Aus/NZ/Pacific Cities by Lonely Planet Descriptions

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The almost too-tidy capital is cradled by mountains and hills covered in bushland, beyond which are several charming villages and a growing number of cold-climate wineries
Like a Melanesian maiden from a cliché in a South Pacific musical, xxxx is often dubbed the ‘Prettiest town in the Pacific’. And to be sure, she has obvious charms
The name means ‘place of many crows’ in the language of the local Wiradjuri people, but an alternative meaning is ‘dancing like a drunken man’
wide sweeping streets, squares and lush green boundaries make xxxx an enchanting city. You only need scratch the surface of the quiet achiever to tap into its hedonistic vein
The neon lights of xxxx have more in common with the glitz and glamour of Miami or the hedonistic pastimes of Las Vegas than they do with the rest of the country
If you want a taste of life in ‘big town’ outback, xxxx has all the rough-around-the-edges cowboy flavour adventurous travellers crave. It’s about as authentic as it gets
Traditionally the most English of the country’s cities, xxxx is now adding a modern and innovative layer to its damaged heritage heart
xxxx’s a city of volcanoes, with the ridges of lava flows forming its main thoroughfares. It’s multicultural with the biggest Polynesian population of any city in the world
xxxx spreads up steep hillsides that offer stunning views over its beautiful harbour With its faded French atmosphere, rambling streets and café scene, lagoons and islets…
This sociable hub is where non-Aboriginal meets Aboriginal (Larrakia), where urban meets remote, and where industry meets idleness
It’s fascinating to talk with locals about what it’s like to live in a city rated one of the earth’s most dangerous and least liveable. Experiencing xxxx is about people
Jealous as hell, the rest of the country stereotypes xxxx as more body-beautiful than bookish, more carpe diem than museum - a narcissistic 'Sin City' fixated on sunglasses…
Be prepared to fall on your knees in awe: almost the entire old town of xxxx is buried in deep, black volcanic ash and looks like a movie set for an apocalyptic film
..endless expanse of red dirt and rugged ranges. What began 135 years ago as a simple telegraph station has developed into a low-rise metropolis. Famous for its remote location
It may be the third-largest city, but for the longest time xxxx was seen as something of a poor cousin: a sleepy country town hiding behind a big city façade
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Despite the pervasive eggy odour, ‘Sulphur City’ is one of the most touristed spots on the island. 35% of the population is Maori, with traditional hangi a big attraction
In prewar days xxxx's population was three times the size and the town was jammed with military facilities, geisha houses, Shinto shrines, kimono tailors and public baths
xxxx prides itself in its cultural and artistic wealth. Timber Victorian houses terrace up steep valleys from the waterfront in an almost San Franciscan manner
‘You gotta love this city’, the Whitlams’ frontman croons, and what’s not to love? Outstanding heritage architecture, a beautiful foreshore and classy inner-city suburbs
Sophisticated and slick, edgy and rough, xxxx’s physical and cultural landscape is shaped by a dynamic population, ever-ravenous for a bite of global culture
Rebuilt after the deadly 1931 earthquake in the popular styles of the time, the city retains a unique concentration of Art-Deco buildings. Architecture obsessives flock here
Classy and casual, xxxx sits on a large peninsula. Shopaholics can blow their savings on the latest Paris fashions or go bargain hunting for Asian textiles
Downtown is a jigsaw of colonial buildings, modern shopping plazas, abundant eateries and a breezy esplanade. Small passages transport you to a city somewhere in India
xxxx is thankfully shedding its reputation as being home to the country’s biggest steel industry, and the stunning natural beauty of the area now attracts attention
Tension, riots? What tension, what riots? The capital was at the epicentre of civil unrest and ethnic tension from 1999 to 2003. But how things have changed…
While the lack of big-city bustle has something to do with xxxx being the world’s most remote capital city, you won’t find the locals complaining about the lifestyle!
The second-oldest city and southernmost capital, xxxx’s rich colonial heritage and natural charms are complemented by great festivals and top-notch food and drink
xxxx offers a mountain of activities; bungy-jumping, caving, rafting, sledging, jetboating, skiing, skydiving and hang gliding. No-one’s ever visited and said ‘I’m bored’
When Robert Louis Stevenson visited in 1889 he called it the 'pearl of the Pacific', and while some of the lustre may have worn thin, there's enough charm remaining
On xxxx’s shore, Korean bird-watchers swivel 15cm lenses, local ladies aqua dance at the lagoon pool, fitness types jog along the Esplanade where pelicans cavort on mudflats

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