Special Sub-Topic: Aussie Q's in Geography
|Which of the following is a small Victorian island, to the north of French Island in Westernport Bay?|
Quail Island. Quail Island is around 50km south east of Melbourne on Westernport Bay which was discovered by George Bass in 1797. Nearby French Island has a National Park covering half its land mass, which is home to one of Australia's largest koala colonies.
|The heart of 'Opal Country' is in Queensland, but what is the name of the largest town in this area?|
Quilpie. Quilpie, 'Opal Heart' of Australia is just off the Matilda Highway in Queensland's outback, where the dry red earth holds fiery coloured boulder opal in now world famous opal fields. The altar in Quilpie's Roman Catholic Church is made out of opal rocks and is unique!
|South west of sunny Queensland is South Australia. What is the name of this small town, close to the border of New South Wales and Victoria?|
Qualco. Qualco is a small town in the 'Riverland' area of South Australia, to the west of Renmark and south east of Port Pirie. Seppelt Australia Wineries grows grapes at Qualco, irrigated by the waters of the mighty Murray River, and that's about its only claim to fame!
|This town is in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales, inland from the industrial city of Newcastle. What is its name?|
Quorrobolong. Quorrobolong is located in what 'Tourism New South Wales' calls the 'Hunter Valley Wine Country'. The nearby Watagan National Park is an area that abounds with wildlife, breathtaking bushwalks and spectacular natural views, along with a raft of great wineries!
|Which of the following is NOT a town in Western Australia?|
Queanbeyan. Queanbeyan is in New South Wales, on the Queanbeyan River, 291km south west of Sydney and 18km south east of central Canberra. The name comes from an Aboriginal word meaning 'clear waters', and Queanbeyan was established as a town in 1828 with a post office and store built in 1836, a magistrate in 1837, and a hospital in 1847. The bushrangers Ben Hall and Frank Gardiner roamed the district from the 1840's to the 1860's. Queanbeyan was declared a city in 1972.
|What is the name of this town in Western Australia, 120km east of Perth and not far from Quairading?|
Quellington. Quellington is set in the 'Avon Valley', not far from the town of York. The Quellington School House was built in 1885 from bricks and mortar in the 'English Garden Wall' style and was fully restored in 1994.
|We're in New South Wales and within the 'confines' of Sydney, in the north western suburbs. What is the name of this place?|
Quakers Hill. Quakers Hill is 41km north west of central Sydney. Originally settled in 1814, a 'free' settler arrived in 1852 and leased 100 acres for thirty years. He was a Quaker, hence the reason for the suburb's name.
|Way out west and down south in Western Australia is this protected area, west of Albany. What is its name?|
Quarram. An important conservation project is being carried on to save the Noisy Scrub Bird with a recovery plan occurring in the southern forest region near Quarram in Western Australia, which is a protected area.
|We're about 40km north of Perth, on the Western Australian coast. What is the name of this place?|
Quinns Rock. Quinns Rock is on the north coast of Western Australia not far from Yanchep National Park and close to some of the best surfing beaches including Burns Beach.
|In the 'golden rivers' area of Victoria, south of Swan Hill, is this town. What is its name?|
Quambatook. Quambatook is on the picturesque Avoca River north west of Echuca. A wheat and sheep area, giant grain silos dot the Quambatook skyline. Definitely not your typical small Aussie town, Quambatook has a Tractor Pull Complex where they hold Demolition Derbys and the Australian Tractor Pull Championships!
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