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Explore these great cities during your tour of Australia

A tour of Australia is a fantastic way to see all sorts of wonderful wildlife and experience unique natural landscapes, but the cities Down Under are equally as impressive. Sydney, for example, is one of the world's most modern and bustling metropolises, offering fine dining, excellent shopping and plenty of great landmarks to visit.

Between world famous attractions, renowned cultural icons and many other great amenities, the urban centers in Australia will make your tour of the country a trip to remember. Check out some of the nation's best cities:

Sydney
One of the country's largest metropolitan areas, Sydney is known across the world as a clean and modern city. Located along the coast in New South Wales, the city boasts seaside dining, opportunities for boating and sailing and spectacular beaches. The Sydney Opera House sits right on the harbor and is one of the most iconic landmarks in the entire country. The Royal Botanic Gardens are also right alongside the beautiful blue ocean.

At the same time, there are plenty of other things to explore away from the water. For example, visitors to Sydney Tower can get a panoramic view of the city and surrounding area. At 268 meters tall, this is an experience you won't want to miss.  

Sydney is a great place for shopping and site-seeing, and one of the most quintessential places to visit during your tour of Australia. Whether you're snapping photos at the Opera House or headed out for a quick hike in the nearby Blue Mountains, you'll likely fall head over heels for this city. 

Brisbane
Situated on the Sunshine Coast just a short trip away from Sydney is Brisbane, another modern, bustling Australian metropolis. The capital of Queensland, there are plenty of places to explore within the city. Like Sydney, however, no trip to Brisbane would be complete with spending a few hours exploring the waterfront and harbor areas.

Be sure to check out the Queensland Museum and Sciencentre, as well as the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art. A trip to any of these places are perfect for a relaxing afternoon, however one institution stands head and shoulders above the rest.

Australia Zoo, home of renowned wildlife expert Steve Irwin, is full of animals and exhibits that will delight visitors of all ages. See some of Australia's most famous animals up close, and enjoy magnificent scenery as well. 

Melbourne
Consistently ranked as one of the world's most livable cities by The Economist, Melbourne is equally as enjoyable for visitors. The city itself is home to a strong sports culture, gorgeous architecture and many exciting landmarks to explore.

During your tour of Australia, a stop in Melbourne also represents an opportunity to visit Phillip Island and see penguins, koalas and other adorable creatures. Located just outside of the city center, this is a unique chance to see how people and animals can coexist peacefully with one another. 

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