Cities and States
- Largely regarded as the Gateway to Australia, Sydney is an iconic and
beautiful city. Home to famous landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House
and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, it is Australia's oldest and largest city.
- This diverse city is Australia's most famous trend-setting, creative hub.
Melbourne is world-renowned for its hand in the progression of
fashion, art and eye-catching architecture, as well as its richly multicultural
- Canberra, the nation's capital, is a beautiful city quaintly nestled in a
series of parks and gardens. It was designed in 1912 by master designer
Walter Burley Griffin, an architect from Chicago.
Australia's second oldest city, Hobart, is located in Tasmania at the foot of
Mount Wellington. It is the home of the famous Salamanca Place, a series of 19th
Century waterfront warehouses that now house many of the city's upscale art
galleries, restaurants and cafes.
- Over 200 years old, Newcastle is the site of the second European settlement in
Australia. The city is surrounded by six pristine beaches; Nobbys, Newcastle,
Bar, Dixon Park, Merewether and Stockton, all within a short distance of the
- Named for Queen Adelaide, consort queen of King William IV, the area in which
Adelaide resides was originally populated by the Kaurna Aboriginal nation. Much
of the city's significant European heritage is evident on North Terrace, home of
the South Australian Museum and the State Library.
Perth has been the seat of government for Western Australia since
1829. Situated on the banks of the Swan River, the city is filled with
attractions like the Perth Mint, Swan Bells Tower and the Art Gallery of Western
- Situated in an area of Queensland known to the indigenous peoples as Mian-jin
('place shaped as a spike'), there is more to Brisbane than meets the eye; one
of its many highlights is the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, the largest koala
sanctuary in the world.
- The island state is the world's 26th largest island. Tasmania is known as the
'natural state,' being home to many of Australia's beautiful reserves, national
parks and World Heritage Sites.
fence - The 'dingo fence' in Australia is the longest fence in the
world, and is about twice as long as the Great Wall of China. A journalist by
the name of James Woodford travelled along the fence and wrote about the
experience in his memoir "The Dog Fence."