Covering a total area of 7.69 million square kilometres, mainland Australia is the world’s largest island – but smallest continent.
New South Wales
The original site of European settlement and home to the most spectacular Harbour in the world (the sight of that beautiful Harbour still takes my breath away whenever I fly into Sydney), the amazing Sydney Harbour Bridge and the World Famous Sydney Opera House.
New South Wales is the 5th state or territory in area at around 800,620 square kilometres, located in the southeast of the Australian mainland, it is bordered by Victoria to the south, Queensland to the north, South Australia to the west and the Pacific Ocean/Tasman Sea to the east.
of Aussie Icon Ned Kelly (they hung him there too!) and home of the beautiful garden city of Melbourne and the first seat of Australian Parliament.
Victoria is the 6th state or territory in area at around 227,000 square kilometres, located in the southeast of the Australian mainland, it is bordered by New South Wales to the north, South Australia to the west and by the Indian Ocean, Bass Strait and the Tasman Sea to the south.
“Beautiful One Day, Perfect The Next” The slogan that says it all, and home to the spectacular Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest and the Holiday Playground of Australia, The Gold Coast.
Queensland is the 2nd state or territory in area at around 1,724,000 square kilometres, located in the northeast corner of the Australian mainland, it is bordered by the Northern Territory to the west, by South Australia to the south west, by New South Wales to the south and by the Coral Sea and the Pacific Ocean to the east.
The “Only Free Settled of the Australian States” (no convicts sent here mate!) and home of the world famous wine regions, Adelaide Festival, the Fringe, WOMADelaide and the Tour Down Under.
South Australia is the 4th state or territory in area at around 978,810 square kilometres, located in the south central part of the Australian mainland, it is bordered by the Northern Territory to the north, by Queensland to the northeast, by Western Australia to the west, by New South Wales and Victoria to the east, by the Great Australian Bight and the Indian Ocean to the south.
The only Australian State that was not a part of the Colony of New South Wales at some point; home to big blue skies, the unspoilt wilderness of the Kimberly’s with its deep red gorges and the longest straight stretch of railway line in the world.
Western Australia is the 1st(largest)Australian state or territory in area at around 2,526,786 square kilometres, located in the western part of the Australian continent and covering a third of the mainland, it is bordered by South Australia and the Northern Territory to the east and by the Indian Ocean to the north, west and south.
The only State not located on the Aussie Mainland, originally known on as Van Diemens Land (and they were really big on housing convicts back in the day) Home of diverse landscapes and astounding scenery of glacial mountains, cascading waterfalls, dense forests, rolling green hills and pristine wild beauty make Tassie a favourite destination for nature lovers.
Tasmania is the 7th state or territory in area at around 64,500 square kilometres, located off the southeastern corner of the Australian mainland approximately 240 kilometres south of Victoria and separated by Bass Strait. The Indian Ocean lies to the west and the Tasman Sea to the east.