Australia has the distinction of being the smallest continent and, at the same time, the sixth-largest county in the world by total area. The mainland of Australia is a large island, in fact, the world’s largest. The Commonwealth of Australia consists of the mainland, Tasmania Island, and many small islands. If you are someone who loves to get close to nature, then Australia is the place for you. Australia has something for everyone and provides a complete experience.
Underneath, we have listed seven Australian cities you should visit in 2020.
This city is the capital of Australia. As with the capital of any other country, the city offers something special for it to have that honor. It would be best if you did not give it a miss. This city is famous for its spectacular festivals. There are monuments that you can visit and take a tour down the lanes of history. You can enjoy immersing yourself in art in the well-known galleries. Enjoy gourmet cuisine and visit the local breweries. Shop to your heart’s content in the local craft markets. Explore the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve for your dose of flora and fauna. The Australian Alps, Uriarra Crossing, and the National Aquarium and Zoo are some of the other attractions that Canberra offers.
The moment people set their eyes on a picture of the Opera House, they identify it with Sydney. Apart from this most recognizable building, Sydney offers tempting beaches, a fantastic harbor, and many other tourist attractions. Sydney is the capital of New South Wales in Australia. This city is also the most populous in the country. You can enjoy a 360-degree view of the entire city as well as its suburbs from the outdoor platform of Sydney Tower. If you visit this city, you cannot miss the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Bondi Icebergs, Oxford and William Streets (for shopping), and the picturesque beaches. Sydney is also the oldest city and, therefore, rich in history and culture.
The capital city of the Australian state, Victoria, is famous for its cultural diversity. Melbourne also bears the title ‘Coffee Capital of the World.’ It has the best cafes and coffee in the world. The crime rates in this city are very low, and the public transport system is excellent. Melbourne is one of the safest cities in the world. It is for these reasons, it keeps receiving maximum votes as the best place to live.
The street art in Melbourne is captivating and a real feast for the eyes. In this city, you will be able to behold Flinders Street Station (opened in 1910), the Federation Square and the Melbourne Cricket Ground (sports-lovers take note!). Science aficionados will enjoy a tour of Scienceworks in this city. There are art galleries for those who appreciate art, museums for those who love history, a lively rock music scene for those into it, and botanical gardens for nature-lovers. Anyone and everyone can find something interesting to see or do according to their tastes in this city.
This beautiful cosmopolitan city is the capital of South Australia. It is also known as ’20 minute city’ because of the easy accessibility of its major attractions. The city planning, infrastructure, and transportation have made it possible to reach any of the significant spots of the city within 20 minutes. Adelaide has some of the best restaurants and beaches in Australia. You can also take a walking tour with guides to explore the rich Kaurna heritage of Adelaide. This city is dotted with parks for recreation and fitness purposes. You might even be able to enjoy a bit of dirt biking in this city. Adelaide is a city for those who love nature and history.
This capital city of the Australian state of Queensland is also its most populated. The climate of Brisbane is perfect almost throughout all the months of a year. It is close to many tourist spots in Queensland. You can take a trip aboard the CityCat and enjoy the spectacular views of the city. Brisbane also offers you opportunities to enjoy some outdoor cinema. It also offers many varied walking trails to suit the interests of different types of people. You can also go on a Great Barrier Reef Tour from Brisbane and explore the colors of marine life.
For the ones who can never have enough of the sun and sea, Gold Coast is the place to be. This coastal metropolis is in the Australian state of Queensland. In this city, you can feed the kangaroos with your hands and even hold the koalas. While in this city, it is a must to go to the viewing platform of the Q1 building and enjoy the spectacular view from there. Gold Coast also offers beautiful beaches like Main Beach, Miami Beach, and Surfer’s Paradise. There are plenty of opportunities for swimming, surfing, and basking in the sun. You can take a surfing lesson or two in one of the many surf schools. A site to behold is the Tallebudgera Creek with its sparkling blue water. Springbrook National Park that forms a part of the protected Gondwana forests, allows you to behold glow worms in a cave behind a waterfall. That sounds like something out of a fairytale, but it is a reality in the beautiful city of Gold Coast.
This city is the capital of the island of Tasmania. It is an old city, second only to Sydney on that term. It has, however, emerged as a modern city in recent times. The Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) is one of its top attractions. Just like Canberra, Hobart is also famous for its festivals and world-class cuisine. If you love adventures, scaling Mount Wellington might be an exciting prospect. An exceptional shopping experience is on offer on Saturdays at the Salamanca Market. Another attraction that you cannot and should not miss is the magnificent waterfront at Hobart. There are plenty of picturesque landscapes in and around this capital city of Tasmania.
Due to its unique wildlife and rich heritage, Australia is the best destination for the year 2020. The country ‘Down Under’ has all kinds of experiences on offer. It is time to plan your Australian vacation.