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10
Routes
4186.71
Kilometers
50.96
Hours
View route collection Top routes from Perth to Alice Springs
About this route collection
Planning to tour Australia by motorcycle? Read the five tips below carefully, so that you can start your motorcycle holiday well prepared. Good preparation is half the job.

1. Determine in advance where you want to rent your motorcycle. Find a reliable rental company with good reviews. By comparing the prices of various rental companies, you can save a lot of money.
2. Plan your routes in advance. Australia is so big that it is useful to know in advance exactly where you want to go.
3. In Australia you don't just get from A to B: you have to drive a long time to get to your next destination. Practicing with long motorcycling is therefore highly recommended.
4. Always check the weather forecast. You can't take a lot on the bike, so only take what you really need according to the weather forecast.
5. Are you going in high season? Then book your accommodations in advance. If you plan to go camping, invest in a good tent.

Motor rental:
AussieRider: https://www.aussierider.com/bikes/australie/#
EagleRider: https://www.eaglerider.com/motorverhuur/australia

General:
Toll roads:
Toll roads are ideal for getting around or through a huge city like Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane quickly, and very easy to use. There are no toll booths, so you cannot pay on the spot. The toll must be paid by yourself by telephone and credit card within three days of using the road or tunnel. When you pick up the rental motorcycle, you will receive all information about this. It is a simple system but it requires action on your part to avoid fines.
Traffic rules motorbike:
Motorcycling rules in Australia vary by state or territory. Inquire about the regulations on site.

Helmet:
The wearing of a helmet is mandatory for the driver and passenger. The helmet must comply with the Australian Standard (AS / NZS1698) or the European standard (UNECE 22.05), which is indicated on a sticker on, or a label inside, the helmet. In some states, such as New South Wales and Victoria, a helmet may no longer meet the standard if it has a small camera mounted on it, if speakers (Bluetooth) are built in or if the helmet has a tinted visor.

Lighting: Low beam is not mandatory during the day, but is recommended.

Passengers:
The transport of 1 passenger is allowed. Children under 8 years of age cannot be carried on the motorcycle. Children 8 years and older may only be transported on the back if they can reach the footrests with their feet. Younger children may be transported in a sidecar. In several states, such as New South Wales, Northern Territory and Queensland, the carriage of a passenger is only permitted if the driver has held a motorcycle license for more than one year.

Driving side by side:
Motorbikes are allowed to drive next to each other as long as their distance does not exceed 1.5 m.

Traffic jam:
In Australia, it is permitted to slalom between stationary or slow-moving cars in a traffic jam (lane filtering), provided that a maximum speed of 30 km / h is observed and other traffic is not endangered.

Petrol stations:
In Australia, a gas station is often called a servo (derived from a service station). In the outback, a gas station is often called a road house. Pay attention; The number of filling stations is very limited, especially along the southern main route and the north-south connections. Keep this in mind and bring enough spare fuel with you. For example, use the Fuel Map Australia app (fuelmap.com.au) to search for nearby petrol stations and check their current fuel prices.

Opening hours:
Gas stations are usually open from 8am to 6pm or 8pm at least. Many petrol stations in larger towns and along motorways offer a 24-hour service or have filling machines. When planning longer trips, keep in mind that outside of major towns and along minor roads, petrol stations are not open at night or in the morning, and sometimes on Sundays.

Pay:
Cash can be paid at petrol stations. Credit cards are accepted at most petrol stations.

Tank dispensers:
Major credit cards are usually accepted at filling machines (pay-at-the-pump), but a pin code must often be used.

Reserve fuel:
Because distances between places in Australia are long and gas stations in the outback may not always have enough fuel in stock, it is recommended that you always bring a spare tank of fuel with you. It is forbidden to carry fuel in a reserve tank on ferries.

Figures Australia:
Australia consists of 6 states, 2 territories and 1 federal territory (the Australian Capital Territory). In this collection you travel through the following
State or Territory of Western Australia
Official Abbreviation WA
Capital Perth
Area in km2 2,529,875
Inhabitants (2011) 2,474,410
State type

State or Territory Northern Territory
Official Abbreviation NT
Capital Darwin
Area in km2 1,349,129
Inhabitants (2011) 228,833
Type of Territory

10
Routes
5304.96
Kilometers
61.14
Hours
View route collection TOP routes from Darwin to Perth
About this route collection
Plans to go motorcycle through Australia? Then read the five tips below carefully, so that you can start your motorcycle holiday well prepared. Good preparation is half the job.

