Sydney, South Wales’ own capital, is probably the most well-known and easily recognized of all of Australia’s cities. It’s not the capital of the nation, as it is often mistaken for, though. The true capital lies elsewhere in the Australian Capital Territory, Canberra.
In South Wales, you will find the Sydney Harbor Bridge and the world-famous Sydney Opera House. In the winter, the area offers skiing all year long, you can enjoy the beaches, surf, lakes and national parks. Everyone will find something they enjoy doing there. The southern parts of the state are significant for their farming and agricultural industries. There, you will find many wineries, farms and ranches. Many of the people there hold onto their old-fashioned values, and mining is still a significant industry in new South Wales’ outback.
Those in Sydney can take a 4-hour drive to Canberra and see the nation’s capital. The Parliament House, the High Court of Australia and the National Gallery are all there. You will also find snowfields nearby there- a popular place to visit in the winter months.
For those who enjoy their weather mild, Queensland is perfect. There, you will find vast beaches, surf, the great outback, the Great Barrier Reef and plenty of job opportunities in the thriving mining industry. Queensland consistently ranks as one of the most popular places in the country for immigrants to move to.
The capital of Queensland, Brisbane, is located near the southeast of the state. The weather is as mild as its gets right there. If you travel farther north, you will see the major cities of Cairns, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville and Caloundra. On the south end of the state is the Gold Coast. Wine and cheese lovers may prefer the temperate weather of Stanthorpe. For the more adventurous, Emerald and Mt. Isa are western mining towns.
The major industries in Queensland are mining, tourism and agriculture.
Queensland’s government actually sponsors many skilled migrants; while much of the state is open for employer nomination visas.
South Australia’s capital, Adelaide, is as famous as the rest of the state for its wine. Just north of Adelaide, you will find prime growing country- Barossa Valley and Clare Valley.
The climate in the capital city is quite dry, which makes it a favourite of wine aficionados and English immigrants.
The most prominent economy for the state is agriculture, though the northern part of the state is deep in the mining industry. Toward the north, you will find the famous mining town of Coober Pedy, and you’ll find a healthy fishing trade along the southern border.