Plan a city escape in 2024 and explore some of Australia’s liveliest cities. In a country spoilt for choice when it comes to cosmopolitan centres, Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne each have their own special charm, combining modern style with diverse culture, and plenty of activities for all types of travellers. For travellers who love a city break, these cities encapsulate convenience and accessibility from world-class restaurants to trendy shopping districts and vibrant nightlife. City stays often provide a mix of modern comfort with iconic landmarks and historical allure, letting you dive into the heart of each destination for an exciting and memorable holiday experience.

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Brisbane

Experience the vibrant capital of Queensland, where the seamless blend of outdoor adventures with urban charms makes for a relaxing city stay. Begin your exploration at the South Bank Parklands, a vibrant space with lush greenery and tempting culinary offerings, or dive straight into outdoor activities such as scenic hikes or abseiling. One unique joy of Brisbane is that you can even go island-hopping off the coast by helicopter for an adrenaline-charged holiday.

Beyond the natural appeal, Brisbane also allows visitors to take advantage of what cities are best known for with a growing arts scene, lively nightlife and diverse local experiences including the Wheel of Brisbane to cruising the river on the CityCat. Discover the city’s cultural richness at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, enjoy live events at The Gabba or Suncorp Stadium, and explore world-class galleries at South Bank’s Cultural Centre. After a day filled with adventure and discovery, unwind at the many rooftop bars, award-winning restaurants, or craft breweries for the ultimate relaxing evening and dining experience.

For an extraordinary stay with spectacular city views, choose Park Regis North Quay. Conveniently situated within walking distance to Brisbane’s business and entertainment hubs, as well as shopping, dining, and Suncorp Stadium, it’s an ideal base for both corporate and leisure guests. Take your pick from stylish hotel rooms or spacious refurbished apartments with kitchenettes and separate living areas – ensuring there’s something for everyone.

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Sydney

An international and national drawcard, Sydney beckons as one of the ultimate Australian city getaways, boasting a world-famous harbour and iconic landmarks that are a must-visit. For a prime Sydney CBD stay, drop your bags at Park Regis City Centre, located in the heart of Sydney, and surrounded by designer shops, top-tier dining, and offering an ideal base for both corporate and leisure travellers. Conveniently close to Hyde Park, Darling Harbour, Pitt Street Mall, Queen Victoria Building, and Town Hall train station, the Park Regis City Centre provides an affordable Sydney stay, with modern rooms and the best of Sydney literally steps away – and all visible from the hotel’s rooftop pool, a hidden Sydney gem!

Start your Sydney city break right and take in the sights that see visitors flock from around the world. Explore the city’s many treasures, from the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House to lively Darling Harbour and for the adventurous, climbing the heights of the Sydney Harbour Bridge is a must. As night descends, Sydney comes alive with vibrant nightlife, featuring rooftop bars with city skyline views and waterfront restaurants serving fresh seafood—a culinary journey for every palate.

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Melbourne

Melbourne stands as a perennial favourite for city getaways, boasting a year-round appeal thanks to its incredible cultural scene, intense love of coffee, and a fantastic and diverse food offering. A Melbourne city break provides the perfect opportunity for travellers to immerse themselves in the city’s countless offerings from exquisite culinary delights to discovering the rich history and vibrant culture at Melbourne’s museums and galleries.

Give yourself time to explore Melbourne’s famous laneways, adorned with street art and home to boutique shops, cafes, restaurants, and bars that add to the city’s appeal. Be sure to include the bustling Queen Victoria Market on your itinerary, where you can find an array of fresh produce, delicious food, and stalls selling clothes and crafts. To slow down the pace, stroll through the treasured Royal Botanic Gardens and spend the day exploring Melbourne’s beautiful flora and fauna. Wrap up your evening by sipping a drink at one of the city’s many hidden bars, or at a rooftop bar with the city skyline as your backdrop.

Base yourself at Park Regis Griffin Suites, where you are only moments away from the best of Melbourne, with easy access between Melbourne CBD and the popular St Kilda beach. With studio and spacious one and two-bedroom apartments offering privacy and a relaxing home away from home, it’s the perfect base for short or extended stays in Melbourne, ensuring a perfect retreat no matter when you decide to visit.