1. Determine in advance where you want to rent your motorcycle. Find a reliable rental company with good reviews. By comparing the prices of various rental companies, you can save a lot of money.
2. Plan your routes in advance. Australia is so big that it is useful to know in advance where exactly you want to go.
3. In Australia you don't just get from A to B: you have to drive a long time to get to your next destination. Practicing with long motorcycling is therefore highly recommended.
4. Always check the weather forecast. You can't take a lot with you on the bike, so only bring what you really need according to the weather forecast.
5. Are you going in high season? Then book your accommodations in advance. If you plan to go camping, invest in a good tent.

Motor rents:
AussieRider: https://www.aussierider.com/bikes/australie/#
EagleRider: https://www.eaglerider.com/motorverhuur/australia

General:

Toll roads:
Toll roads are ideal for getting around or through a huge city like Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane, and are very easy to use. There are no toll booths so there is no on-site payment. The toll must be paid by yourself by phone and credit card within three days of using the road or tunnel. When you pick up the rental engine, you will receive all information about it. It is a simple system but it does require action from yourself to avoid fines.

Traffic rules motor:
Motorcycling rules in Australia vary by state or territory. Inquire about the regulations on the spot.

Helmet:
Wearing a helmet is mandatory for driver and passenger. The helmet must conform to the Australian Standard (AS / NZS1698) or the European Standard (UNECE 22.05), which is indicated on a sticker on, or a label inside, the helmet. In some states, such as New South Wales and Victoria, a helmet may no longer meet the standard if a small camera is mounted, speakers (Bluetooth) are built in, or the helmet has a tinted visor.

Lighting: Low beam is not mandatory during the day, but is recommended.

Passengers:
The transport of 1 passenger is allowed. Children under 8 years old should not be transported on a motorcycle. Children from 8 years old may only be transported on the back if they can reach the footrests with their feet. Younger children are allowed to be transported in a sidecar. In several states, such as New South Wales, Northern Territory and Queensland, the carriage of a passenger is only permitted if the driver has a motorcycle license for more than a year.

Riding side by side:
Motorbikes may ride in pairs, provided their distance is no greater than 1.5m.

Traffic jams:
In Australia it is allowed to slalom through a traffic jam between the stationary or slow-moving cars (lane filtering), provided that a maximum speed of 30 km / h is maintained and other traffic is not endangered.

Gas stations:
In Australia, a gas station is often called servo (derived from service station). In the outback, a gas station is often called road house. Pay attention; The number of petrol stations is very limited, especially along the southern main route and the north-south connections. Keep this in mind and bring enough spare fuel. For example, use the Fuel Map Australia app (fuelmap.com.au) to search for nearby petrol stations and find out what current fuel prices they have.

Opening hours:
Service stations are usually open from 8 am to 6 pm or 8 pm. Many service stations in larger towns and along highways offer a 24-hour service or have gas dispensers. When planning longer trips, keep in mind that gas stations are not open at night or in the morning, and sometimes on Sundays, outside of the major towns and along smaller roads.

Pay:
Cash can be paid at petrol stations. Credit cards are accepted at most petrol stations.

Refueling machines:
At credit machines (pay-at-the-pump), major credit cards are usually accepted, but often a PIN must be used.

Reserve fuel:
Since the distances between places in Australia are large and gas stations in the outback may not always have sufficient fuel in stock, it is recommended that you always carry a spare tank of fuel with you. It is forbidden to carry fuel in a reserve tank on ferries.

Figures Australia:
Australia consists of 6 states, 2 territories and 1 federal territory (the Australian Capital Territory). In this collection you will travel through the following:

State or Territory Northern Territory
Official Abbreviation NT
Capital Darwin
Area in km2 1,349,129
Number of Residents (2011) 228,833
Territory type

State or Territory of Western Australia
Official Abbreviation WA
Capital city of Perth
Area in km2 2.529.875
Number of Residents (2011) 2,474,410
State type
5
Routes
2313.9
Kilometers
26.49
Hours
View route collection Top routes from Alice Springs to Darwin
About this route collection
Plans to go motorcycle through Australia? Then read the following five tips carefully, so that you can start your motorcycle holiday well prepared. Good preparation is half the job.
1. Determine in advance where you want to rent your motorcycle. Find a reliable rental company with good reviews. By comparing the prices of various rental companies, you can save a lot of money.
2. Plan your routes in advance. Australia is so big that it is useful to know in advance where exactly you want to go.
3. In Australia you don't just get from A to B: you have to drive a long time to get to your next destination. Practicing with long motorcycling is therefore highly recommended.
4. Always check the weather forecast. You can't take a lot with you on the bike, so only bring what you really need according to the weather forecast.
5. Are you going in high season? Then book your accommodations in advance. If you plan to go camping, invest in a good tent.

