Australia 2009

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•Updated annually, Fodor’s Australia 2009 ...

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Overview

Fodor’s. For Choice Travel Experiences.

Fodor’s helps you unleash the possibilities of travel by providing the insightful tools you need to experience the trips you want. While you’re at the helm, Fodor’s offers the assurance of our expertise, the guarantee of selectivity, and the choice details that truly define a destination. It’s like having a friend in Australia!

•Updated annually, Fodor’s Australia 2009 provides the most accurate and up-to-date information available in a guide book.

Fodor’s Australia features options for a variety of budgets, interests, and tastes, so you make the choices to plan your trip of a lifetime.

•If it’s not worth your time, it’s not in this book. Fodor’s discriminating ratings, including our top tier Fodor’s Choice designations, ensure that you’ll know about the most interesting and enjoyable places in Australia.

•Experience Australia like a local! Fodor’s Australia 2009 features information from local experts.

•Indispensable, customized trip planning tools include “Top Reasons to Go,” “Word of Mouth” advice from other travelers, and tips to help save money, bypass lines, and avoid common travel pitfalls.

•Crisp, clean maps with more depth and detail to make it easier than ever to sail in, out, and around town.

Visit Fodors.com for more ideas and information, travel deals, vacation planning tips, reviews and to exchange travel advice with other travelers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781400006984
  • Publisher: Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/18/2008
  • Series: Fodor's Gold Guides Series
  • Pages: 688
  • Product dimensions: 5.18 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.38 (d)

Table of Contents


Sydney     27
Exploring Sydney     28
Beaches     60
Where to Eat     66
Where to Stay     80
Nightlife & the Arts     88
Sports & the Outdoors     94
Shopping     97
Sydney Essentials     102
New South Wales     114
The Blue Mountains     119
The Hunter Valley     132
The North Coast     139
Lord Howe Island     152
The Snowy Mountains     158
Canberra & the A.C.T.     169
Exploring Canberra     170
Where to Eat     179
Where to Stay     184
Nightlife & the Arts     187
Sports & the Outdoors     189
Shopping     189
Canberra Essentials     190
Melbourne     194
Exploring Melbourne     195
Where to Eat     208
Where to Stay     216
Nightlife & the Arts     222
Sports & the Outdoors     226
Shopping     228
Melbourne Essentials     233
Victoria     239
Around Melbourne     241
WestCoast Region     254
The Gold Country & the Grampians     265
Murray River Region     274
Tasmania     284
Hobart     289
Side Trips from Hobart     298
Port Arthur & the Tasman Peninsula     302
Freycinet National Park & East-Coast Resorts     304
Launceston     307
The Northwest & Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park     313
The West Coast     318
Tasmania Essentials     321
Queensland     328
Brisbane     333
The Gold Coast     357
The Sunshine Coast & Airlie Beach     374
Fraser Island     391
Townsville & Magnetic Island     400
Cairns     410
North from Cairns     426
The Great Barrier Reef     442
Mackay-Capricorn Islands     446
The Whitsunday Islands     455
North Coast Islands     471
Great Barrier Reef Essentials     479
Adelaide & South Australia     484
Adelaide     487
The Barossa Region     510
The Clare Valley     519
Fleurieu Peninsula      523
Kangaroo Island     528
The Outback     534
The Red Centre     539
Alice Springs     542
Side Trips from Alice Springs     551
Uluru & Kata Tjuta     552
The Red Centre Essentials     562
Darwin, the Top End & the Kimberley     566
Darwin     571
Kakadu National Park     586
The Kimberley     590
Perth & Western Australia     603
Perth     607
Fremantle & Rottnest Island     630
The South West     640
Monkey Mia & Ningaloo Reef     654
Adventure Vacations     661
Australia Essentials     678
Getting Started     679
Booking Your Trip     683
Transportation     685
On The Ground     691
Index     702
About Our Writers     720
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