Australia?s east coast is home to some of the most popular beaches, cities and attractions all covered by 3 major cities. Each city can easily cater for all tastes and budgets from a family luxury holiday to a backpacker low cost lifestyle.
Australia, Hotels, Accommodation, Cheap, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane
Sydney: the stunning city on water
Sydney has so much to offer from the breathtaking Blue Mountains to popular hang out Bondi Beach. Sydney city centre is cosmopolitan and has many attractions including the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. This is one of the most attractive cities in the world.
Transport: how to get there and around:
There are direct flights to Sydney from many international destinations. Sydney airport is serviced by 40 airlines including British Airways, Qantas and Virgin.
Once in the city you can enjoy getting around on the easy to navigate bus and rail system. If you prefer to drive, it is cost effective to hire a car, the roads are clearly signed.
Weather: the seasons of Sydney
The climate in Sydney is mild throughout the year. The seasons are: Summer December to February, Autumn March to May, Winter June to August and Spring March to May.
The seasons are opposite to the northern hemisphere making Sydney a great get away from the cold weather.
Accommodation: Luxury to budget stays
The internet can offer some of the best information on the cost, range and location of hotels in Sydney.
Attractions & Events: best attractions in Sydney
? The Annual Road Bash from the Variety Club starts on the 5 August 2007 from Garden Island.
? Lyric Theatre at Darling Harbour is showing the iconic Musical Priscilla the Queen of the Desert
? Winter season begins at The Sydney Opera House see www.sydneyoperahouse.com for more information.
? For equestrian lovers, there is an amazing show at the Horseworld Stadium every weekend called El Caballo Blanco, with choreographed horses.
Melbourne: city of culture and lifestyle
Melbourne is the city for living, it has fabulous art galleries, shopping, bars, restaurants, live entertainment and plenty of culture. World famous sporting events are held here ? The Melbourne Cup horse race and the Grand Prix.
Melbourne has an international airport which serves direct flights from many major cities. Navigating the city is straight forward with a choice of rental car, bus and taxi. There is also a tram network which is an attraction in itself.
There is wide range of hotels in Melbourne to choose from, all budgets are catered for. A useful information point for accommodation and attractions is the Travellers Information Desk in the arrivals lounge at International Airport.
Melbourne is a great place to explore, the city is set on River Yarra and is only a few hours drive away from Victorian Alps visited in winter for skiing.
Brisbane: beautiful, tropical climate
Brisbane is relaxed and friendly and a wonderful place to visit all year round due to fantastic weather. The summers are long and hot and the winters mild, perfect climate to enjoy some of the best beaches in Australia and the world.
Getting to Brisbane is easy with the domestic and international airport. The city and airport are accessible by train, shuttle bus and taxi. Another city nestled on a river, you can take a relaxing trip on the Brisbane River ferry to tour the sights.
You can find plenty of accommodation within Brisbane and surrounding areas. Hotels in Brisbane cater for all tastes and budgets. From the North to the South of Brisbane there is a stretch of beautiful coastline attracting plenty of holiday makers. As well as the beach, there are small islands for visitors to explore.
For a fun filled day out be sure to hop on a shuttle bus to one of the cities famous theme parks. Brisbane is proud to give you Steve Irwin?s Zoo, Dreamworld, Seaworld, Movieworld, Wet ?n? Wild and much more.