Melbourne, Sydney & Cannbera July, 2005.
Melbourne is a city of neighbourhoods. From Italian to Chinese, from groovy to chic, and from bohemian to beachside — Melbourne has them all. And each of these neighbourhoods has its own distinct character which comes from the type of people who live and work there. People from around the world who have brought their customs, beliefs, businesses, food, art and style to the city live in this same city - one but with distinct identifies. A group of European settlers formed Melbourne when they broke away form New South Wales to start their own city. Today it is a fully modern city, with plenty to see and do. Melbourne tourist attractions include scores of both quaint and classy bars, as well as tasty restaurants with cuisine from around the world. One of the most popular places to visit in Melbourne is Melbourne Central. Melbourne Central is an expansive group of over 200 shops and cafes, with restaurants and great shopping. The Yarra river runs through the city and a visit to the Twelve Apostles is a must.
Sydney welcomes over 3 million international visitors every year. The iconic Sydney Opera, the harbour, golden beaches, beautiful national parks and timeless history combined with South Pacific climate make this cosmopolitan city a major attraction. A trip to Blue Mountains is a must do.
Canberra, the capital of Australia is well planned city. With its lush green surroundings, spring blossoms, beautiful shorelines and the snow-capped mountains this modern city also gets it share of tourists.
Canberra was constituted in 1911 and became the capital of the federated country of Australia. Canberra has Australia's national edifices including the National Museums and Galleries, historic townships, thirty wineries and of course the Old and New Parliament House. A recommended destination is a visit to the miniature world at Cockington Green Gardens.
You can also see pictures from Brisbane, Australia, Jul 2006