Find out what you can do in each of the Australian cities that Air Pacific flies to.
Top things to do in Brisbane:
Featuring a spectacular inner-city beach, miles of tree-lined walks, amazing shopping and restaurants, Southbank is the one place you have to see in Brisbane. Located a short hop over the river from the CBD, it's easy to get to and easy to spend a full day amongst the many attractions.
There are a number of cruises you can take on the Brisbane River, from simply using the public transport system in the CityCat, enjoying a seafood buffet at sunset aboard the paddlewheeler Kookaburra Queen or taking a unique trip on a gondola. There's also general sightseeing tours as well as lunch cruises.
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary:
The world's first and largest Koala sanctuary, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary has over 130 koalas. However if cuddling a Koala isn't your thing, you can feed the rainbow Lorikeets and Kangaroos, or even hold a snake. See beautiful Australian fauna like Wombats, Echidnas, Tasmanian Devils, Dingoes and more.
With incredible panoramic views of Brisbane city and out to Moreton Bay, Mt Coot-ha is a favorite for locals and visitors alike. Enjoy a meal or a coffee looking out over the city and its surrounds.
Consistently ranked among one of the top things to do in Australia, Steve Irwin's legacy lives on in this amazing Zoo. Snuggle up to a koala, hand-feed an Asian Elephant, walk with a Sumatran Tiger and watch a crocodile launch from the waters edge.
Dreamworld, MovieWorld, Wet’n’Wild Water World and Sea World provide a perfect family day out, whichever park you choose to visit.
Top Things to do in Sydney:
The Historic Rocks Village area:
With a story around every corner, The Rocks will intrigue, fascinate and entertain you. Prepare to investigate the narrow streets and alleyways, wander along cobblestone streets and negotiate historic sandstone steps.
Royal Botanical Gardens:
Situated on the banks of Sydney Harbour with views of the Opera House and Bridge, The Royal Botanic Gardens is a place of natural beauty, where people come for peace, relaxation and education. The surrounding parkland of the Domain is often the site for sport, entertainment and recreation.
Queen Victoria Building:
Described by Pierre Cardin as "the most beautiful shopping centre in the world", The QVB hosts shops with Olde-Worlde charm located on three levels – this is the place where you will find some of the most interesting and exclusive shopping in Sydney.
Taronga Park Zoo:
The nation's leading zoological garden, Taronga Zoo features Australia's finest collection of native animals and a diverse collection of exotic species. Situated on elevated land along the waterfront, it overlooks Sydney Cove, the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House.
One of Sydney's favourite icons, Luna Park allows you to Soak up the atmosphere and the magnificent views while the kids enjoy the rides and games. Step back in time at Coney Island, test your driving skills on the Dodgems, see what's going on in The Big Top or just sit back on the Ferris Wheel and make the most of the view.
In the summer season Bondi is a thriving cosmopolitan centre for sun, surf and fun and is a must visit while in Sydney. The beach offers white sands and pristine waves and is fringed by parks and walkways – perfect for a picnic or stroll.
In groups of 12 climbers you make your way from the base to the peak of Sydney Harbour Bridge's famous arch, with stunning views of the Sydney Opera House, iconic Luna Park entrance and the surrounding city. The climb takes you over ladders, catwalks and arches during the day, in twilight or at night.
Top things to do in Melbourne:
Australia's oldest zoo, it comprises of specially designed enclosures to replicate the environment of the housed animals and is at the forefront of the captive Lowland Gorilla breeding program. The butterfly house, lion park and primate enclosure are among the many highlights.
Opened in 1912, Luna Park is the most identifiable landmark of St. Kilda, with generations of children walking through the clown's mouth entrance. Over the years it has changed little and miraculously remained intact, creating old world character which is inimitable.
Melbourne Cricket Ground:
First opened in 1853, this Melbourne sporting institution is used year round for sporting events such as cricket and Australian Rules Football. The atmosphere at the MCG with a capacity crowd of around 100,000 is a memorable and very unique Melbourne experience.
The world-class Melbourne Aquarium comprises of 3 sections, 1 housing the coral atolls and shadow dwellers, another a billabong and mangrove swamp, where hands-on activity includes feeding the locals. Deep sea territory where sharks and other predators prowl inches from your head can be found in the 3rd section.
225-hectares of beautiful parkland, Albert Park includes a picturesque lake and network of trails. It is located approximately three kilometers from the Melbourne CBD. The park is a beacon to sporting and recreation enthusiasts with an excellent 18 hole golf course, golf driving range, walking and cycling tracks and on-water activities. Albert park also hosts the Australian Grand Prix.