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Regional Australia has so much to offer. Take a look at our most searched regions and discover what makes them so special.

Cairns, QLD

Cairns, QLD

Cairns, considered the gateway to Australia's Great Barrier Reef, is a city in tropical Far North Queensland. Its Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park te...

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Albury, NSW

Albury, NSW

Albury is an Australian city in southern New South Wales. It sits on the border with Victoria, hugging the vast Murray River. In the centre, the Murra...

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Rockhampton, QLD

Rockhampton, QLD

Rockhampton is a city located in Central QLD and is a hub for activity around the region. Situated on the banks of the Fitzroy River (Toonooba), exper...

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Bathurst, NSW

Bathurst, NSW

Bathurst is a city in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia. It is about 200 kilometres west-northwest of Sydney and is the seat of the...

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Blayney, NSW

Blayney, NSW

Situated on the Mid-Western Highway about 240 km west of Sydney, 35 km west of Bathurst and 863 m above sea-level, Blayney is the seat of Blayney Shir...

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Cowra, NSW

Cowra, NSW

Cowra is a small town in the Central West region of New South Wales, Australia. Cowra is located approximately 310 m above sea level, on the banks of ...

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Forbes, NSW

Forbes, NSW

Forbes is a town in the Central West region of New South Wales, Australia, located on the Newell Highway between Parkes and West Wyalong. Forbes is pr...

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Orange, NSW

Orange, NSW

Orange is a city in the Central Tablelands region of New South Wales, Australia. It is 254 km west of the state capital, Sydney [206 km on a great cir...

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Parkes, NSW

Parkes, NSW

Parkes is a town in the Central West region of New South Wales, Australia. It is the main settlement in the local government area of Parkes Shire....

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Ballarat, VIC

Ballarat, VIC

Ballarat a city in the Central Highlands of Victoria, Australia. Within months of Victoria separating from the colony of New South Wales in 1851, gold...

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Bendigo, VIC

Bendigo, VIC

Bendigo is a city in Victoria, Australia. Originally a gold rush boom town, it's home to the mid-1900s Central Deborah Gold Mine. Vintage Talking Tram...

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Shepparton, VIC

Shepparton, VIC

Shepparton is a city located on the floodplain of the Goulburn River in northern Victoria, Australia, approximately 181 kilometres north-northeast of ...

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Burnie, TAS

Burnie, TAS

Burnie is a port city on the north-west coast of Tasmania. When founded in 1827, it was named Emu Bay, being renamed after William Burnie, a director ...

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Glen Innes, NSW

Glen Innes, NSW

Glen Innes is a parish and town on the Northern Tablelands, in the New England region of New South Wales, Australia. It is the centre of the Glen Inne...

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Goondiwindi, QLD

Goondiwindi, QLD

Goondiwindi is a rural town and locality in the Goondiwindi Region, Queensland, Australia. It is on the border of Queensland and New South Wales....

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Holbrook, NSW

Holbrook, NSW

Holbrook is a small town in Southern New South Wales, Australia. It is on the Hume Highway, 384 kilometres by road North-East of Melbourne and 492 kil...

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Mackay, QLD

Mackay, QLD

Only an hour flight from Brisbane, Mackay boasts an enviable lifestyle and a buoyant economy with the benefits of a fast-growing coastal city. L...

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Gunnedah, NSW

Gunnedah, NSW

Gunnedah is a town in north-eastern New South Wales, Australia and is the seat of the Gunnedah Shire local government area....

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Toowoomba, QLD

Toowoomba, QLD

Toowoomba is a city in the Darling Downs region of southern Queensland, Australia. It's known for Cobb & Co Museum, with its horse-drawn carriages. Th...

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Mudgee, NSW

Mudgee, NSW

Mudgee is a town northwest of Sydney in New South Wales, Australia. It's known for its colonial buildings. The surrounding countryside has dozens of w...

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Moree, NSW

Moree, NSW

Moree is a town in Moree Plains Shire in northern New South Wales, Australia. It is located on the banks of the Mehi River, in the centre of the rich ...

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Narrabri, NSW

Narrabri, NSW

Narrabri is a town and seat of Narrabri Shire local government area in the North West Slopes, New South Wales, Australia on the Namoi River, 521 kilom...

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Kalgoorlie, WA

Kalgoorlie, WA

Kalgoorlie is a suburb in the Western Australian Goldfields, 595 kilometres east of Perth and bordering onto the town of Kalgoorlie in the Eastern Gol...

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Mount Gambier, SA

Mount Gambier, SA

Mount Gambier is a city in the southeastern corner of South Australia. Its known for its limestone, volcanic landscape and crater lakes. One of these,...

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Dubbo, NSW

Dubbo, NSW

Dubbo is a city in the Orana Region of New South Wales, Australia. The city is located at the intersection of the Newell, Mitchell, and Golden highway...

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Wagga Wagga, NSW

Wagga Wagga, NSW

Wagga Wagga is a city in New South Wales, Australia. The Museum of the Riverina explores the history of this inland farming region. The vast Wagga Wag...

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Goulburn, NSW

Goulburn, NSW

Goulburn is a regional city in the Southern Tablelands of the Australian state of New South Wales, approximately 195 kilometres south-west of Sydney, ...

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Northam, WA

Northam, WA

Northam is a town in the Australian state of Western Australia, situated at the confluence of the Avon and Mortlock Rivers, about 97 kilometres east-n...

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Singleton, NSW

Singleton, NSW

Singleton is a town on the banks of the Hunter River in New South Wales, Australia. Singleton is 144 km north-north-west of Sydney, and 70 km northwes...

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Hamilton, VIC

Hamilton, VIC

Hamilton is a large town in south-western Victoria, Australia, at the intersection of the Glenelg Highway and the Henty Highway. The Hamilton Highway ...

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Bordertown, SA

Bordertown, SA

Bordertown, formerly Border Town, is a town and locality in the Australian state of South Australia located in the state's east near the state border ...

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Temora, NSW

Temora, NSW

Temora is a town in the north-east of the Riverina area of New South Wales, 418 kilometres south-west of the state capital, Sydney....

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Townsville, QLD

Townsville, QLD

Townsville is a coastal city in northeastern Queensland, Australia. The Strand esplanade, with its pier and water park, is popular. The Reef HQ Aquari...

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Port Pirie, SA

Port Pirie, SA

Port Pirie is a city and seaport on the east coast of the Spencer Gulf in South Australia, 223 km north of the state capital, Adelaide....

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Port Augusta, SA

Port Augusta, SA

Port Augusta is a small city in South Australia. Formerly a seaport, it is now a road traffic and railway junction city mainly located on the east coa...

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Whyalla, SA

Whyalla, SA

Whyalla was founded as "Hummocks Hill", and was known by that name until 1916. It is the fifth most populous city in the Australian state of South Aus...

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Dalby, QLD

Dalby, QLD

Dalby is a town and locality in the Darling Downs region of Queensland, Australia. Dalby is within and is the administrative centre of the Western Dow...

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Horsham, VIC

Horsham, VIC

Horsham is a regional city in the Wimmera region of western Victoria, Australia. Located on a bend in the Wimmera River, Horsham is approximately 300 ...

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Yeppoon, QLD

Yeppoon, QLD

Yeppoon is a coastal town and locality in the Shire of Livingstone, Queensland, Australia. Yeppoon is renowned for its beaches, tropical climate, and ...

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