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Contributor(s): Rawlings-Way, Charles [author.] | Rawlings-Way, Charles.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Lonely Planet guidebooks: Publisher: Footscray, Victoria : Lonely Planet, 2015Edition: 17th edition / this edition written and researched by Charles Rawlings-Way and ten others.Description: 1109 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm.+ 1 fold out map.Content type: text | still image | cartographic image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781742204239 (paperback).Subject(s): Australia -- Guidebooks | Australia -- Description and travelDDC classification: 919.40472
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher*

Lonely Planet Australia is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Experience the magic of Sydney Opera House, snorkel with the tropical fish in the Great Barrier Reef, or watch the sunset over Ayers Rock; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Australia and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Australia Travel Guide:

Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including culture, history, art, film, music, politics, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, and wine Free, convenient pull-out Sydney map (included in print version), plus over 150 local maps Useful features - including What's New, Month-by-Month (annual festival calendar), and Walking Tours Coverage of Melbourne, Sydney, the Great Barrier Reef, Darwin, Uluru, Perth, Queensland, Adelaide, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, Canberra, Brisbane, Newcastle, Hunter Valley, Phillip Island, Launceston, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Australia, our most comprehensive guide to Australia, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled.

Looking for just the highlights of Australia? Check out Lonely Planet's Discover Australia, a photo-rich guide to the country'smost popular attractions. Looking for a guide focused on Sydney or Melbourne? Check out Lonely Planet's Sydney guide or Melbourne & Victoria guide for a comprehensive look at all that each of these cities has to offer, or Lonely Planet's Pocket Sydney , a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Charles Rawlings-Way, Meg Worby, Brett Atkinson, Lindsay Brown, Jayne D'Arcy, Anthony Ham, Paul Harding, Shawn Low, Virginia Maxwell, Tom Spurling, and Steve Waters.

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

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Includes index.

