen World. Meet hundreds of multicolored mountain parrots in Currumbin Sanctuary and kangaroos and emus in Fleays Wildlife Park.
Cairns, The gateway to Queensland’s tropical north, Cairns is a stylish city, which is also renowned for its relaxed, tropical climate and laid back ambience. With many islands, rainforests and reefs on its doorstep, in Cairns you enjoy a lot of activity like swimming, snorkeling, diving and also sail the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, so popular and a unique place on our planet. Immerse in the World Heritage Wet Tropics Rainforest, or take the scenic railway to the tranquil, butterfly-fringed village of Kuranda and cruise amongst variety of colorful parrots, platypus and fresh water crocodiles of the area.
Enjoy a stay in an eco-lodge in the Daintree Rainforest, the planet’s oldest surviving tropical rainforest, which the local Aboriginal people have named ‘Wawu-karrba’, or ‘healing of the spirit’. A cruise along the mangrove-lined Daintree River will reveal crocodiles and turtles in clear, sparkling streams. Take a walk along the aerial walkway or one of the many hiking trails to experience the extraordinary diversity of life to be found here. Travel north to the remote frontier of Cape Tribulation and connect with Aboriginal culture.
The Pacific Coast Touring Route from Cairns to the capital city of Brisbane travels through Townsville, Mackay, and Fraser Island, the world’s largest sand island & one can view many picturesque sights. Featuring many of Queensland’s greatest coastal landscapes, pristine islands and World Heritage-listed national parks along the way one is bound to be amazed by the sheer beauty of the place.
If you are seeking thrilling adventures, looking to connect with aboriginal experiences or simply want to immerse yourself in an exotic tropical rainforest, Cairns has it all within easy reach.
Cairns and Surrounds
From Cairns the islands, rainforest and reef of tropical North Queensland are all close by. Snorkel, dive or a day trip to the Great Barrier Reef – a World Heritage-listed spectacular coral islands and marine life. Enjoy the oceanfront energy of the Cairns Esplanade and enjoy the variety of the restaurants, shops and bars. Enjoy the white water rafting in the nearby rivers and travel the scenic railway to the tranquil, butterfly-fringed village of Kuranda.
Great Barrier Reef
You can swim, snorkel, dive and sail the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, a living masterpiece so large it can be visible from outer space also. Stretching for over 2,000 kilometers along the Queensland coast from the mainland towns of Port Douglas to Bundaberg. View the pristine, palm-fringed islands, and then explore the rainbow-coloured coral islands and marine life below.
Just 25 kilometers northwest of Cairns and surrounded by World Heritage-listed rainforest, the picturesque mountain retreat of Kuranda, is called the ‘Village in the Rainforest’. The Djabugay aboriginal people have lived in this region of Australia for over 10,000 years they have many stories to recall, and their luckily culture continues to thrive today so we are able to learn so much from them. They called the present Kuranda village Ngunbay, or place of the platypus.
Perth, Australia’s westernmost capital city, which sits on the Swan River, is framed by Indian Ocean beaches and 30 minutes from the capital is one of Australia’s oldest wines producing regions – Swan Valley vineyards. Perth is known also as the City of lights and is one of the world’s most isolated capital cities, a beautiful well maintained and clean city. Perth boasts of the Kings Park and the uncrowded beaches to the charming port of Fremantle and nearby Rottnest Island, Perth has it all.
There are a lot Western Australia destinations you can explore from Perth, which are not yet known to many travelers. You may drive south to the wineries, popular for the huge ferocious wind surf waves, millions of years old caves and old growth tall forests of Margaret River or north to Monkey Mia and Ningaloo Reef. Further north experience the vast outback landscapes of the Kimberley and historic gold rush towns such as Kalgoorlie, Coolgardie, etc Z& the vast iron rich Pilbara’s from where millions of tons of iron ore is shipped to Asian countries.
Perth and Surrounds
Cruise the Swan River past parks and skyscrapers to various famous vineyards in the Swan Valley or to the Perth Zoo in south Perth, close by. Visit Rottnest Island, where you can explore Aboriginal history, bike ride to secret beaches, snorkel in the clear waters and kayak to secluded bays. Feast on seafood and soak up the carnival atmosphere in historic Fremantle. Discover the lookouts, landscaped gardens and Aboriginal heritage of huge Kings Park. Swim, surf, fish, windsurf and sail on clean and uncrowded beaches such as Cottlesloe, Floreat or Scarborough.
The Indian Ocean Drive
Discover white beaches, coral reefs, salty fishing towns and rugged national parks on this spectacular journey along Western Australia’s Coral Coast. Head north to taste fresh crayfish in Jurien Bay or Geraldton and mouth-watering tropical fruits in Carnarvon. Detour to the Nambung National park to view the unique limestone formations called the Pinnacles, in the making for thousands of years. Swim with the huge whale sharks, dolphins, turtles, stingrays and other exotic fish species on Ningaloo Reef and four wheel drives through the canyons of nearby Cape Range National Park.
Get back to nature in Kings Park
One of the largest inner-city parks in the world, with terrific views of the Perth city, Swan River & the hills region with its own lakes, sculpted colorful gardens and picnic areas on the Bushland Nature Trail & display of colorful flowers. Take in spectacular views of the city, Swan River and Darling Ranges from a lookout on the Lotterywest Federation Walkway or from the top of the 15 metre high DNA Tower. Interested tourists may learn about bush survival skills, taste bush tucker and listen to stories of the Rainbow Serpent on a walk with a local Aboriginal guide. Explore the rich diversity of Western Australian wildflowers in the Botanic Garden which in the natural habitat in regional West Australia grow wild for thousands of kilometers each year seasonally. These 400 hectares of lush landscaped gardens are a short distance from Perth’s city business centre. Option to explore them bike riding, bushwalking or rollerblading, just enjoy the fresh air, birds singing and outdoor summer events under the summer skies.
Join the festival in Fremantle
Wander heritage-listed streets buzzing with busking musicians and magicians on weekends, or stroll winding alleys lined with art, heritage buildings and local culture. Browse the bustling weekend markets or head to High Street for designer fashion and Aboriginal crafts. Enjoy a coffee or Mediterranean cuisine on the lively ‘Cappuccino Strip’ or taste fresh Indian Ocean seafood at a restaurant on Fishing Boat Harbour. Visit the local micro-breweries or enjoy a pint in a historic pub or a boutique brewery. Listen to stories of prisoners and murderous mutineers on a torchlight tour of the famous Fremantle Prison, the state’s first jail, and view sections of the infamous 17th century Dutch Batavia shipwreck in the old Shipwreck Museum in Cliff Street. Cruise on the replica of the Leeuwin tall ship or sail to Carnac Island and spot seals, whales, dolphins. Enjoy a free Sunday concert at Fremantle Arts Centre or relax with a sunset picnic on South Beach or the Cottesloe beach.
Drive south past Geraldton to the crayfishing town of Leeman, where you can follow a vivid wildflower trail between the Brand Highway and Indian Ocean Drive. Nearby, explore the flora-rich bushland of Lesueur National Park and the large cave system of Stockyard Gully National Park. Travel through Greenhead and the beach paradise of Sandy Cape Recreational Park to Jurien Bay, home to more white beaches and coral reefs. Watch whales migrating along the coast before driving back through Cervantes. Take a scenic drive through Nambung National Park past the Pinnacles – thousands of ancient rock pillars rising from the desert like weathered tombstones. They are made up of shells, from a long-gone epoch when the sand here was beneath the sea. You might catch them at sunset – one of the most spectacular viewing times – before beginning the journey back to Perth.
Margaret River and South-west or North to Ningaloo
Follow the South-West, Goldfields and Beaches drive to Margaret River. Yuo9 may be able to swim with dolphins or dive a scuttled pirate ship in Bunbury. Spend the night in the whale-watching town of Dunsborough, on sparkling Geographe Bay. Drive through beachside Yallingup into Margaret River, where the various wineries are fringed by tall forests, underground caves and crashing surf beaches. Stock up on local gourmet produce, canoe through sun-speckled woodlands and ride the waves of Surfers Point. Further south, snorkel with stingrays in Hamelin Bay or look over two oceans from Augusta, one of the country’s most southern most points. Alternatively, drive north from Perth to Ningaloo Reef, where you can swim with the whale shark, the world’s largest fish, between April and June. Dive or snorkel with a huge range of tropical fish and coral. Visit the surfing town of Exmouth or idyllic Coral Bay. Four wheels drive in Cape Range National Park, where red rock gorges meet Ningaloo’s white beaches and turquoise seas, a world class never to be forgotten experience.
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