Many individuals who seek jobs in this country for a brief period of time find themselves fascinated with everything the country has to offer. As a result, they decide to stay longer and apply for permanent residency.
Aside from its booming economy, Australia is a beautiful place to explore with many cities providing unique views, adventures, and experiences. In fact, these cities have prompted other individuals to come to Australia not to work but to explore and relax.
Here are the top cities in Australia worth visiting:
This capital city has a population of three million, provides an atmosphere of the beach and relaxed outdoor lifestyle, as well as of unique culture and arts.
In Bondi and Manly, you can experience beach activities like jet skiing and sailing. You can also watch operas and enjoy quality food and wine. If you are in Sydney, you should not miss the iconic Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. There is also the Queen Victoria Building and The Strand where designer fashion stores abound, perfect for the fashion icon in you. Meanwhile, if you’re looking for vintage fashion, you should visit Newtown.
The Centennial Parklands, the Royal Botanic Gardens, and Hyde Park are also a must-see. Sydney is also famous for Sydney Olympic Park which is a state-of-the-art sports venue.
This is the second largest city in Australia. Being the place of a number of museums, theaters, and art exhibitions, it is where you can see the city’s oldest cultural institution called the Athenaeum.
There are also European inspired cafes, as well as authentic Asian restaurants. And if you need to have Italian food, then try Lygon Street in Carlton. You can also stroll along the Yarra River or experience the gardens and parks that the city can offer.
In Port Phillip Bay, you may bask in the sun and sand or enjoy world class wines in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges.
If you would like to know how it is to be an Australian, you should visit Canberra as it explains the country’s history, politics, national movements, and art.
In this city, you will see bush and parkland co-existing and also see various native animals and plants in Black Mountain, Red Hill, Mt Majura, and Mt Pleasant.
This is also as fascinating as the other cities of Australia. If you are here, you should visit the South Bank Parklands, Roma Street, Portside Wharf and Brisbane Forest Park.
You can also experience rock climbing at the Kangaroo Point Cliffs and the Stone Bridge. If you would like to go shopping, then the Queen Street Mall will bring you a kilometer of chic shops and arcades. You will also enjoy the beach in the east of Brisbane that boasts of some of the world’s largest sand islands. The Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast are also popular surf beach destinations.
This is another city worth visiting. This place is surrounded by gardens and overlooks the banks of the River Torrens. Stunning lights will guide your way as you stroll along the boulevard and the North Terrace’s historic buildings. You can then continue to shop at the boutiques at Rundle Mall for high-end fashion. There are high quality food outlets and top restaurants.
Apart from these cities, there are other many destinations you can visit in Australia. If you wish to visit all these places in Australia or come to Australia for a short business trip, then you should apply for a visitor visa. This visa will give you multiple visits within a 12-month period for visits of up to 3 months.
You simply have to satisfy these visitor visa requirements for Australia.
1. If you are a passport holder of any of the eligible countries that are outside Australia, you may apply for an ETA or Electronic Travel Authority.
2. You should also have sufficient funds to support your trip which should be at least AU$5,000. Furthermore, you are required to have an “incentive to return” to your home country which basically means you have the intention to go home after your visa grant is over.
3. Satisfy character and health requirements.
However, take note that you are not allowed to work in Australia and that you are only allowed a maximum of three months to study.