Australia draws millions of local and foreign tourist every year, but Sydney likely lures more people than any other city in the country.

The capital city of New South Wales attracts more than 30 million visitors each year to visit the Opera House, try local cuisine, and explore wildlife among other things. Tourist crows remain noticeable in almost any time of the year. If you wish to avoid this, there are other cities where the price of staying for a few days can be more affordable.

Food and Street Art

Tourists have so many things to do in Melbourne, where there are plenty of choices for an indulging gastronomic experience. It also became known for its street art and the presence of coffee shops almost anywhere in the city. You can spend lunch or dinner at a restaurant or cafe in laneways while appreciating different artworks within the area.

Pay a visit to the St. Kilda Pier to see a clear view of the city’s skyline. Once you are done, you could stroll around on foot. Most locals spend their time here by rollerblading, fishing, or biking.  The St. Kilda Beach is also a popular destination, aside from Brighton Beach where people go to see the famous colored huts.

Queensland Gems

Nature lovers should visit Cairns in Queensland where they could take the Kuranda Scenic Railway. The train ride lets you see the Wet Tropics rainforest. Book this trip before going to the Great Barrier Reef, which is a just short distance away.

Fremantle, Australia

Do you know that you can take a helicopter ride for a Great Barrier Reef Tour? Tourists also take a tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site by riding a glass-bottomed boat. If you do not like going into open water by snorkeling or scuba diving, these two choices are your alternatives.

In the Gold Coast, you will not find it hard to find a good beach spot because of its miles-long stretches of shorelines. Those who prefer spending time indoors should see the stalls at Miami Marketta. The place used to be a warehouse before it became a laneway dining center that features different types of cuisine.

Not Far From Sydney

Sydney is not the only place to visit in New South Wales. The Blue Mountains are just as famous for tourists, especially for hikers. The mountains’ name came from the natural blue haze-covered eucalyptus forests. Tourists can find the Three Sisters rock formation in this World Heritage Site as well.

You can take a two-hour train ride to reach the Blue Mountains, so it is an excellent place to avoid the bustling crowd in Sydney.

It is now easier to book a trip because of different online portals that let you do everything in one place, from booking a flight to purchasing tickets. Some people have found it easier to check out sites by looking at social media pages, which have unofficially become online travel brochures. Where do you plan to stay for your next visit to Australia?