Insight Guides: Australia

Insight Guides: Australia

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780057279
Publisher: Apa Publications UK, Ltd.
Publication date: 10/03/2016
Series: Insight Guides Series , #289
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 512,686
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Insight Guides wherever possible uses local experts who provide insider know-how and share their love and knowledge of the destination.

Table of Contents

Introduction

The Best of Australia 6

Down Under 17

An Ancient Landscape 19

History

Decisive Dates 24

Dreamtime and Discovery 27

From Gold Rush to World War 34

The Modern Era 41

Features

The Urban Aussie 51

Life in the Bush 56

A Multicultural Society 59

Aborigines Today 63

The Arts 69

Modern Australian Cuisine 74

Australian Wines 78

Where Sport is Supreme 82

One-of-a-Kind Wildlife 89

Insights Photo Features

Aboriginal Art 66

Surf Culture 86

Dangerous Wildlife 92

The Rainforest 234

Protecting the Great Barrier Reef 244

Uluru and Kata Tjuta 264

The Wildflowers of Western Australia 290

Freycinet National Park 314

Mini Features

Bush Tucker Meets the Locavore Movement 77

Harbour-hopping 110

Whales and Dolphins 126

Two Pacific Gems 132

Festival Frenzy 194

Fraser Island 224

The World's Oldest Raianforest 228

Visiting the Reef 240

The Gulag Peninsula 304

The Overland Track 313

Places

Introduction 101

Sydney 105

New South Wales 122

Canberra 149

Melbourne 157

Victoria 169

South Australia 189

Queensland 209

The Great Barrier Reef and the Islands 236

Northern Territory 249

Western Australia 269

Tasmania 295

Travel Tips Transport

Getting There 318

By Air 318

Getting Around 318

By Air 318

From the Airport 319

By Bus 319

By Train 320

By Sea 321

Taxis 322

Motorcycles and Bicycles 322

By Car 323

A - Z

Accommodation 324

Admission Charges 324

Budgeting for Your Trip 324

Climate 325

Crime and Safety 325

Customs Regulations 326

Disabled Travellers 326

Electricity 326

Embassies and Consulates 326

Emergencies 327

Gay and Lesbian Travellers 327

Health and Medical Care 328

Internet 328

Maps 328

Media 328

Money 328

Opening Hours 329

Postal Services 329

Public Holidays 329

Religion 329

Student Travellers 329

Telephones 329

Time Zones 330

Toilets 330

Tourist Information 330

Useful Addresses 330

Visas and Passports 331

Weights and Measures 331

What to Wear 331

Women Travellers 331

Further Reading

General 332

History 332

Natural History 332

Travel 332

Aboriginal Australia 332

Australian Language 333

Fiction 333

Children's Books 334

Other Insight Guides 334

Maps

Australia 102

Sydney 106

Sydney and Surroundings 112

New South Wales 124

Canberra 150

Melbourne 158

Victoria 170

Adelaide 190

South Australia 196

Queensland 210

Brisbane 212

Great Barrier Reef and the Islands 238

Northern Territory 250

Darwin 261

Perth 270

Western Australia 274

Hoban 296

Hobart 296

Tasmania 302

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