Australia is a large island country in the southern hemisphere. It is the sixth-largest country in the world based on total area and the largest country in Oceania.
The world’s smallest continent but sixth-largest country, Australia is also its largest island. Surrounded by coral reefs and vast swathes of ocean, Australia is home to unique flora and fauna, from kangaroos and koalas to humpback whales, that you and your Launceston escorts can discover when you visit this place.
Australia has six states and two territories. The states are New South Wales (NSW), Victoria (VIC), Queensland (QLD), South Australia (SA), Western Australia (WA), and Tasmania (TAS). The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and the Northern Territory (NT) are the two territories.
Australia is a wonderfully vast and varied country and its cities reflect that diversity. Despite being notably one of the smallest countries on earth based on landmass, Australia has nearly 30 million people living across six states and two territories, with over 80% living in urban areas.
The country’s largest city by far, which is third-largest in the world, is Melbourne, which sits just south of its largest river, the Murray. Sydney and Hobart are also major metropolises, though both differ from Melbourne in terms of climate, culture, language, and population.
There are many beautiful cities in this country, however, these three cities are at the top of the list:
Melbourne is the capital of the Australian state of Victoria. It has Australia’s largest metropolitan area by land mass and the third largest urban agglomeration after Sydney and Greater Sydney.
Melbourne was founded by free settlers from Great Britain in 1835 who were escaping religious persecution in Europe. It was initially named Batmania after its founder John Batman, who created a settlement there on 12 August 1835 with his wife and three children. The city grew rapidly throughout the 19th century due to its location on one of Australia’s only major rivers; growth continued until the early 20th century when immigration restrictions made further expansion difficult.
Sydney is the country’s largest city and the state capital of New South Wales. It is located on Australia’s east coast, about 60 km (37 mi) northwest of its global city rival Melbourne, at the mouth of the Blue Mountains, where they meet the Great Dividing Range. It is a popular tourist destination for international visitors drawn by its famous landmarks, including Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, and its natural beauty, with beaches such as Bondi Beach being among Australia’s most famous.
Hobart is the capital of Tasmania, Australia’s southernmost state. It has a population of around 225,000 and is situated at the mouth of the Derwent River on its eastern side. Hobart was founded in 1804 by Lieutenant John Bowen as “Risdon.” It was renamed Hobart Town in 1804 after Captain David Collins arrived with 2,000 convicts to establish British rule in Van Diemen’s Land which is now Tasmania.
Hobart became known as “the Paris of the South” during its heyday as Australia’s wealthiest city thanks to its gold rush era, during which it earned itself another nickname as ‘The Athens Of The South Seas.’
Australia is a country with a diverse and varied landscape. From the snow-capped mountains of Tasmania to the dry outback of Western Australia, it has the beauty of nature combined with the quality living conditions of its big cities.