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Canberra, Australia's national capital, is located within the Australian Capital Territory, which is wholly surrounded by the state of New South Wales. Australia's largest inland city (population 322,000), Canberra is located near a portion of the Brindabella Ranges.

The capital city of the state of New South Wales, Sydney is the largest city in the southern hemisphere. Sydney is Australia's most popular tourist destination, admired for its harbour, beautiful coastline, warm and pleasant climate and cosmopolitan culture.

The capital of the State of Victoria, Melbourne is a cosmopolitan city with over three million inhabitants, over the years it has been a major ethnic melting pot. As a result, Melbourne is known for its diverse cultural backgrounds that are reflected in its restaurants and lifestyle.

Capital city of Queensland, which has built for itself as a reputation as Australia's holiday state, Brisbane serves as a gateway from the southern states to all that Queensland has to offer in terms of its holiday and recreational facilities, sunny climate and outdoors lifestyle.

The capital city of South Australia, Adelaide is a place of natural beauty and simple elegance. It city centre has wide flat streets, and is surrounded on all sides by parklands. The urban landscape is highlighted with many elegant colonial buildings, museums, churches and galleries.

Capital city of Tasmania, Hobart is the hub of business and public administration of Tasmania, and the focal point of Tasmania's southern region. Located on the estuary of the Derwent River, Hobart is one of Australia's smaller capital cities and as such is much slower-paced than its mainland counterparts.

Capital city of Western Australia, Perth is a busy, go-ahead place, in spite of the fact that it is one of the most isolated cities and the world. Perth serves as an attractive gateway to Australia's biggest state, that takes full advantage of its oceanside location and clean beaches.

A modern city of over 100,000 people, Darwin is Australia's most northerly city. It is Australia's only tropical capital city, that boasts an easy going lifestyle (in the dry season at least) and extends a warm welcome to visitors from the south, eager for a taste of Territory life.

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