All of the cities below are accessibly via a major airport and have rental cars available. For each city I have added a tourist attractions section. These tourist attractions are accessible via motor vehicle.
Adelaide is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of South Australia, and is the fifth-largest city in Australia, with a population of more than 1.28 million. The Adelaide is almost completely surrounded by parklands. North Terrace running east to west located in just south of the Torrens River is a logical starting point for Adelaide sightseeing.
TOURIST ATTRACTIONS IN ADELAIDE
There are several holiday destinations in Adelaide which could just enhance your tour Like Adelaide Hills Abseiling Adventure, Paintball Skirmish Adventure where you can enjoy the Rock Climbing & Abseiling activities and other adventurous activities. Also, there are various parks and gardens in Adelaide like Cleland Wildlife Park, Adelaide Botanic Garden.
Within short walking distance from, North Terrace are Parliament (both old and new Houses), the Festival Centre, Government House, State Library, Migration Museum, and the University of Adelaide.
Aboriginal Art Gallery – Boomerang Art, Aboriginal Tjilbruke Trail, Monument and Kingston Park Coastal Reserve, Adelaide Aquatic Centre, Adelaide Central Market are the other tourist destinations in Adelaide.
In the heart of Australia is the city of Alice Springs. It is known as the Red Centre due to the arid climate which surrounds the city. Alice Springs is the second largest city in the Northern Territory of Australia. Popularly known as “the Alice” or simply “Alice”, Alice Springs is situated in the geographic centre of Australia near the southern border of the Northern Territory. Alice Springs has a population of 27,481 people which makes up 12 percent of the territory’s population. Alice averages 576 metres (1,890 ft) above sea level; the town is nearly equidistant from Adelaide and Darwin.
TOURIST DESTINATIONS IN ALICE SPRINGS
There are so many tourist attractions in Alice Springs or nearby, you can easily spend a few weeks here. In fact, many of the famous Australian Outback tourist attractions are in the Alice Springs area.
Some major destinations are the MacDonnell Ranges (west and east), Kings Canyon, Uluru, the Finke Gorge National Park, and the Chambers Pillar etc.
Also there are other tourist destinations as well like Aboriginal Art and Culture Centre, Anzac hill, Araluen Centre of Arts, Central Australian Aviation Museum, Gillen and Spencer Museum, Olive Pink Botanic Garden, Panorama Guth.
Brisbane is the state capital of the Australian state of Queensland and is the largest city in that state. The statistical division of Brisbane has an estimated population of approximately 2 million, along with its LGA registering a bit over a million; it is also the third most populous city in Australia.
TOURIST SIGHTSEEING PLACES IN BRISBANE
Brisbane sightseeing details follows some hilarious locations such as Albert Street Literary Walk, Anzac Square, Botanic Gardens, Brisbane City Gallery, Brisbane City Hall, King George Square, Customs House, Old Government House, Old Windmill, Queen Street Mall, Regent Theatre, Roma Street Parkland, Treasury Casino , State Parliament House, William Street, Brisbane.
There are tourist attractions near the south bank as well which are Little Stanley Street, South Bank Beach, Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland Maritime Museum, Queensland Museum, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, State Library and many more.
Cairns Australia is in Tropical North Queensland, Australia. Cairns is located about 1,700 km (1,056 mi) from Brisbane, and about 2,420 km (1,504 mi) from Sydney by road. It is a popular travel destination for foreign tourists because of its tropical climate and proximity to many attractions. The Great Barrier Reef can be reached in less than an hour by boat.
SIGHTSEEING PLACES IN CAIRNS
Daintree National Park and Cape Tribulation, about 130 km (81 mi) north of Cairns, are popular areas for experiencing a tropical rainforest. It also serves as a starting point for people wanting to explore Cook town, Cape York Peninsula, and the Atherton Tableland.
Various parks and attractions take advantage of the city’s natural surroundings. Among them are Rain forestation Nature Park, Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, and Kuranda Sky rail Rainforest Cableway, which extends for 7.5 km (4.7 mi) over World Heritage rainforest.
