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Australia is a unique and diverse country in every way - in culture, population, climate, geography, and history. With it being highly urbanised with most of the population heavily concentrated along the eastern and south-eastern coasts. Multicultural and multiracial which is reflected in the country's food, lifestyle and cultural practices and experience - Australia has an important heritage from its indigenous people, which plays a defining role in the cultural landscape. This diversity of influences creates a cultural environment in Australia that is lively, energised, innovative and outward looking.
Top Places to Go In Australia
The first city that comes to everyone's mind when someone says Australia. Famous for its delicious cafe food and amazing coffee as well as the combination of art galleries, homegrown fashion and a packed sports calendar. Melbourne is renowned for its markets, which sell everything from local produce to arts and crafts and vintage fashion. Melbourne feels like a lifestyle revolution which is resulting in the transformation of docklands and older inner-city areas into brash new residential areas.
Top things to do in Melbourne includes the lush Royal bOtanic Gardens, the iconic landmark - Shrine of Remembrance , National Victoria Library for its beautiful architecture as well as ( but not limited to ) the Melbourne Zoo. If you have an extra day, Packist suggest indulging yourself in the breathtaking views of the lush landscapes by a hot air balloon flight during sunrise in Yarra Valley.
Being the third largest city in Australia, Brisbane is a river city making full use of its enviable environment. Other than being spoilt in choices for shopping, you will be enjoy having a walk in the rainforest or along the river, feeding dolphins at Tangalooma and even an evening dine in world class restaurants with a late night cruise.
Top things to do in Brisbane includes visiting the world's first and largest Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, where you can discover other Australian native animals as well. If you love the arts, have a visit to The Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art which holds a collection of historical, modern and contemporary art.
If you have an extra day, Packist suggest you visit the famous Australia Zoo — Home of the Crocodile Hunter! The legacy of Steve Irwin and his family, this conservation center aims to educate visitors about wildlife and help preserve endangered species for the future. Along the way, soak up scenic views of the Glass House Mountains and the pineapple farms that line Steve Irwin Way.
Perth is where nature and urban life exist in harmony. Capital of Western Australia State, you will enjoy the relaxing beach life, taste world class wines, the beautiful golden sunset, experience bush lands and enjoy fun activities all in one place. There’s plenty of free cultural inspiration to be found undercover too.
Top things to do while visiting would definitely have to be include Fremantle Market, Penguin Island, Swan River, Mulaloo Beach , Sand Dunes, Cohunu Koala Park, Wave Rock and of course the ever so beautiful Margaret River.
As the state capital of New South Wales and most populated city in Australia, it is not surprising that it is one of the most visited cities in the world. Given its favourable weather, rich European history, vibrant economy and diverse lifestyle option,it's also thriving restaurants and markets.
Top things to do in Sydney includes taking picturesque views of The Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. If you are a fan of the beach, then you should not miss the iconic surf beach, Bondi Beach. For leisure, take your time at Darling Harbour and The Rocks for your shopping spree and delicious meals. With over 340 species of animals, a visit to Toronga Zoo is a must!
Famous for its spectacular beach a place utterly dedicated to the sun - Gold Coast is a playground for some serious fun. One of the best places to surf ( and learn as well! ), Surfers Paradise offers beachside shopping, food ( fish and chips, anyone? ) as well as up and coming bars and clubs.
Top things to do in Gold Coast consists of visiting one the most famous marine mammal park in the world, Sea World Gold Coast, thrill movie related rides at Warner Bros Movie World, walking in Springbook National Park and Lamington National Park to name a few. If you have an extra day, Packist suggest to leave the crowds behind and go stargazing and wildlife watching in Mt Tamborine National Park’s eucalypt rainforest.
Did you know that Canberra is the capital city of Australia? It is also 100 years old! Canberra is one of the most beautiful, cleanest, secure and hospitable capital cities in the world. Among its attractions include; Australian War Memorial, Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, Parliament House, National Gallery of Australia, National Film and Sound Archive, National Capital Exhibition, and The Royal Australian Mint.
Canberra is home to some of the most elaborate national events including the National Folk Festival, Floriade (flower festival) and the Canberra Balloon Festival. One fact that I find necessary to mention before I conclude is that the Prime Minister's official residence is known as the 'The Lodge'.Your Australian tour will never be complete without visiting the capital. It is the best place to sample some of the Australian Aborigines culture. Canberra is certainly worth adding to your bucket list.
Top Travel Tips for Australia from Packist