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G'day, mate. Australia has some of the most stunning natural beauty found anywhere in the world. Find quizzes on 'Downunder' here. You might catch a glimpse of the Ayers Rock, Great Barrier Reef, or Lake Eyre along the way!

For quizzes on specific states and territories, see the subcategories below.

228 Australian Geography quizzes and 3,192 Australian Geography trivia questions.
  Let's Discover Australia    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some questions that any good Australian should know the answers to.
Easier, 10 Qns, blake_aus_nsw, Feb 15 24
blake_aus_nsw gold member
Feb 15 24
318 plays
  Mapping Australia   top quiz  
Label Quiz
 10 Qns
Test your knowledge of Australia and its nearest neighbors by putting the correct labels on the map. Includes six states, one mainland territory, and three nearby countries. Good luck.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, gracious1, Jan 16 22
Recommended for grades: 6,7,8,9
Very Easy
gracious1 gold member
Jan 16 22
1122 plays
  Love Letters to Europe   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Romeo is enjoying a holiday in the Land Down Under. Read his letters to Juliet to see where he's visiting.
Easier, 10 Qns, leith90, Jun 05 23
leith90 gold member
Jun 05 23
4894 plays
  The Big One   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The world's biggest island, or its smallest continent, depending on whom you ask, has a lot to offer the prospective tourist. If you don't already know these sites, you can learn about them and plan to include them in your next visit.
Average, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Feb 12 21
looney_tunes editor
Feb 12 21
5741 plays
  Australian Back-Out   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The Australian outback, red kangaroos and Uluru are common images throughout the world. However this quiz takes you 'back out' to the edges of the continent. There are some wonderful sights and locations here too. Let's investigate some of them.
Easier, 10 Qns, MikeMaster99, Jun 09 14
Recommended for grades: 9,10,11,12
MikeMaster99 gold member
1641 plays
  Australia: Between a Rock and a Hard Place   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Join me on a walkabout around Australia to visit some of our well-known rocks. From the iconic to the slightly more obscure, it's sure to give you rocks in your head!
Average, 10 Qns, leith90, Jun 12 20
leith90 gold member
Jun 12 20
5276 plays
  It's a Wild World Out There   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz on the wild, wonderful or downright wacky things, places, features and facts of the great country of Australia.
Average, 10 Qns, Daaanieeel, Jul 21 18
Jul 21 18
4228 plays
  The Road Less Traveled   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Come and take the road less travelled by answering these lesser known facts about Australia.
Average, 10 Qns, Plodd, Jun 27 23
Jun 27 23
4493 plays
  How to See Australia in Ten Days   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In Australia, we are amazed that the visitors that come here underestimate the distances involved in travelling across Australia. This quiz shows how you can cover the maximum territory in Australia in ten days...
Average, 10 Qns, 1nn1, May 21 20
1nn1 gold member
May 21 20
2309 plays
  Average Australian Geography Quiz - 10 Questions   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Welcome to Australia, a country of nice placid people and nice placid geography.
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, Aug 03 13
Creedy gold member
1991 plays
trivia question Quick Question
In which field did Aboriginal sportsman Lionel Rose achieve prominence?

From Quiz "Australian Salmagundi"