Canberra with a population of nearly 300000 is Australia’s capital and only major inland city. It is unique in having every detail of its construction planned from the beginning, then being built halfway between Sydney and Melbourne after a dispute over which would become the nation’s capital.
PLACES TO VISIT IN CANBERRA
Canberra is surrounded by a semi-circle of hills (Mount Ainslie, Red Hill, Mount Pleasant, and Black Mountain). A central feature of the city is Lake Burley Griffin, a long artificial lake formed in 1964 by a dam on the Molongolo River. The lake separates the northern half of the city, with its central area (City Hill) on Vernon Circle surrounded by the London Circuit, from the southern half, with the government quarter on Capital Hill (and the embassy quarters). The two parts of the city are linked by Commonwealth Avenue and Kings Avenue, which span the lake. These two avenues, meeting at an acute angle on Capital Hill, are the two sides of a triangle which has Lake Burley Griffin and Parkes Way as its curving base.
Darwin is the capital city of the Northern Territory, Australia. Darwin is Situated on the Timor Sea with a population of 120,652, making it by far the largest and most populated city in the sparsely populated Northern Territory, but the least populous of all Australia’s capital cities. It is the smallest and most northerly of the Australian capital cities.
THINGS TO DO AND SEE IN DARWIN
The best place to start is Top End Tourism, the Northern Territory tourism information place at the corner of Knuckey and Mitchell Street. Darwin’s City Mall is just around the corner from the tourism information. Straight on from the mall there are Darwin’s historical buildings like The Old Ruins of the Town Hall and Brown’s Mart.
Bicentennial Park, Aqua scene, Australian Pearling Exhibition, Indo Pacific Marine, Wharf Precinct, Marina at Cullen Bay, the Sky city Darwin Casino, Mindil Beach, Fanny Bay, Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, East Point Military Museum, Australian Aviation Heritage Centre are some other attractions in Darwin.
Fremantle is a port city in Western Australia, located 19 kilometers (12 mi) southwest of Perth, the state capital, at the mouth of the Swan River on Australia’s western coast. It was the first settlement of the Swan River colonists in 1829. It was declared a city in 1929, and has a population of approximately 26,000.
THINGS TO EXPLORE IN FREMANTLE
Fremantle, the port of Perth, is a remarkable area. In the past decade Fremantle has become the great tourist attraction in the Perth area with many interesting historic buildings, gracious modern hotels, extensive seaside parks and enough tourist attractions to make it the ideal day-out destination. Have a picnic or a meal in one of Fremantle’s innumerable restaurants, visit the museums, gaze at the conspicuous wealth of the Fremantle Yacht Club, explore the five heritage trails, investigate the Fremantle markets or go fishing at North Mole.
Geelong is the second largest city in the state of Victoria, Australia and is the largest regional centre in the state. With an urban population of 160,991 people, it is the fifth largest non-capital city in Australia. It is covered by the City of Greater Geelong municipality.
PLACES TO EXPLORE IN GEELONG
The city boasts a large commercial centre which extends down to the foreshore, offering visitors the chance to explore popular beach-front attractions such as Eastern Beach with its swimming enclosure, the Steam packet Gardens, the dining options available on Cunningham Pier, and several coastal walks, dotted with collections of bollards depicting historic characters. Elegant architecture, colourful gardens and parks, and the backdrop of Corio Bay are all symbolic of what locals refer to as the “city by the bay”.
Locations of interest for visitors include the National Wool Museum, the Old Geelong Gaol, the Ford Discovery centre, the Botanic Gardens at Eastern Park, and a number of other museums, galleries and historical buildings.
Also, the Barwon River meanders through Geelong and its surrounding suburbs, fronted by a number of attractive parks and the scenic Buckley Falls in Fyansford.
Geraldton is a city and port in Western Australia located 424 kilometers (263 mi) north of Perth. According to the 2006 census, Geraldton has a population of 31,553, making it the fourth-largest city in Western Australia. Today the city is an important centre for mining, fishing, wheat, sheep and tourism.
