There is nowhere else quite like Australia, the only country that has a whole continent to itself. With an indigenous culture lasting over 60,000 years and truly global immigration from Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa, the continent is famous for its natural wonders, wide open spaces, beaches, deserts, "the bush", and "the ".
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is the Harbour City, and is the largest, oldest and most cosmopolitan city in Australia with an enviable reputation as one of the world's most beautiful and liveable cities. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 2.0.

is the second largest city and the cultural capital of Australia, with Victorian-era architecture, extensive shopping, museums, galleries, theatres, and large parks and gardens. Photo: Scott Cresswell, CC BY 2.0.

is the capital and largest city of . Photo: JJ Harrison, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is Australia's most populous state. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.


is a state in northeastern Australia, famous for natural wonders, such as the , and . Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

is the southernmost of the eastern mainland states of Australia. Photo: Fir0002, GFDL.

is Australia's largest state by land area, making up the western third of the continent. Photo: JarrahTree, CC0.

is a state of Australia in the south of the country between Western Australia to the west and Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria to the east, and south of the Northern Territory. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

is an island state of Australia south east of the mainland. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

The is a Federal territory of Australia, occupying much of the centre of the mainland continent, as well as the Central Northern regions. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

is the purpose-built capital city of Australia, located in the Australian Capital Territory in the south-east of New South Wales. Photo: Kyle Taylor, CC BY 2.0.


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