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Adelaide City | Adelaide

Adelaide is one of the best planned cities in Australia and the country’s the fourth largest. Colonel William Light, the State's first Surveyor General, determined both the location and plan of the city in the face of severe criticism and bitter opposition. In the preface to his Brief Journal, published in 1839, Light replied to his critics as folloows: "The reasons that led me to fix Adelaide w...

Bowral Town | Bowral

A prosperous town on the Hume Highway and the centre of a rich agricultural district. There are many features of interest within easy reach. Gibraltar Mountain will recall its namesake. Belmore Falls, Macquarie Pass and many other spots are worthy of a visit. The town itself possesses fine shopping centres and many outdoor sporting facilities are provided. The town stands on a portion of the orig...

Brisbane City | Brisbane

Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, may be approached from the south by the regular interstate air routes; by rail or road either up the coast or through the New England Tableland; or by sea. The approach to Brisbane by sea is very attractive. From the entrance to Moreton Bay via the North Passage, the unusual forms of the Glass House Mountains may be seen and then, for 20 kms up the winding Bris...

Dandenong City | Dandenong

From any position in Melbourne where the outlook eastward is unbroken, the most noticeable feature of the landscape is the Dandenong Ranges. Among its features are the giant eucalypts, some of which attain a height of 91 metres, and the fine fern-gullies; and in contrast, the holiday resorts, the country homes, and the orchards and market gardens which pattern the slopes. The Dandenongs are also n...

Kempsey Town | Kempsey

On the Macleay River, 503 kms from Sydney on the Pacific Highway. Kempsey is the most important town in the Macleay River District and the centre of a magnificent dairying and agricultural region. Within easy reach of the town by road are the summer camping resorts of South West Rocks (30 kms) and Crescent Head (16 kms) where fishing and surfing are the principal pastimes.

Mackay Town | Mackay

Principal attractions of the mackay region include three National Parks: Cape Hillsborough, Dipperu, and Eungella. To the north of Mackay, Cape Hillsborough National Park preserves rainforests, cave formations and striking rock outcrops. The main headland is dominated by a steep-walled rock mass rising almost 300 metres. Eungella National Park is arguably as the state’s most spectacular, extend...

Melbourne City | Melbourne

The history of the Melbourne is the history of Victoria, and is an outstanding monument to the enterprise of early Australian pioneers. The founding of Melbourne was influenced by favourable reports submitted to Sydney by Hume and Hovell who explored the Port Phillip district in 1825. Ten years later in May 1835, John Batman, acting as agent for a party of Tasmanian landowners, crossed from that ...

Newcastle City | Newcastle

Newcastle is the second city and port of New South Wales and, in volume of shipping, is the third port of Australia. It stands on the southern shores of the estuary of the Hunter River, and is the outport for the produce of the Hunter River Valley. Coal was first discovered in the Newcastle area by Lieutenant John Shortland when he explored the mouth of the Hunter in 1797, and it was not long bef...

Noosa Town | Noosa Heads

Near the lake Country and provides many attractions. Trips can be arranged to local beauty spots including the Stairway and Paradise Cave. The fishing is good. Although reports of the area can be traced back to Captain Cook's voyages in May 1770, European settlement in the region did not proceed for almost a century. This early settlement was primarily driven firstly by timber logging and the...

Sarina Town | Sarina

Discover the Serenity Coast and Sarina. Located about 37 kilometres south of Mackay, at the foothills of the Connors Range, Sarina Shire is home to the largest coal export facility in the southern hemisphere, Hay Point Coal Terminal. Sarina also offers a spectacular range of unspoilt beaches which provide sheltered swimming, sailing and fishing spots, with over 90 kms of coast line fronting the Co...

Southport Town | Southport

Southport, bordered by the open seas and Nerang River, is 77 kms south of Brisbane, and Surfers' Paradise, 3 kms further down the coast, forms a favourite winter playground for Southern visitors. There is a splendid surf. A string of fine beach resorts stretches from Southport right down to the N.S.W. border Southport is the largest of the south coast towns. It is at the southernmost end of More...

Toowoomba City | Toowoomba

'The garden city of Queensland' is the main centre for the famous Darling Downs. The City lies 609 metres above sea level on the crest of the Main Range and overlooking a great basalt tableland. It is the chief centre of trade for the Darling Downs comprising an area of over 15,000,000 acres of the richest agricultural land in Queensland. Toowoomba has a population of over 200,000. City and su...

Victor Harbour Town | Victor Harbor

Victor Harbour is the principal seaside and holiday resort of South Australia. The town stands upon the shores of Encounter Bay, 85 km south of Adelaide. Along the foreshores of the harbour is a series of gardens and playgrounds, equipped with picnic shelters and bathing sheds, and sheltered by Norfolk Island pines. Sport available includes bowling, croquet, golf, tennis, and swimming, Surfing is...

Airlie Beach Town | Airlie Beach

Airley Beach, a town in Queensland, is the gateway to the 74 Whitsunday Islands that lie inside the Great Barrier Reef. The Town is a perfect holiday destination with palm-fringed beaches, waterfront parks and alfresco dining restaurants. Airlie Beach is easily accessible. A number of buses serve the airport terminal, and drive to Airlie beach or other locations. All but one must be pre-booked. ...

Albany Town | Albany

Albany is a port city located in the Great Southern Region of Western Australia, some 390 kms south-east of Perth, the state capital (is a five hour drive from Perth). The city was founded in January 1827 as a military outpost of New South Wales as part of a plan to forestall French ambition in the region. The area was initially named Frederickstown in honour of Prince Frederick, Duke of York and...

Albury Town | Albury

This border city is on the banks of Australia's largest river, the Murray, and in the midst of a most picturesque, rich agricultural and pastoral district. It is 307 kms from Melbourne by rail and 647 kms from Sydney and served by good roads from all directions. A well planned town with an excellent shopping centre and beautiful homes. Within easy reach of many attractive beauty spots, it makes a...

Alice Springs Town | Alice Springs

Claimed to be a tourist's paradise, with an ideal winter climate, the town is well planned and the accommodation first rate. The town of Alice Springs straddles the usually dry Todd River on the northern side of the MacDonnell Ranges. The region where Alice Springs is located is known as Central Australia. Because of its central location and its nearby red-coloured rock-formations and the red-sa...

Armidale City | Armidale

The stately provincial city that emeged from the pastoral empires established on the prime grasslands of New England Plateau is today the most culturally and architecturally rich of Australia’s inland cities. Originally named by the Scottish family of Mac-Donald, after their estate, the town is prosperous, being the centre of a large agricultural district. The surrounding mountainous country...

Ballina Town | Ballina

On the north coast and a popular holiday resort at the month of the Richmond River; along the banks one may see sugar and banana plantations. There is much to interest the tourist and adjacent to the town are camping sites and also at East Ballina and Lighthouse Beach.

Bendigo City | Bendigo

Bendigo and nearby Rochester are the principal towns of Bendigo Loddon region. Other towns include Elmore, Lockington, Kamarooka, Raywood, Eaglehawk and Epson. Attractions Greater Bendigo National Park and Loddon Valley are main attractions of this area. The Golden City has a charm and beauty entirely all of its own. From the romantic early days of the goldfields Bendigo has emerged a wealthy pr...