Motor rents:
AussieRider: https://www.aussierider.com/bikes/australie/#
EagleRider: https://www.eaglerider.com/motorverhuur/australia

General:
Toll roads:
Toll roads are ideal for getting around or through a huge city like Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane, and are very easy to use. There are no toll booths so there is no on-site payment. The toll must be paid by telephone and credit card within three days after using the road or tunnel. When you pick up the rental engine, you will receive all information about it. It is a simple system but it does require action from yourself to avoid fines.

Traffic rules motor:
Motorcycling rules in Australia vary by state or territory. Inquire about the regulations on the spot.

Helmet:
Wearing a helmet is mandatory for driver and passenger. The helmet must conform to the Australian Standard (AS / NZS1698) or the European Standard (UNECE 22.05), which is indicated on a sticker on, or a label inside, the helmet. In some states, such as New South Wales and Victoria, a helmet may no longer meet the standard if a small camera is mounted, speakers (Bluetooth) are built in, or the helmet has a tinted visor.

Lighting: Low beam is not mandatory during the day, but is recommended.

Passengers:
The transport of 1 passenger is allowed. Children under 8 years old should not be transported on the motorcycle. Children from 8 years old may only be transported on the back if they can reach the footrests with their feet. Younger children may be transported in a sidecar. In several states, such as New South Wales, Northern Territory and Queensland, the carriage of a passenger is only permitted if the driver has a motorcycle license for more than a year.

Riding side by side:
Engines may be driven side by side, provided that their mutual distance does not exceed 1.5 m.

Traffic jams:
In Australia, it is permitted to slalom through a traffic jam between stationary or slow-moving cars (lane filtering), provided that a maximum speed of 30 km / h is maintained and other traffic is not endangered.

Gas stations:
In Australia, a gas station is often called servo (derived from service station). In the outback, a gas station is often called road house. Pay attention; The number of petrol stations is very limited, especially along the southern main route and the north-south connections. Keep this in mind and bring enough spare fuel. For example, use the Fuel Map Australia app (fuelmap.com.au) to search for gas stations in the area and find out what current fuel prices they have.

Opening hours:
Service stations are usually open from 8 am to 6 pm or 8 pm anyway. Many service stations in larger towns and along highways offer a 24-hour service or have gas dispensers. When planning longer journeys, keep in mind that petrol stations are not open at night or in the morning, and sometimes on Sundays, outside of the major towns and along smaller roads.

Pay:
Cash can be paid at petrol stations. Credit cards are accepted at most petrol stations.

Refueling machines:
At credit machines (pay-at-the-pump), major credit cards are usually accepted, but a PIN code must often be used.

Reserve fuel:
Because the distances between places in Australia are large and gas stations in the outback may not always have sufficient fuel in stock, it is recommended that you always bring a spare tank of fuel with you. It is forbidden to carry fuel in a reserve tank on ferries.

Figures Australia:
Australia consists of 6 states, 2 territories and 1 federal territory (the Australian Capital Territory). In this collection you will travel through the below
State or Territory Northern Territory
Official Abbreviation NT
Capital Darwin
Area in km2 1,349,129
Population (2011) 228,833
Territory type
9
Routes
4625.27
Kilometers
72.87
Hours
View route collection Top Car and Motorcycle Routes from Brisbane to Alice Springs
About this route collection
Plans to go motorcycle through Australia? Then read the following five tips carefully, so that you can start your motorcycle holiday well prepared. Good preparation is half the job.

1. Determine in advance where you want to rent your motorcycle. Find a reliable rental company with good reviews. By comparing the prices of various rental companies, you can save a lot of money.
2. Plan your routes in advance. Australia is so big that it is useful to know in advance where exactly you want to go.
3. In Australia you don't just get from A to B: you have to drive long to get to your next destination. Practicing with long motorcycling is therefore highly recommended.
Always check the weather forecast. You can't take a lot with you on the bike, so only bring what you really need according to the weather forecast.
5. Are you going in high season? Then book your accommodations in advance. If you plan to go camping, invest in a good tent.

