Auckland is not the capital city of New Zealand, but it is the largest and most popular. Sited on the Hauraki Gulf, Auckland is also called the City of Sails, so numerous are the boating enthusiasts. There are around a million and half people in Auckland, and for such a small city it is immensely spread out.
Sydney is the jewel of Australia's east coast. A thriving metropolis sitting proudly on the sparkling waters of the Pacific, Sydney is the home of the icons that represent the Wide Brown Land – the Opera House, the Sydney Harbor Bridge, and the white sails of millionaires yachts bobbing gently in the bay off The Rocks.
Melbourne is the European city of Australia. It's architecture is older, tends to be more stylised (and preserved) and thanks to one of the founders of the city, it has wide stretches of public parklands and greenbelts in the center of the city. Melbourne is also the city of Hidden Secrets.
Long known as Bris-Vegas and often thought of as the poor relation of cosmopolitan Sydney, Brisbane Australia is coming into its own as a thriving center of culture and diversity as well as the Mecca for sun-seekers that it has always been. It is also a city that loves its festivals, and as the mercury tops 40 degrees C (around 105F), the summer music festivals come out in force.
Albury, Australia is one half of a two-part town. Spanning the Murray River is Albury-Wodonga. This mouthful of a town name is made up of Albury, in the state of New South Wales and Wodonga, in the state of Victoria. The divider is the Mighty Murray, a muddy-looking river that has been part of the Australian Outback Culture for 200 years.
The Gold Coast stretches for hundreds of kilometers along Australia's north-eastern coast. This is paradise that is televised around the world to illustrate the endless white sand beaches and long tropical days that Australia is famous for.