  Amazing World Heritage Sites of Australia   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz will look at UNESCO World Heritage Sites that are based on the physical geography of Australia. Come on a voyage of discovery with me.
Average, 10 Qns, tazman6619, May 20 12
tazman6619 gold member
3905 plays
  A Tour Down Under   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
You won't need a bike to complete this tour around Australia. As distances are significant, motorised transportation is advised. Have fun!
Easier, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Jan 09 24
JanIQ gold member
Jan 09 24
957 plays
  Australia Surveyed - Commander's Log   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Dateline: 2004. Project Ganda - survey Australia and inhabitants. Assess continent's suitability - object - colonisation. High Council (Planet Aivirt) requires representational artifacts and typical human specimen. Teams deployed
Average, 10 Qns, Nannanut, Jun 21 11
2956 plays
  Everything Aussie    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Every true blue Aussie should know the answers to these!
Average, 10 Qns, jameswagstaff, Dec 07 22
Dec 07 22
6322 plays
  An American's Quiz on Australia   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I've never been to Australia, and I've never seen a "Crocodile Dundee" movie. (Someday I hope to remedy one of the two.) See if you know the same odd facts about Australia that I do.
Average, 10 Qns, uglybird, Jul 28 23
Jul 28 23
3564 plays
  9 for 10 Australia   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
If you answer the first nine questions correctly the first letters of the answers will spell the answer to the last question.
Average, 10 Qns, minch, Sep 11 15
minch gold member
4003 plays
  An Aussie Walkabout   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Come walkabout with the Australian Players and visit some areas of Australia's natural beauty. From mountains to jungles, deserts to wine-regions. Australia has it all.
Average, 10 Qns, leith90, May 08 22
leith90 gold member
May 08 22
2000 plays
  More Amazing Heritage Sites Around Australia   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
By "around Australia" we mean that the occasional question will take you a little further south to New Zealand.
Average, 10 Qns, pollucci19, Mar 16 12
pollucci19 gold member
733 plays
  Australia: Not Just One (or Two) Islands.   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Many people think of the country of Australia being one big island often forgetting about island State of Tasmania. However, Australia has over 8200 islands incorporated into its land mass. This quiz is about twelve of those.
Average, 10 Qns, 1nn1, Dec 28 15
1nn1 gold member
550 plays
  Australia Unearthed. Notes from the Dig   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Date: 1st October 2703. Location: Australia. Notes: Continent visible-waters receded. Population: Small tribe-Kosciusko region, Large tribe-Uluru. Appear friendly. Mission: Recovery of artifacts - circa 1970-2005 AD. Attempt lifestyle reconstruction.
Average, 10 Qns, Nannanut, Jun 03 20
Jun 03 20
3066 plays
  Australia Revisited - Bewildered Jottings   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In a freak confluence of heavenly happenings, the recent Transit of Venus provided a unique time corridor. Our intrepid nineteenth century explorer finds himself once again wandering the land he first chartered.
Average, 10 Qns, Nannanut, Jan 16 19
Jan 16 19
1988 plays
  Angelic Australia    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Welcome to my home country of Australia! From Perth to Sydney to the Outback, Australia is truly angelic. This quiz will help you learn about Australia!
Easier, 10 Qns, Ewefojhghjkbw, Sep 17 22
Sep 17 22
309 plays
  A Trip Down Under   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In 2015 my wife and I spent several weeks in Australia. This quiz is about some of the places we saw while we were there. Hope you enjoy it.
Average, 10 Qns, Quizaddict1, Jan 04 16
Quizaddict1 gold member
794 plays
  Australia for Poms    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I'm sure that Australia is a lovely place, but we Poms have a particular way of looking at it...
Average, 10 Qns, EnglishJedi, Aug 27 15
EnglishJedi gold member
542 plays
  Australia: East to West Coast One Day at a Time   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Brisbane and Perth are the two capitals furthest apart in contiguous Australia. Come with my American friend, Spit, and I as we cross the continent by car: It's a big country!
Average, 10 Qns, 1nn1, Jan 04 18
1nn1 gold member
Jan 04 18
470 plays
  10 Questions about Australian Landmarks    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How many of Australia's landmarks and tourist attractions are you familiar with? Take a quick trip around the country with me and find out!
Average, 10 Qns, mandamoo, Mar 23 12
3354 plays
