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ADELAIDE PHOTOS

ADELAIDE is always thought of as a gracious city and an easy place to live; despite a population of around one million and a slick veneer of sophistication, it still has the feel of an overgrown country town.

Adelaide Photos



ALBANY PHOTOS

In 1826, two years before the establishment of the Swan River Colony, the British sent Major Lockyer and a team of hopeful colonists to settle the strategic Princess Royal Harbour.

Albany Photos



BROOME PHOTOS

Slip into Broometime" is the well-worn local aphorism that captures the reclining tropical charm of BROOME , a popular and unexpectedly classy resort town of thirteen thousand people, which hangs on a drip of land over Roebuck Bay.

Broome Photos



BRISBANE PHOTOS

By far the largest city in Queensland, BRISBANE is not quite what you'd expect from a state capital with almost one-and-a-half million residents.

Brisbane Photos



BUNBURY PHOTOS

Described as the capital of the Southwest, BUNBURY , the state's second-largest population centre, is a pleasant town, clearly prosperous and content, but not the sort of place you've crossed oceans to see.

Bunbury Photos



CAIRNS PHOTOS

CAIRNS was pegged out over the site of a sea-slug fishing camp when gold was found to the north in 1876, though it was the Atherton Tablelands' tin and timber resources that established the town and kept it ahead of its nearby rival, Port Douglas.

Cairns Photos



CANBERRA PHOTOS

In 1912 Walter Burley Griffin, an American landscape architect from Chicago, won the international competition for the design of the future Australian capital.

Canberra Photos


SYDNEY PHOTOS

It might seem surprising that Sydney, established in 1788, is not Australia's capital. Yet the creation of Canberra in 1927 - intended to stem the intense rivalry between Sydney and Melbourne.

Sydney Photos


HOBART PHOTOS

HOBART is small but beautifully sited, and approaching it from any direction is exhilarating: speeding across the expressway on the Tasman Bridge over the wide expanse of the...

Hobart Photos


LAUNCESTON PHOTOS

LAUNCESTON is dominated by the Tamar River, and approaching from the north along the Tamar Highway, zooming through haystack-filled countryside, it's a lovely sight, with grand Victorian houses nestling on hills above the banks.

Launceston Photos


NEWCASTLE PHOTOS

Newcastle is a blue-collar town enlivened by its waterside location, and with an alternative feel provided by a big dose of surf culture and a large student community. New South Wales' second city...

Newcastle Photos


MELBOURNE PHOTOS

Melbourne is Australia's second-largest city, with a population of around three million - about half a million less than Sydney. Rivalry between the two cities - in every sphere from cricket to business.

Melbourne Photos


PERTH PHOTOS

Try as you might, and contrary to expectations, it's hard to get excited about PERTH , although its lack of urban grime creates a favourable first impression.

Perth Photos


ROCKHAMPTON PHOTOS

Straddling the Tropic of Capricorn, 100km north of Gladstone, ROCKHAMPTON was founded after a false goldrush in 1858 left hundreds of miners stranded at a depot 40km inland on the banks of the sluggish Fitzroy River...

Rockhampton Photos


TASMANIA PHOTOS

There's an otherworldly quality to Tasmania , with its gothic landscape of rain clouds and brooding mountains. This was a prison island whose name, Van Diemen's Land.

Tasmania Photos

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