You’ve visited the Opera house, hopped along the coastline, shopped till you dropped in the Queen Victoria markets, hogged at culinary hotspots, and toured recognisable landmarks and monuments aplenty. But what to do in the country of natural wonders after the sun has set?
10 of the Best Cities in Australia
Here are 10 of the best cities for fun, party and nightlife in Australia.
Melbourne is one of the happening cities in Australia. If you have been to Melbourne and you have not yet boozed Carlton Draught, you should be questioned.
When visiting this city, ensure that you do not forget to visit Fitzroy – from bizarre little bars with exclusive cocktails to fashionably built rooms and modern rooftop terraces, the suburb has it all. Start with Victoria Bitter at Carlton Brewhouse, hit up Bartronica for some rare video games then end the tipsy night! If you want some electrifying music, The Night Cat is the perfect place to dance the night away with live jazz, funk and reggae.
When you’ve had plenty, bounce into entertainment centres and begin the fun all over again.
Ask anyone their top 10 party cities on the planet and you’re likely to find Sydney will be in the list somewhere. Despite being a city that’s known for adult nightlife, it can be an excellent spot for travelers up for a party in the early hours after surfing in the beaches of Bondi. Several glamorous beachside bars are set up – Side Bar provides a colourful nightclub and electrifying vibes to the music played by famous DJs.
Also, keep an eye on the Sydney harbour for events and private cruises. There’re also chances of coming across underground parties – People Must Jam, and Picnic facilitates crazy nights in lanes and venues across Sydney.
Although Byron Bay is familiar for its relaxing and laid back lifestyle, it’s also a place to enjoy an epic night out. You could start the night with a themed party at Cheeky Monkey’s and end with the ginger beer at The Beach Hotel. The entire stretch from Joson street to Bay street boasts a pumping nightlife with live music, DJs, beachfront bistros, and grunge pubs – there’s a spot for every party animal. Even though Byron might look like a little coastal town, it has so much to offer! I am telling you – Everyone loves Byron!
True to its name, Gold Coast is a fantastic city to party if you love chilled out vibes. Surfers Paradise provides a tremendous atmosphere, making it one of the most popular towns of the city. It has a vast range of pubs, bars, dance floors, to keep you going until the early hours. A few pubs to kick off the night are Waxy’s Irish Pub and Clock Hotel. Attend one of the many pub crawls and lose yourself in the great live music paired with fresh cocktails. Along with this, Broadbeach and Southport are little more laid back with peculiar spots for the revellers to explore. Yes, When it comes to nightlife, Gold Coast has something for everyone.
Airlie Beach & Whitsundays
If you like cold beer and sensational acoustic music, I recommend you to go to the party capital of Queensland, Airlie Beach. With plenty of bars on the boats, colourful atmosphere and friendly locals, this is the ultimate paradise for partying, socializing and never-ending fun. The Mama Africas is a perfect bar for late night mash-up and to soak up the vibrant ambience. Other favourites include Magnums and the Boom Night Club. You can be sure that you’ll have a fabulous night in Airlie Beach, already wanting to plan your next vacation.
If you haven’t heard of Full Moon Party, you must have been living under a rock for your whole life. Guess what ? It is the most-celebrated Halloween party on Magnetic Island – A fest of music, food and memories for life beachside. It is the best place to enjoy an ice- cold beverage while the sand tickles your feet. At this spot, music lovers are also not disappointed as international DJs, and talented locals host the party. Dance the night away with the beachfront as your dance floor and, this is an island experience one should never miss!
Just a few km inland from Byron Bay, you’ll find Nimbin – home to classic pub architecture with each pub having a story for itself. Although it has only a little nightlife with terrific live music and dance gigs, the town is vibrant during Mardi Gras – the celebration of weed culture! The streets are flooded with crowds, dazzling outfits and everyone is stoned. Don’t forget to witness this party if you are there in early May.
Cairns is one of Australia’s most popular nightlife cities for backpackers. There are bars with wild music, pumping tunes, comedy acts, funky nightclubs, along with various tasty menus and exotic cocktails. Soak in the energetic atmosphere of CBD, quench your thirst in Spence street, and appreciate the dancing sea waves while you’ve become sober at the waterfront. If you want to have a fun night out, join a pub crawl to discover all hidden spots.
For a cheap and cheerful night, you have to go to Darwin, especially the hostel spots. You will find daily live music, delicious pizza and signature cocktails along Mitchell street in the city centre. Waterfront Precinct also hosts an array of live acts and hilarious drag shows in its modern pubs. So, when you are in Darwin, expect everything from heavy jazz to mahogany furniture and anything that makes you feel intoxicated, including dance floors, and open mic nights.
Last but not least, Perth provides a fantastic mix of rooftop bars, pubs and nightclubs that you are sure to love. If you’re a local, a backpacker, or a couple, there’s something in Perth for everyone. There is no shortage of options in Perth, with the popular ‘Sunday Sessions’ attracting large crowds each weekend. Sunday Session is a typical routine at Swan river or the beer gardens to begin the next week with pumped up energy. The most glamorous ones are found in Northbridge, Subiaco and Fremantle. Don’t forget ‘Happy Hours’ on weekdays when you can drop in for discounted drinks!
You’ve had a mind-blowing night out; now it’s time to pack your bags and hit vibrant party places in Australia. Check these customised Australia tour packages and fulfil your ‘ Party Mission to Australia’.
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