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Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Plan Your Trip
  • Welcome to Australia (p. 6)
  • Australia Map (p. 8)
  • Australia's Top 25 (p. 10)
  • Need to Know (p. 22)
  • What's New (p. 24)
  • If You Like (p. 25)
  • Month by Month (p. 29)
  • Itineraries (p. 33)
  • Your Reef Trip (p. 37)
  • Your Outback Trip (p. 43)
  • Australia Outdoors (p. 51)
  • Regions at a Glance (p. 58)
  • On the Road
  • Sydney & New South Wales (p. 62)
  • Sydney (p. 70)
  • Around Sydney (p. 133)
  • Hawkesbury River (p. 134)
  • Blue Mountains (p. 136)
  • Hunter Valley (p. 143)
  • Newcastle (p. 149)
  • Mid-North Coast (p. 154)
  • Port Macquarie (p. 161)
  • Dorrigo National Park (p. 172)
  • Coffs Harbour (p. 173)
  • North Coast (p. 179)
  • Byron Bay (p. 184)
  • Far North Coast Hinterland (p. 193)
  • Lismore (p. 193)
  • Nimbin (p. 194)
  • Murwillumbah (p. 196)
  • New England (p. 197)
  • Tamworth (p. 197)
  • Northwest (p. 202)
  • Central West (p. 204)
  • Bathurst (p. 204)
  • Orange (p. 206)
  • Cowra (p. 209)
  • Parkes (p. 211)
  • Dubbo (p. 211)
  • Snowy Mountains (p. 215)
  • Cooma (p. 215)
  • Jindabyne (p. 217)
  • Kosciuszko National Park (p. 218)
  • Thredbo (p. 219)
  • Perisher Blue (p. 220)
  • Southwest & the Murray (p. 222)
  • Goulburn & Around (p. 224)
  • Yass & Around (p. 224)
  • Gundagai (p. 224)
  • Albury (p. 225)
  • Wagga Wagga (p. 227)
  • Griffith (p. 229)
  • Deniliquin & Around (p. 230)
  • Wentworth (p. 231)
  • Outback (p. 232)
  • Mungo National Park (p. 232)
  • Broken Hill (p. 233)
  • Bourke (p. 239)
  • South Coast (p. 240)
  • Wollongong (p. 240)
  • Nowra (p. 245)
  • Jervis Bay (p. 246)
  • Batemans Bay (p. 248)
  • Bermagui (p. 251)
  • Canberra & Around (p. 256)
  • Canberra (p. 258)
  • Around Canberra (p. 272)
  • Tidbinbilla & Namadgi (p. 273)
  • Queensland & The Great Barrier Reef (p. 274)
  • Brisbane (p. 282)
  • Moreton Bay (p. 311)
  • North Stradbroke Island (p. 312)
  • Moreton Island (p. 314)
  • Bribie Island (p. 316)
  • Gold Coast (p. 316)
  • Southport & Main Beach (p. 318)
  • Surfers Paradise & Broadbeach (p. 320)
  • Burleigh Heads (p. 324)
  • Coolangatta (p. 326)
  • Gold Coast Hinterland (p. 327)
  • Noosa & the Sunshine Coast (p. 329)
  • Noosa (p. 331)
  • Glass House Mountains (p. 336)
  • Maroochy (p. 338)
  • Darling Downs (p. 342)
  • Fraser Island & the Fraser Coast (p. 346)
  • Fraser Island (p. 347)
  • Hervey Bay (p. 354)
  • Bundaberg (p. 360)
  • Capricorn Coast (p. 362)
  • Southern Reef Islands (p. 362)
  • Rockhampton (p. 366)
  • Great Keppel Island (p. 370)
  • Outback (p. 372)
  • Cloncurry (p. 373)
  • Mt Isa (p. 374)
  • Charleville (p. 378)
  • The Channel Country (p. 379)
  • Whitsunday Coast (p. 381)
  • Mackay (p. 381)
  • Airlie Beach (p. 386)
  • Whitsunday Islands (p. 392)
  • Townsville to Mission Beach (p. 395)
  • Townsville (p. 395)
  • Magnetic Island (p. 401)
  • Mission Beach (p. 408)
  • Dunk Island (p. 411)
  • Cairns & Around (p. 413)
  • Cairns (p. 413)
  • Islands off Cairns (p. 433)
  • Cairns' Northern Beaches (p. 435)
  • Atherton Tableland (p. 437)
  • Kuranda (p. 437)
  • Atherton (p. 441)
  • Crater Lakes National Park & Around (p. 443)
  • Port Douglas to Cooktown (p. 446)
  • Port Douglas (p. 446)
  • Mossman (p. 451)
  • Daintree Village (p. 451)
  • Cape Tribulation (p. 456)
  • Cooktown (p. 458)
  • Lizard Island (p. 460)
  • Gulf Savannah (p. 460)
  • The Savannah Way (p. 461)
  • Cape York Peninsula (p. 464)
  • Thursday Island & Torres Strait Islands (p. 471)
  • Melbourne & Victoria (p. 473)
  • Melbourne (p. 478)
  • Queenscliff & the Bellarine Peninsula (p. 522)
  • Queenscliff (p. 523)
  • Point Lonsdale (p. 525)
  • Barwon Heads (p. 526)
  • The Yarra Valley (p. 526)
  • Healesville (p. 527)
  • Marysville & Lake Mountain (p. 528)
  • The Dandenongs (p. 528)
  • Mornington Peninsula (p. 529)
  • Sorrento & Portsea (p. 530)
  • Phillip Island (p. 531)
  • Great Ocean Road (p. 535)
  • Geelong (p. 535)
  • Torquay (p. 538)
  • Anglesea (p. 540)
  • Aireys Inlet (p. 541)
  • Lorne (p. 541)
  • Cumberland River (p. 542)
  • Wye River (p. 542)
  • Kennett River (p. 542)
  • Apollo Bay (p. 542)
  • Cape Otway (p. 544)
  • Port Campbell National Park (p. 545)
  • Port Campbell (p. 545)
  • Warrnambool (p. 547)
  • Port Fairy (p. 548)
  • Portland (p. 550)
  • Grampians & the Western Districts (p. 551)
  • Grampians National Park (p. 551)
  • Horsham (p. 555)
  • Mt Arapiles State Park (p. 555)
  • Little Desert National Park (p. 556)
  • Murray River (p. 557)
  • Mildura (p. 557)
  • Swan Hill (p. 562)
  • Echuca (p. 563)
  • Rutherglen (p. 567)
  • Wodonga (p. 569)
  • Goldfields (p. 569)
  • Ballarat (p. 569)
  • Bendigo (p. 574)
  • Castlemaine (p. 579)
  • Daylesford & Hepburn Springs (p. 581)
  • Goulburn Valley & Hume Highway Region (p. 584)
  • Shepparton (p. 585)
  • Nagambie (p. 585)
  • Glenrowan (p. 586)
  • Wangaratta (p. 586)
  • High Country (p. 587)
  • Lake Eildon National Park (p. 587)
  • Mansfield (p. 590)
  • Mt Buller (p. 592)
  • King Valley & the Snow Road (p. 593)
  • Milawa Gourmet Region (p. 594)
  • Beechworth (p. 594)
  • Mt Buffalo National Park (p. 596)
  • Bright (p. 597)
  • Falls Creek (p. 600)
  • Mt Hotham & Dinner Plain (p. 601)
  • Gippsland (p. 604)
  • On the Road
  • Wilsons Promontory National Park (p. 607)
  • Gippsland Lakes (p. 610)
  • East Gippsland & the Wilderness Coast (p. 613)
  • Tasmania (p. 618)
  • Hobart (p. 626)
  • Around Hobart (p. 644)
  • Richmond (p. 644)
  • Mt Field National Park (p. 645)
  • The Southeast (p. 646)
  • Bruny Island (p. 647)
  • Hartz Mountains National Park (p. 651)
  • Dover & Around (p. 652)
  • Hastings Caves & Thermal Springs (p. 652)
  • Cockle Creek (p. 652)
  • Tasman Peninsula (p. 653)
  • Port Arthur (p. 655)
  • The Midlands (p. 657)
  • East Coast (p. 659)
  • Coles Bay & Freycinet National Park (p. 663)
  • Bicheno (p. 665)
  • St Marys (p. 666)
  • The Northeast (p. 667)
  • St Helens (p. 667)
  • Bay of Fires (p. 668)
  • Mt William National Park (p. 668)
  • Launceston (p. 669)
  • Around Launceston (p. 677)
  • Tamar Valley (p. 677)
  • Ben Lomond National Park (p. 680)
  • The North (p. 680)
  • Devonport (p. 681)
  • Deloraine (p. 682)
  • Walls of Jerusalem National Park (p. 684)
  • King Island (p. 685)
  • The Northwest (p. 688)
  • Burnie (p. 688)
  • Stanley (p. 693)
  • The West (p. 695)
  • Queenstown (p. 696)
  • Strahan (p. 697)
  • Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park (p. 700)
  • Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park (p. 701)
  • Flinders Island (p. 705)
  • The Southwest (p. 708)
  • Southwest National Park (p. 708)
  • Lake Pedder & Strathgordon (p. 708)
  • Adelaide & South Australia (p. 710)
  • Adelaide (p. 716)
  • Adelaide Hills (p. 740)
  • Hahndorf (p. 740)
  • Fleurieu Peninsula (p. 744)
  • McLaren Vale (p. 744)
  • