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Do You Know if These Places Are in New Zealand or Australia?
By: Talin Vartanian
6 Min Quiz
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About This Quiz
Though New Zealand and Australia are very different, both offer scenic and usually breathtaking landmarks for tourists and locals alike. These may include glaciers, mountains, valleys, buildings, beaches and even shark bays! The natural beauty of Australasia must be seen to be believed; the pictures in our quiz are a start, if you've never been.
A notable landmark in Australia is the pink lakes, which are (literally) pink in color due to the algae in the water. New Zealand also offers its fair share of tourist sites, such as The Big Carrot, Huka Falls and the Craters of the Moon. Some of these landmarks are located within big city areas, while others may require several hours of driving to get there. Other landmarks, like the Tiritiri Matangi Island in New Zealand, require a ferry or boat service.
Don't worry if you're not a native of New Zealand or Australia, either. We've provided a hint for each question, so you'll never feel stuck! Do you think you have it takes to guess where these famous landmarks are located? You'll have the choice between Australia or New Zealand, so you'll always have a 50/50 chance at a correct answer! Take the quiz now to test your wits!
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Locals and tourists alike flock to the Sydney Opera House for a music-based show. Where is this famous landmark located?
Considered to be one of the most notable attractions in Australia, the Sydney Opera House offers concerts, opera and recital shows. This famous landmark also took nine years to build.
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The famous game of Cricket is played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Where is this stadium?
This stadium holds many international and national Cricket games for fans. It's located in Yarra Park and accompanies up to 100,000 people.
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Heart Reef is located in the Great Barrier Reef of which of these places?
Shaped like a heart, this reef has been featured in many movies and TV shows. It's also an ideal spot for water activities, such as scuba diving.
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The red-colored rock formation known as Uluru is located in which of the following places?
Also called "Ayers Rock," Uluru is located in Northern Australia. The world's largest monolith is considered quite a sight to see for those visiting Australia.
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The third-largest island in ________ is Kangaroo Island.
Kangaroo Island is an ideal spot for travelers due to its scenic beauty, resorts and local cuisine. Kangaroo Island is also located off the southern part of the Australian coast.
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The volcanic area of One Tree Hill is within the areas of…?
Located in Auckland, New Zealand, One Tree Hill is both a memorial site and a volcanic peak. The site commemorates fallen Maori and New Zealand people.
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Mount Cook is famous for its beautiful glaciers and acres of snow. Which of these places honors Mount Cook?
Mount Cook is located in Canterbury, New Zealand, and is considered to be New Zealand's tallest mountain. With 12,000 feet of summit to climb and plenty of glacier lakes to explore, Mount Cook is an ideal spot for adventure-seekers.
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The icy winds of the Franz Josef Glacier is a popular hiking and skiing spot. Do you know where this Glacier is?
Located off of New Zealand's West Coast, Franz Josef Glacier offers hiking, quad bike tours and tandem skydiving activities for thrill-seekers. There are also hot pools here to escape from the cold!
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The Moeraki Boulders are located on the Koekohe Beach in which of these places?
Located on the Otago Coast of New Zealand are several rock formations that were formed by erosion. Some myths also say that these rocks were formed by "waka," or giant canoe, debris.
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The gold rush of Ballarat was popular in the mid 1800s. Care to guess where Ballarat is?
Once a sheep station, Ballarat quickly turned into a hot spot for gold mining in the mid 1800s. Today, tourists can explore the old mining sites here while staying at nearby cottages, camp sites and hotels.
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The lakes and hiking spots of Tongariro Crossing are within the vicinities of which of these places?
Nestled within Tongariro Reserve, New Zealand lies the famous Tongariro Crossing. The park is famous for its hot springs and craters that are filled with icy-blue water.
Shark Bay inhabits plenty of marine wildlife. It's located in which of these places?
Shark Bay isn't just knowing for sharks; it's also home to reptiles, birds and whales! This popular attraction is also an ideal tourist spot, as it offers resorts, cottages and camp sites.
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The Walls of China are not located in China, but in this "down under" continent.
Mungo National Park is home to the breathtaking Walls of China, which are large rock formations in a desert-like environment. The Walls of China is also an ideal spot for hiking and biking.
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14,000 people hike on Milford Track every year. This popular hiking spot is within the regions of...?
Located between Glade Wharf and Milford Sound, this famous hiking trail offers scenic views of the surrounding valleys and vegetation. These valleys were also formed by glaciers millions of years ago.
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A giant carrot statue is located in a small town in which of these places?
Ohakune, New Zealand is best known for its large vegetation of carrots. In fact, tourists who come here are treated to a 25-foot carrot statue!
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Travelers can gain insight about convict engineering at Port Arthur. Where is this landmark located?
Port Arthur is a historic site where guests can explore restored homes, a coal mine and the coveted Isle of the Dead. A museum is also located within Port Arthur, which also offers a Tasmanian-like bistro.
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________ is responsible for The Flinders Ranges, one of the largest mountain landscapes in the area.
If you're interested in 45,000-year-old artifacts, than you'll love the Flinders Ranges. The land mass consists of mountains, gorges and beautiful vegetation that is best seen during sunrise hours.
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Bondi Beach is one of the most popular beaches in…?
Bondi Beach is a famous beach in Australia that highlights crystal-blue water and white sand. This beach is also located in Sydney and is one kilometer long.