  Our Beautiful Brown Land, Australia   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"I love a sunburnt country, a land of sweeping plains, of ragged mountain ranges, of drought and flooding rains." Welcome to our beautiful Australia.
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, May 13 11
Creedy gold member
1382 plays
  Where in Australia is That?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz tests your understanding of the geography of Australia.
Easier, 10 Qns, emmco, Jan 19 20
Jan 19 20
1082 plays
  Australian Treasure Hunt   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
We're going on a treasure hunt, Throughout the land I know, I'll give you clues and hints galore, There's lots of treasure, let's find more! So come on; have a go!
Average, 10 Qns, Sallyo, Dec 30 21
Dec 30 21
3262 plays
  Australian Salmagundi   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Australia, the largest island and smallest continent is a land with a wide variety of culture, history and geography. Take this quiz to see what you know.
Average, 10 Qns, exit10, Feb 10 20
exit10 gold member
Feb 10 20
4264 plays
  Extreme Australian Geography   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The highest, the hottest, the longest, the closest. What do you know about the most extreme geographical aspects of Australia? (Note: Antarctic holdings not considered.)
Average, 10 Qns, eyhung, Aug 19 15
358 plays
  Where Am I In Australia?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How well do you know your way around Aussie?
Average, 10 Qns, gearloose, Apr 22 23
Apr 22 23
4810 plays
  An Australian Trivia Muster    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ten questions covering a range of Australian topics.
Average, 10 Qns, Kuu, Jun 30 18
Jun 30 18
4733 plays
  Well Known Australian National Parks   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
These questions ask you to identify some of the most famous of Australia's National Parks from each state and territory in Australia by a description I have provided. I hope it inspires you to visit one of them!
Average, 10 Qns, natsim, Feb 11 22
Feb 11 22
2257 plays
  Australia   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz on some different characteristics of what I think is the greatest country in the world.
Average, 10 Qns, boxamo, Nov 20 13
3262 plays
  Australia: Odd One Out   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The 'odd one out' series comes to the land Down Under. Can you pick the odd geographical fact out from the rest?
Average, 10 Qns, timence, Jun 24 15
timence gold member
465 plays
  Australian Geography - Millionaire Format    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Just like in the quiz show, 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire', these questions about the geography of Australia get harder as you go along.
Average, 15 Qns, buguru, Aug 02 11
5866 plays
  A E I O U   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Notorious vowel thief Ilona_Ritter, recently visited Australia on the Funtrivia bus ride and souvenired the vowels from ten sites that all had the distinction of containing one of each vowel. Can you return the vowels and identify the location?
Average, 10 Qns, Aussiedrongo, Mar 31 11
357 plays
  True Blue Aussie    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Just how Australian are you? Take this quiz and find out! You might just learn something!
Average, 10 Qns, mr_mrsdunn, Jun 20 19
Jun 20 19
4339 plays
  Average The Land Down Under Trivia    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is just a bit of fun relating to good ol' Aussie Trivia.
Average, 10 Qns, Max.Fiona, May 21 14
4767 plays
  The Land 'Down Under'    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Just some simple questions to test your knowledge of the land 'Down Under'. Good Luck!
Average, 10 Qns, LMN, Oct 06 10
4882 plays
  10 Big Things in Australia Questions    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some Australian towns with little else to offer, tourism wise, have built themselves something BIG to be remembered by .... from avocados to worms these towns have set out to be put on the map in some strange ways.
Tough, 10 Qns, Copago, Apr 22 23
Copago gold member
Apr 22 23
2648 plays
  Australia States    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about Australia and its states and mainland territories. Keep in mind that states and territories are different things and are not interchangeable.
Easier, 10 Qns, falcon4ygy, Feb 19 15
898 plays
  Big Things Man Made All Over Australia    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
This quiz is about big things found in Australia. Setting out from Uluru, the world's largest monolith, and Australia's most famous natural landmark. Lets warm up the Kingswood (car), grab the Box Brownie (camera)and pack a cut lunch.
Average, 20 Qns, Paul1405, Apr 22 23
Apr 22 23
546 plays
  A Trip Around Australia    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
For those that have wondered about this continent in the middle of nowhere and despite the travel involved, maybe you will consider a visit after you have made a quick trip around the states and territories of our beautiful country.
