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Old 07-19-2012, 08:05 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Criteria: ADELAIDE BRISBANE CANBERRA DARWIN HOBART MELBOURNE PERTH SYDNEY

Layout 9 8 9 7 6 9 7 7
Walkability 8 7 6 5 7 9 6 6
Traffic Congestion 7 6 9 9 9 6 6 5
Vibrancy 8 8 6 5 5 9 8 9
Safety 7 8 9 7 8 8 7 6
Transport 5 8 4 4 4 10 7 8
Natural scenery/setting 7 8 10 8 10 7 9 10
Architecture 8 7 6 5 10 9 8 8
Skyline 5 7 5 5 5 8 8 9
Parks 8 7 8 6 9 8 7 8
Landscaping 7 7 9 7 9 8 6 6
Amenities 8 8 9 7 7 9 8 8
Shopping 7 8 6 6 6 9 7 9
Entertainment 7 8 6 6 5 9 8 9
Dining 7 7 6 5 5 10 7 10
Culture 7 6 7 4 5 9 7 8

TOTAL SCORE: 117 118 115 96 110 137 116 126

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Adelaide
Perth
Canberra
Hobart
Darwin
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Old 07-19-2012, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Newcastle NSW Australia
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I'm not going to rate everything as such, just a few things:
Sydney: walking about is not user friendly, public transport is acceptable - including the monorail eyesore.
Most attractions are relatively close to the city as well, and has unrivalled natural beauty. Shopping in the city itself is not great.
Hobart: old world charm, vibrancy is apparent and everything is easily accessible..
Adelaide: Haven't been there for 25 years, but is compact albeit a little lacklustre in vibrancy.
Perth: Excellent natural beauty, great public transport, everything is close by, nice skyline, the pick of the capitals in my book.
Melbourne: somewhat over-rated, but shopping and attractions are right there. Natural beauty is limited.
Brisbane: has grown massively in the last decade or so, and traffic is reaching the chaotic proportions of Sydney and Melbourne. Public transport is good, and natural beauty and parks are under-rated.
Canberra: much-maligned but not a bad little city, plenty of attractions in close range.
Darwin: cannot comment.

Rankings:

Perth
Hobart
Brisbane
Canberra
Sydney
Melbourne
Adelaide
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Old 07-20-2012, 11:00 AM
 
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I'm not going to rate everything as such, just a few things:
Sydney: walking about is not user friendly, public transport is acceptable - including the monorail eyesore.
Most attractions are relatively close to the city as well, and has unrivalled natural beauty. Shopping in the city itself is not great.
Hobart: old world charm, vibrancy is apparent and everything is easily accessible..
Adelaide: Haven't been there for 25 years, but is compact albeit a little lacklustre in vibrancy.
Perth: Excellent natural beauty, great public transport, everything is close by, nice skyline, the pick of the capitals in my book.
Melbourne: somewhat over-rated, but shopping and attractions are right there. Natural beauty is limited.
Brisbane: has grown massively in the last decade or so, and traffic is reaching the chaotic proportions of Sydney and Melbourne. Public transport is good, and natural beauty and parks are under-rated.
Canberra: much-maligned but not a bad little city, plenty of attractions in close range.
Darwin: cannot comment.
Sydney: walking about is not user friendly, public transport is acceptable - including the monorail eyesore.
Most attractions are relatively close to the city as well, and has unrivalled natural beauty. Shopping in the city itself is not great. [AGREE. I found shopping on Collins St in MEL and even Rundle Mall in ADL was better]
Hobart: Never been
Adelaide: They have worked hard to bring more life into the downtown, restaurant row east of Rundle Mall is vibrant with cafes, restos, pubs and night spots. Very nice. Public transport excellent with free buses within centre, free tram within city limits. On hot days, the Museum of SA and the Art Gallery of SA are free and air conditioned.
Perth: Never been.
Melbourne: I heart MEL. Vibrant, wonderful museums, I like Federation square and the riverfront, excellent shopping
Brisbane: I was underwhelmed.
Canberra: Snooze fest. In Adelaide you felt you were in a city surrounded by parks, in CAN you are in a park surrounded by.. um.. things spread out.. public transport not that great
Darwin: compact everything you need in downtown area.
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