Australian Cities with the Best

30 Jun 2022

Are you going to live in Australia to visit the largest island in the world? The country is located south of Indonesia and northwest of New Zealand. Australia invites you to discover the most beautiful destinations across the Australian states.

We have listed the Best Cities in Australia to help you find your ideal place according to what each city offers.

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Sydney

A trip to Sydney means discovering the splendid Port Jackson Bay, the historic districts of Darling Harbour, and The Rocks as far as the Opera House.

The Key Features:

  • The "symbolic" city is the first one that comes to mind when you think of Australia.
  • The city has 100 beautiful beaches! Surfing culture is omnipresent.
  • Nightlife and live music activities

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Capital City of New South Wales

  • Population: 4.34 million
  • Tourist Population: 12 million domestic and 4.1 million international visitors annually.
  • Climate: The climate of Sydney is oceanic subtropical, with mild winters and hot summers.

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The Best Outdoor Activity in Sydney

The Sydney Harbour Bridge- If you are not afraid of heights, it is an activity for you in Sydney! It will cost you more than 200$ per person during the day.

The Most Popular Museum in Sydney

Australian Museum - Discover the flora, fauna, minerals, fossils, and unique cultures of Australia and the Pacific. The entrance fee is free.

The Beach You Should Go in Sydney

Bondi Beach - One of the closest beaches to the center of Sydney (15 minutes).

The Hotels You Can Stay in Sydney

Devere Hotel Sydney - Contemporary hotel featuring plenty of outdoor cafes, trendy restaurants, and a great atmosphere. Price per person from 57 €

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney - The Four Seasons Hotel Sydney is located in Sydney Harbour, one of the country's most distinctive locations. Price per person from 160 €

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Best Instagram Photo Spot in Sydney

Sydney Opera House is one of Sydney's most Instagrammable locations and one of the city's most famous.

Things to Do in Sydney with Kids

Come face to face with kangaroos at Taronga Zoo - Kids will love the collection of over 4,000 animals here.

The Restaurant You Should Go in Sydney

Vue De Monde Melbourne - Australian gastronomy scene for nearly 20 years. Average Menu Price: $275-$310

Recommendation: Lamb roast is one of the most popular dishes in Australia. In Sydney, most restaurants, supermarkets, and bakeries provide meat pie, another delicious delicacy.

Getting around Sydney

Opal Card - A simple, fast method of paying for your public transportation.

Train: Peak hours are from 7:00 am to 9:00 am, but the cost of a trip is generally cheaper after these hours until 4:00 pm.

Bus - Sydney's public transportation system relies heavily on buses to link all parts of the city.

Light Rail: There are three primary lines in Sydney's fair rail system: Central Station to Dulwich Hill (L1), Quay to Randwick (L2), Kingsford (L3)

Ferries: Circular Quay offers ferry services to eight significant locations throughout Sydney Harbour.

Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport Transfer

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Melbourne

Melbourne, Australia's second-largest city and capital of the state of Victoria, is undoubtedly one of the most dynamic and enjoyable cities in the country.

The Key Features:

  • The most "European" city in the country and its cultural capital.
  • The city of art, fashion, and sports lovers.        

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Capital of Victoria, 2nd city of Australia after Sydney.

  • Population: about 4 million habitants.
  • Tourist Population: 39.5 million domestic and international visitors to Melbourne.
  • Climate: The weather in Melbourne can be very unpredictable. It is not uncommon to hear that the city can experience "four seasons in one day"!

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The Best Outdoor Activity in Melbourne

The Kokoda Track Memorial Walk (better known as the 1000 steps- Is a popular weekend activity in the heart of nature, only 45 minutes drive from Melbourne. Things to do in Melbourne

The Most Popular Museum in Melbourne

Melbourne Museum: There is a giant children's gallery with many sensory games, a garden with sandboxes, and water games. The Entrance Fee is $15

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The Beach You Should Go in Melbourne

St Kilda Beach - A good spot for water sports such as kitesurfing and paddling.

The Hotels You Can Stay in Melbourne

Batman's Hill on Collins - Located in the city's heart, the hotel enjoys an excellent position opposite Southern Cross Station. Price per person from 58 €

Clarion Suites Gateway - The hotel is superbly located on the banks of the Yarra River, in the heart of Melbourne's business district. Price per person from 95 €

Best Instagram Photo Spot in Melbourne

Eureka Tower Skydeck – Here is the best place to view the city from above and take a photo.