Average, 10 Qns, zambesi, Jun 18 15
552 plays
  Let's Holiday in Australia!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I'll be your tour guide as we explore the Land Beneath the Southern Cross. This is a quiz for international visitors.
Average, 10 Qns, kate432, Jun 15 14
742 plays
  Location Australia    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz on the location of features of Australia.
Average, 10 Qns, emmco, Jun 24 10
562 plays
  Australia's National Parks   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Australia's National Parks cover a diverse range of eco-systems including coral reefs, deserts, tropical rainforests, wetlands and Antarctic areas. Here is a quiz about some of them.
Average, 10 Qns, skilburn, Jul 21 14
715 plays
  10 Question The Land Down Under Quiz    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Just a few questions about the land down under aka: Australia
Average, 10 Qns, pennie1478, Jun 17 20
pennie1478 gold member
Jun 17 20
468 plays
  At the Highest Peak of Australia    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How much do you know about Mount Kosciuszko, the tallest mountain in Australia?
Average, 10 Qns, emmco, Aug 17 10
290 plays
  Unusual Australian Trivia    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some interesting and unusual questions and answers from around Australia.
Difficult, 10 Qns, Copago, Apr 20 12
Copago gold member
2784 plays
  Australian Seconds!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz that features some of the places and landmarks that don't quite make it to the top. It's time for some recognition... Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, hews, May 12 23
May 12 23
955 plays
  Australia's Physical Geography    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
Australia is often referred to as a 'wide brown land', but this island continent is more than just gibber desert! Can you answer the following questions on Australia's natural landforms?
Tough, 20 Qns, Engadine, Sep 13 12
1614 plays
  'Corner Country' of Central Australia    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz will take you on a journey through the 'Corner Country', starting in north-west New South Wales and crossing the Strzelecki Desert into South Australia. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, Wallarobba, Apr 26 09
445 plays
  10 Questions on Australian Geography    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz contains questions about locations in Australia.
Average, 10 Qns, abcdefghijkl, Dec 28 20
Dec 28 20
2628 plays
  All About The Aussies    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Enjoy some of these unusual tidbits about Australia.
Tough, 15 Qns, janefan, Feb 14 22
Feb 14 22
4139 plays
  The Ultimate Australian Geography Quiz    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Easy if you are Australian, tough if you're not, enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, Bren, Oct 07 14
3560 plays
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz regarding the islands that surround Australia.
Average, 10 Qns, nuggetkelpie, Aug 04 15
1429 plays
  About Oz, The Land Downunder    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Hey guys, as you would have guessed my quiz is about Australia 'the lucky country' so sit back and have some fun!
Average, 10 Qns, rascalman, Jan 22 16
1572 plays
  Big Things in Australia Multiple Choice Quiz    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Australia is a big country, and in keeping with that theme, many cities and towns have giant monuments to meaningful things. Match the "Big Thing" and its state to the city or town where it is found.
Tough, 10 Qns, Biscuit_girl, Feb 15 22
Feb 15 22
1312 plays
  Aussie Oddities    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Just a few trivial 'odds-and-sods' all about Australia! So what do you know about the 'Great South Land'?
Tough, 10 Qns, Engadine, Feb 03 04
1239 plays
  Down Under Knowledge    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Planning to travel to Down Under, or just a geography nut? Perhaps you'll find this quiz fun.
Average, 10 Qns, Jaye, Feb 15 24
Feb 15 24
3025 plays
  The Princes Highway - from NSW to SA    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This great highway travels 2300km from Sydney to the top of the Spencer Gulf. Just name the town I am talking about.
Average, 10 Qns, grovermj, May 18 10
592 plays
  The Extremes of Australia    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some of the highest, oldest, biggest, longest and shortest features of the Australia the world's smallest continent and the world's largest island.
Difficult, 10 Qns, Rosscoe, Oct 05 18
Oct 05 18
460 plays
  The Ultimate Australiana Quiz    
Multiple Choice
 5 Qns
Australiana is what the Ancient Romans called miscellaneous and curious things about Australia. Sound good?
Average, 5 Qns, Quacker, Oct 11 21
Oct 11 21
1715 plays
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Australian Geography Trivia Questions

