Insight Guides: Australia

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Insight Guide Australia is a full-color travel guide that offers a comprehensive approach to getting the most out of one the world’s most enticing destinations. Engaging and inspirational History and Culture chapters explain the country’s fascinating past of aboriginal culture and colonial rule, and the factors influencing its identity; from ancient aboriginal culture, through to the arrival of the British, to the country’s development as a modern nation. The vibrant arts scene, local cuisine, sporting ...

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Overview

Insight Guide Australia is a full-color travel guide that offers a comprehensive approach to getting the most out of one the world’s most enticing destinations. Engaging and inspirational History and Culture chapters explain the country’s fascinating past of aboriginal culture and colonial rule, and the factors influencing its identity; from ancient aboriginal culture, through to the arrival of the British, to the country’s development as a modern nation. The vibrant arts scene, local cuisine, sporting opportunities and breathtaking landscape are fully explored so that visitors can gain a sense of how Australia’s character and culture have been shaped. Encompassing all of Australia’s states and territories, the Places chapters cover Australia’s major cities of Sydney and Melbourne in detail, and also suggest where to visit and what to do in Australia’s great outdoors to help with planning a trip to some of the world’s most amazing sights – such as the Great Barrier Reef, Uluru, the Great Ocean Road, Fraser Island, and Kakadu National Park. Full-color photographs throughout illustrate the beauty of the Australian landscape more than any other guide to the country on the market and give a true flavor of Australian life today. Detailed maps throughout the book help visitors get around the different areas, with all major sites cross-referenced with the text, and the Travel Tips offer selective advice on where to stay, what to eat and the type of activities that are available.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780051772
  • Publisher: Apa Publications UK, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 10/1/2013
  • Series: Insight Guides Series
  • Edition description: Seventh Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 268,056
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Ute Junker is an experienced travel writer based in New South Wales, Australia. She has contributed to multiple travel guides to Australia, including Insight Smart Guide Sydney and Insight Step by Step Sydney, and previous editions of Insight Guide Australia.

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
Top Attractions Australia
Editor’s Choice Australia
Down Under
An Ancient Landscape
 
FEATURES
Decisive Dates
Dreamtime and Discovery
From Gold Rush to World War
The Modern Era
The Urban Aussie
Life in the Bush
A Multicultural Society
Aborigines Today
Aboriginal Art
The Arts
Modern Australian Cuisine
Australian Wines
Where Sport is Supreme
Surf Culture
One-of-a-kind Wildlife
Dangerous Wildlife
 
PLACES
Introduction
Sydney and Beyond
New South Wales
Canberra
Melbourne
Victoria
South Australia
Queensland
The Rainforest
The Great Barrier Reef
Protecting the Great Barrier Reef
Northern Territory
Uluru and Kata Tjuta
Western Australia
Wildflowers of WA
Tasmania
Freycinet National Park
 
TRAVEL TIPS
Transport
Accommodation
Activities
A-Z: Practical Information
Language
Further Reading

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