Motor rents:
AussieRider: https://www.aussierider.com/bikes/australie/#
EagleRider: https://www.eaglerider.com/motorverhuur/australia

General:
Toll roads:
Toll roads are ideal for getting around or through a huge city like Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane, and are very easy to use. There are no toll booths so there is no on-site payment. The toll must be paid by telephone and credit card within three days after using the road or tunnel. When you pick up the rental engine, you will receive all information about it. It is a simple system but it requires action from yourself to avoid fines.

Traffic rules motor:
Motorcycling rules in Australia vary by state or territory. Inquire about the regulations on the spot.

Helmet:
Wearing a helmet is mandatory for driver and passenger. The helmet must conform to the Australian Standard (AS / NZS1698) or the European Standard (UNECE 22.05), which is indicated on a sticker on, or a label inside, the helmet. In some states, such as New South Wales and Victoria, a helmet may no longer meet the standard if a small camera is mounted, speakers (Bluetooth) are built in, or the helmet has a tinted visor.
Lighting: Low beam is not mandatory during the day, but is recommended.

Passengers:
The transport of 1 passenger is allowed. Children under 8 years old should not be transported on the motorcycle. Children from 8 years old may only be transported on the back if they can reach the footrests with their feet. Younger children may be transported in a sidecar. In several states, such as New South Wales, Northern Territory, and Queensland, the carriage of a passenger is permitted only if the driver has a motorcycle license for more than a year.

Riding side by side:
Engines may be driven side by side, provided that their mutual distance does not exceed 1.5 m.

Traffic jams:
In Australia it is allowed to slalom through a traffic jam between the stationary or slow-moving cars (lane filtering), provided that a maximum speed of 30 km / h is maintained and other traffic is not endangered.

Gas stations:
In Australia, a gas station is often called servo (derived from service station). In the outback, a gas station is often called road house. Pay attention; The number of petrol stations is very limited, especially along the southern main route and the north-south connections. Keep this in mind and bring enough spare fuel. For example, use the Fuel Map Australia app (fuelmap.com.au) to search for gas stations in the area and find out what current fuel prices they have.

Opening hours:
Service stations are usually open from 8 am to 6 pm or 8 pm anyway. Many service stations in larger towns and along highways offer a 24-hour service or have gas dispensers. When planning longer journeys, keep in mind that gas stations are not open at night or in the morning and sometimes on Sundays outside of the major towns and along smaller roads.

Pay:
Cash can be paid at petrol stations. Credit cards are accepted at most petrol stations.

Refueling machines:
At credit machines (pay-at-the-pump), major credit cards are usually accepted, but a PIN code must often be used.

Reserve fuel:
Because the distances between places in Australia are large and gas stations in the outback may not always have sufficient fuel in stock, it is recommended that you always bring a spare tank of fuel with you. It is forbidden to carry fuel in a reserve tank on ferries.

Figures Australia:
Australia consists of 6 states, 2 territories and 1 federal territory (the Australian Capital Territory). In this collection, you will travel through the state and territory below.

Located on Territory Northern Territory
Official Abbreviation NT
Capital Darwin
Area in km2 1,349,129
Population (2011) 228,833
Territory type

Located on Queensland Territory
Official Abbreviation QLD
Capital Brisbane
Area in km2 1,730,648
Inhabitants (2011) 4,703,193
State type

8
Routes
3537.63
Kilometers
55.25
Hours
View route collection Top car and motorcycle route from Melbourne to Brisbane
About this route collection
Plans to go motorcycle through Australia? Then read the following five tips carefully, so that you can start your motorcycle holiday well prepared. Good preparation is half the job.

1. Determine in advance where you want to rent your motorcycle. Find a reliable rental company with good reviews. By comparing the prices of various rental companies, you can save a lot of money.
2. Plan your routes in advance. Australia is so big that it is useful to know in advance where exactly you want to go.
3. In Australia you don't just get from A to B: you have to drive long to get to your next destination. Practicing with long motorcycling is therefore highly recommended.
Always check the weather forecast. You can't take a lot with you on the bike, so only bring what you really need according to the weather forecast.
5. Are you going in high season? Then book your accommodations in advance. If you plan to go camping, invest in a good tent.

