Travelling in Australia

By Halal Trip | 23, Apr, 2014
Travelling in Australia
Australia is a world of its own. Hidden beneath its modern and highly urbanized lifestyle lies a rich Indigenous history and a vibrant mix of cultures unlike any other country. Discover spectacular natural landscapes, rugged outback beauty and an abundance of wildlife at world-renowned sites of cultural, natural and spiritual significance. A few famous destinations in Australia have been listed below, with details on what each destination can offer to Muslim travellers.

1) Sydney

Being the most populous city in the country, the Emerald City of Sydney is a popular tourist destination and boasts several of Australia's national symbols and key attractions. In addition to the iconic Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney offers many more places-of-interest such as the Sydney Tower, Bondi beach and the Blue Mountains National Park. Muslim travellers will not find it difficult to find access to Halal restaurants in Sydney. There are several restaurants that serve Indian cuisine and Middle Eastern fare, with Blu Ginger McMahons Point, Last Train to Bombay, Fatima's, Mehrey Da Dhaba and Almustafa being amongst some of the most popular spots. Several mosques are also located in Sydney due to the sizable Muslim population living in the city.  

2) Melbourne

Melbourne is a tourist hotspot and has been the winner of the title of the World's Most Livable City for several years. It is the most multicultural city in Australia and is home to a number of fascinating sights, with UNESCO World Heritage-listed buildings, museums, parks as well as a wealth of shopping opportunities. The population of Melbourne comprises a significant number of Muslims and access to Halal restaurants and mosques is easily available. Little Malaysia, Abduls Halal Takeaway Food and Sawasdee Thai are popular Halal restaurants in Melbourne. The mosques in the city include Melbourne City Mosque, Broadmeadows Mosque, Carlton Mosque, City Mosque and the Meadow Heights Mosque, and prayer facilities are also available throughout the city.  

3) Brisbane

Brisbane is home to sites of scenic beauty and is considered to be a city for the senses. The vibrant city offers plenty of sights and sounds to fascinate any type of traveller. Visitors may also indulge in a number of activities such as boat rides down the Brisbane River, day trips to Moreton Island or spending a day at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Due to the Muslim population living in the town, Halal cuisine will be available at many Halal restaurants across Brisbane with Bashori Indian Restaurant, Satay Club Noodle House, Sultan's Turkish Restaurant and Ala-Din being a few popular spots. Most of the mosques in Brisbane are located in the suburbs and offer both Jumma and Salah.  

4) Perth

Perth is Australia’s sunniest capital city and offers visitors a true Australian experience. It is blessed with the beauty of many natural sites and is home to a wealth of renowned attractions such as Kings Park, Fremantle Markets, Marmion Marine Park as well as numerous shopping opportunities. A fair share of Halal restaurants and mosques can be found in Perth due to the active Muslim community residing in the city. Hamza Kebab, Chirn Park Malaysian and Nando's Harbour Town are popular Halal restaurants in Perth that serve local and International Halal cuisine. Many mosques are located in the city and suburbs of Perth, with the Perth Mosque being the oldest and most prominent mosque in the city.   Other popular destinations in Australia that are worth-visiting are Adelaide, Gold Coast and Byron Bay. There is a lot to explore!