A land of plenty in every respect! The sun, the surf, the farm, the sport – The Gold Coast, Bondi Beach, Merinos, the Melbourne Cup! And that’s only a small sample of the Aussie offering for visitors to this great and proud sport-loving nation. And just like the Boomerang of the indigenous Aborigine, you’ll want to come back, time after time.
Australia features major modern cities such as Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, beautiful harbours, endless white and golden sand beaches, tropical rainforests, rich broad-acre farming lands to fertile grazing high country, massive flat desserts to mountainous snow-fields, and it’s rich in natural resources such as coal and iron ore.
Famous around the globe for it’s unique wildlife, Australia is home to the Kangaroo, the Koala, the Platypus, Wombat and Emu. As a tourist, you can see them all in the city zoos, but if you take an Aussie road-trip, you’re more than likely to see a roo or two along the way!
A nation settled by Europeans less than 250 years ago, Australia today boasts a truly multicultural population of a mere 24 million people with the vast majority residing on or near its stunning coastline.
As a tourist, there are so many choices to make!
There are World Heritage sites such as the Great Barrier Reef, Kakadu, Uluru (Ayers Rock), and of course the Sydney Opera House. For the classic beach holiday there’s Cairns, the Whitsunday Islands or Noosa in the north, or Manly, Bondi and Bell’s Beach in the south. There’s a touch of Europe in the Barossa Valley, the world famous wine producing district of South Australia, or it’s NSW counterpart, the Hunter Valley. And then there’s the great ‘outback’ for a glimpse of the Crocodile Dundee side of Australian life.
The extreme diversity of many external influences since settlement has created a cultural environment in Australia that is best described as dynamic, innovative, outward looking and more than anything, fun. Serious fun.
Thanks also to the modern-day multicultural Australia, the culinary offerings are broad, never ending, and above all, super-fresh. Australian cuisine today is truly international, and blessed by an abundant supply of local fresh produce across the board. Featuring an amazing selection of fresh seafood, beef, lamb, dairy, fruit and vegetables, this wonderful country has it all!
The York by Swiss-BelHotel International offers visitors to Sydney a magnificently situated apartment-style hotel right in the heart of the city. You’ll love it.
Swiss-BelHotel International will soon be expanding their Australian property portfolio with its new Zest Hotel brand to open in all major Australian cities soon. Plan your trip to Sydney today. It’s the perfect starting point to discover and experience all that Australia has to offer. We look forward to welcoming you soon!