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The Best City in Australia: Which City To Choose

The cities of Australia are well admired for their public facilities, infrastructure, beautiful landscape, economic opportunities and multicultural values. Spread over the vast landscape and located at a distance from each other, each of these cities has their own enigmatic character, climate, environment and local feel supplementing the warmth, beauty and diversity of Australia. The following is a brief overview detailing key attractions of every city.

Melbourne

Melbourne, Australia’s city of maximum, boasts some of the best educational institutions in the world.

The city is ranked the fourth best in the world for university education. The University of Melbourne is ranked as the No. 1 in Australia. It is also home to Monash University, alma mater of thousands of foreign students coming to Australia and the largest of all educational institutions in the country. Melbourne also hosts as many as two dozen other university campuses, the target of maximum number of foreign students visiting Australia for quality education.

Multicultural hue imbibes every part of Melbourne. About a third of its people are migrants and the city has third largest Greek population in the world. Low cost of living coupled with affordable housing make many migrants to select Melbourne over Sydney. The city residents represent 233 nationalities and ethnic groups from almost all countries of the world. However, do not be surprised to found how easy it is to integrate into the multicultural ambience of the city.

Living and studying in Melbourne surrounded by landscaped parks and vibrant entertainment venues offer an incredible experience. The city is widely considered the best to live in Australia. The excellent educational system coupled with superior infrastructure and modern health care make Melbourne no less than a dream city.

The dynamic and progressive environment of Melbourne is well complemented by its tourist hot spots, such as Phillip Island, Penguins, the 12 Apostles and the Yarra Valley vineyards. You can also visit the Great Ocean Road and beautiful towns of Ballarat and Bendigo. The city is nicknamed as the cultural capital of Australia for being home to museums, art galleries and theatres. You can take part in major events and exhibitions hosted in the city throughout the year.

Melbourne hosts international sporting events, such as the Australian Open Tennis, F1 Grand Prix, and the Melbourne Cup for horse racing every year. The Melbourne Cricket Ground is fondly called the spiritual home of cricket.

Multiculturalism has given birth to a distinct culinary culture in Melbourne. The city is full of restaurants from every country and you can enjoy food from every corner of the world during your stay in the city. The public transport system of Melbourne, including bus, train and tram, is one of the best in the world. The squares and public places are well planned and adored with small cafes, shops, restaurants, bars and endless urban art filled walls.

Sydney


Sydney, the city beautiful, is the largest city of Australia. Imbibed with a multicultural ambience, the city is home to thousands of people who have migrated from Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas in search of good life.

A walk on the city streets often brings visitors face to face with several different languages spoken by people of different nationalities.

Endowed with ambience of tolerance and mutual respect, Sydney is the economic and financial hub of Australia. It hosted the 2000 summer Olympics, which transformed the city and contributed to the renovation of its streets and public areas, becoming today one of the most beautiful, modern and exciting cities in the world. Sydney of today is considered among the top 10 cities to live on this earth.

Located off the Bay of Jackson on South Pacific Ocean, Sydney has a moderate climate that adds to the spectacular character of the city. This combines with institutions or repute, splendid beaches and superb outdoor amusement offers an unforgettable experience to study and live in the city. The beautiful Opera House located next to the Harbour Bridge looking over the Sydney Harbour is the most recognizable symbol of Australia.

Thousands of foreigners visit Sydney every year. Water sports facilities at the beaches of Bondi and Manly surrounded by Aussie style barbeque areas, parks, roads and pubs offer a perfect vacation hub to relax and rejuvenate. The city Botanical Garden, home to koalas and kangaroos, and the Taronga Zoo offer a glimpse of exotic flora and fauna only found in Australia. The Aquarium at the Darling Harbour takes you on an amazing journey of the underwater world.

Festivals and cultural events celebrated in Sydney keep the city colourful and vibrant throughout the year. The Sydney Festival held in every January is one of the most visited events in the city. The Summer Surf Carnival, music and film festival and December 31 Sydney events are considered among the most eagerly awaited global events. With the average temperature hovering around 25 degree Celsius, Sydney can be visited at any time of the year.

Brisbane



Brisbane, the sunshine city, is the third most populous urban agglomerate in Australia.

Home to Australia’s most famous multi-campus educational institutions, the city hosts a sizeable population of international students. More than a dozen universities have their campuses in the city along with many technological and professional institutes. The University of Queensland and Griffith University are ranked among the top five educational institutes in Australia.

Every one in three Brisbane residents is born overseas. The city is home to varied nationalities ranging from the Americas to Africa. Brisbane is the second important economic centre in Australia after Sydney. Seat of booming white collar and blue collar industries, the city is full of opportunities to lead the best possible living.

The climate of Brisbane reinforces its friendly ambience welcoming for international students seeking their education and career in Australia. You can enjoy its charming holiday atmosphere boasting the most number of sunny days compared to any other city on the continent.

Modern and innovatively designed buildings of Brisbane dwell with numerous historic structures that remind one about the great past of the city. Museums, state-of-the-art entertainment centre at Southbank, bike tracks and the Brisbane River promenade offer exciting leisure opportunities to stay relaxed. The famed beach city of Gold Coast is just an hour away from Brisbane. You can also try the catamaran cruise on the Brisbane River.

The city is one of the safest in Australia. It exudes a lively atmosphere of musical charm thanks to the presence of large number of clubs, bars and casinos and a scintillating night life.

Perth



Australia’s nature city, Perth represents an intermix of city life with a small town feeling.

Its daunting natural landscape and beautiful beaches leverage the huge buildings making it a modern urban hub. One of the fastest growing cities in Australia, Perth is considered the quintessential vacation city for its ample sunshine, sandy dazzling beaches and clear blue sky.

There are at least a dozen reputed educational institutions in the city, including four public and one private university. The University of Western Australia, alma mater of nobel laureate Dr. Barry Marshall and a leading research institute, is the pride of the city. Housed in a neo-classical building, it attracts students and tourists alike. The city also has a number of technical, professional and vocational training institutes.

According to the Economist Intelligence Unit report of 2012, Perth is ranked 9th among the best places in the world to live in. Perth enjoys a serene Mediterranean climate and surrounded beautiful natural heritage and amazing wildlife. The city has hundreds of parks, gardens and beautiful open spaces that exemplify its position as a young and progressive city.

World's largest park, King Park is located at the central part of the city. The spectacular beaches off the Indian Ocean coast offer perfect sojourn for water sports and relaxing outdoor activities.

Perth has been a centre of mining and oil industry for a long time. Availability of numerous economic opportunities makes Perth the city with the lowest unemployment rate in Australia. It is very easy for students to get jobs while studying in Perth.

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