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The thing to Do in Melbourne with Kids

Legoland Discovery Center - LEGO enthusiasts will have plenty to do as they explore different themed areas in a huge indoor playground.

The Restaurant You Should Go in Melbourne

Chin chin - Perfect mix of flavors in quite creative plates! Menu Price: $36-70

Recommendation: Gozleme (Turkish gozleme and Greek souvlaki) are very popular in Sydney.

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Getting around Melbourne

Tram: Take advantage of the Melbourne city center's free tram zone. If your trip is within the free zone, you don't need to touch on or off with your myki card.

Metro: Melbourne's rail network consists of 17 lines and has been operated by the private company Metro Trains Melbourne since 2009.

The bus: To reach the city from Tullamarine, the country's second-largest airport after Sydney, or vice versa, many of you will need to take the Skybus.

Myki: Since the end of 2009, the City of Melbourne has been phasing in a new transport ticketing system, the Myki, to replace the Metcard. It is a reusable smart card.

Melbourne Tullamarine Airport Transfer

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Brisbane

Spend a few days vacationing in Brisbane, Queensland's capital and Australia's third-largest city.

The Key Features:

  • The atmosphere of both the vacation and the city (the world-class atmosphere of a medium-sized city).
  •  Close to the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast.

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Capital of Queensland, 3rd city of Australia.

  • Tourist Population: 1.06 million international visitors and over 6.4 million domestic visitors.
  • Population: + 2 million people
  • Climate: Brisbane, which lies on Australia's east coast, experiences humid subtropical weather. Summers are long, hot, and humid, while winters are short, calm, and wet.·  

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The Best Outdoor Activity in Brisbane

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary - Getting to know the wide variety of animals in the nation are just a few of the wildlife activities offered in the park.

The Most Popular Museum in Brisbane

The Brisbane Museum - It presents the city's history through various works, paintings, and sculptures. The entrance fee is Free.

The Beach You Should Go in Brisbane

Bongaree Beach - Nice beach with barbecue, tables, and benches, very calm sea for swimming with children or for fishing

The Hotels You Can Stay in Brisbane

Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane: It is close to all the city's attractions, shopping, restaurants, and lively bars. Price per person from 52 €

Hyatt Regency Brisbane: This comfortable hotel is just steps from the Crown Casino and the city's best restaurants, cafes, and art galleries. Price per person from 84 €

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Best Instagram Photo Spot in Brisbane

Mount Coot-Tha - Get a panoramic view of Brisbane and its surroundings, which is 15 km distant from Brisbane city.

The thing to Do in Brisbane with Kids

The cultural precinct is home to the excellent ScienCentreQueensland Museum, Queensland Art Gallery, and Gallery of Modern Art, with fun exhibitions for kids and plenty of hands-on activities.

The Restaurant You Should Go in Brisbane

Otto Ristorante: The Brisbane dining culture, where the cuisine is as excellent as the view, is authentic and exciting, thanks to OTTO. Average Menu Price: $160 for two people

Recommendation: Garlic bread is basically English, but Australians always eat it! If you don't already know what it is, it's a baguette filled with butter, lots of garlic, and parsley.

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Getting around Brisbane

It is advised that you get a TransLink Go Card if you want to use Brisbane's public transportation, which includes buses, trains, and ferries.

The Go Card (the equivalent of the Paris Navigo pass, for example) allows you to use public transport.

Good plan: After 8 trips per week, the other trips are 50% off until the following Monday!

Trains: Daily train services run from early morning until late at night.

Buses: The buses, or "BUZ," frequently run between 6 am and 11:30 pm.

Ferry: The slowest but most pleasant way to get around Brisbane.

Bicycle - The Go Card also allows you to rent bikes, like the Velib in France

Brisbane Airport Transfer

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Perth

Perth is the gateway to Western Australia and the capital. It is the ideal city to start your vacation.

The key features:

· The Mediterranean climate.

· The relaxed atmosphere and nightlife

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Capital of Western Australia, 4th largest city in Australia.

  • Population: 1.6 million
  • Tourist Population: 4 million domestic visitors and over 700,000 international visitors.
  • Climate: Perth has a warm Mediterranean climate with dry summers.

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The Best Outdoor Activity in Perth

Bell Tower - The world's most extensive set of ringing bells with its copper and glass bell tower and 18 bells.

