Sydney and Melbourne, Travel for Senior Citizens

May 12th, 2011 | By James E Becker | Category: Senior Travel

Well Seniors, Australia is a long ways down there, but well worth the trip.  Here you can visit Australia`s two largest cities. Sydney, voted as the favorite city of international travelers over the past 5 years; and Melbourne, lively and cosmopolitan city with a fanatical love for the creative arts and good living.

The magnificent stretch of coastline between Sydney and Melbourne is one of Australia’s most dramatic and naturally beautiful experiences. Along its length, the great waters of the Pacific Ocean, Tasman Sea and Bass Strait have carved out dramatic headlands and created beautiful coves and beaches. The ancient ranges that follow it inland are covered in vast expanses of national parks and forests protecting pristine lakes and rivers. Nestled amongst these natural wonders are dozens of quaint fishing villages, tiny colonial hamlets and thriving rural towns built by the country’s most adventurous settlers.

So pick up a rental car and drive along the cost between the two cities. The coast provides you with the whole range of sensory experiences. You can surf the big Tasman swells, dive the many wrecks, do some blue water sailing, go whale spotting or share the beach with seals, dolphins and sea birds. Or take time out to enjoy the delights of its famous seafood. 

Melbourne is the capital and most populous city in the state of Victoria and the second most populous city after Sydney. The Melbourne City Centre (also known as the “Central Business District or “CBD”) is the hub of the greater geographical area. The Melbourne City Centre is also a major financial hub being the corporate headquarters of two of the world’s largest mining companies. Melbourne boasts great events, a passion for food and wine and a fabulous arts scene. Known as a style-setter, Melbourne is home to a non-stop program of festivals, renowned dining, major art exhibitions and musical extravaganzas.

Melbourne, Victoria is one of the most popular cities in Australia, being a magnet to everyone who has a passion for food, great events, theatre, the arts, festivals, fashion and shopping, dining, nature, wine and relaxing! Melbourne has long been known as Australia’s culture capital, and after your visit you will see why.

Sydney: This jewel of the South Pacific awaits your visit. If one word can sum up a city, the word describing Sydney Australia is diversity. This is a city of diverse culture, a diverse ethnic blend, diverse shopping and diverse experiences. Beautiful Sydney Harbour (we say Harbor…they say Harbour) gives fantastic views of the city and surrounds. There are plenty of cruises available enabling you to see the grand vistas of Sydney and its many attractions and numerous islands. See more about Sydney Harbour.

Sydney is Australia‘s oldest, largest and most diverse city. Like a psychedelic supermodel, the city curves and sways through this glamorous maze of sandstone headlands, lazy bays and legendary surf beaches. The Sydney experience is essentially physical – dunk yourself in the Bondi surf, sail under the Harbour Bridge on a yacht, jog along the Coogee cliff tops or rampage through Centennial Park on horseback. Everybody seems to be outside – the beaches are swarming, street cafés buzz and the Harbour blooms with sails. Sydney is no less complex socially than it is on the map. An edgy multiculturalism ignites the food scene and fuels the nocturnal life – you’ll lose yourself in the restaurants, bars and clubs just as easily as on the streets. Aboriginal heritage makes an impact through art; you’ll see many urban galleries celebrating indigenous culture. And of course…Ten Things to Do In Sydney will keep you busy for a day or two. These video sites are accompanied by a good Aussie song.

And we all have seen pictures of the Sidney Opera House.  Sydney Opera House is a masterpiece of late modern architecture. It is admired internationally and proudly treasured by the people of Australia. In its short lifetime, Sydney Opera House has earned a reputation as a world-class performing arts centre and become a symbol of both Sydney and the Australian nation. It is a magnificent building, rightfully considered one of the wonders of the modern world. So check out these cheap flights and See You Down Under.  jeb



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