Urban landscapes offer travellers access to a huge number of exclusive experiences that are quintessentially Australian. In each of Australia’s major cities Alquemie has curated a number of luxury hotels, boutique accommodations and private residences. We couple these with exciting experiences and activities, calling upon our network of guides and experts to show you a side of our cities you wouldn’t find yourself.
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For many, Sydney is a must-do on most itineraries to Australia. The iconic Opera House and Harbour Bridge, set against the backdrop of the busy harbour are hard to miss, and the laid-back beaches make for a refreshing stop on a sunny day. Walk Sydney’s neighbourhoods for a peak into local life and you’ll find vibrant cafes, quaint galleries and excellent markets. Enjoy a day of sailing on the harbour or hop on a seaplane for lunch at a hatted restaurant. The nearby Blue Mountains make for an easy day trip for bush scenery & abundant wildlife.
Who needs a harbour or Opera House when you’re full of substance? Melbourne is a city of hidden secrets. Often likened to its European counterparts, these are only revealed to those in the know. For this reason, we recommend getting to know the city with a local to discover the ‘little things’ – a walking tour of the laneways, boutique shopping, its food culture or architecture.
To escape the hustle and bustle, a day or overnight trip to the Mornington Peninsular for some good wine, food and hot springs is the balm for a well-travelled soul. Alternatively further afield winds the Great Ocean Road which hugs the rugged coastline for a thrilling drive.
For a little city, Hobart has a lot going for it and it’s only getting better. Most known for celebrations at the end of the Sydney to Hobart yacht race, the (fairly) recent addition of MONA (Museum of Old and New Art) has upped the cool factor of this quaint capital of Tasmania. Great food and wine are a given (as it is throughout Tasmania) and fabulous boutique accommodation makes for a comfortable stay. The easy accessibility of day trips to Bruny Island, Port Arthur or a quick trip up Mount Wellington to play in the snow on a cold day are an added bonus.
Locals in Perth have a good reason to be laid-back; they have an endless stretch of soft white sand running parallel to their city. But it’s not all just about the beach – there is plenty more to explore in this far away coastal metropolis and with the addition of hotels like COMO the Treasury, you could easily settle in for a few days. Beer lovers will enjoy a visit to Little Creatures brewery, while those partial to Australian history will find Perth’s past more than fascinating, with day trips to Freemantle and Rottnest Island a must to get the full scope. Further a field, a journey down south to the Margaret River wine region will complete any trip to this part of Australia.
This cosmopolitan gateway to the Barossa Valley and Kangaroo Island has been labelled Australia’s Best Boutique City and with good reason. Adelaide is incredibly vibrant, with a cultural and creative spin. Renown chefs are making Adelaide their new home, a bustling bar scene is cropping up in reinvigorated laneways and the warm climate means the nearby beaches can be enjoyed almost all year round.
Stupendous sunsets every night make for a beautiful backdrop to Australia’s most multi-cultural city. Darwin is closer to Asia than Sydney or Melbourne and as such, does feel a world away. It’s a laid-back melting pot where city and outback collide and a foodies delight, which is best visited in the cooler months around June, July and August.