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Word Chain - Australia

Guess these words related to Australia. The last letter of each word is the same as the first letter of the next word.
All the answers are a single word
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Last updated: December 25, 2019
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First submittedAugust 3, 2017
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Average score62.5%
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Wild dog
Dingo
The vast, remote interior regions
Outback
Eucalyptus-eating animal
Koala
Capital of South Australia
Adelaide
Egg-laying mammal
Echidna
Australian slang for "afternoon"
Arvo
National gemstone
Opal
A skink, monitor, or dragon, for example
Lizard
Largest city in Northern Territory
Darwin
Soap opera set in Erinsborough
Neighbours
Australia has 76 million of these animals
Sheep
Capital of Western Australia
Perth
Brothers Chris and Liam
Hemsworth
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Capital of Tasmania
Hobart
Word for swimsuit, in Queensland
Togs
Australian word for ranch
Station
Island nation where Australia
sends refugees
Nauru
Also known as Ayers Rock
Uluru
Country singer married to Nicole Kidman
Urban
The N in NSW
New
National flower: Golden ______
Wattle
Bird found on Australia's coat of arms
Emu
Type of sheepskin boot
Ugg
Second largest city in Queensland:
____ Coast
Gold
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Level 78
Aug 4, 2017
Snakes? Spiders? ... uhm.. dropbears? Heeey I know! Sharks! Bah. Nope. What possibly else could be trying to kill you and start with an S?
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Level 71
Aug 4, 2017
I know people like to make out that Australia is full of dangerous creatures and terrible deaths, but 99% of Australians have never seen anything more deadly than a pit-bull terrier.
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Level 70
Feb 2, 2018
And that time I ran over a brown snake with the lawnmower. And the Red-Back Spiders in my garage. And the boxing kangaroos and THE FRICKING DROP BEARS!! May my brother rest in peace.
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Level 49
Sep 5, 2018
And the snake out the back of my house, the red back in by garden chairs, the sharks at coastal beaches, the stone fish at the beach, crocs up North...
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Level 88
Sep 12, 2018
Maybe Australians ought to move to Florida.
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Level 83
May 14, 2022
I don't know about that. Certainly the wildlife is exaggerated, but when I was living in Queensland I'd regularly see venomous snakes and spiders around the house and in the garden, on top of quite a few rather big pythons. And while SEQ doesn't (yet) get deadly jellyfish, I know no one who has lived there and not gotten a blue bottle sting at least once - that won't kill you, but you will never forget it.
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Level 71
Aug 4, 2017
In South Australia it's 'Bathers' for swimsuit (we used to use 'Togs' for swimsuit in Lancashire UK)..... No idea who Hemsworth's are ..... Also people in SA use 'Afto' for afternoon not 'Arvo'.
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Level 63
Aug 28, 2017
Chris is probably most known for his role as Thor in the Marvel universe and Liam had some international roles as well (in The Hunger Games e.g.). Funny thing: Chris and Liam have another brother who actually plays a role in the 2nd last answer of this quiz yet he isn't even mentioned. I guess his roles weren't big enough? Though he also appears in international productions like the HBO series Westworld.
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Level 62
Dec 18, 2017
To put it bluntly and sadly, the oldest brother got the genetic short end of the stick. Do a web search for the three men together and you'll see what I mean. Much of Chris and Liam's recognition and movie roles are due to status as heart-throbs. The older brother is half a foot shorter and much more average looking. The worst part is that he initially got his younger brothers into acting and now they're both internationally known.
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Level 57
Jan 25, 2018
Arvo is still pretty common in SA.
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Level 61
Apr 24, 2022
Is it fair to ask QM to accept "avo"? I know most of what I know about the country from TV (I know, shameful), so I've only ever heard it as sounding like "avo" ("ahvo"?) with the accent. But maybe I'm pushing my luck AND asking the wrong person!?
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Level 55
Apr 25, 2022
Nah an avo is a green fruit we smash onto a piece of toast.
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Level 28
Jan 26, 2018
never heard of Afto and lived in SA all my life!
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Level 84
Aug 6, 2017
Togs is what we say for swim suit in NZ. I thought the Aussies said bathers.
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Level 68
Mar 28, 2018
Lived in Australia (mainly southeast) most of my life, and only really ever heard 'swimmers' or 'boardies'
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Level 65
Jul 1, 2021
Here in Victoria I've only heard swimwear called bathers, if you are being formal, and togs, if you are being informal.
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Level 74
Aug 8, 2017
Geez Quizmaster, are you trying to start a fight? Only Queenslanders say Togs!! In Victoria we are classy and say Bathers. In Sydney they say swimmers. There are others. Here is an entire article and map about it:

