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It’s a paradise for sports fanatics, foodies, wine snobs, animal lovers and shopaholics. Straddling the curvy, lazy Yarra River, Melbourne is Australia’s second largest city but, some would say, its best. Get lost in its narrow, cobblestone laneways, stumble on a cozy little cafe or bar, take in a major art exhibition or join 100,000 other rabid fans at a footy match. It’s got all the big-city perks, and you can get from the big smoke to the rainforest, wine country or ocean in less than two hours’ drive.
There are many ways to explore Melbourne and if you’re not sure where to begin, read our suggested itineraries in Melbourne. Highlights include:
Day 1: The City & Inner Suburbs. Start your first day in Melbourne at the crack of dawn for a bird’s eye view of the city on a Melbourne hot air balloon ride. Or if heights aren’t your thing (and […]
On my last business trip to Sydney I stayed an extra Saturday with the objective of exploring a new part of the city on my day off. I know Surry Hills like the back of my hand, and have a pretty good grasp of the CBD and Haymarket, but for all I knew aliens lived across the Harbour Bridge. And I hadn’t really even been to Darling Harbour, which is just embarrassing (one bar doesn’t count right?).
I poked around Viator’s Sydney tours to find the perfect new neighborhood excursion. My only requirement besides newness was that it needed to be a walking or biking tour, so I would be out in the lovely summer sunshine. I was tempted by the Crimes and Passions Walking Tour of Kings Cross, but I wanted a tour that started in the morning. Ultimately it was Terry M of Australia’s 4-star review that convinced me […]
Sydney, the Harbour City - sunny, welcoming familiar - and why wouldn’t it be with all those famous icons. The Opera House, the Harbour Bridge, that soaring skyline. Breathtaking views, world-class shopping, cutting-edge dining, and vibrant nightlife - there’s no shortage of things to see and do in Sydney.
If you’re not sure how to spend your time in Sydney, read our Suggested Itineraries in Sydney. Highlights include:
Day 1: The Heart of the City. You can cover much of Sydney’s core, Circular Quay, in a day and you have several options for getting around. It’s eminently walkable, though you may want to let someone else do the work. One of the most popular modes is the Sydney hop-on/hop-off bus tour, which from the open top of a double-decker bus gives you a nice panorama. For a different perspective, try a Sydney cycling tour (those hills should give you a workout) […]
On March 18th, Sydney’s Harbour Bridge turns 75 years old. If you haven’t been to Sydney, you might wonder why this is interesting. Like the Tower Bridge in London, or San Francisco’s Golden Gate, the Harbour Bridge is the famous bridge of Sydney, probably the most famous bridge in Australia. Every New Year’s a message is posted on the bridge (this year’s message was 75th birthday themed), so if you’ve ever watched the New Year’s Eve celebrations from around the world on tv, no doubt you’ve seen it.
Spanning Sydney Harbour, the bridge is undeniably scenic to look at. I like the view from the Opera House or alternatively from the bridge’s base on the Kirribilli side. It’s also nice to look out at Sydney from. No trip to Sydney is complete until you cruise under, ride over or bike across the Harbour Bridge. You can also arrange to climb up […]