Australia, officially known as the Commonwealth of Australia, is the sixth largest country in the world, and is located in the Southern Hemisphere. The country is comprised of the Australian mainland, the island of Tasmania, and many smaller islands nestled in the Pacific and Indian oceans. At Holiday Velvet we are looking to offer private holiday rentals all over Australia and including the following great destinations:
Sydney is Australia's most populated city, and is the capital of New South Wales. It is a perfect city to go to on holiday as it offers activities and attractions suited to every inclination. Tourists flock to Sydney Tower, built in 1981, which is the highest structure in Australia. Three express lifts whisk you to the top of the building, offering a breathtaking panoramic view of the entire city, and boasts two revolving restaurants and a cafÉ. Another popular attraction is the Harbour Bridge, known to the locals as the Coathanger. This bridge contains eight traffic lanes and two rail lines, as well as pedestrian walkways, which afford splendid views of the harbor and the city. Of course, no Sydney vacation would be complete without visiting the world famous Sydney Opera House, the city's most beloved landmark. Its myriad of roof heights shaped like sails in the wind is a wonder that must be seen to be appreciated.
Melbourne is the capital of the state of Victoria, and Australia's second largest metropolis. The city rose to prominence during the Victorian gold rush during the 1850s. Melbourne is known as the cultural capital of Australia, and is the hub for Australian film, television, and music. It is also home to an astonishing array of restaurants, cafes, pubs, and art galleries. Amazing shopping opportunities abound in the Crossley Street area, brimming with everything from designer clothing to art deco housewares.
One of Australia's most beautiful cities, Perth is the capital of Western Australia. Renowned for its pristine and seemingly endless stretches of sands that are dotted with quaint cafes and eateries, Perth is a beach town extraordinaire. Attractions also include such landmarks as the Perth Mint and Swans Bells Tower, all easily accessible via free bus service. King Street offers up-market shopping opportunities, bursting with exclusive boutiques, art galleries, and fine dining - it's the place to see and be seen during your memorable holiday to Perth.