Motor rents:
AussieRider: https://www.aussierider.com/bikes/australie/#
EagleRider: https://www.eaglerider.com/motorverhuur/australia

General:
Toll roads:
Toll roads are ideal for getting around or through a huge city like Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane, and are very easy to use. There are no toll booths so there is no on-site payment. The toll must be paid by telephone and credit card within three days after using the road or tunnel. When you pick up the rental engine, you will receive all information about it. It is a simple system but it does require action from yourself to avoid fines.
Traffic rules motor:
Motorcycling rules in Australia vary by state or territory. Inquire about the regulations on the spot.

Helmet:
Wearing a helmet is mandatory for driver and passenger. The helmet must comply with the Australian Standard (AS / NZS1698) or the European Standard (UNECE 22.05), which is indicated on a sticker on, or a label inside, the helmet. In some states, such as New South Wales and Victoria, a helmet may no longer meet the standard if a small camera is mounted, speakers (Bluetooth) are built in, or the helmet has a tinted visor.
Lighting: Low beam is not mandatory during the day, but is recommended.

Passengers:
The transport of 1 passenger is allowed. Children under 8 years old should not be transported on the motorcycle. Children from 8 years old may only be transported on the back if they can reach the footrests with their feet. Younger children may be transported in a sidecar. In several states, such as New South Wales, Northern Territory and Queensland, the carriage of a passenger is only permitted if the driver has a motorcycle license for more than a year.

Riding side by side:
Engines may be driven side by side, provided that their mutual distance does not exceed 1.5 m.

Traffic jams:
In Australia it is allowed to slalom through a traffic jam between the stationary or slow-moving cars (lane filtering), provided that a maximum speed of 30 km / h is maintained and other traffic is not endangered.

Gas stations:
In Australia, a gas station is often called servo (derived from service station). In the outback, a gas station is often called road house. Pay attention; The number of petrol stations is very limited, especially along the southern main route and the north-south connections. Keep this in mind and bring enough spare fuel. For example, use the Fuel Map Australia app (fuelmap.com.au) to search for nearby petrol stations and find out what current fuel prices they have.

Opening hours:
Service stations are usually open from 8 am to 6 pm or 8 pm anyway. Many service stations in larger towns and along highways offer a 24-hour service or have gas dispensers. When planning longer journeys, keep in mind that petrol stations are not open at night or in the morning, and sometimes on Sundays, outside of the major towns and along smaller roads.

Pay:
Cash can be paid at petrol stations. Credit cards are accepted at most petrol stations.

Refueling machines:
At credit machines (pay-at-the-pump), major credit cards are usually accepted, but a PIN code must often be used.

Reserve fuel:
Because the distances between places in Australia are large and gas stations in the outback may not always have sufficient fuel in stock, it is recommended that you always bring a spare tank of fuel with you. It is forbidden to carry fuel in a reserve tank on ferries.

