Australian City Guides

If you’re looking for a city break in Australia, or planning a longer road trip, this page will give you an insight on what to expect in different cities around the country.

From tropical fun in river city, Brisbane, to trendy laneway cafes in cosmopolitan Melbourne, scroll through the guides below to find the best activities for you.

1. Sydney

I’ve lived in Sydney, Australia’s largest city, since 2016, and it’s truly a nature-lover’s dream. If you’re looking for things to do in Sydney, including walks, beaches and fun-filled day trips, choose a category below or click the button to visit my Sydney page.

Featured Sydney Posts

2. Melbourne

Repeatedly voted as Australia’s most-liveable city, Melbourne is cool, cosmopolitan and packed with arts and culture. Whether you fancy a weekend exploring street art and laneway cafes or a nature-filled trip to nearby Phillip Island, Melbourne has something for you.

Trips from Melbourne

 3. Perth

I lived in Perth for five months back in 2015 and loved the city’s pretty riverside views, impressive white beaches and nearby natural attractions such as Rottnest Island. It also has more sunny days per year on average than any other Australian state capital! Check out my posts below to plan your visit, or click the button to visit my Perth page.

Trips from Perth

4. Brisbane

I spent a year living in Australia’s river city when I was an exchange student. Blessed with a mild climate, Brisbane has a choice of attractions such as beautiful botanic gardens, cliff climbing at Kangaroo Point, restaurants at pretty South Bank and nightclubs in Fortitude Valley. Discover things to do in my blog posts below.

Trips from Brisbane

5. Adelaide

The South Australian city of Adelaide is pretty underrated, in my opinion. With beaches like Glenelg and Henley, a large CBD and a pretty riverside area in Elder Park, there’s plenty of fun to be had in this city. You can also head out into the Adelaide Hills for a day of hiking or exploring. Check out my posts below to learn more.

Trips from Adelaide

6. Canberra

If art and culture is your thing, consider a trip to Canberra to explore the many museums and galleries. While it’s smaller and less busy than your typical capital city, Canberra is still worth a visit, if only to check out Parliament House and the long, symmetrical Anzac Parade.

7. Hobart

With a backdrop of majestic Mount Wellington and a pretty harbourside area, Hobart is one of the more picturesque Australian cities. As well as enjoying beaches and the CBD, you can explore historic Battery Point, browse Salamanca Markets and visit the famous MONA art gallery. Check out my posts below, or click the button to view all Tasmania guides.