So you think you know Australia?
Are you are a passionate Australian traveller who’s been on the road longer than a thirsty lizard? Perhaps you’ve seen more air time than your average astronaut?
Or maybe you just love your country and absorb any snippet of info about Australia that crosses your path?
Whatever the case, it’s time to put your local knowledge to the test by taking the BIG4 Australian Travel Quiz. This 20-question challenge will take you on the ultimate tour of this great nation of ours; from top to bottom, east to west, and everywhere in between.
I’ve got this (one pointers)
1. Which stadium hosts the annual Boxing Day Test cricket match?
A) Melbourne Cricket Ground
B) Sydney Cricket Ground
C) Mount Isa’s Pioneer Park
D) Adelaide Oval
2. The former convict site, Port Arthur, is located in which state?
A) South Australia
D) Western Australia
3. The McLaren Vale Wine Region is found near which capital city?
4. The Queensland city of Bundaberg is most famous for producing which beverage?
A) Banana milkshakes
C) Sauvignon blanc
5. Ningaloo Reef is off the coast of which state?
B) Western Australia
6. The Indian Pacific railway links Sydney with which other city?
7. Which of these cities is regarded as the ‘Country Music Capital of Australia’?
A) Wagga Wagga
8. In which New South Wales hotspot would you find the Big Banana?
C) Coffs Harbour
D) Broken Hill
9. Where was bushranger Ned Kelly’s infamous ‘last stand’?
A) Beechworth, VIC
B) Happy Land Children’s Amusement Park, VIC
C) Glenrowan, VIC
D) Ballarat, VIC
10. The famous ballad, Waltzing Matilda, is the work of which poet?
A) Henry Lawson
B) Banjo Paterson
C) CJ Dennis
D) Kanye West
Hmmm, this is a challenge (two pointers)
11. Thylacine is the official name for which presumed extinct Tasmanian animal?
A) Tasmanian devil
B) Tasmanian sabre-toothed tiger
C) Tasmanian tiger
D) Tasmanian toucan
12. What is the largest lake in Australia?
A) Lake Macquarie, NSW
B) Lake Burley Griffin, ACT
C) Lake Eyre, SA
D) Blue Lake, SA
13. The quokka is a cute creature predominantly found on which island?
A) Magnetic Island, QLD
B) Rottnest Island, WA
C) Tasmania, TAS
D) Phillip Island, VIC
14. What is Australia’s oldest national park?
A) Royal National Park, NSW
B) Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, NT
C) Wilson’s Promontory National Park, VIC
D) Flinders Ranges National Park, SA
15. If you were travelling from Alice Springs to Darwin, what road would you be on?
A) The Pacific Highway
B) The Red Centre Road
C) The Stuart Highway
D) The Hume Highway
16. South Australia has only one World Heritage Listed site. What is it?
A) The Barossa Wine Region
B) Naracoorte Caves
C) The Coopers Brewery
D) Adelaide Botanic Gardens
17. Melbourne’s Royal Exhibition Building is famous for hosting what event?
A) The original Royal Melbourne Show
B) The opening of the first Federal Parliament
C) Justin Bieber’s first Australian concert
D) The world’s largest exhibition of royal artefacts
Are you serious? (three pointers)
18. Where would you be if you were wandering down Todd Mall?
C) Alice Springs
19. The Queensland town of Cooktown is found at the mouth of which river?
A) The Tigris
B) The Murray
C) The Endeavour
D) The Lachlan
20. Northern Territory has a funky collection of rocks known as Devil’s Marbles. What is its indigenous name?
A) Marblu Marblu
B) Karlu Karlu
C) Delta Mungo
D) Kapil Dev
So how do you think you went? Time to check your answers using the answer sheet below.