TOURIST PLACES IN GERALDTON
The city is perched near beautiful coastline to the west and rolling hills and breakaway ranges to the east. The Chapman and Greenough Rivers frame the city to the north and south. This superb positioning, combined with the friendly feel of a country town, makes for a truly memorable holiday experience.
A hill top memorial to the 645 lost sailors of the HMAS Sydney II’s maritime disaster in 1941 is another attraction placing Geraldton-Greenough firmly on the tourism map. The new Batavia Coast Marina is another jewel in Geraldton-Greenough’s crown.
Besides this, Art and culture enthusiasts will adore the range of galleries showcasing local talent and indigenous art. They’ll also revel in the new WA Museum Geraldton – a state of the art facility gracing the Batavia Coast Marina and showcasing the region’s rich maritime, natural and cultural histories.
The Gold Coast is a city in the southeast corner of Queensland, Australia. It is the second most populous city in the state and the sixth most populous city in the country. It is also the most populous non-capital city in the country. Gold Coast City is known for its sunny subtropical climate, surfing beaches, waterways and canal systems.
DESTINATIONS TO BE EXPLORED AROUND GOLD COAST
- Experience the Gold Coast’s only buffet and night-time wildlife tour, delicious food, traditional culture and Australian animals at their very best.
- Infinity is a mind blowing journey into spectacular futuristic maze-like world of wonder. Made up of an extraordinary series of around 20 multi-sensual environments filled with unique special effects, atmospheric sound fields, ultra groovy music and illusions, the Infinity journey takes around 40 minutes and is suitable for all ages!
- Travel to the very top of Q1, the World’s Tallest Residential Tower, in one of the world’s fastest elevators – an exhilarating high speed lift ride of less than 43 seconds!
- Surfing and beach culture museum: Surf World includes over 100 surfboards spanning the eras from 1915 to today, photographs & photographic equipment, surf movie posters and album covers, clothing, trophies, books etc
Melbourne is Victoria’s capital city and the business, administrative, cultural and recreational hub of the state. The City of Melbourne’s city centre covers 37.6sq km and has a residential population of around 89,759. Each day, around 771,000 people use the city, and Melbourne hosts over a million international visitors each year.
ESTABLISHMENTS TO BE EXAMINED AROUND MELBOURNE
You can Hop on and hop off at any of the 13 stops at key city destinations including Harbour Town Shopping Centre, The Docklands precinct, Melbourne Museum and Carlton Gardens, Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne Aquarium, Immigration Museum, Southbank, the Shrine of Remembrance, Royal Botanic Gardens, Chinatown. These places are not to be missed. Your visit would be incomplete if you have skipped these mesmerizing places.
Also, From the cutting edge to classic, boutique to big time, Melbourne’s vibrant retail scene is alive with alluring labels, products and shopping experiences – some home grown, some world-renowned.
All of the residents, workers, shoppers and travellers can also take a break in one of the around 145,000 cafe or restaurant seats, or walk through some of its 567.8 hectares of parkland. They can visit Melbourne’s tallest building, the 300m high Eureka Tower, or its oldest building, the Mitre Tavern, built in 1837.
Perth City Centre is located alongside the peaceful waters of the Swan River, twenty Kilometers inland of the Indian Ocean on the West Coast of Australia. The Perth city centre bustles with activity and offers a range of choices for shopping.
TOURIST JUNCTIONS IN PERTH
Just a short ferry ride from Perth or Fremantle is Rottnest Island, a popular holiday destination which offers a very relaxed atmosphere.
Besides this, if you enjoy nature and want to immerse yourself in natural Australian bush land, then a visit or stay in the Perth hills is a must. It offers rolling hills and valleys of native bush land, wineries and orchards. Just outside the Perth city centre is the Perth district of Northbridge where you will find a range of nightclubs, pubs, cafes and eateries, offering an eclectic mix of cultures and cuisines.
Also, if you enjoy long relaxing walks along clean sandy beaches, swimming in the surf on a warm sunny day, or perhaps lazing on a beach towel while watching the world go by, then a visit to the Sunset Coast in Perth is for you.
