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Which City in Australia?

Name these Australian cities and towns based on their starting letter and a description.
In this quiz, "major city" means a population over 1 million
Quiz by correa91
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Last updated: April 2, 2021
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First submittedFebruary 5, 2018
Times taken15,026
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City
Capital of Australia
C
Canberra
Most populous city in Australia
S
Sydney
Southernmost major city in the world
M
Melbourne
Port city southwest of the above
G
Geelong
Capital of Queensland
B
Brisbane
Near Barossa Valley wineries
A
Adelaide
Most isolated major city in the world
P
Perth
Shares its name with a city in northeast England
N
Newcastle
Surfers Paradise and Burleigh Heads are located on this "coast"
G
Gold Coast
Queensland's other "coast"
S
Sunshine Coast
"Bay" at the easternmost point of mainland Australia
B
Byron Bay
Unofficial capital of tropical North Queensland, with a name that is
a synonym of "Cityburg"
T
Townsville
Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef for most tourists
C
Cairns
Territorial capital named for a great 19th century scientist
D
Darwin
City of above 25,000 near the geographical center of Australia
A
Alice Springs
Capital of Tasmania
H
Hobart
Second largest city in Tasmania, known for its architecture
L
Launceston
Victoria gold rush boomtowns
B
Ballarat
B
Bendigo
The "Gong" in the Illawarra coastal region of NSW
W
Wollongong
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Level 27
Oct 17, 2019
Forgot that Darwin was named after Charles Darwin.
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Level 86
Dec 18, 2020
Good quiz. I am not great with remembering Australian cities so the clues are helpful.
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Level 55
Apr 2, 2021
First spotlight that has been featured right after being spotlighted! Congrats
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Level 69
Apr 2, 2021
Great to see more featured quizzes about Australia!
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Level 84
Apr 2, 2021
Having the answer to B_____ Bay not be "Botany Bay" is just mean ;)
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Level 83
Apr 28, 2021
They were afraid of summoning the Wrath of Khan!
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Level 61
May 20, 2021
I'm Aussie, visited Byron Bay a couple weeks back and went to the eastern most point of mainland Aus and yet my first choice answer was Botany Bay :/
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Level 85
Apr 3, 2021
Only knew Ballarat because of that TV mystery series that takes place there, until the star got #MeToo 'd off the air (I think justifiably).
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Level 84
Apr 3, 2021
I remember Ballarat from the Sherlock Holmes episode, "The Boscombe Valley Mystery". It was where John Turner & McCarthy first crossed paths. I think Turner's nickname as a highwayman was Black Jack of Ballarat, or something close to that.
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Level 71
Apr 3, 2021
He was cleared of all charges.
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Level 72
Apr 3, 2021
I guess the producers didn’t hear the news
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Level 78
Apr 4, 2021
And I only knew Newcastle from the series "Frayed" on HBO in the US.
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Level 77
Apr 8, 2021
Who else tried Botany Bay for ____ Bay?
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Level 71
Dec 1, 2022
I certainly did
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Level 66
Apr 8, 2021
yay i got level 60 from this quiz
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Level 77
May 20, 2021
Interesting to see how non-Aussies have gone with this quiz.
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Level 60
May 20, 2021
Yeah. It's one of the easiest quizzes out there for Aussies, but for foreigners....
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Level 69
May 20, 2021
14/20, being non-Aussie, not being from an anglophone country (that counts, really), but having been to Oz twice.

I'm satisfied, but apparently I could have done much better.

I wrote many of the answers without even looking at the hint, given how obvious they were.

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Level 65
May 20, 2021
20/20
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Level 67
Jul 11, 2021
18/20, knew the other two but couldn't bring their names to mind. From NZ.
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Level 69
May 20, 2021
Townsville is hardly synonym Cityburg.

Ville = City, yes but Town... well, that's not synonym of Burg. It comes from a word meaning farm along a river (originally ton, as in "Sutton" or "Leamington"), while "burg" is German for castle or fortified village (coming from the word for "mountain"). I think "wick" or "wich" (as in "Warwick" or "Greenwich") is more of a synonym, because it comes from latin "vicus", indicating a group of houses, so closer to what's now a town. "Citywick" f.t.w.

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Level 72
May 20, 2021
I remember someone here mentioned that it's named after a bloke called Robert Towns. Got it immediately from 'Cityburg'.
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Level 50
Feb 27, 2022
Towns = City

Ville = Berg

You have it around the wrong way

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Level 57
May 20, 2021
It's well established that 'burg' means city/town in informal English, particularly American English. Strange rant.
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Level 71
Dec 1, 2022
Happy to come out of this with 1 point