There are loads of things to do in Australia’s major cities and they don’t have to cost you a fortune. So pack up your things and head out to your favourite place to experience more of what our beautiful country has to offer. To make your holiday budget go even further, register as a pet sitter and stay in homes across Australia for free!
Melbourne draws you in with its amazing sense of culture and lively eclectic atmosphere. If you’re looking to get a sense of Melbourne’s heart, head to Federation Square and sit and take in the people and the buildings, and even watch the big screens for some down-time. Flinders Street Station is nearby, so be sure to stop by, especially when the sun is setting to watch how the light dances across this iconic Melbourne structure. If you’re into art, head to the National Gallery of Victoria and ACMI (The Australian Centre for the Moving Image) for some awesome exhibits. Or if wildlife is more your interest, the St Kilda penguins are a must see and they return to their burrows along the St Kilda break wall every evening of the year just after sunset. Visit Melbourne’s array of markets and take advantage of the free tram zone around the city. Be sure to check out the many pet sitting positions available around Victoria, so you can stay for free and get to live like a local.
Walk through Salamanca Markets, visit the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery or head up to the top of Mt Wellington to get a bird’s eye view of Hobart. A house and pet sit in Tasmania will help you appreciate the natural beauties of the state.
After you have booked in your house and pet sit in South Australia, Rundle Mall should be your first stop to get a sense of Adelaide’s flavour. The Adelaide Botanic Gardens as well as Glenelg Beach are great for lovers of flora and fauna and soaking up the sunshine. There are loads of festivals and events happening in and around Adelaide so find out what’s on in town before you visit.
Head to the Freemantle Visitor Information Centre to pick up a free bike to explore the city. It’ll get you energised and ready for lunch, which is a perfect time to begin following the Swan Valley Food and Wine Trail. Explore Elizabeth Quay which has fun activities and events for the whole family, including a water park which is open every day except Tuesdays from 10am to 8pm. House and pet sitting in Western Australia will give you a greater appreciation of all that the state has to offer.
When you stay in the Northern Territory as a house and pet sitter, a visit to Darwin’s Mindil Beach Sunset Markets is a must. Browse the array of unique stalls and local arts and be sure to head to the beach just before sunset to witness a truly magical view. Darwin’s Waterfront Precinct is great for a dip, especially in summer. Surrounded by a range of eateries and shops, you can just enjoy time by the water and then pickup some lunch or window shop. If you have a little extra time, head an hour south of Darwin to Litchfield National Park where you will get to experience some of the most amazing natural wonders. In particular, head out to the Termite Mounds where you can see the only magnetic termites in the world!
Swimmers will love the lagoon at South Bank where you can play in the sand or simply soak up the sun. But if you’re wanting to see more of the city on water, hop on one of Brisbane’s free ferries that cruise down the Brisbane river. Pick up some quality, fresh produce at the many farmers markets or simply take in Brisbane on a bike or by foot along the Brisbane Riverwalk. Don’t forget to find your ‘place to call home’ in Brisbane on a house and pet sit.
You can’t go past strolling around Sydney Harbour during your visit to Sydney. It’s one of the country’s most beautiful assets and is thriving with activity, events and festivals most times of the year. Walk along the pedestrian pathway at Sydney Harbour Bridge‘s eastern edge. Enjoy The Rocks Markets or for the more adventurous, tackle the Spit Bridge to Manly walk for some great exercise and awesome views. Get in early to book your house and pet sitting in New South Wales because positions, especially around the city, are snapped up quick!
The Australian War Memorial is a must when you visit Canberra and for those that love to know more about space, Canberra’s Deep Space Communication Complex is worth a visit and it’s free! There’s loads to see around Lake Burley Griffin so set aside some time to check it out. Stay a few days or for longer as a house and pet sitter and get to know more about our country’s amazing capital.
These are just some of the amazing free activities to do when you visit Australia’s beautiful cities. First thing to do, is to find your ideal house and pet sit and then work your itinerary around your location. You’ll see and experience more and will save heaps by house and pet sitting.