Figures Australia:
Australia consists of 6 states, 2 territories and 1 federal territory (the Australian Capital Territory)
State on Territory: Australian Capital Territory
Official Abbreviation: ACT
Capital: Canberra
Area in km2: 2.358
Number of Inhabitants (2011): 397,397
Type: Territory
State on Territory: Jervis Bay Territory
Official Abbreviation: JBT
Capital city :--
Area in km2: 74
Number of Inhabitants (2011): 391
Type: Territory
State on Territory: New South Wales
Official Abbreviation: NSW
Capital: Sydney
Area in km2: 800,642
Number of Residents (2011): 7,480,228
Type: State
State on Territory: Northern Territory
Official Abbreviation: NT
Capital: Darwin
Area in km2: 1,349,129
Number of Residents (2011): 228,833
Type: Territory
Stands on Territory: Queensland
Official Abbreviation: QLD
Capital: Brisbane
Area in km2: 1,730,648
Number of Inhabitants (2011): 4,703,193
Type: State
State on Territory: Victoria
Official Abbreviation: VIC
Capital: Melbourne
Area in km2: 227,416
Number of Inhabitants (2011): 5,926,624
Type: State
State on Territory: Western Australia
Official Abbreviation: WA
Capital: Perth
Area in km2: 2.529.875
Number of Residents (2011): 2,474,410
Type: State
State on Territory: South Australia
Official Abbreviation: SA
Capital: Adelaide
Area in km2: 983,482
Number of Inhabitants (2011): 1,676,653
Type: State
State on Territory: Tasmania
Official Abbreviation: TAS
Capital: Hobart
Area in km2: 68,401
Number of Inhabitants (2011): 509,965
Type: State
8
Routes
3586.37
Kilometers
55.59
Hours
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New South Wales Open region
The images and text displayed here originate from the Wikipedia article "New South Wales", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.
About this region
New South Wales (abbreviated as NSW) is a state on the east coast of Australia. It borders Queensland to the north, Victoria to the south, and South Australia to the west. Its coast borders the Coral and Tasman Seas to the east. The Australian Capital Territory is an enclave within the state. New South Wales' state capital is Sydney, which is also Australia's most populous city. In March 2019, the population of New South Wales was over 8 million, making it Australia's most populous state. Just under two-thirds of the state's population, 5.1 million, live in the Greater Sydney area. The demonym for inhabitants of New South Wales is New South Welshmen; but some have protested this term while there is no commonly accepted alternative.The Colony of New South Wales was founded as a British penal colony in 1788. It originally comprised more than half of the Australian mainland with its western boundary set at 129th meridian east in 1825. The colony then also included the island territories of New Zealand, Van Diemen's Land, Lord Howe Island, and Norfolk Island. During the 19th century, most of the colony's area was detached to form separate British colonies that eventually became New Zealand and the various states and territories of Australia. However, the Swan River Colony was never administered as part of New South Wales. Lord Howe Island remains part of New South Wales, while Norfolk Island has become a federal territory, as have the areas now known as the Australian Capital Territory and the Jervis Bay Territory.
9
Routes
4860.19
Kilometers
75.79
Hours
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Queensland Open region
The images and text displayed here originate from the Wikipedia article "Queensland", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.
About this region
Queensland (locally KWEENZ-land,is a state situated in northeastern Australia, and is the second-largest and third-most populous Australian state. It is a federated state and a parliamentary constitutional monarchy, and is bordered by the Northern Territory, South Australia and New South Wales to the west, south-west and south respectively. To the east, Queensland is bordered by the Coral Sea and Pacific Ocean. To its north is the Torres Strait, separating the Australian mainland from Papua New Guinea. With an area of 1,852,642 square kilometres (715,309 sq mi), Queensland is the world's sixth-largest sub-national entity, and is larger than all but 15 countries. Due to its size, Queensland's geographical features and climates are diverse, including tropical rainforests, rivers, coral reefs, mountain ranges and sandy beaches in its tropical and sub-tropical coastal regions, as well as deserts and savanna in the semi-arid and desert climactic regions of its interior. Queensland has a population of over 5.1 million, concentrated along the coast and particularly in South East Queensland. The capital and largest city in the state is Brisbane, Australia's third-largest city. Ten of Australia's thirty largest cities are located in Queensland, with the largest outside Brisbane being the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast, Townsville, Cairns and Toowoomba. The state's population is multicultural, with 28.9% of inhabitants being immigrants.Queensland was first inhabited by Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islanders. Dutch navigator Willem Janszoon, the first European to land in Australia, explored the west coast of the Cape York Peninsula in 1606. In 1770, James Cook claimed the east coast of Australia for the Kingdom of Great Britain. In 1788, Arthur Phillip founded the colony of New South Wales, which included all of what is now Queensland. Queensland was explored in subsequent decades, and the Moreton Bay Penal Settlement was established at Brisbane in 1824 by John Oxley. Queensland was separated from New South Wales on 6 June 1859 (now commemorated as Queensland Day), thereby establishing Queensland as a self-governing Crown colony with responsible government, named in honour of Queen Victoria. Queensland was among the six colonies which became the founding states of Australia with Federation on 1 January 1901. Since the Bjelke-Petersen era of the late 20th century, Queensland has received a high level of internal migration from the other states and territories of Australia and remains a popular destination for interstate migration. Queensland has the third-largest economy among Australian states, with strengths in mining, agriculture, transportation, international education, insurance and banking. Nicknamed the Sunshine State for its tropical and sub-tropical climates, Great Barrier Reef and numerous beaches, tourism is also important to the state's economy.
2
Routes
998.36
Kilometers
15.25
Hours
