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Lonely Planet’s Australia is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Dive in the Great Barrier Reef, marvel at the unique wildlife, and hit the beach at Byron Bay; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Australia and begin your journey now!
Inside Lonely Planet’s Australia Travel Guide:
Up-to-date information - all businesses were rechecked before publication to ensure they are still open after 2020’s COVID-19 outbreak
NEW top experiences feature - a visually inspiring collection of Australia’s best experiences and where to have them
What's NEW feature taps into cultural trends and helps you find fresh ideas and cool new areas
Pull-out, passport-size 'Just Landed' card with wi-fi, ATM and transport info - all you need for a smooth journey from airport to hotel
NEW Where to Stay in Sydney map is your at-a-glance guide to accommodation options in each neighbourhood
Improved planning tools for family travellers - where to go, how to save money, plus fun stuff just for kids
Colour maps and images throughout
Highlightsand itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
Essential infoat your fingertips - hours of operation, websites, transit tips, prices
Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, people, music, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, politics
Over 145 maps
Covers Sydney & New South Wales, Canberra & the ACT, Queensland, Melbourne & Victoria, Tasmania, Adelaide & South Australia, Darwin & the Northern Territory, Perth & Western Australia
The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet’s Australia, our most comprehensive guide to Australia, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.
Looking for just the highlights? Check out Pocket Sydney, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.
About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and phrasebooks for 120 languages, and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, videos, 14 languages, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more, enabling you to explore every day.
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From the Publisher
Get to the heart of Australia
Australia is the unexpected: a place where the world’s oldest cultures share vast ochre plains, stylish laneways and unimaginably blue waters with successive waves of new arrivals from across the globe.
- Australia’s top 10 experiences: Discover Kakadu’s famous Aboriginal rock-art galleries, visit the world’s largest little penguin colony on Phillip Island, or set off on the ultimate Australian road trip across the colossal Nullarbor Plain. These are our picks of Australia’s most unique experiences.
- What’s new: We reveal what’s happening, from glamping retreats and world-class wine tourism, to the plant-powered restaurants taking the foodie scene by storm.
Essential information for planning a trip to Australia
- Visa requirements
- Best time to visit: high, shoulder and low season details
- Daily costs: budget, midrange, top end
- Eat & drink like a local
- Italy with kids
- Transport tips
- What to pack
- Maps: over 145
All businesses were rechecked before publication to ensure they are still open after 2020’s pandemic outbreak. However many businesses, services and events referenced in this guide may experience ongoing restrictions.
Lonely Planet's travel writers tell you why they love Australia and provide tips so that you can make the most of your trip.
2-6 week recommended itineraries include:
|Australia's Best Trips||Best Day Walks Australia||Australia Planning Map||Gourmet Trails Australia & New Zealand|
|About||Discover the freedom of the open road with this guide to driving in Australia. Packed with 1-day to multi-week road trip itinerary recommendations, essential driving information and suggested detours to see the region's highlights||Lonely Planet's Best Day Walks Australia is your passport to 60 easy escapes into nature. Stretch your legs outside the city by picking a hike that works for you, from a few hours to a full day, from easy to hard.||Durable and waterproof, with a handy slipcase and an easy-fold format, Lonely Planet Australia Planning Map includes information about top country attractions, itinerary suggestions and a transport guide.||Enjoy 40 of the best food and drink experiences across both Australia and New Zealand. Each ‘gourmet trail’ features food producers, farmers’ markets and more, combining to create an unforgettable weekend-long taste experience.|
|Recommended trip duration||Road trip durations vary||1 day walks||N/A||Experience durations vary|
- Publisher : Lonely Planet; 21st edition (1 October 2021)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 1104 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1788683951
- ISBN-13 : 978-1788683951
- Dimensions : 12.95 x 4.13 x 19.81 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 16,032 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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There is truly encyclopedic coverage, and it's a perfect mix of cultural, historic, geographic and ecological tourism. City, outback, beach, mountains, reef, winery... it's all here. The listings are right up to date and while not entirely comprehensive (how could they be?), are a perfect and diverse sample of the best locations for eating, sleeping, shopping and drinking. From shoestring to splashing out on top luxury! While the country guide is the real feature, Lonely Planet does not skimp on the practicalities and contexts which are summary but concise and well done.
Travel guides are a competitive space, and each competes for your attention with color content, maps, diagrams and special topics. This book has all of that. You won't be left wanting, whether you're planning a trip outback or a night at the Opera House, this book has you covered. It's not a light, efficient book by any means, so don't buy if that sort of thing bothers you. Also, as is the case with most guidebooks these days, the writing itself is a bit generic at times. Lots of filler sentences about the "food scene" in this city and the "art scene" in that city, which are not particularly candid. Small criticism, more than made up for in comprehensiveness and bits of real insight sprinkled throughout. I know I'm reading a real guidebook when I read that the history of Adelaide is that of a "stuffy, conservative city of churches." It's true, and it speaks to the core of that city's culture. Real guidebooks should do this.
If you have an old Australia guide, treat yourself to a refresh with this awesome brick book. If you're looking for your first Australia guide, you've come to the right place. None is better, and I have about 20 in my library... no joke.
So get the book and research your trip...........but wait until COVID was just a bad dream. And, oh, the visa is only good for 3 months.