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The Craters of the Moon are very large craters in which of these places?
These craters that spout steam engulf the lands of Taupo, New Zealand. The craters also don't have much vegetation growing in the area and can be seen through guided hiking tours.
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The Purnululu consists of canyons, gorges and domes in the landscapes of…?
Otherwise known as "The Bungle Bungles," Purnululu consists of many large rock formations that are both orange and black in color. Hikers can walk around these rock formations to find hidden gorges and water holes as well.
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The 11-meters-high Huka Falls is located in which of these two places?
Located in Taupo, New Zealand, Huka Falls is known for its foam-like water. Tourists can also ride a boat to the bottom of the falls for a better vantage point.
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Broome is an ideal spot for camel rides and cruises. Do you know where it's located?
Broome is a small town that is famous for its pearling industry. Visitors can also partake in camel riding here, as well as explore dinosaur footprints and ancient plant fossils.
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The cartoon-like Horizon Sculpture is popular in the areas of_____?
Located in Kaipara, Northland, North Island, the Horizon Sculpture is notable for its cartoon-like features. It's also popular with cows and sheep as well, as many animals love to live near the sculpture.
The inactive volcanic region known as Mt. Eden is within the regions of…?
Located in Auckland, New Zealand, Mt. Eden is a concave crater that highlights a volcanic cone. This is also the highest natural point in Auckland, which is 643 feet above sea level.
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The native birds of Tiritiri Matangi Island fly in the areas of…?
Tiritiri Matangi Island is perfect for those who love nature, as this sanctuary features many kinds of endangered wildlife. Visitors can also reach this sanctuary through a ferry from Auckland, New Zealand.
Locals and tourists flock to Barossa Valley for the wine, which is located in…?
Known as the wine capital of Australia, Barossa Valley features plenty of vineyards, wine cellars and hotels for travelers. There are also plenty of festivals and events that take place here, like the Santos Cycling Tour.
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The Beehive is a Parliament building that is in which of these places?
Located in Wellington, New Zealand, the Beehive is famous for its beehive-like structure. This famous building also holds Cabinet meetings, as well as offices for the Prime Minister.
Known for its sequoia trees and lush mountainous scenery, Kings Canyon inhabits the lands of which of these places?
Located in Watarrka National Park, Kings Canyon is known for its sandstone domes, breathtaking mountains and the "Garden of Eden." This garden contains lush plant life, which is accompanied by a water hole.
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The Auckland Botanic Gardens feature both edible gardens and African plant gardens. Can you guess where this Botanic Garden is?
The Auckland Botanic Gardens features exotic vegetation and blooming trees that attract thousands of visitors each year. Located in Manurewa, New Zealand, the gardens are also free in admission!
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Algae contributes to the pink-colored Pink Lakes that are in _____?
Australia is home to a number of pink-colored lakes, most notably in Victoria and in Lake Hillier. The pink color is formed due to excessive algae in the water.
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The uranium mines are located in the Kakadu National Park. Where is this park located?
Kakadu is a very large national park in Australia that is notable for its rock art and lush scenery. The park also contains both woodland and wetland environments.
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The large kauri tree known as Tane Mahutu is located where?
Tane Mahutu is a 2,300 year old tree that is located in Waipoua Kauri Forest, New Zealand. The tree is also dubbed the "King of the Forest."
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Which of these places houses the Big Shearer Statue, which was made in honor of annual sheep-sheering competitions?
The town of Te Kuiti, Australia has become popular for its annual sheep-shearing competitions. The Big Shearer Statue was thus created to honor this tradition.
The oceanic rock formations, known as The Twelve Apostles, inhabit the lands of…?
Located along the Victorian Coastline, The Twelve Apostles are giant rock formations that are said to have risen from the ocean! It's also located a few hours away from the city of Melbourne.
The Sky Tower is 1,076 feet tall and inhabits the lands of which of these two places?
The Sky Tower took three years to build and is a famous attraction for those who love heights. Guests can partake in dining and sight seeing here, considered to be one of the largest towers ever built,
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______ is home to The Civic, which has been featured in "King Kong" (2005).
Located in Auckland, New Zealand, The Civic is one of the oldest Atmospheric Theatres. It was built in 1929 and still holds many theatrical shows for guests.
The Undara Lava Tubes are caves that contain many kinds of minerals. Which of these places is home to these Tubes?
Located in Undara Volcanic National Park, the Undara Lava Tubes offers insight into 200,000-year-old volcanic eruptions. The Undara Lava Tubes are also located a few hours from Cairns, Australia.
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Queenstown is a popular tourist spot that features plenty of lakes. Do you where Queenstown is located?
Located on Lake Wakatipu in New Zealand, Queenstown offers many restaurants, bars and sight-seeing opportunities for tourists. Since it's situated over a lake, tourists can also partake in water activities, such as fly fishing.
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Known as one of the top 10 beaches in the world, Wineglass Bay inhabits the beautiful lands of______?
Known for its breathtaking scenery, Wineglass Bay is an island that offers plenty of activities for visitors. Some of these includes kayaking, cruises, paintball and even aqua taxis!
Military aviation models are featured in the Museum of Transport and Technology, which is home to…?
Those who love trains and planes will love to explore the Museum of Transport and Technology in New Zealand. Visitors will be treated to old-fashioned cars, aviation models and cable cars.
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