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City breaks in Australia

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The best cities to visit in Australia

There are many great reasons to visit Australia and its cities. On top of being modern and well-developed, they offer countless cultural highlights and unique attractions. You'll find world-class hotels, amazing dining, and many great day-trips within reach of all of Australia's best cities.

What makes Australia’s cities unique?

On the east coast, you will find Australia's two largest cities, the bustling metropolises of Sydney and Melbourne. Further north is tropical Darwin, a great base for exploring unique nature and wildlife. On the other side of the country to the west and south, you'll find Perth and Adelaide, where sublime beaches await.

The top cities in Australia to include in your trip itinerary

Australia's cities offer a range of climates, landscapes, and activities, from museums and fine dining to hiking and scuba diving. To discover the hidden charm of each city, having a local guide is indispensable. Evaneos works with local professional agents who will make sure you see the very best that the city has to offer.

  • Take in the harbor city of Sydney

    Also known as the Harbor City for its spectacular location around a sparkling blue harbor, Australia's largest city houses two of its most famous attractions, the Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, as well as some beautiful beaches, great restaurants and spectacular coastal walks.

  • Celebrate world culture in Melbourne

    One of the largest cities in Australia, Melbourne is a hotbed for culture of all varieties. The city offers the best in arts and entertainment, as well as being a dynamic melting pot of communities from all over the world and across many generations.

  • Explore vineyards and the sea in Adelaide

    Adelaide is a southern city that's known for being quiet and relaxed. A city of over 1 million people which feels more like a beachside town, enjoy the convenience of being in the city while visiting gorgeous sandy beaches and tranquil vineyards.

  • Discover the tropical north in Darwin

    Head to hot and steamy Darwin in the tropical north to experience a unique culture, as well as explore the epic Kakadu National Park.

  • Meet the local wildlife in Perth

    Across in the west, Perth offers visitors the opportunity to encounter amazing wildlife. You can also get up close and personal with unique native animals such as kangaroos, wallabies, and koalas.

Tips for planning a city break in Australia

Getting between different cities in Australia involves traveling long distances; this is an enormous country and unless you have a lot of time it is generally best to travel by plane. However, if you do have some time and would like a unique experience, there are some great train journeys available such as the Indian Pacific which runs from Sydney to Perth or the Ghan from Adelaide to Darwin. The best time to visit most cities is spring (September to November) or fall (March to May) as summer can get uncomfortably warm throughout Australia.

When to go in Australia?

You can visit Australia in any season, even if it is better choose the date of your departure according to the climate of the region visited. You can visit any region of Australia in spring and autumn: the climate there will be all the more pleasant. Summer, from December to February, is a very pleasant period in the south, and the winter climate is very pleasant in different regions. Check the climate of your specific destination before you leave.
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