1. Which two cities fought for the title of 'Capital of Australia'?

From Quiz
Angelic Australia

Answer: Sydney and Melbourne

Sydney and Melbourne were fighting for the title in 1901. Canberra was named the capital by Lady Denman in 1913, announcing 'I name the capital of Australia Canberra'.

2. What is the name of the workhouse built in 1828 in Hobart to receive female convicts?

From Quiz A Trip Down Under

Answer: Cascades Female Factory

This workhouse was built partly as a segregated prison where women could be put to useful work, partly to separate them from the ordinary population whom it was feared that the convict women would corrupt. The regime was harsh and the death rate among inmates was high. It was closed in 1856 but its site is now a National Heritage Place which is well worth a visit.

3. In which month does Australia celebrate Australia Day?

From Quiz The Land Down Under

Answer: January

Australia celebrates Australia Day on January 26. On January 26, 1788, the first British settlers arrived in Australia. This became known as Australia Day. Every year in January, one person is chosen to be Australian of the Year.

4. Of all the continents, Australia has the lowest high point. What is the name of this highest point on the Australian mainland?

From Quiz Extreme Australian Geography

Answer: Mount Kosciuszko

One of the so-called "Seven Summits" (a term from mountaineering to indicate the feat of scaling the highest points of each continent), Mount Kosciuszko at 2228 m (7310 ft) is by far the shortest and easiest to scale. One can simply park close to the summit and hike a smooth 5-mile path to the top. Many mountaineers have proposed replacing Mount Kosciuszko on the Seven Summits list with Puncak Jaya, the highest point in Oceania, which is a very difficult mountain to climb. The "mountain" was named because of its similarity to Kosciuszko Mound in Poland. That feature was in turn named after a Polish war hero, Tadeusz Kosciuszko, who led American troops in the American Revolution and also fought against Russia in the Polish-Russian Wars. Of the wrong answers, Mt. Townsend is the second-highest mountain on the Australian mainland; Mawson Peak is the highest mountain when Australian island holdings are included; and Dome Argus is the highest point when Antarctic claims are included.

5. Let us start with Queensland which is the second largest state with a coastline stretching nearly 7,000 kms. The capital, Brisbane, is flanked by the surfer-friendly beaches of which coasts?

From Quiz A Trip Around Australia

Answer: Gold and Sunshine Coasts

The Gold Coast (which is a city) is 42 kms south-east of Brisbane, and the Sunshine Coast is located 100 kms north of the capital. Both areas are huge tourist attractions and holiday areas. Noosa and Coolangatta are beach resorts north and south of Brisbane respectively. Fraser and Whitsunday are both islands. Fraser Island is a World Heritage site and the largest sand island in the world being 1,840 sq. kms in area. The Whitsunday Islands are a group of islands about 900 kms north of Brisbane. The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef and stretches over 2,300 kms along the coast of Queensland and is also a World Heritage site. Cape York is a peninsula in the far north of the state. It is in this area, around Weipa on the Gulf of Carpentaria, that the Dutch explorer Willem Janszoon was the first European to site the mainland of Australia in 1606.

6. While the mainland of Australia is counted as a continent, Australia's biggest island, Tasmania, is bigger than many countries. With a land area of 64519 sq. km / 24911 sq. mi, which two countries is it closest to in size?

From Quiz Australia: Not Just One (or Two) Islands.

