10 most difficult Australia riddles A list of ten (out of 37) Australia related questions that are the most often answered incorrectly Australia quiz How much of Australia coastline is desertous? (out of total 21,262 miles/34,218 km)140 miles (180 km). More than 40% of Australia's land is classified as desert, but almost all of it is located inland. The Great Sandy Desert is the only one to extend to the coast, forming the long sweep of the Eighty Miles Beach (which is actually 140 miles long).very hard 21% 140 miles (180 km)140 miles (180 km)21%1,000 miles (1,600 km)1,000 miles (1,600 km)14%3,000 miles (4,800 km)3,000 miles (4,800 km)24%14,000 miles (22,500 km)14,000 miles (22,500 km)40%Created by: Cleo. Statistics based on 5016 answers in 2 languages »geography of Australia riddles » Who was the first European navigator to reach Australia?Willem Janszoon. Janszoon reached the Gulf of Carpentaira (north of Australia) and made a landfall in 1606. However, he found the land swampy and the people inhospitable. He called the land he had discovered “Nieu Zeland” after the Dutch province of Zeeland, but the name was not adopted and was later used by Abel Tasman for New Zealand.very hard 21% Francis DrakeFrancis Drake30%John CabotJohn Cabot16%Willem JanszoonWillem Janszoon21%Abel TasmanAbel Tasman31%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 4632 answers in 4 languages »Age of Discovery riddles » Australian Gibson Desert is named after Alfred Gibson. Who was he?A man who got lost in the desert. The Gibson Desert was named by explorer Ernest Giles after a member of his party, who became lost and presumably died in the desert. There is almost nothing known about Alfred Gibson apart from his appearance.very hard 28% a man who got lost in the deserta man who got lost in the desert28%first president of Australiafirst president of Australia12%explorer that first crossed Australiaexplorer that first crossed Australia50%famous Australian poetfamous Australian poet9%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 7984 answers in 4 languages »deserts riddles » Who was the first to circumnavigate Australia?Matthew Flinders. Captain Matthew Flinders RN was an English navigator and cartographer, who was the leader of the first circumnavigation of Australia and identified it as a continent. Flinders made three voyages to the southern ocean between 1791 and 1810. In the second voyage, George Bass and Flinders confirmed that Van Diemen's Land (now Tasmania) was an island. In the third voyage, Flinders circumnavigated the mainland of what was to be called Australia, accompanied by Aboriginal man Bungaree.very hard 28% Christopher Columbus Christopher Columbus 6%Abel TasmanAbel Tasman54%Matthew FlindersMatthew Flinders28%Charles SturtCharles Sturt10%Created by: Tschuka . Statistics based on 449 answers in 2 languages »sailors riddles » This cattle from India is very popular in South America and Australia. What is it?Zebu is a species or subspecies of domestic cattle originating in South Asia. Zebu are characterised by a fatty hump on their shoulders, a large dewlap, and sometimes drooping ears. They are well adapted to withstanding high temperatures, and are farmed throughout the tropical countries. very hard 31% ZebuZebu31%WatusiWatusi31%HindiHindi26%ArgentinoArgentino11%Created by: Tschuka . Statistics based on 1525 answers in 2 languages »cattle riddles » Which Australian state is the most populous?New South Wales is the oldest and most populous state of Australia with population of just under 8 million. very hard 34% VictoriaVictoria18%QueenslandQueensland33%New South WalesNew South Wales34%Western AustraliaWestern Australia13%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 2002 answers in 2 languages »demography riddles » What is the name of the James Cook Barque during his first expedition? (discovert of the south-east coast of Australia)The Endeavour. HMS Endeavour was a British Royal Navy research vessel that Lieutenant James Cook commanded on his first voyage of discovery, to Australia and New Zealand, from 1769 to 1771. In April 1770, Endeavour became the first ship to reach the east coast of Australia, when Cook went ashore at what is now known as Botany Bay. Endeavour then sailed north along the Australian coast. very hard 35% The Australia The Australia 15%The ChristineThe Christine26%The EndeavourThe Endeavour35%The Freedom of the SeasThe Freedom of the Seas22%Created by: Tschuka . Statistics based on 889 answers in 2 languages »geographic discoveries riddles » On which continent you may find dromedary camels in the wild?In Australia. The domesticated form occurs widely in North Africa, South Asia and the Middle East, but the only population in the wild is in Australia. Dromedary camels were brought over by the early colonizers as pack animals. They became redundant with the arrival of motor transport, and today's feral herds are their ascendants.very hard 36% in Africain Africa30%in Europein Europe2%in Australiain Australia36%in Asiain Asia29%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 10172 answers in 4 languages »animals of Australia riddles » This is a satellite photo of a large Australian City. Which city is that?Canberra is the only major Australian city without sea access. With a population of 358,000, it is Australia's eighth-largest city overall.very hard 37% MelbourneMelbourne27%SydneySydney22%CanberraCanberra37%BrisbaneBrisbane12%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 12507 answers in 2 languages »satellite images riddles » How old was the world's oldest greater flamingo?Over 80. Greater was the world's oldest greater flamingo, residing at the Adelaide Zoo in Adelaide, Australia. It was at least 83 years old, having arrived at the zoo from either Cairo or Hamburg in either 1933, 1930, 1925, or 1919, at which point it was already a full-grown adult. On October 29, 2008, Greater was attacked and beaten by four teenagers. In late January 2014, Greater's health deteriorated even further, and the decision was made to euthanize Greater.very hard 37% approximately 15 approximately 156% approximately 30 approximately 3025% approximately 50 approximately 5031%over 80over 8037%Created by: Mergins. Statistics based on 7467 answers in 2 languages »animal records riddles » Play Australia quiz and see all the questions.