Australia

AUSTRALIAN STATES & TERRITORIES

The largest island in the world and at the same time the smallest continent is divided into 6 states and two territories that couldn't be more different.

Lieutenant James Cook was the first European to set foot on Australian soil in April 1770 and it was not until January 1788 that the British founded the first settlement. It took another 71 years for the states of Tasmania, Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria and Queensland to unite. It was not until January 1, 1901 that all colonies finally merged to form the "Commonwealth of Australia".

Today's Northern Territory, as we know it, was not spun off from South Australia until 1911 and was directly subject to the federal government until 1978. From then on, self-government was left to the Northern Territory, but any law can still be overturned by the federal parliament.

An insanely long period of time in which today's Australia developed ...

... You "only" need about 24 hours to fly from Europe to visit one or more of these extraordinary states and territories.

Insights into the Australian states and territories

VICTORIA
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
[Translate to Englisch:] Schildkröte im Meer
QUEENSLAND
[Translate to Englisch:] Sydney Fledermaus
NEW SOUTH WALES
[Translate to Englisch:] Tasmanian Devil Bonorong
TASMANIA
[Translate to Englisch:] Wombat im Gras
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
[Translate to Englisch:] Echidna in der Wiese
NORTHERN TERRITORY
[Translate to Englisch:] Kangaroo im Gebüsch
AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

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VICTORIA

... is located in the southeast of Australia and is named after Queen Victoria
Melbourne is usually way ahead when it comes to the most liveable city in the world. Absolutely understandable! The great thing about it is that from there you can travel quickly and effortlessly into the picturesque nature. It doesn't matter in which direction! Whether Yarra Valley, the Grampians, along the Great Ocean Road to the scenic Mornington Peninsula.

VICTORIA

... is located in the southeast of Australia and is named after Queen Victoria
Melbourne is usually way ahead when it comes to the most liveable city in the world. Absolutely understandable! The great thing about it is that from there you can travel quickly and effortlessly into the picturesque nature. It doesn't matter in which direction! Whether Yarra Valley, the Grampians, along the Great Ocean Road to the scenic Mornington Peninsula.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

... is the largest state and makes up the entire western third of the country
According to Aboriginal belief, the sea serpent Warlu created the extraordinary, bizarre and exciting landscapes in Western Australia: rich in natural beauty and enchanting stories. Extensive beaches, mountains, gorges and rocky water holes that invite you to swim. And do not forget to say hello to the Quokkas on Rottnest Island!
[Translate to Englisch:] Quokka in Western Australia

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

... is the largest state and makes up the entire western third of the country
According to Aboriginal belief, the sea serpent Warlu created the extraordinary, bizarre and exciting landscapes in Western Australia: rich in natural beauty and enchanting stories. Extensive beaches, mountains, gorges and rocky water holes that invite you to swim. And do not forget to say hello to the Quokkas on Rottnest Island!

QUEENSLAND

... "The sunshine state" as it is lovingly called
Where the rainforest meets the ocean: Queensland is an incredibly diverse and species-rich state. Not for nothing is it the first port of call for travellers Down Under. Magical colours, five world heritage sites and more than 1000 types of ecosystems. Don't underestimate the Queensland outback either - it's a dream!

QUEENSLAND

... "The sunshine state" as it is lovingly called
Where the rainforest meets the ocean: Queensland is an incredibly diverse and species-rich state. Not for nothing is it the first port of call for travellers Down Under. Magical colours, five world heritage sites and more than 1000 types of ecosystems. Don't underestimate the Queensland outback either - it's a dream!

NEW SOUTH WALES

... this state was given his name by Captain James Cook
On April 29th, 1770, Lieutenant James Cook landed at Inscription Point in Botany Bay, not far from the present-day Sydney. He and his Endeavour crew dramatically changed Australian history. 250 years later we are fortunate about this discovery and NSW has, besides the dream city Sydney, a lot to offer!
[Translate to Englisch:] Fledermaus im Baum in Sydney

NEW SOUTH WALES

... this state was given his name by Captain James Cook
On April 29th, 1770, Lieutenant James Cook landed at Inscription Point in Botany Bay, not far from the present-day Sydney. He and his Endeavour crew dramatically changed Australian history. 250 years later we are fortunate about this discovery and NSW has, besides the dream city Sydney, a lot to offer!

TASMANIA

... also lovingly called "Tassie" by the Australians
Tassie is "Under Down Under" and is still more of an insider tip as a holiday destination for travellers. If you want to get to know Tasmania, you have to go on an exploration and adventure trip. Tasmania used to be the penal colony for the most "serious" crimes. Today Tasmania is loved by everyone who has explored this wonderful island.
[Translate to Englisch:] Tasmanien Devil

TASMANIA

... also lovingly called "Tassie" by the Australians
Tassie is "Under Down Under" and is still more of an insider tip as a holiday destination for travellers. If you want to get to know Tasmania, you have to go on an exploration and adventure trip. Tasmania used to be the penal colony for the most "serious" crimes. Today Tasmania is loved by everyone who has explored this wonderful island.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

... there are many extraordinary places to explore here
Charming villages, great wine regions, rugged coastline, fantastic wildlife, the hinterland, the outback ... We think that South Australia is still an insider tip for travellers, as they often (only) plan Adelaide and Kangaroo Island. Beautiful, without question, but we will reveal the extraordinary places to you.
[Translate to Englisch:] Wombat im Gras

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

... there are many extraordinary places to explore here
Charming villages, great wine regions, rugged coastline, fantastic wildlife, the hinterland, the outback ... We think that South Australia is still an insider tip for travellers, as they often (only) plan Adelaide and Kangaroo Island. Beautiful, without question, but we will reveal the extraordinary places to you.

NORTHERN TERRITORY

... also known as the Never-Never-Land
At this point we would like to quote Christopher Clark (Australian historian): "No area in Australia tells the saga of the last 2 1/2 million years as beautifully and dramatically as the Kakadu area." We couldn't describe it better, although the NT of course also consists of many other exciting areas. Above all, Arnhem Land!
[Translate to Englisch:] Echidna

NORTHERN TERRITORY

... also known as the Never-Never-Land
At this point we would like to quote Christopher Clark (Australian historian): "No area in Australia tells the saga of the last 2 1/2 million years as beautifully and dramatically as the Kakadu area." We couldn't describe it better, although the NT of course also consists of many other exciting areas. Above all, Arnhem Land!

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

"Building Canberra wasted a good sheep farm"
... this is what most Australians say when asked about their capital. In order to prefer neither Sydney nor Melbourne, when choosing the capital of Australia, the decision was made in 1908 to simply build a new one. Here, however, you meet kangaroos in the middle of the city ... everything couldn't have been wrong.
[Translate to Englisch:] Kangaroo im Gras

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

"Building Canberra wasted a good sheep farm"
... this is what most Australians say when asked about their capital. In order to prefer neither Sydney nor Melbourne, when choosing the capital of Australia, the decision was made in 1908 to simply build a new one. Here, however, you meet kangaroos in the middle of the city ... everything couldn't have been wrong.