Answer: Latvia and Panama

Tasmania is the 26th biggest island in the world and if it was a country, it would be around the 123rd largest. Argentina, Mexico, Chile and France are the 7th, 14th, 42nd and 63rd biggest countries respectively. Monaco and Singapore are much smaller; in fact, they are two of the smallest countries in the world. Latvia (64559 sq. km) and Panama (75417 sq. km) are very close to Tasmania in size. Tasmania as a state has an area of 68401 sq. km because it has a large number of smaller islands associated with it including King Island which is among the top ten largest islands in Australia.

7. Darwin is a harbour city in the north of Australia. Which quite large island lies exactly north of Darwin and may remind some of us of a white whale?

From Quiz A Tour Down Under

Answer: Melville Island

Darwin is the capital city in the Northern Territory of Australia, as well as the most populated city in this territory. The port of Darwin is situated on the Timor Sea. Melville Island has a quite large area, but is thinly populated. It was named after Robert Dundas (1771-1851), second Viscount of Melville, and not after the author of "Moby Dick" (about a captain obsessed with the hunt for a white whale). Stewart Island is one of the smaller islands of New Zealand, situated to the far southeast of Darwin. Java is a quite big island, part of Indonesia, and situated far northwest of Darwin. Arnhem Land is not an island, but a national park in Australia, east of Darwin.

8. Riversleigh and Naracoorte provide a valuable guide to key stages in the evolution of Australia's fauna through which medium?

From Quiz More Amazing Heritage Sites Around Australia

Answer: Fossils

UNESCO has recognised both Riversleigh and Naracoorte as being among the world's ten most significant fossil sites. The diversity of mammal fossils at Riversleigh is staggering. Fossils here date back as far as 25 million years. The area is now semi arid but back in those days it was blanketed with dense rainforest. It was home to sheep like mammals called nimbadon, a marsupial lion called wakaleo and the nimbacinus which is believed to have been a close relative to the Tasmanian wolf. Naracoorte contains a series of cave systems that are located close to the south eastern border of South Australia. The conditions within these caves have remained stable over the centuries, which has aided in the preservation of the remains of a wide variety of creatures. The climate outside of these caves, however, has varied greatly over the past 170,000 years so this preservation has been a great aid to scientists in plotting how the fauna here has adapted to these changes.

9. In order of physical size of countries in the world, where does Australia slot in?

From Quiz The Road Less Traveled

Answer: Sixth largest

Australia has an area of just over seven and a half million square kilometres. The Indian Ocean is on the western side of the country, and the Pacific Ocean is on the east. The Great Southern Ocean rolls in at the south, while the top of the country is separated from the Asian continent by the Timor and Arafura Seas. Because Australia is surrounded by ocean on all sides, it is considered by some to not only be a continent, but also the largest island in the world. The five largest countries are: Russia, Canada, USA, China and Brazil.

10. The Big Banana in Coffs Harbour is a (very unusual, but popular) tourist attraction which is just that- a very large banana. In which state of Australia is Coffs Harbour and the Big Banana?

From Quiz It's a Wild World Out There

Answer: New South Wales

Of course, the Big Banana is not a real banana, it is made of fiberglass. It doesn't stop it from being a very popular tourist attraction, however. Tourists can walk around inside it and can also enjoy nearby banana related things such as banana themed restaurants. It was an early example of Australia's "big things", which also includes the Big Shrimp, the Big Guitar and the Big Gumboot. Coffs Harbour is a coastal city of New South Wales, Australia. It is located about 540 kilometres (or 340 miles) north of Sydney. Banana farming is one of the most important things for Coffs Harbour's economy. Other important things are tourism and manufacturing.

