Australia & New Zealand – 5 Cities to Visit for Your Money

Australia & New Zealand – 5 Cities to Visit for Your Money

 

Australia and New Zealand are one of the most remote countries in the world. And, ironically, one of the most popular places to visit.

From the koalas and Aboriginal culture of Australia to the kiwi birds and Maori tribes of New Zealand there’s no shortage of things to do and see in these countries.

The following 5 cities should be at the top of your bucket list, whether you’re a tourist or a local looking to explore your own country.

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1.Perth (Australia)

 

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Perth’s superb position on the banks of the Swan River and nearby hectares of natural bushland in Kings Park make for a city centred on the great outdoors.

But there’s more to the west coast capital than great sunshine and a sparkling river. A new cosmopolitan perspective and economic growth has given Perth a cultural confidence which is making its mark on the city skyline and on other aspects of urban life.

Perth City is alive with an annual program of music, theatre, dance and visual art.

It is particularly rich during the Perth International Arts Festival held every February and March. During this time the city welcomes local and international artists to participate in a riot of shows across the region.

 

2.Brisbane (Australia)

 

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The jewel in the crown of the Sunshine State, Brisbane is Australia’s third largest city. Winding along the Brisbane River, the CBD blends historic buildings with modern elegance.

Although the city’s history dates back to 1824, Brisbane rose to the world stage after hosting the Commonwealth Games in 1982 and World Expo in 1988.

The mild subtropical climate together with a relaxed yet sophisticated culture attracted a large numbers of tourists as well as permanent residents relocating from other Australian states.

Today Brisbane is referred to as Australia’s ‘new world’ city. It’s clean, green, and friendly with an emphasis on innovation and creativity.

 

3.Christchurch (New Zealand)

 

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Christchurch is a vibrant, energetic city where urban regeneration, creativity and innovation thrive.

Picture amazing street art, innovative projects, a booming hospitality scene and state-of-the-art architecture that is changing the way the city looks, feels and functions. All the while staying true to its heritage and traditional English feel.

Take time to explore the city by double-decker bus, vintage bicycle, gondola, tram or classic Edwardian punt. Or grab your walking shoes and discover bars, eateries and an eclectic mix of boutique shops by foot.

 

4.Darwin (Australia)

 

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With everything from Asian food markets and crocodile encounters to open-air movies and sunset cruises, Darwin may be laid-back. But it could never be described as dull.

Welcome to Darwin, with its balmy nights, colourful characters and outdoor adventures.

As well as markets, crocodiles and cruises, you’ll find strong Aboriginal cultures here. As also evidenced by the array of languages spoken in the streets, and the vibrant Aboriginal art that fills the city’s galleries and museums.

The city’s proximity to Asia means you’ll also find strong Asian influences. Especially in the energetic food scene and night markets.

 

5.Auckland (New Zealand)

 

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The harbor-side city of Auckland is New Zealand’s only true metropolis and the vibrant economic heart of the country.

Known as the “City of Sails,” Auckland sprawls out in helter-skelter fashion between Manukau Harbour (to the west) and Waitemata Harbour (to the east). With the compact central city district right beside the waterway.

For most visitors to New Zealand, Auckland is the point of arrival. A few days soaking up the cultural and outdoor attractions here should be on every tourist’s to-do list. Because the monuments, museums, and art galleries here are some of the finest in the country.

The suburban coastline of the city is speckled with fine beaches, and the islands of the Hauraki Gulf provide a taste of New Zealand’s spectacular national park scenery right on the city’s doorstep

 

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