Rockhampton, the Beef capital of Queensland, is on the Tropic of Capricorn. It is 40 kilometres inland from the Pacific Ocean and on Queensland’s largest river, the Fitzroy. Rockhampton is approximately 640km north of Brisbane. The 2006 census recorded the Rockhampton Statistical Subdivision population to be having a population of 74,530 people. Rockhampton hosts a significant number of governmental, community and major business administrative offices for the central part of the state.
TOURIST SPOTS IN ROCKHAMPTON
Rockhampton experiences over 300 days of sunshine each year, which lends itself to tourism activities all year round and an abundance of outdoor activities. Popular attractions include Riverbank Parklands, a riverfront parkland attraction located on the banks of Fitzroy River; the Capricorn Coast, the coastal strip between Yeppoon and Emu Park and Great Keppel Island, a large neighboring island off the Capricorn Coast, the vast majority of which is national park.
Besides this, Rockhampton has two free public botanic gardens, which are both good for some leisure time. The Kershaw Gardens displays Australian rainforest, wetland, and fragrant plants; while the Rockhampton Botanic Gardens dates from 1869 and includes a small zoo.
The state capital of New South Wales, Sydney is the largest city in Australia. It is often called as the harbour city, surrounded by national parks, and contains many bays, rivers and inlets. Situated in an area of approximately 12,000 square kilometres (4,633 sq mi) its population is approximately 4.5 million. Sydney often receives 2.7 million international visitors in a year.
VISITOR ATTRACTIONS IN SYDNEY
The most well-known attractions include the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Other attractions include Luna Park, some 40 beaches and Sydney Tower.
The city is home to many prominent parks, such as Hyde Park, Royal Botanical Gardens and national parks. This is a major factor, along with Sydney Harbour, that has led to the city’s reputation as one of the most beautiful in the world. Sydney is a cosmopolitan world city surrounded by the iconic beaches, World Heritage areas, lush hinterland and acclaimed wine regions of the State of New South Wales.
Townsville Airport is a major Australian regional airport that services the city of Townsville. The airport handles million of passengers every year. It is one of the major car hire destinations where we provide our service.
STUFF TO BE EXPERIENCED IN TOWNSVILLE
Popular attractions include ‘The Strand’, a long tropical beach and garden strip; River way, a riverfront parkland attraction located on the banks of Ross River; Reef HQ, a large tropical aquarium holding many of the Great Barrier Reef’s native flora and fauna; the Museum of Tropical Queensland, built around a display of relics from the sunken British warship HMS Pandora; and Magnetic Island.
Culture, Events and Festivals: the Australian Festival of Chamber Music is an international chamber music festival held over ten days each July in Townsville, North Queensland. The Townsville Entertainment Centre, seating over 5000 people, is host to many national and international music shows, as well as sporting and trade shows
Wollongong is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. The city also attracts numerous tourists each year, and is a regional centre for the South Coast fishing industry.
Car rentals in Wollongong are available from small, medium and family cars, wagons to people movers. You can Rent or Hire a cheap car from Avis, Hertz, Thrifty, Budget or Europcar.
PLACES AROUND WOLLONGONG
Wollongong is noted for its numerous surfing beaches, scenic lookouts and botanic gardens. It has two regional cathedrals, churches of many denominations and the Nan Tien Temple, one of the largest Buddhist temples in the southern hemisphere. The local University of Wollongong has around 22,000 students and is internationally recognized.
Entertainment and Nightlife: Entertainment venues include the Crown Street Mall, many restaurants and cafes, the town cinemas and the Illawarra Performing Arts Centre. There are numerous city nightclubs pubs & Registered Clubs, including the Illawarra Master Builders Club, The Grande Hotel (Formerly Cooneys), The Glasshouse Tavern, One Five One (Formerly Bourbon St), Castros (Formerly Rusty’s), The Illawarra Hotel, The Harp Hotel, The Oxford Tavern and The North Wollongong Hotel.