9 Travel Bloggers Divulge The Best Cities in Australia & New Zealand

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You want to go on a trip around Australia and New Zealand, but you don’t know the best cities to visit. Let the following top travel bloggers be your guide. Below they divulge their favourite cities, the number one thing to do there, and the delic

9 Travel Bloggers Divulge The Best Cities in Australia & New Zealand
Rhonda Albom

Rhonda Albom

Web Site Albom Adventures Albom Adventures

What’s your favourite city in the world?

Auckland

What’s the number ONE thing you recommend people do when they get there and why? Auckland is the 'City of Sails', and getting out on the water is a must do for at least half a day. My favourite way is with a whale and dolphin safari, but there are plenty of other options. If you’re a bit adventurous, you will want to spend the rest of your day climbing to the rim of one of the city’s 48 volcanic cones, or if you prefer history and culture head to Auckland Museum.|

What local food and drink do people HAVE to try there? New Zealand has award winning wines, the most famous are our Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir.

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Kaleigh Allen

Kaleigh Allen

Web Site KK Travels and Eats KK Travels and Eats

What’s your favourite city in the world?

Brisbane, Australia

What’s the number ONE thing you recommend people do when they get there and why? My favorite thing to do in Brisbane is to wander around. It might seem strange, but Brisbane is the perfect city to walk around because there are so many scenic spots and things to do. You can explore the Botanic Gardens, walk along Kangaroo Point, stop at a brewery or check out Streets Beach. Most people who visit Brisbane don’t leave before visiting Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. It’s a haven for koalas, kangaroos and other well-known Australian wildlife. It’s the perfect place to get to know a koala and spend the afternoon.

What local food and drink do people HAVE to try there?

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Bryony Sumner

Bryony Sumner

Web Site Coasting Australia Coasting Australia

What’s your favourite city in the world?

Cairns

What’s the number ONE thing you recommend people do when they get there and why? The absolute must do in Cairns is to visit the Great Barrier Reef - the largest living thing on Earth and home to thousands of types of coral, fish and marine life. You can snorkel and dive with turtles, manta rays, reef sharks and more, as well as look for Nemo of course!

What local food and drink do people HAVE to try there? When in Cairns don't miss a chance to try the taste of the Tropics by visiting Rusty's markets in the town centre and sampling some of the delicious local fruit on offer like pineapples, coconuts, lychees, mangoes and more.

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Jeremy Scott Foster

Jeremy Scott Foster

Web Site TravelFreak TravelFreak

What’s your favourite city in the world?

Having lived there for 8 months, Wellington, NZ is, by far, one of my favorite cities in the world!

What’s the number ONE thing you recommend people do when they get there and why? Wellington was named "The Coolest Little Capital in the World" by Lonely Planet—and for good reason. It's a trendy city buzzing with trendy coffee shops, delicious cocktails and gastronomic delights. First order of business? Hang out in a cafe, grab some pre-dinner drinks, then top it off with a delicious meal at one of Wellington's many award-winning restaurants. And if you've still got the energy, the nightlife here is top notch!

What local food and drink do people HAVE to try there? The lamb/mutton in NZ is some of the best in the world. There are four sheep to every person in New Zealand, so there's lots of it to go around. The wine from this region is also some of the best in the world—you'll often find NZ wines on expensive wine lists all over the globe. The Sauv Blanc and Syrahs in particular are exquisite!

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Linda Martin

What’s your favourite city in the world?

Melbourne

What’s the number ONE thing you recommend people do when they get there and why? One of my favourite cities in the world is Melbourne — I’m always happy to be heading there! Its diverse cultural offerings and excellent cafe scene make it a fantastic place to spend a week or more.  When you arrive, hop on the free city circle tram. It’s a great way to orientate yourself and learn a bit about Melbourne at the same time, as each stop includes a brief commentary. All trams in the central city are free, but the city circle tram combines education and transport — the perfect introduction to a wonderful city. 

What local food and drink do people HAVE to try there? Melbourne has an excellent cafe culture -- find a cafe in one of the many narrow streets and alleyways and enjoy a good brew.

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Iain Scott Mallory

Iain Scott Mallory

Web Site Mallory On Travel Mallory On Travel

What’s your favourite city in the world?

Melbourne

What’s the number ONE thing you recommend people do when they get there and why? Explore the small laneways, they form a sort of labyrinth, so many cool things to see and do. The network of alleys which are all unique to each other are a cultural statement, filled with history. Cool street art, jazz clubs, charismatic, tiny eateries and shopping arcades.

What local food and drink do people HAVE to try there? A genuine Melbourne flat white is a must, Aussie meat pies maybe not so much, but cocktails by the Yarra river is not to be missed!

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Peter Watson

Peter Watson

Web Site Atlas & Boots Atlas & Boots

What’s your favourite city in the world?

Our favourite city was Wellington the capital city of New Zealand.

What’s the number ONE thing you recommend people do when they get there and why? Wellington is located on the southwestern tip of New Zealand's North Island. After visiting the northernmost capital city of Reykjavík in Iceland, we were pleased to bag the southernmost capital city of Wellington. Bragging rights aside, Wellington, like so much of New Zealand, boasts incredible views. The best of which can be found at the Mount Victoria Lookout positioned 196m above the city. You can drive to the top, but it's much better to hike the the bush-covered Town Belt walkway. The panoramic vista at the summit boasts outstanding views of the city's skyline, harbour and surrounding mountains.

What local food and drink do people HAVE to try there?

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Megan Jerrard

Megan Jerrard

Web Site Mapping Megan Mapping Megan

What’s your favourite city in the world?

Sydney

What’s the number ONE thing you recommend people do when they get there and why? Climb the Sydney Harbor Bridge. Not only is the climb incredibly adventurous and will keep your adrenalin pumping, but you’re greeted with spectacular views over Sydney once at the top. We highly recommend climbing at night – while the views during the day are spectacular in their own right, nothing beats the beautiful reflection of Sydney’s glittering skyline in the Harbor at night. The bridge climb is relatively expensive – for those traveling on a budget, crossing the bridge on foot is free and offers just as spectacular views and photo opportunities.

What local food and drink do people HAVE to try there? Walk into a local pub and enjoy a cold beer with the locals.

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Paula Morgan

Paula Morgan

Web Site Sydney Expert Sydney Expert

What’s your favourite city in the world?

Sydney

What’s the number ONE thing you recommend people do when they get there and why? Walk! Around the harbour foreshore, on the coastal beach paths, in the inner city streets. The best way to experience Sydney is on foot.

What local food and drink do people HAVE to try there? Sydney is blessed with a multicultural population and an extensive variety of fresh local produce. This has resulted in some of the best Asian food outside of Asia, and generally very good examples of most of the worlds cuisines. Our local food highlights this and is a fusion of so many influences. As for a must eat try one of our sweet treats like a lamington, a pavlova or the most popular modern dessert, the Watermelon Cake from Black Star Pastry.

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Lili Rogers

Nice tips about these places! I'm planning to visit Australia but definitely, I would add New Zealand to my bucket list! Thanks Tiqy!


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