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South Australia Open region
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About this region
South Australia (abbreviated as SA) is a state in the southern central part of Australia. It covers some of the most arid parts of the country. With a total land area of 983,482 square kilometres (379,725 sq mi), it is the fourth-largest of Australia's states and territories by area, and fifth largest by population. It has a total of 1.76 million people, and its population is the second most highly centralised in Australia, after Western Australia, with more than 77 percent of South Australians living in the capital, Adelaide, or its environs. Other population centres in the state are relatively small; Mount Gambier, the second largest centre, has a population of 28,684. South Australia shares borders with all of the other mainland states, and with the Northern Territory; it is bordered to the west by Western Australia, to the north by the Northern Territory, to the north-east by Queensland, to the east by New South Wales, to the south-east by Victoria, and to the south by the Great Australian Bight. The state comprises less than 8 percent of the Australian population and ranks fifth in population among the six states and two territories. The majority of its people reside in greater Metropolitan Adelaide. Most of the remainder are settled in fertile areas along the south-eastern coast and River Murray. The state's colonial origins are unique in Australia as a freely settled, planned British province, rather than as a convict settlement. Colonial government commenced on 28 December 1836, when the members of the council were sworn in near the Old Gum Tree.As with the rest of the continent, the region has a long history of human occupation by numerous tribes and languages. The South Australian Company established a temporary settlement at Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, on 26 July 1836, five months before Adelaide was founded. The guiding principle behind settlement was that of systematic colonisation, a theory espoused by Edward Gibbon Wakefield that was later employed by the New Zealand Company. The goal was to establish the province as a centre of civilisation for free immigrants, promising civil liberties and religious tolerance. Although its history is marked by economic hardship, South Australia has remained politically innovative and culturally vibrant. Today, it is known for its fine wine and numerous cultural festivals. The state's economy is dominated by the agricultural, manufacturing and mining industries.
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Western Australia Open region
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Western Australia (abbreviated as WA) is a state occupying the western 32.9 percent of the land area of Australia excluding external territories. It is bounded by the Indian Ocean to the north and west, and the Southern Ocean to the south, the Northern Territory to the north-east, and South Australia to the south-east. Western Australia is Australia's largest state, with a total land area of 2,527,013 square kilometres (975,685 sq mi), and the second-largest country subdivision in the world, surpassed only by Russia's Sakha Republic. As of 2017, the state has about 2.6 million inhabitants – around 11 percent of the national total – of whom the vast majority (92 percent) live in the south-west corner, 79 percent of the population living in the Perth area, leaving the remainder of the state sparsely populated. The first Europeans to visit Western Australia belonged to the Dutch Dirk Hartog expedition, who visited the Western Australian coast in 1616. The first permanent European settlement of Western Australia occurred following the landing by Major Edmund Lockyer on 26 December 1826 of an expedition on behalf of the New South Wales colonial government, although Wiebbe Hayes Stone Fort—the oldest surviving European building in Australia—was built 197 years prior in 1629 on West Wallabi Island in Western Australia by survivors of the Batavia shipwreck and massacre. Lockyer established a convict-supported military garrison at King George III Sound, at present-day Albany, and on 21 January 1827 formally took possession for the British Crown of the western part of the continent that was not already claimed by the British Crown. This was followed by the establishment of the Swan River Colony in 1829, including the site of the present-day capital, Perth. York was the first inland settlement in Western Australia. Situated 97 kilometres (60 miles) east of Perth, it was settled on 16 September 1831.Western Australia achieved responsible government in 1890 and federated with the other British colonies in Australia in 1901. Today, its economy mainly relies on mining, oil and gas, services and construction. The state produces 46 per cent of Australia's exports. Western Australia is the largest iron ore producer in the world.The state's motto is "Cygnis Insignis" ("Bearing the sign of the Swan"). The state's nickname is "The Wildflower State".
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Northern Australia Open region
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The unofficial geographic term Northern Australia includes those parts of Queensland and Western Australia north of latitude 26° and all of the Northern Territory. Those local government areas of Western Australia and Queensland that lie partially in the north are included. Although it comprises about half of the total area of Australia, Northern Australia includes only about one quarter of the Australian population. However, it includes several sources of Australian exports, being coal from the Great Dividing Range in Queensland/New South Wales and the natural gas and iron ore of the Pilbara region in WA. It also includes major natural tourist attractions, such as Uluru (Ayers Rock), the Great Barrier Reef and the Kakadu National Park.
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Victoria Open region
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Victoria most commonly refers to: Victoria (Australia), a state of the Commonwealth of Australia Victoria, British Columbia, provincial capital of British Columbia, Canada Queen Victoria (1819–1901), Queen of the United Kingdom (1837–1901), Empress of India (1876–1901) Victoria (mythology), Roman goddess of Victory Victoria, Seychelles, the capital city of the SeychellesVictoria may also refer to:
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