What are the northern parts of Australia?

What are the northern parts of Australia?

The unofficial geographic term Northern Australia includes those parts of Queensland and Western Australia north of latitude 26° and all of the Northern Territory. Those local government areas of Western Australia and Queensland that lie partially in the north are included.

What is the southernmost point in Australia?

South Point is the southernmost point of the Australian mainland. It is at the tip of Wilsons Promontory in the state of Victoria and is part of Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Where is the northernmost point of Australia?

Cape York Peninsula
Cape York. Located in far-north Queensland, Cape York Peninsula is one of Australia’s most distinctive landforms. Its isolation and rugged terrain makes the northern-most point of the Australian mainland a popular destination for 4WD and camping enthusiasts seeking to reach the so called Tip.

What is the capital of Australia’s Northern Territory?

DarwinNorthern Territory / Capital

What is Northern Australia called?

The Northern Territory (commonly abbreviated as NT; formally the Northern Territory of Australia) is an Australian territory in the central and central northern regions of Australia.

Can you see Papua New Guinea from Cape York?

The Torres Strait seen from space – Cape York Peninsula is at the bottom; several of the Torres Strait Islands can be seen strung out towards Papua New Guinea to the north….

Torres Strait
Type Strait
Basin countries Australia Papua New Guinea

Is Tasmania more south than New Zealand?

That’s as far south as you can drive in Australia. Only in New Zealand (south of Christchurch) and southern Chile and Argentina can you drive further south. But wait, there’s more the southernmost extremity of “mainland” Tasmania is a little further on.

What is the most inland place in Australia?

The table below shows the largest inland towns (UCLs) in Australia at 2011 – of course as our national capital it’s no surprise that Canberra is ranked first….Geography issues – again.

Rank 1.
UCL name Canberra
State ACT
2011 population 355,596

What was the Northern Territory originally called?

Stuart wanted the newly discovered region to be called “Alexandra Land”, in honour of the Princess of Wales. The name was gazetted in 1865 applying to the portion South of 16°S of what is now the Northern Territory.

Why is the Northern Territory in Australia not a state?

“The NT Government and parliament does not have any control over the Aboriginal Land Rights Act, doesn’t have control of uranium mining, and a number of other less important areas that we just don’t control. So we don’t have the full measure of state powers,” Mr Parish said.