Cities In Australia
Australian cities are similar in infrastructure and safety but vary in size and geography. The populous cosmopolitan cities are known for its art and culture, while the smaller cities are attractive for its plethora of outdoor choices including surfing, sailing and fishing.
- Sydney. Sydney is Australia’s oldest and most populous city. It is the capital of New South Wales and is a city renowned for its beautiful harbor, which is home to the iconic Sydney Opera.
- Melbourne. It is the second largest city in Australia and the capital of Victoria. Its Central Business District (CBD) is known as the “Golden Mile,” as it spans one and a half mile long. The CBD is located north of the Yarra River, which divides the city into working class and affluent neighborhoods.
- Canberra. This is Australia’s capital and houses the Parliament, the High Court and a vast number of government agencies and national parks. Canberra is surrounded by the beautiful, but artificially made, Lake Burley Griffin.
- Brisbane. Brisbane is the capital of Queensland, a popular tourist destination. It is also Australia’s third largest city and is built around a river. Brisbane is only one hour from the Gold Coast in the south and one hour from the Sunshine Coast in the north.
- Gold Coast. This Australian coastal city is known for its beaches, high-rise buildings and big surfs. It is also home to one of the world’s highest residential blocks called Q1 or Queensland Number One, a skyscraper located in Surfers Paradise.
- Perth. Perth is a very multicultural city situated alongside the Swan River. Located in Western Australia, it enjoys a warm, sunny climate.
- Adelaide. The Torrens River divides this South Australian city into North and South Adelaide. It is a city known for its wine and WOMADelaide, a yearly international music festival.
- Darwin. It is a small but thriving metropolis whose main industries are mining and administration. Its tropical climate makes it a favorite destination for fishing enthusiasts, cyclists and sailors.
- Hobart. It is the capital of Tasmania, an Island State and the only one in Australia that is separated from the mainland. Hobart is a small city and one of the country's oldest capitals, second only to Sydney.
- Newcastle. Reached two hours by car from Sydney, Newcastle is located on a peninsula. Primarily an industrial city, it has also gained reputation through the years as a surfing town and hosts the annual Surfest competition.