11. What is Australia's Great Artesian Basin?

From Quiz Australian Geography

Answer: The only reliable source of water for most of inland Australia

The Basin covers an area of 1,700,000 square kilometres throughout much of inland Australia, and is the only permanent supply of water for this very dry part of our country. To put that into perspective, that's almost one quarter the size of Australia. Most of this is in Queensland, the south-east of the Northern Territory, the north-east of South Australia and northern New South Wales. It holds almost 65,000 cubic kilometres of water and is held under a sandstone layer of the higher ground. Most of the water enters via the higher areas of Queensland and NSW, and then flows south and west underground. It emerges periodically through a number of springs. For the most part however, it is tapped by drilling down through the rock layers, enabling it to be forced up to the surface by its own pressure.

12. The Great Barrier Reef extends down the northeastern coast of which Australian state that is separated from the island of New Guinea by the Torres Strait?

From Quiz Australia States

Answer: Queensland

The capital of Queensland, which borders the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of Carpentaria, is Brisbane. Kingsland and Reefstate are not states--I made them up.

13. Where is the Great Victoria Desert located?

From Quiz Location Australia

Answer: Western Australia and South Australia

The Great Victoria Desert is Australia's largest desert and covers an area of more than 400,000 square kilometresspread across two states, WA and SA. It is not named after the state of Victoria but rather Queen Victoria by Ernest Giles, who was the first person to cross it in 1875.

14. Here I am at Uluru, in Central Australia, ready to rock and roll. Somewhere in the tropical Northern Territory they keep the Big Buffalo, but where?

From Quiz Big Things Man Made All Over Australia

Answer: Darwin

Located in Australia's Top End, Darwin is closer to Jakarta, Indonesia's capital, 2,700Km away, than it is to Canberra, Australia's capital, about a 4,000Km drive. Darwin is surrounded by parks and wildlife reserves, including the home to the famous Salties-salt water crocodiles-which can grow up to 7 metres in length and weigh one ton.

15. In which Australian state is Mt Kosciuszko situated?

From Quiz At the Highest Peak of Australia

Answer: New South Wales

The mountain is located in southern New South Wales in Kosciuszko National Park. It is part of the mountain range which run down the east coast of Australia, the Great Dividing Range.

16. Where are the oldest European structures in Australia to be found?

From Quiz The Extremes of Australia

Answer: West Wallabi Island - WA

Survivors of the Dutch merchant ship Batavia built a fort on West Wallabi Island (yes that is the spelling) in 1629 after being shipwrecked. Under-merchant Jeronimus Cornelisz led a mutiny that resulting in more than 120 deaths among the survivors, he was captured, tortured, forced to sign a confession, then had his hands chopped off before being hanged after those left were rescued by a search party.

17. What is Australia's international airline called?

From Quiz Let's Holiday in Australia!

Answer: Qantas

Qantas began operating in 1920 and it's the world's second oldest active airline. Dustin Hoffman's character in the 1988 movie "Rain Man" said that it is the only airline that had never had a crash. This was certainly true throughout the 20th century.

18. What is the world's smallest continent?

From Quiz Our Beautiful Brown Land, Australia

Answer: Australia

Australia is located in the southern hemisphere and comprises a continent and a number of small islands. Our neighbours are Indonesia, East Timor and Papua and New Guinea to the north; Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and New Caledonia to the north east; and New Zealand to the south east. The Antarctic is way to the south, and if you keep going west far enough, you'll eventually bump into the coast of Africa.

19. Where better to begin our walkabout than at Australia's most recognised natural icon. What is the Aboriginal name of the big, red rock in the middle of Australia?

From Quiz Australia: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Answer: Uluru

Uluru, formerly known as Ayers Rock is a large sandstone monolith in the southern portion of the Northern Territory. Uluru means "God's Centre" in the Aboriginal language and as such, is a deeply spiritual site to the local Anangu people. In 1983 the Government agreed to give the land title to Uluru back to the traditional owners, and enforce the 10-point plan which included the proviso that climbing the monolith be forbidden. This last rule didn't come into effect until October 2019 although the traditional owners have long been quietly discouraging climbing. Tourism to the area had increased significantly since it was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site and by the year 2000 it had almost half a million visitors each year. Climbing withstanding there is plenty to see, including the Mutitjulu Waterhole and the petroglyphs which convey Anangu cultural knowledge. Photography in some areas is also forbidden due to the cultural beliefs and rituals.