http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/topics/history-culture/2016/01/togs-or-swimmers,-australian-lingo

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Level ∞
Aug 8, 2017
Changed the clue. :)
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Level 88
Sep 12, 2018
How about to settle it we just say nothing?
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Level 48
Oct 13, 2018
what... and swim nude???
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Level 52
Apr 25, 2022
I live in Queensland and people definitely call them togs. My mother is from NSW and she is abhorred by our use of the word.
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Level 70
Apr 26, 2022
what about cossies? Can't forget the cossy!
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Level 69
Jan 25, 2018
Doesn't the platypus lay eggs?
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Level 60
Jan 25, 2018
Yes. But only one of those two animals starts with E and ends with A.
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Level 88
Sep 12, 2018
Elatypua?
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Level 44
Jan 25, 2018
'Keith' should be accepted as well as Urban. Typed in his full name and it wasn't accepted.
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Level 88
Sep 12, 2018
Maybe Ukeithan. Word chain.
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Level 71
May 27, 2019
Who the hell is he, and how should I know him!? Is he "famous" in his own right or just for being married to her?
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Level 74
Jul 14, 2021
He was already a multi-platinum country music star before he and Kidman got together. It's certainly possible to not have heard much about him if you're not into country music, but he's definitely famous in his own right.
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Level 66
Jan 25, 2018
Dang cane toads and their togs!
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Level 62
Jan 25, 2018
Avo is also spelled without the r. I've actually never seen it as arvo.
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Level 63
Jan 25, 2018
Avo is short for avocado. Never heard a person say avo before - I only know people to say arvo.
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Level 70
Jan 26, 2018
Although, for New Zealanders, they are said the same because a lack of "r" sound
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Level 63
Jan 25, 2018
Since monitors and Komodo dragons actually come from other parts of the world, why not replace the clue for the lizard question to "Blue Tongued ..." instead? Use an animal that actually is native to our country!
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Level 53
Apr 24, 2022
there are monitors native to australia... goannas would be the most notable
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Level 72
Jan 26, 2018
I'm slightly disappointed there's nothing about the Young brothers in this quiz. Oh well.
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Level 49
Jan 28, 2018
We call them togs in Ireland too, never new that’s what they were called in Queensland. What do Americans call them?
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Level 49
Jan 28, 2018
Sorry! Obviously swimsuit!
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Level 48
Feb 19, 2019
No question about Fosters? It's Australian for beer!
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Level 48
Feb 13, 2020
Australian for awful beer
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Level 62
Apr 24, 2022
Is there any other kind of beer? 🤷‍♂️
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Level 77
Feb 19, 2021
I tried tongs instead of togs!
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Level 35
Sep 2, 2021
Mate, I wrote Keith Urban and that wasn't right, cmon man
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Level 61
Apr 24, 2022
Only 'cuz Keith doesn't start with a "u", I guess
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Level 35
Apr 24, 2022
i didn't know what "ranch" was so i had no clue what the australian-ism for it was. do y'all call stations "ranches"??
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Level 69
Nov 11, 2022
Isn't platypuss also an egg laying mammal?