Both Australia and New Zealand are real tourism hot-spots and popular destinations for travellers from Asia, Northern America and Europe. Cities like Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Cairns in Australia, or Auckland and Wellington in New Zealand form part of many bucket lists. Our info and reviews of hotels, tours and activities in those cities will help you put together a healthy, enjoyable city trip to Oceania.
Recommended City Destinations in Oceania:
City Destination Brisbane
Brisbane, capital of Queensland, Australia’s ‘Sunshine State’, is a big, modern city set on the Brisbane River. Clustered in its South Bank cultural precinct are institutions including Queensland Museum and Sciencentre, with noted interactive exhibitions, and Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, among Australia’s major contemporary art museums. Looming over the city is Mt. Coot-tha, site of sprawling Brisbane Botanic Gardens, with panoramic views from its summit.
City Destination Sydney, Australia
There is no place in the world like the magnificent harbour city of Sydney, Australia. Great natural beauty, a warm and sunny climate and its international air make Sydney one of the world’s most pleasant cities to visit. Situated in the south-east of the ‘red continent’ this city is not only Australia’s largest but also one with a seductive laid-back outdoor lifestyle and famous for its friendly and energetic people.
City Destination Melbourne, Australia
To many, Melbourne is Australia’s most European city and it certainly knows how to charm visitors with abundant cafés and restaurants, a refreshing mix of Asian and European styles and tastes. Melbourne is also regarded a cultural capital and there are many thing going on all year round. Our stay in February 2013 coincided with the White Night, 24 hours of activities, concerts – magical!
City Destination Cairns, Australia
Cairns is well known and popular as the gateway to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef in tropical North Queensland. Equally well-known is Daintree Rainforest National Park, easily reachable from Cairns. Flight connections to all mayor Australian cities and near Asian destinations such as Bali and Singapore as mayor travel hub make otherwise remote Cairns easily accessible.
City Destination Auckland, New Zealand
A favorite ecotourism destination to many, New Zealand has been very vocal in branding itself as 100% Pure and clean, green. As an overseas traveller, chances are you will be landing in Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city and economic hub, and in need of some relaxation to overcome your jet lag.
City Destination Wellington, New Zealand
The “coolest little capital in the world”, Wellington has all it takes for a great city travel destination. Once said to be best seen by leaving on the ferry, New Zealand’s capital has long blossomed into a charismatic, world-class city dubbed the ‘coolest little capital in the world’ by Lonely Planet Best in Travel. Wellington’s compact nature makes the city easy to navigate by foot, and a fantastic public transport system is available for those wanting to venture further afield.
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