Australia

Australia - The Lucky Country

Australia is a country, and continent, surrounded by the Indian and Pacific oceans. Its major cities – Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide – are coastal, but its capital, Canberra, is inland and nicknamed the "Bush Capital." The country is known for its Sydney Opera House, Great Barrier Reef, the vast Outback (interior desert wilderness) and unique animal species including kangaroos and duck-billed platypuses.

AVERAGE WEATHER AND CLIMATE IN AUSTRALIA

As a large continent a wide variation of climates are found across Australia. Most of the country receiving more than 3000 hours of sunshine a year. Generally, the north is hot and tropical, while south tends to sub-tropical and temperate. Most rainfall is around the coast. Temperatures in some southern regions can drop below freezing in winter and the Snowy Mountains in the South East experiences metres of winter snow. As Australia is in the southern hemisphere the winter is June-August while December-February is summer.

The best months to visit Australia are September and October, For families and couples.

SIGHTSEEING / THINGS TO DO IN AUSTRALIA

Enjoy the natural beauty and relaxing beaches

See victoria’s great ocean road in Melbourne

Go for a detour up the snowcapped mountains

Visit the architectural landmarks of Sydney’s opera house and the harbor bridge overlooking the world’s greatest harbors.

MELBOURNE

Melbourne is the capital and most populous city in the state of Victoria, and the second most populous city in Australia. The name "Melbourne" refers to an urban agglomeration area (and census statistical division) spanning 9,900 km2 (3,857.2 sq. mi) that comprises the greater metropolis – as well as being a common name for its metropolitan hub, the Melbourne City Centre.

It is located on the large natural bay of Port Phillip, with its City Centre situated at the northernmost point of the bay – near to the estuary of the Yarra River.

SIGHTSEEING / THINGS TO DO IN MELBOURNE

View the superb collection of aboriginal and Asian art at the Ian potter gallery

Visit the Victorian arts centre

Visit the Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium

Visit the Werribee Open Range Zoo for amazing photographing of animals

Pay a visit to Yarra Valley

Visit Queen Victoria Market

ACCOMMODATION

BATMAN'S HILL ON COLLINS (4*)

Our Hotel is located right in the heart of Melbourne, and offers guests affordable quality accommodation in any of the 190 rooms, range from 3.5 Star Economy Rooms to 4 Star Club Rooms and Apartments with fully equipped kitchens. Recommended for families and couples.

Website: www.batmanshill.com.au

ADELAIDE

Adelaide is the capital city of South Australia and the fifth-largest city in Australia. In June 2013, Adelaide had an estimated resident population of 1.29 million. The demonym "Adelaidean" is used in reference to the city and its residents. Adelaide is north of the Fleurieu Peninsula, on the Adelaide Plains between the Gulf St Vincent and the low-lying Mount Lofty Ranges which surround the city. Adelaide stretches 20 km (12 mi) from the coast to the foothills, and 90 km (56 mi) from Gawler at its northern extent to Sellicks Beach in the south.

SIGHTSEEING / THINGS TO DO IN ADELAIDE

the Adelaide Botanic Garden

the Cleland Conservation Park

Adelaide Zoo

Go look at some beautiful arts displayed at Art Gallery of South Australia

Morialta Conservation Park

ACCOMMODATION

MERCURE GROSVENOR (4*)

Located in the heart of the city, on bustling North Terrace, Mercure Grosvenor Hotel Adelaide is the perfect base to explore Adelaide city and its surrounds. Recommended for families and couples.

Website: www.mercure.com › ... › Adelaide Hotels

CAIRNS

Cairns is located about 1,700 km (1,056 mi) from Brisbane. It is a popular travel destination for foreign tourists because of its tropical climate. It serves as a starting point for people wanting to visit the Great Barrier Reef and Far North Queensland

SIGHTSEEING / THINGS TO DO IN CAIRNS

The Great Barrier Reef, off the coast of Queensland in northeastern Australia, is the largest living thing on Earth
The Kuranda Scenic Railway which is a name for the railway line that runs from Cairns, Queensland, Australia, to the nearby town of Kuranda
Paronella Park which is a heritage-listed tourist attraction located at Mena Creek, Queensland, Australia, 120 kilometers south of Cairns.
The Daintree Rain forest that is a tropical rain forest region on the north east coast of Queensland, Australia north of Mossman and Cairns.

