Top City Tours to Take While Exploring Australia

Are you missing warm, sunny temperatures? Summer in Australia falls between December and February, and this beautiful country is known for its warm weather and hot sunny days. While it’s the wet season in the tropical north ( between November and April), you’ll find humid temperatures regardless of the weather. However, travelling to Southern Australia will be your best bet if you're searching for ideal summer temperatures!

From the famous Great Barrier Reef to Sydney’s incredible architecture and Melbourne's fascinating local neighbourhoods, Australia is one of the most diverse and gorgeous places to visit. We know the best way to visit any city is to experience it through the eyes of a local, as you can witness their favourite restaurants, landmarks, and other hidden gems from their perspective. We highly recommend taking a city tour, meeting locals who can take you on a tour, or creating your tour around your favourite Australian cities.

We’ve compiled a list of the top cities to visit in Australia and city tours you can take while travelling here! Curious to find out what they are? Keep reading!


If you’re searching for the sun, Brisbane is one of Australia’s best cities that lives up to its sunny potential, where people make the most of being outdoors! Visitors from around the world love Brisbane’s laid-back culture, as well as many opportunities to explore new popular attractions. While taking your next city tour, explore the city’s well-known attractions, world-class museums, art galleries, and vibrant neighbourhoods. The city is also well known for its beautiful green space, scenic lookout points and local markets.  While Brisbane has many tours to offer, if you’re looking to soak up as much as you can, consider the 90-minute Brisbane River Cruise/ Tour, where you can see many iconic sights within the city ( Kangaroo Point Cliffs, Brisbane City Center, and Story Bridge).

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There’s no better time than summer to explore Sydney! From sunny skies, gorgeous beaches, and rich culture, Sydney is a destination that needs to be at the top of your list. Take this opportunity to discover the coast dotted with family-friendly swimming beaches, surfing opportunities and surrounding national parks.  When visiting, take the coastal cliff walk from Bondi to Coogee, where you’ll pass by stunning beaches, rock pools, and green lush parks. The Sydney Tower Eye Observatory will also give you a view of the city from the top down and is worth the experience! While Sydney has so many city tours, one of the best is the Big Bus Hop On and Hop Off Tour. This tour highlights the best attractions in Sydney and is only 90 minutes long.

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Nestled within the vast nature of Western Australia, Perth offers the best of both worlds! Embrace the soft-sand beaches and the vibrant city life, including bustling art galleries, museums, and historic events. You won’t be short of ideas of what to do when travelling to this incredible city.

Sailing, swimming, fishing and boating are among the top activities to do when travelling to Perth, and you can’t miss the beautiful Kings Park in the city centre. While exploring Perth, we recommend taking a walking tour of the city. Many knowledgeable volunteer tour guides offer 90-minute free walking tours to teach you about Perth’s history, heritage, culture and art.

Town of Victoria Park - Walk, wheel, ride

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Which cities are your favourite to explore in Australia? Tag us on your next city tour through Australia with the hashtag #AvenzaMaps. We’d love to know where and where you’ll be exploring next on your list. Until then, don’t forget to download the app and find maps of Brisbane, Sydney, and Perth directly in the Avenza Map Store.