Each of the states in Australia has a capital city. These are:
While these are the major cities, there are also other cities in Australia, such as Fremantle, Newcastle, Rockhampton, Townsville, Yallourn, Cairn and Geelong. Each of these has its own attractions, sights and sounds as well as a wealth of accommodations, restaurants and pubs.
Adelaide was one known as a puritanical city with the many churches, but today the many pubs and bars heavily outnumber them. Here you will find an exciting nightlife as well as many attractions for sightseeing and day trips. Brisbane is the third largest city in the country and hosts many international events, such as Expositions and the Commonwealth Games.
Canberra has more of an Asian feel to it than the rest of Australia being closer to Jakarta than Sydney. It has a very relaxed atmosphere about it and you will find many exciting things to see and do. The charm of Hobart as the smallest capital city is something that attracts many visitors. This city has a busy harbor and with the Georgian style building and active arts and crafts scene and numerous parks, it makes for a very exciting visit.
Melbourne is known as a city of football fans. It is a suburban city with many venues for shopping, nightlife, sporting events and restaurants. Perth lays claim to being the sunniest city in Australia, yet it is isolated from the rest of the country. It is not far from the historic city of Fremantle, a stop for many cruise ships sailing the coast.
Sydney is the oldest city in the country and is a spectacular city in all aspects. It was the site of the 2000 Olympics and is a city filled with many fun activities for its residents and visitors.
No matter which city you choose to visit in Australia, you will be assured of a welcome and the trip of a lifetime.
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