Despite being one of the world’s least populated countries for its size, the Land Down Under has no shortage of terrific towns and magnificent municipalities, in which wayward travellers can hang about, adjourn, tarry, dawdle, linger or otherwise occupy their time in a meaningful or un-meaningful way. Young Thais and other globetrotters, regardless of their age all seem to be attracted to these favourite Australian cities like moths to a flame.
Sydney (New South Wales): which just so happens to be Australia’s number one travel destination, has been attracting millions of foreign visitor’s year in and year out. Perhaps it’s the Sydney Opera House or maybe the Sydney Harbor Bridge that have made this Aussie cultural landmark a must see stop for all travellers passing through the Southern Hemisphere. Or could it be the city’s’ well known hospitality or its reputation for accepting a diverse mix of ethnic expatriates. Then again it could be Sydney’s golden coastline or the nearby Blue Mountain range. Whether it’s the club scene, gourmet dining, sun-swept beaches or just the vibe of this buzzing metropolis, why not see its allure for yourself.
Melbourne (Victoria): is a city that somehow managed to seamlessly balance both the old and new. Along its thoroughfares you can’t help but notice ancient Victorian edifices like Flinders Street Station that harkens back to Oz’s gold rush days. And just a stone’s throw away you’ll spy a modern marvel of steel and glass scraping the sky, such as the Eureka Tower. Some of this city’s other great attractions include the Melbourne City Center, National Gallery of Victoria, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne, the Palace Theater, Melbourne and the nearby Yarra Valley wine region.
Brisbane (Queensland): is yet another of Australia’s thriving mega cities. Located in Queensland, Brisbane’s is perhaps best known for its comfortable weather all year round, not to mention its spectacular nightlife. In Brisbane there are night spots abound and they offer up something for every taste. Whether its cuisines of the world or pub grub, you’ll find a wide range of delicious fare on offer. Whatever you fancy in the way of evening entertainment from pubs, lounges, nightclubs and bars to live theatre, live music, comedy clubs, cabarets and casinos, Brisbane is a city that definitely takes its nightlife seriously.
Cairns (Queensland): is one of many free spirited coastal cities and probably Australia’s main gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. Cairns, up in the far north of Queensland offers up two of Australia’s great natural wonders … the Great Barrier Reef – the largest coral reef in the world and the 135 million year old, World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest. Due to its proximity to these two outdoor paradises, Cairns has become a perennial favourite for all nature lovers. The Great Barrier Reef has long been the Mecca for scuba diving enthusiasts from all across the globe. The Daintree Rainforest is one of the oldest on earth. It’s said to be the home to 30% of Australia’s frog, reptile and marsupial population, 18% of its birds and 65% of its bat and butterfly species.