Fodor's Australia

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Australia has an abundance of cultural and natural treasures. Its diverse habitats are home to countless strange and amazing creatures, while its extensive coastlines include a wealth of beautiful beaches. With rich photos throughout, Fodor's Australia captures the country's stunning diversity, from the vineyards to Outback adventures, from hikes through Tasmania to fine-dining in Sydney.
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Overview

Australia has an abundance of cultural and natural treasures. Its diverse habitats are home to countless strange and amazing creatures, while its extensive coastlines include a wealth of beautiful beaches. With rich photos throughout, Fodor's Australia captures the country's stunning diversity, from the vineyards to Outback adventures, from hikes through Tasmania to fine-dining in Sydney.
NEW THIS EDITION: Fodor's Australia features new itineraries to help travelers determine the best way to get around this expansive country. This edition also includes new restaurant and hotel recommendations for trendy Melbourne, posh Sydney, and farther-flung cities and towns.
ILLUSTRATED FEATURES: This edition includes richly illustrated features for diving in the Great Barrier Reef, understanding aboriginal art, dining on mod-oz cuisine, hiking in the Blue Mountains, driving the Convict Trail in Tasmania, and exploring Australia's renowned wine regions.
ESSENTIAL TRIP-PLANNING TOOLS: Easy-to-scan recommendations run the gamut from alfresco dining to exploring Sydney's top sights; how to plan outdoor adventures in Victoria, Tasmania, the Daintree National Park, and the Great Barrier Reef; where to find the best beaches and coastal and wilderness walks in Queensland; and how to plan your excursions into the Outback.
DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's Australia offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. "Word of Mouth" quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights.
ABOUT FODOR’S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804142182
  • Publisher: Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/22/2014
  • Series: Fodor's Travel Guides Series
  • Pages: 760
  • Sales rank: 179,625
  • Product dimensions: 5.23 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 1.15 (d)

Table of Contents

Be a Fodor's Correspondent F3
About Our Writers F7
About this Book F8
What's Where F12
Great Itineraries F14
When to Go F18
On the Calendar F21
Pleasures & Pastimes F23
Fodor's Choice F24
Smart Travel Tips F31
1 Sydney 1
Exploring Sydney 2
Beaches 41
Where to Eat 46
Where to Stay 60
Nightlife & the Arts 68
Sports & the Outdoors 74
Shopping 78
Sydney A to Z 83
2 New South Wales 93
Exploring New South Wales 95
The Blue Mountains 100
The Southern Highlands & Coast 111
The Hunter Valley 118
The North Coast 127
Lord Howe Island 139
The Snowy Mountains 145
Broken Hill 154
3 Canberra & the A.C.T. 157
Exploring Canberra 158
Central Canberra 160
Where to Eat 170
Where to Stay 177
Nightlife & the Arts 180
Sports & the Outdoors 182
Shopping 184
Canberra A to Z 185
4 Melbourne 189
Exploring Melbourne 191
Where to Eat 205
Where to Stay 212
Nightlife & the Arts 217
Sports & the Outdoors 220
Shopping 222
Melbourne A to Z 226
5 Victoria 233
Exploring Victoria 234
Around Melbourne 236
West Coast Region 249
The Gold Country & Gariwerd National Park 259
Murray River Region 267
Alpine & Wilson's Promontory National Parks 278
6 Tasmania 283
Exploring Tasmania 284
Hobart 286
Side Trips from Hobart 305
Port Arthur 308
Freycinet National Park & East-Coast Resorts 312
The Midlands 315
Launceston 319
The Northwest & Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park 325
The West Coast 332
7 Queensland 337
Exploring Queensland 338
Brisbane 340
The Gold Coast 367
The Sunshine Coast & Airlie Beach 382
Fraser Island 402
Townsville & Magnetic Island 406
Cairns 418
North from Cairns 433
8 The Great Barrier Reef 448
Exploring the Great Barrier Reef 449
Mackay-Capricorn Islands 452
The Whitsunday Islands 460
North Coast Islands 471
Great Barrier Reef A to Z 478
9 Adelaide & South Australia 481
Exploring Adelaide & South Australia 483
Adelaide 487
The Barossa Region 515
The Clare Valley 526
Fleurieu Peninsula 533
Kangaroo Island 540
The Outback 549
10 The Red Centre 556
Exploring the Red Centre 557
Alice Springs 559
Side Trips from Alice Springs 574
Uluru & Kata Tjuta 577
11 Darwin, the Top End & the Kimberley 589
Exploring Darwin, the Top End & the Kimberley 590
Darwin 592
Kakadu National Park 614
Katherine 617
The Kimberley 621
12 Perth & Western Australia 633
Exploring Perth & Western Australia 634
Perth 636
Fremantle & Rottnest Island 662
The South West 671
The Goldfields 686
Monkey Mia & Ningaloo Reef 692
13 Adventure Vacations 696
Index 713
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