Palm Cove which is a beach community in Far North Queensland, Australia located 27 kilometers north of the city of Cairns. It is named after the palm trees that line the beach.

ACCOMMODATION

CORAL TREE INN HOTEL (4*)

Coral Tree Inn is a boutique resort-style hotel in the heart of Cairns, Australia. This hotel in Cairns is across from Munro Martin Park and close to all the shops, restaurants, theater, art galleries, casino and the railway station. Recommended for families and couples.

Website: www.coraltreeinn.com.au

BRISBANE

Brisbane is the capital and most populous city in the Australian state of Queensland, and the third most populous city in Australia. Brisbane's metropolitan area has a population of 2.24 million, and the South East Queensland urban conurbation, centered on Brisbane, encompasses a population of more than 3 million.

The city played a central role in the Allied campaign during World War II as the South West Pacific headquarters for General Douglas MacArthur. Brisbane has hosted many large cultural, international and sporting events, including the 1982 Commonwealth Games, World Expo '88, the final Goodwill Games in 2001, and the 2014 G-20 Summit. Brisbane is classified as a Global city

SIGHTSEEING / THINGS TO DO IN BRISBANE

Mount Coot-tha, which is 287 meters above sea level, has the highest peak in Brisbane

The City Botanic Gardens which is a botanical garden in Brisbane, Australia. It is located on Gardens Point in the Brisbane CBD and is bordered by the Brisbane River

Sea World which is a marine mammal park, oceanarium, and theme park located on the Gold Coast

The Queensland Museum which is the state museum of Queensland

the Alma Park Zoo, a 40-acre zoo located north of Brisbane

ACCOMMODATION

ISLANDER HOTEL (3*)

We provide comfortable accommodation at budget prices and are located in the heart of Queensland’s Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise. Where it all happens! Recommended for families and couples.

Website: www.islander.com.au

SYDNEY

Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia and Oceania. It is located on Australia's south-east coast along the Tasman Sea and surrounding one of the world's largest natural harbors. Residents are together known as "Sydneysiders" and constitute the most multicultural city in Australia and one of the most multicultural cities in the world.

Sydney has an advanced market economy with strengths in finance, manufacturing, and tourism. Its gross regional product was $337.45 billion in 2013 making it a larger economy than countries such as Denmark, Singapore, and Hong Kong. There is a significant concentration of foreign banks and multinational corporations in Sydney and the city is promoted as Asia Pacific's leading financial hub. In addition to hosting events such as the 2000 Summer Olympics, millions of tourists come to Sydney each year to see the city's landmarks. Its natural features include Sydney Harbour, the Royal National Park, Bondi Beach, and the Royal Botanic Gardens. Man-made attractions such as the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge are also well known to international visitors.

SIGHTSEEING / THINGS TO DO IN SYDNEY

Manly Beach which is situated among the Northern Beaches of Sydney

Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, a public aquarium located in the city of Sydney

Taronga Zoo, the city zoo of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia and is located on the shores of Sydney Harbour in the suburb of Mosman.

Shark Island, an island in Sydney Harbour, Australia. It lies offshore of the Sydney suburbs of Point Piper, Rose Bay and Vaucluse, in the eastern section of the harbour between the Harbour Bridge and the harbour entrance

Wet'n'Wild Sydney, a water park in New South Wales, Australia

ACCOMMODATION

TRAVELODGE HOTEL (3*)

Travelodge Sydney is an excellent 3-star hotel ideally situated just outside the central business district of Sydney, close to Hyde Park, Oxford Street and the train station. Darling Harbour, Chinatown and Sydney Cricket Club are easily reached and there is a fantastic choice of restaurants and bars within walking distance of this splendid hotel. Recommended for families and couples.

Website: https://www.travelodge.co.uk


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