Melbourne trust me, come to Melbourne
melborune or sydney are pretty good, brisbane is cool too, but a bit hot
Like I've lived in Sydney and Melbourne, like touristic wise Sydney is 100x better than Melbourne and more things to do here but Melbourne is the most liveable city and is way cheaper if you're looking to live here for a while honestly just go live in melbourne, come IEM Sydney 2020 and stay in sydney for like 1-2 weeks and explore and then just go back to melbourne.
Newcastle? 2hrs from sydney. large city. plenty of beaches and tourist destinations (close to central coast). good suburbs with pretty competitive real estate pricing. Always a good option.
Honestly, a lot of people will argue about which city is best, but in reality Australia is a great place so Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra, and the Gold Coast are all great places to live for a year.
Sydney, Mr Druitt cuzzy, where the drill rappers at. ONEFOUR!
Gold coast. Everything is awesome in this place.
Lived in Adelaide most of my life, great beaches, good wine.. party life is meh.. Currently in Sydney, great diversity with culture, great food, decent clubs too (compared to Adelaide). If you have the option though, try and visit as much of Australia as you can IMO.
ok let's swap dude you can live here i live in scandinavia, enjoy burning alive and looking like a red boiling sausage if you come in summer
Sydney and Melbourne are good if you like big cities.
Gold Coast is good if you like the beach.
Canberra is good if you like a little bit more peace and quiet.
Any big city is fine, just avoid the country
Road trip the coast from Southern Victoria to Brisbane Queensland.
Anywhere on the east coast tbh.. Melbourne would probably be your best bet but Sydney's good to. depends what you want to do
Wollongong is the place to go
Sydney or Melbourne, but if you want some Indigenous culture go to Northern Territory.
Everywhere else is a shithole
central australia mens desert is gud mens
If you want to visit different parts of the country Sydney is the best place to stay even though it’s kinda expensive since you can go to everywhere from here. When planning tourist things remember that the entire country is bigger than all of Europe and only has 26 million people. For example if you want to see the Sydney Opera House and the Three Sisters in the one day you will have to drive 2.5 hours between them or take a 1.5 train ride.
If you want to travel between lots of regions of the country you’ll be flying for the most part. Driving to Canberra from Sydney takes a full day, for example. I can give more examples but since you haven’t said where you want to go I can’t be that helpful.
Like some other Australians have said, the East Coast is the best part of the country. The major cities are Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne, which all have advantages and disadvantages - mostly it comes down to personal preference.
Brisbane (where I live and study) is the most relaxed city. You have the advantage of being close to beaches (like my hometown, Noosa), decent nightlife, some really nice suburbs and is just generally a really beautiful place to live with great weather. The cost of living is also really decent compared to other cities. Sydney and Melbourne tend to attract more events, however, whereas Brisbane can be left out. But all in all Brisbane is underrated and a great city.
The Gold Coast is decently nice, however, it is prone to being sketchy in parts and the beach lifestyle is plastic and inauthentic, if you want a beachy place near Brisbane with actual culture then the Sunshine Coast is far better.
Sydney is nice for beaches and generally has a good lifestyle. It is super busy, however, and a massive city so your lifestyle is dependant on what suburb you live in. Generally, the northern beach suburbs are nicer than south-western suburbs (but obviously this is because of differences in the cost of living). Sydney also gets all the major events and seems to have a relaxed lifestyle. It is pretty much Australia's post-card city, but a lot of Australians view it as being dirty and overrated, which partly true.
Melbourne is probably Australia's best city, however, the cost of living is insane and some people may find the political-side of Melbourne (super left) off-putting. The weather also changes dramatically throughout the day. The city is beautiful though and it is Australia's cultural hub with amazing food and events always happening.
TLDR: East coast cities are the best. Sydney and Melbourne have a high cost of living and are very different in terms of culture. I'd personally avoid Sydney and choose Melbourne or Brisbane. It just depends on things like weather preferences, budget and general favourability towards big cities. But IMO Brisbane is a great compromise.
adelaide for relaxing vacation, gold coast for thrilling vacation, melbourne or sydney for terrible vacation
What are you planning on actually doing in your gap year though? That's the real question before you get an answer.
gold coast, brisbane, noosa if you like warm, chilled environment
go to sydney and enjoy iem sydney before you leave
you will not regret it
Sunshine Coast man
It's like sydney but with less people
where do they have the coolest accent
Im not an aussie myself but i would say that you shouldn't just go to one place but travel around both countries. maybe tasmania and then to nz