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Australia Holidays and City Breaks

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For most people, holidays in Australia are synonymous with overland safaris into the backing Red Centre of the country, miles of idyllic beaches and much more interesting flora and fauna than almost any other place on earth. However, holidays in Australia can also be planned around visiting some of the world’s most vibrant and interesting cities. The only question, is which are the best cities in Australia to plan  holidays or a sightseeing trip around?

Holidays in Cairns  

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For travellers who might be strapped for time, cities like Cairns are perfect for sampling the best that Australia has to offer in a single locality. Subtropical and bordering the Great barrier Reef, Cairns in a relatively small provincial city but is positively booming when it comes to things to do and ways to unwind in the area.

Alice Springs

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Another relatively small provincial city, Alice Springs might not be as iconic as cities like Melbourne or Sydney but with the red centre of Australia right on the city’s doorstep, the outlying area definitely makes up for what Alice Springs lacks in terms of cosmopolitanism. The place to be for visitors to Australia who want to sample a sense of the countries original pioneering spirit, Alice Springs is the last significant stop on the road for those looking to travel to iconic places of interest such as Ayers Rock and Kings Canyon.


Holidays to Australia usually start and depart from places like Sydney and Melbourne. In this case, it’s easy to forget about Darwin tucked away in the far north of the country but if you have the time, Darwin definitely shouldn’t be overlooked. A popular domestic holiday destination, Darwin is home to fantastic stretches of tropical coastline. At the same time, the azure waters of the area’s bays and natural harbors make Darwin the place in Australia for activities such as water skiing and scenic boat cruises.   


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