Last week, we went up north, now it's time to go down under! There is definitely so much more to Australia than kangaroo and Vegemite and to New Zealand than kiwi. Since SweetEscape is all about going down the road less travelled, we are presenting you with the leading destinations in both countries and the cool places you need to check out if you ever set foot on the Southern Hemisphere. Check them out below!
Sydney is not just about the Opera House. Only two train stops away, and you will be in Darling Harbour, Sydney's famous recreational and pedestrian precinct. This is where you can stop by for some delicious fish and chips after taking gorgeous photos in its green and lush surroundings!
The go-to spot in Melbourne is definitely the hip Central Business District, particularly Bourke Street, where you can find Rice Workshop, the tastiest beef bowl in the city For a healther option, hit up Serotonin Eatery in Burnley and try out its tasty organic desserts. There are plenty of eateries with cool displays ready to help you give your best shots!
The laid-back and understated suburbs of Hendra will allow you to capture Brisbane in all its modest and charming glory. The area is also home to an abundance of restaurants and cafés as well as antiques and pubs. Shop away at Toombul Shopping Centre, or if you want to keep it low-key, there are many local shops on Junction Road and Sandgate Road.
You simply cannot go to Hunter Valley without tasting some wine. Pokolbin's La Vigna Estate is the perfect place to relax with your friends or family on our, featuring its own vineyard and shiraz grapes. You can sample some of Australia's premier wines (and take amazing photos) here!
Only minutes from the Christchurch central business district and the airport, the Quality Hotel Elms and its bright, contemporary designs should be the perfect backdrop not only for your stay, but also photo session! There's a plethora of Asian restaurants to be found nearby the hotel too, ranging from Japanese, Indian and Malaysian.
The famous Hobbiton - the location used for The Lord of the Rings trilogy - is absolutely not to be missed when you're in Tauranga, with its grassy hillside and luscious gardens dotted with hobbit holes. To unwind, head over to Pare's Power Pizza for the best pizza in town - no grease or oil involved!
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