The best cities in Australia to visit

If you’re heading down under you’ll want to make the most of your time in here and visit all the best cities in Australia. Here are my suggestions – these are recommendations of the best cities in Australia to visit that I would make to friends and family members. Where I haven’t visited the destination myself, I have looked at the experiences of other travel bloggers.

(Updated January 2020)

The best cities in Australia to visit

Melbourne

Melbourne is definitely one of the most popular cities in Australia and a great one for shopping whether it’s on Chapel Street, Richmond, the central city, the Southern Cross Mall or Docklands.

Grossi Florentino Cellar Bar on Bourke Street made the most delicious pancakes I’ve ever had, choosing from the row of amazing Italian restaurants on Lygon Street is also a must, and you should definitely visit the Crown Casino, view the city from the 88th floor Eureka Skydeck.

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If you are into cricket take a tour of the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on a non-game day.

There are many possibilities when it comes to day trips from Melbourne. If you want to see a Koala, book on a Go West Philip Island Day Tour, the highlights of which are watching little blue penguins make their way home, spotting Koala’s and wild wallabies and tasting local chocolates, wine and cheeses.

Adelaide

I haven’t visited Adelaide but I did book my parents a week there. Y Travel Blog have covered off what you should do there pretty thoroughly. I think a cruise down the river seeing crocodiles would be pretty cool!

Canberra

Did you know Canberra is Australia’s capital city? I’m betting most foreigners would think it was Melbourne or Sydney.  So the obvious thing to do would be a tour of Parliament. There’s also always a stack of other events on in Canberra so you’re bound to find something of interest.

Brisbane

Brisbane is my favourite city of Australia. Or you can grab a car and drive to the Gold Coast for beaches with golden sand and theme parks Movie World, Dreamworld, WetnWild and Sea World.

Sydney

Sydney is the largest city in Australia. I love it and can’t wait to go back. Walk around Darling Harbour, the Harbour Bridge, Botanic Gardens and Opera House areas, go to Bondi Beach and either stay put on it or walk to Bronte Beach.Get a ferry from Circular Quay to Taronga Zoo or Manly. Brilliant views of the city are visible if you look back at it.

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If you’re into shopping check out George Street and my personal favourites Topshop, Country Road, Sportsgirl and Myer.

Perth

Take advantage of the beaches in Perth to cool off during the hot summers. Scarborough Beach and City Beach are rated highly as is Sorrento Quay Boardwalk for entertaining kids with lots of things to see and do. Kings Park and Botanic Gardens (with over 13,000 species of Australian plants) look beautiful and are visited by millions every year, and Freemantle looks like a beautiful port city to explore.

Hobart

MONA , the Museum of Old and New Art is worth a visit. But if you’d rather be outside then jump on a yacht charter, take in the view from the summit of Mount Wellington and visit the Salamanca Market which takes place on a Saturday morning and sells fresh produce as well as crafts. I have plenty more ideas as to what to do in Hobart.

Have any questions about things you want to do in any of these places? I reckon they’re the best cities in Australia to visit if you get the chance.