20. The Corner Country Route starts at the large outback town of Broken Hill, New South Wales, which is renowned for what?

From Quiz 'Corner Country' of Central Australia

Answer: Mining

Home of BHP, Broken Hill is centre to New South Wales' mining industry, and the terminus of the Broken Hill Xplorer railway service from Sydney.

21. Australia's national parks cover a vast area. Roughly how many hectares of land do they protect?

From Quiz Australia's National Parks

Answer: 25.7 million hectares

In 2008, there were approximately 25.7 million hectares of land protected in 516 national parks which covers about 3.42 percent of the continent and territories. In addition to the national parks, there is a further 34.7 million hectares of protected conservation areas (non national parks) on the mainland, islands and territories which combined with the national parks, totals 60.7 million hectares. That equates to 7.85 percent of the land of Australia and its territories.

22. What is the largest Australian island?

From Quiz Islands

Answer: Tasmania

Tasmania is both the largest island and the smallest state of Australia. Melville Island is an island just north of Darwin and is the home of the Tiwi aboriginal community. Kangaroo Island is a popular tourist island off the coast of South Australia and Dirk Hartog Island is the largest island off the coast of Western Australia.

23. The song "Waltzing Matilda" contains many Aboriginal words. What is the Aboriginal word for a pool of water?

From Quiz 9 for 10 Australia

Answer: billabong

A billabong is often formed by water left behind after a flood or when a river changes course. A jumbuck is a sheep, and a billy is a metal cooking pot.

24. East coast. Area known as New South Wales - Sydney region. Dig team reports unusually large object with teeth and huge smiling face. Looks big enough to be a gateway to some sort of park - amusement perhaps?

From Quiz Australia Unearthed. Notes from the Dig

Answer: Luna Park

Archives show Luna Park opened 1930s. Fire closed park in 1960s. Several attempts at re-opening. Finally open to public April 2004 minus something called "Big Dipper". Note - research "Big Dipper" and why it was missing. Early newsclippings suggest noise factor. Check.

25. At one end of the Princes Highway is Sydney, but there are many opinions about where it finishes. Where does it actually finish?

From Quiz The Princes Highway - from NSW to SA

Answer: Port Augusta

Many people believe it finishes at Melbourne, but it keeps on going until Port Augusta, 308km from Adelaide.

26. Western Australia is Australia's largest state in terms of area. Which state is the second largest?

From Quiz Australian Seconds!

Answer: Queensland

Queensland has an area of 1,727,000 km2, which is slightly smaller than Mexico. New Zealand, of course, is not a state of Australia (but Queensland is bigger anyway).

27. In what year was it first declared illegal to swim at public beaches during the day in Australia?

From Quiz Aussie Oddities

Answer: 1838

Amazingly enough, this law was enforced up until 1902.

28. What is the longest river in Australia?

From Quiz Let's Discover Australia

Answer: Murray River

The Murray River is 2,508 km (1,558 mi) long; it begins in the Snowy Mountains and ends in the Indian Ocean. The Murray River runs through the states of New South Wales, Victoria, and South Australia. Some wildlife in the river include Murray cod, eel-tailed catfish, and platypus.

29. The emergency number is 911 in the United States of America, while in Britain it is 999. Do you know what the emergency number is in Australia?

From Quiz An Australian Trivia Muster

Answer: 000

000 was first introduced as the emergency number in Australia in 1961 and now covers 100% of telephone services.

30. According to license plates, New South Wales has, at one stage been known as what?

From Quiz About Oz, The Land Downunder

Answer: The Premier State

NSW was the Premier State of Australia from 1980-1986. NSW license plates are yellow with black writing with the format of : AAA-999. NS

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