Melbourne is famous for a number of things, not the least of which are its eclectic and numerous cafés, art houses and shops. In fact, people fly from interstate to spend the weekend shopping in Melbourne. That said, they are sports mad. No doubt you’ll get a few lessons in Aussie Rules football! It’s also one of the few places in the world that actually declares a public holiday for a horse race – the Melbourne Cup! Melbourne is also quite flat, so if you’re into cycling there are 670 kms of bike paths around the city alone.
Sydney is blessed with terrific weather for most of the year. Sometimes you can enjoy a beautiful sunny day with blue skies in the middle of winter. Set on a beautiful harbour and scenic waterways, a ferry ride is a fantastic way to see the sights. The beaches are world class and there are about 100 to choose from.
Within the heart of the city you’ll find Chinatown, shops, eateries, parks, the Botanical Gardens and many cultural centres. It’s easy to get around and you’re never too far away from a vibrant nightlife, and entertainment venues that cater to all different musical and artistic tastes.
The capital city of Queensland, known as the Sunshine State, Brisbane is a lively, cosmopolitan city nestled in the curves of the Brisbane River. A popular destination, not only for the endless sunny days (300 days per year is the average!) and laid-back vibe, Brisbane is the gateway to many of Australia’s most amazing sights; stunning beaches, beautiful parklands and pristine rainforests are all within easy reach.
Informally known as the Festival State, Adelaide is an artistic and cultural mecca. You’ll never be short of things to do with the Adelaide Festival, Adelaide Fringe and WOMADelaide just a few of the events that take place each year in Adelaide.
Mild winters, balmy summers and year-round blue skies mean there is plenty of opportunity to get out an explore the world famous local wine regions; the Barossa Valley, the Clare Valley and Adelaide Hills to name a few or take advantage of the numerous cafés, galleries and markets.