The Most Popular Museum in Perth

WA Museum Boorla Bardip: Explore the past, present, and future of Perth, Western Australia, via education and interactive displays. The entrance fee is Free.

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The Beach You Should Go in Perth

Trigg Beach – Spacious beach surrounded by vegetation and rocks.

The Hotels You Can Stay in Perth

Comfort Inn and Suites Goodearth Perth: Located in East Perth, this hotel is minutes from the business district and the Swan River. Price per person from 60 €

Crown Metropol Perth: Located near the Crown Events and Conferences, this large luxury hotel is approximately 5 km from Perth city center and 15 minutes from several tourist attractions. Price per person from 116 €

Best Instagram Photo Spot in Perth

The Heart Reef - It is the most photographed reef in the Whitsundays. It is located in the Great Barrier Reef and is formed by corals.

The thing to Do in Perth with Kids

Take your kids to see the Dinosaurs Alive! Exhibit in Fremantle. Stegosaurus, T-Rex, Velociraptor, and many more come to life for the kids to enjoy!

The Restaurant You Should Go in Perth

Wildflower: A modern rooftop venue in Perth where native themes dominate the menu with a bounty of tasty foods. Average Menu Price: $168

Recommendation: The most well-known seafood in Western Australia is the Western rock lobster, usually referred to as crayfish. You can eat rock lobster directly off the boat in Cervantes.

Getting around Perth

The Bus: The city's bus network is very dense, but the hours of operation vary greatly depending on your area.

The Ferry: You can catch a ferry every 20 to 30 minutes from 6:50 am to 7:24 pm on weekdays and from 7:50 am to 7:24 pm on weekends.

Cat (Central Area Transit): CAT is the best way to get around the center... And it's free!

Perth Airport Transfer

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Adelaide

Adelaide, the capital of South Australia, is a dynamic city combining culture, art scene, and gastronomy. Traveling epicureans will appreciate its great culinary diversity and fine wines, as witnessed by Central Market or its gourmet restaurants

The key features:

· Easy access for a road trip: east or west, your choice!

· One of the best wine regions

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Capital of South Australia (South Australia)

  • Population: 1,3 million
  • Tourist Population: 2.6 million domestic visitors and 420,000 international visitors
  • Climate: Adelaide is a temperate, slightly Mediterranean city. Its climate encourages a relaxed lifestyle.

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The Best Outdoor Activity in Adelaide

Port River - Enjoy a guided kayak excursion in the Port River. After receiving instruction in kayaking from the experienced instructor, travel to the Garden Island Ships' Graveyard Maritime Heritage.

The Most Popular Museum in Adelaide

South Australian Museum - It exhibits the cultural and natural history of South Australia. The entrance fee is free.

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The Beach You Should Go in Adelaide

Henley - At Henley Beach, you can swim, boat, fish, play volleyball, walk a dog, or sunbathe on a wide sandy beach.

The Hotels You Can Stay in Adelaide

Majestic Minima Hotel - Located in the heart of cosmopolitan North Adelaide, this hotel is 3 km from the city center and only minutes from restaurants and stores. 

Price per person 39 €

Mayfair Hotel - Established in the heart of downtown, this 5* boutique hotel embodies luxury and elegance with a touch of glamour. 

Price per person from 98 €

Best Instagram Photo Spot in Adelaide

Pride Walk at Light Square - An Instagram hotspot in Adelaide is the rainbow-colored walkway within Light Square.

Things to Do in Adelaide with Kids

Adelaide Zoo - A beautiful place where you can see the animals closely. Numerous activities to discover the fauna more closely.

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The Restaurant You Should Go in Adelaide

Africa - One of the famous restaurants in town with aromas of Northern Africa, inspiring you to explore something delightfully uncharted. Average Menu Price: $85 per person.

Recommendation: The arancini rice balls and the mezze maniche are among the most popular dishes in Adelaide.

Getting around Adelaide

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Train: Excellent way to get to places of interest outside the city. All-day long, trains leave every 20 to 30 minutes.

Trams: Adelaide's city center and inner suburbs are served by a good tram service. The service is available from 7 am to midnight, every 10-15 minutes.

Buses: In the heart of Adelaide, there is a free City Connector bus service. The buses depart every 15-30 minutes, seven days a week.

Bicycle: Adelaide is considered the most bike-friendly city in the country.

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