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Exploring Melbourne, Sydney And In Between
Australia is home to thousands of cities of all sizes, from outback gems bursting with character to metropolitan hubs of big business and culture. But on the global stage of world-class, city heavy weights, two Aussie capitals truly stand tall. There’s Melbourne; with its’ stylish bars, world-class restaurants and more beards than you can poke a selfie stick at. And there’s Sydney; home to the Harbour Bridge, Opera House and properties that only people like Opera and maybe the Queen could afford.
In this blog we will showcase just a handful of the must-see attractions awaiting travellers in Melbourne, Sydney and the route in-between. And remember to book your Melbourne to Sydney adventure with Greyhound from only $99!
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Melbourne established itself as not only a culture-capital domestically but as a leader in fashion, art, food and sport around the world. The wide-ranging appeal of the city means that depending on your visiting weekend you could be surrounded by anyone from AFL crazed, face-painted football fans to international foodies and A-list, red carpet celebrities. While the tourist sites are widely publicised, there are a range of intrinsically Melbourne must-dos on offer when visiting, these include:
- Exploring the labyrinth graffiti-lined alleyways: Far from the shady end of town, Melbourne’s alleyways have been embraced by the city and are now a bona fide tourist destination in themselves.
- Enjoying a coffee on Lygon Street: Known as Melbourne’s Little Italy, Lygon street is home to some of the best cafés in the country and is rich in Melbourne history.
- Eating Fish and Chips in St Kilda: A short hop on the train to the beachside suburb of St Kilda is great way to spend away the day. Fish and chips either on the famous peer or on the beach is a must.
A Short Hop pass is the perfect option for a quick trip between Melbourne and Sydney and allows passengers travelling in one direction to hop on and off as much as they like. The route between the two cities takes in some of the most historic sites in the country and will have you torn between staying on board and hopping off at almost every town. Some of these exciting stops include:
- Taking in ‘Ned Kelly’s’ country: Australia’s most notorious bushranger who frequented the area around Wangaratta and Glenrowan in the mid-late 1800s. Glenrowan is now home to the Ned Kelly Memorial Museum.
- Visiting the Australian War Memorial: Canberra is home to many Australian landmarks but few are as moving or enthralling as the Australian War Memorial, a must for visitors to the nation’s capital.
- Wine tasting your way to Sydney: Dotted along the Hume Highway are a range of wineries home to some of the country’s best wines. Many of the wineries are open to the public and well worth a visit.
If your idea of a holiday is sightseeing your way between some of the most iconic landmarks in Australia, sunbaking on famous beaches and/or shopping until you are literally dropping then look no further than Sydney. Australia’s unofficial capital truly does have something for everyone and the only issue you’ll have is choosing what to leave off the itinerary. The Harbour Bridge, Opera House and Bondi Beach are a given, but here are some lesser known, iconic Sydney must dos:
- Exploring the Manly Promenade: Catch the ferry from Circular Quay and skate, blade, bike or even scoot your way along the iconic Manly Promenade so that you take in the beautiful sites and Sydney weather.
- Visiting Darling Harbour: If you can, this one is best saved for a trip after the sun has gone down. The city comes alive with boutique bars; restaurants and you might even be lucky enough to catch some fireworks.
- Walking from Coogee to Bondi: The 6km path is a great way to combine some sightseeing with some exercise and take in the spectacular sights on offer.
Whether it’s the style of Melbourne or the flash of Sydney, Australia’s two leading cities really do have something to offer every traveller. Start planning your next adventure today with Greyhound from only $99!
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