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Discover the top cities in Australia and what to do in them

by Luz Prada | July 24, 2019
buildings in a one of the cities in Australia

Australia is an immense country, the sixth largest on the planet, and is characterised by an appropriate balance between nature and modernity. There are countless things to do in Australia, both urban and to explore the natural landscapes (above or below the water). Australia travel is always an adventure!

Next, we highlight the cities in Australia that you can't miss while traveling.


It is not the capital, but it is the most famous of all the cities in Australia. It is first on the list of the largest cities in Australia by population with about four and a half million inhabitants. It stands out for its location, its natural harbour and its beaches. Its parks and its adequate public transport network are just two of its positive characteristics. One of the best things to do in Sydney Australia is seeing the Sydney Opera House, where you will see all kinds of shows. 


It is the capital of the state of Victoria. The city is modern and suitable for all types of travellers. It is one of the most important cities in Australia in terms of sports and commercial centres. Its Victorian architecture, its parks and its commitment to the most contemporary culture make it stand out.

Brighton is one of the cities in Australia


The third most populous out of all the cities in Australia is located in the state of Queensland and is also the capital. It stands out for having preserved its history very well and for combining it with modernity. Its subtropical climate will allow you to enjoy its parks and the area next to the river. In its skyline you will find skyscrapers combined with Victorian churches, creating a curious contrast.


It is located between the Canning and Swan rivers. It is a bit far away, so it looks more like Singapore than Sydney. This factor directly affects its modern architecture and its leisure offer. Its natural environment is impressive and recommended for lovers of water sports. Spaces like Kings Park, Swan Valley or Fremantle prison will make you want to explore more of this entry of the list of the major cities in Australia.


It is halfway between the mountains that surround it and the ocean. It stands out amongst the cities in Australia for its tranquility. Its many wineries are very attractive to wine lovers. Its charm makes it one of the best cities to visit in Australia. Visit also its botanic gardens, its zoo and Mount Lofty where you can see the kangaroos in the wild.


History decided that it was the capital despite being the eighth most populated of the cities in Australia. It is very interesting thanks to the huge number of parks and gardens. Its tourist spots such as the parliament, the war memorial, the national gallery or Lake Burley Griffin stand out.

National Arboretum Canberra in Australia

The Gold Coast

It is right next to the sea. Its kilometre-long beach is best explored by strolling along its promenade. Skyscrapers, shops, nightclubs and theme parks complete its offer. You can also visit Surfers Paradise, a space designed for surf lovers.