Urban Jungles

Cities provide an inspirational canvas for self-exploration as well as exploring the laneways, waterways and culinary offerings themselves! As well as being a land of vast open spaces, Australia, for example, is a country of vibrant, new-world cities, steeped in history yet thrusting with the lifeblood of the 21st century.

Every city has its own unique character, and is also the launching pad for coastal, mountain and outback experiences nearby.

Sydney, the capital of New South Wales, has its majestic harbour and sun-drenched beaches, ringed with towering modern-day buildings and a dizzying selection of renowned restaurants and cafes in stunning locales, showcasing mouth-watering seafood and diverse ethnic cuisines. The Blue Mountains, northern beaches, and Hunter Valley wine region are all in driving distance.

Victoria’s Melbourne is the grand lady of the south – almost European in its look and feel, with gothic architecture, alongside quirky laneways and cultural precincts distinct from each other in the languages spoken on the streets, the food consumed in the restaurants and the multitude of cultural festivals which occur throughout the year. Only a short drive away are the Yarra Valley wine region, the Mornington Peninsula with its stunning coastline and wineries, the Dandenong mountain range, and the majestic Great Ocean Road, to name a few.

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Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Photo by Richard Kendall.

In Tasmania, Hobart’s sandstone convict-era waterfront harks back to its days as the second penal settlement in Australia. It is home to historical accommodation, delectable local food and wine, the daring Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) and the nearby Port Arthur convict-era jail. Nearby are wineries, gourmet trekking experiences, paddock to plate opportunities, and stunning coastal, mountain and forest scenery.

Adelaide, the capital of South Australia and otherwise known as the city of churches, has a refined yet edgy vibe, being home to fringe festivals, the Santos Tour Down Under cycling race, and being the gateway to some of the oldest and best known wine regions in Australia, including the Barossa Valley.

Western Australia’s Perth is the only major Australian city on the west coast, and sits regally between beach and desert. Renowned for its wide open spaces, gardens, the mighty Swan River, and being on the doorstep of the Margaret River and Swan Valley wine regions, Perth is a natural entry point for anyone travelling from Europe, Africa, the Middle East or parts of Asia.

On the northern shores of Australia sits Darwin, the capital of the Northern Territory, a tropical city close to islands and fringed by beaches, and also the gateway to many outback experiences. With vibrant Asian, and Indigenous  populations, Darwin is a melting pot of cultures, food and unique experiences.

Brisbane is the capital city of Queensland, which boasts a ‘beautiful one day, perfect the next’ mild, sub-tropical climate. Bustling with energy, this vibrant city of outdoor eating spots, river-based activities, parks and gardens, is also in driving distance to some of the best beaches, with the warmest water, in Australia.

And of course Australia’s capital city, Canberra, is the natural starting point for a political and historical insight into Australia’s development as a federation of states, as well as being close to some of the country’s most well-known ski resorts.

Let Evvoke Bespoke Experience take you on an authentic experience encapsulating some of Australia’s most diverse and vibrant urban jungles. Contact us now to find out how.

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Melbourne skyline. Photo by Robert Seba. Tourism Australia. Time Out Australia