Major Cities in Australia

Sydney

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Canberra

Canberra is the capital of the Australian Capital Territory, and federal capital of Australia. Its population is about 300,000. In area it is 80km north/south and about 30km wide.

Canberra was first settled by Europeans in 1824. Being almost equal distance between rivals Sydney and Melbourne, in 1908 the site was diplomatically selected as the national capital, together with the surrounding area, as the Australian Capital Territory. The name Canberra was selected in 1913 from an Aboriginal word meaning ‘meeting place’.

Following an international competition American architect, Walter Burley Griffin, was chosen to design the city. His plan envisaged a garden city for about 25,000 people.

Construction began in 1913, but because of political squabbling and the effects of World War I, it was only in 1927 that the provisional parliament building was officially opened.

In 1963 the Molonglo River was dammed to form Lake Burley Griffin, an artificial lake 11km wide, named after the architect. It is now the centrepiece of modern Canberra. It also provides facilities for sailing, rowing, fishing and swimming.

Melbourne

Melbourne Australia has little in common with some of Australia’s other major cities, which started as prison settlements. A group of European settlers formed Melbourne when they broke away form New South Wales to start their own city. Rather then the hackneyed trails slashed through the brush, as in Sydney, the city of Melbourne Australia was carefully planned from the beginning. Travelers will find the Melbourne of today well organized, with plenty of room for parks and aptly named roads. In fact, the original grid for the city was laid out in 1837, and, while Melbourne has certainly expanded since that time, the general blueprint remains consistent.

Melbourne is a fully modern city, with plenty to see and do. Melbourne tourist attractions include scores of both quaint and classy bars, as well as tasty restaurants with cuisine from around the world. One of the most popular places to visit in Melbourne is Melbourne Central.

Traveling through Melbourne, a walking or bus tour is also a great idea. Melbourne is home to quite a range of historical Victorian architecture, as well as the St James Old Cathedral, which is a popular Melbourne tourist attractions worth touring if you are in the area.

No matter how much time you have to spend in Melbourne Australia, the city is one of Australia’s finest, and offers a great chance to tour, relax, or take in some great entertainment.

Gold Coast

With its pristine beaches, World Heritage-listed rainforests, hidden green valleys and brilliant tourist attractions, the Gold Coast is Australia’s favourite holiday destination and an amazing place which over 500,000 people call home.

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Perth

Perth is a unique, vibrant, fascinating Australian city, known to be one of the most isolated of the world.

Perth is also acknowledged to combine a cosmopolitan environment with a relaxed lifestyle.

Privileged with a warm, sunny climate, Perth is located only minutes away from the stunning Indian Ocean coast, with sandy beaches, ideal to enjoy of exciting outdoor activities.

Surrounded by the spectacular and exotic Australian nature -beaches, islands, rivers, hills and vineyards- this historic city also holds diverse cultural events and many entertainment attractions.

With a growing economy, the Perth Central Business District is the hearth of the Perth’s commercial activity, a modern area with many shopping centers, restaurants and cafes ideal for tourists.

Adelaide

Festivals and food. Arts and culture. Shopping and sports. This is Adelaide – the city where there’s always something on.Whether you want to party or relax, South Australia’s capital has it all. With spacious boulevards and vibrant inner-city districts, sophisticated architecture and lush gardens, it’s the perfect venue for all sorts of activities – big or small.You might want to immerse yourself in the culture of the city’s North Terrace, with its museums and libraries. You might want to indulge in retail therapy at Rundle Mall, or sample the variety of tastes on offer at the famed Adelaide Central Market.

You might prefer to follow in the footsteps of sporting champions at the world-famous Adelaide Oval. Or enjoy a retreat to the cosmopolitan seaside suburbs of Glenelg and Brighton.

In Adelaide, there is a brilliant blend of things to see and do. All you have to do is choose.

Geelong

Geelong, located on the shores of Corio Bay, is the largest regional city of Victoria, Australia. Geelong is just at 75 kilometers southwest of Melbourne. Surrounded many kilometres by developed farmland, Geelong is noted for its many wineries and nearby surf beaches along the Great Ocean Road. The city delivers picturesque waterfront, parks, gardens, beaches, great dining and plenty of shopping. Geelong is home to vast number of pubs, nightclubs, and live music venues. Some of the famous tourist attractions in Geelong include Shipwreck Coast, Bellarine Peninsula, Ford discovery center, Geelong Art gallery, and Botanic gardens. Hotels in Geelong avails fine range of accommodations to its visitors. AsiaRooms provide detailed information on good selection of Geelong hotels in Australia. We also make online reservations for these hotels at special discounted rates. So look no further! Avail best hotels deal with AsiaRooms now.