Australia, a country in the southern hemisphere is another great destination for me to explore. Currently, Jetstar, an Australian low cost carrier is offering cheap airfare for flying Kuala Lumpur – Sydney sector. Comparing to other full service airlines, Jetstar promotion is so enticing to be considered. If I take the offer to fly with Jetstar , there will be two other cities apart from Sydney which I can include into my traveling itinerary.

One of city in Australia which I’ll be looking to go is Brisbane. Located 982km from Sydney, it should take me about 11 hours to be there if I choose to drive. The Australian tourism board has done a good job in promoting Gold Coast because that is the only attraction which I have had in my mind when discussing about Australia. But, there are many other attractions in Brisbane. Brisbane City itself is a livery city with so many activities to do. Enjoy shoppings by strolling along a kilometer shopper’s paradise of Queens Street Mall or exploring Australian culture by visiting live theatre, galleries, museums or historical sites. At night, I can hop into any bars, nightclubs or live music venues to enjoy Brisbane City’s nightlife. Hotel in Brisbane will take the most from my budget because I really need to spend many days in Brisbane with so many places and activities to be enjoyed.

Another place to head to from Sydney will be Melbourne which is 873km apart. Victoria is the only place in Australia to experience snow which is available at the range of mountains on the border of New South Wales and Victoria. As I am coming from a tropical climate country, an experience like this is something not to be missed. But I would prefer to be involved more in hotter climate which Australia has abundant of them. Hotel in Melbourne should have a lot of informations on the snowy activities if I am there to experience the snow.

Before going back, I should take a brief visit around Sydney because Sydney has many touristic locations which related to nature. I can try glass floored aerial gondola in the Blue Mountains, kayaking at Nelson Bay, cruising the Hawkesbury River on a houseboat or exploring reptiles at the famous Australian Reptile Park. Hotel in Sydney should have promotions package for their guests to discover Sydney. I will check on this once I am there in Sydney. This Australian trip will be my highest priority destination next, I will be praying for a very good year end bonus for this year.

4 Comments to “Great Australian Destinations – Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane”

  1. Nazda | August 7th, 2007 at 8:26 am

    howde, I was just wanting to let you know there is a minor mistake in your website, please take your attention to paragraph 2, line 3. It states,
    “The Australian tourism board has done a very good job in promoting Gold Coast” this is not actually true. The tourism board has done only a good job in this catagory and I think “very good job” is a bit farfetched. Please look at all the information needed and you will notice that my small comment is in fact a reliable fact. Thanks, good site.

  2. bismut | August 7th, 2007 at 12:31 pm

    Hey Nazda,
    Thanks for your comment. I thought Australian tourism board did the job because in almost all vacation related documentary showed on Malaysian TV acknowledged them. When talking about Australia, Gold Coast is what I always have had in my mind apart from kangaroo..Anyway, I will checked on that later on.

  3. Nazda | August 21st, 2007 at 6:54 am


  4. Cheap Flights Directory and Flight Tracker | November 4th, 2007 at 10:14 pm

    Cheap Flights Directory and Flight Tracker…

    Sorry, it just sounds like a crazy idea for me :)…

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