All the way in 1829, British settlers established a free settler colony as part of the Swan River Colony. They named it “Perth” after the city of Perth in
Sydney is the capital of New South Wales and one of Australia’s largest cities. It is known globally for its unique, sail-like design of the Sydney Opera House, which became recognized symbol of Australia when it was inaugurated in 1973. Large Darling Harbor and the smaller Circular Quay harbour, with the arched Harbor Bridge and the prestigious Royal Botanic Garden in the vicinity, are the hubs of waterfront life. The outdoor platform of Sydney Tower, the Skywalk, offers 360-degree views of the city and surrounding areas.
Sydney’s life is very much determined around outdoor experience, with two popular surfing destinations nearby: Bondi and Manly Beaches. Focus on nature and wildlife preservation is successfully maintained in Sydney Aquarium, Taronga Zoo and Wildlife Sydney Zoo with thousands of animal species.
Melbourne is Australia’s second largest city and cultural capital, with buildings from the Victorian era and offering extensive shopping, museums, galleries, theaters, and large parks and gardens. Many of its almost 5 million residents are from diverse ethnic background as well as sports-loving. The capital of Victoria’s south-eastern state, located at Port Phillip Bay’s, Melbourne is attractive for migrants from around the world and is consistently ranked as one of the most liveable cities in the world.
Adelaide is a diverse cosmopolitan capital of South Australia. Its ring of parkland on the Torrens River is home to renowned museums such as South Australia’s Art Gallery, displaying large collections including well-known Indigenous art, and the South Australian Museum, dedicated to natural history.
Australia is both a country and a continent between the Indian and Pacific Ocean. Majority of population lives in coastal areas where largest cities flourish: Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide. The capital, Canberra, is the only major city located inland. The vast inland area of country is called Outback and it is dotted with small towns and wilderness parks and wildlife habitats worth exploring.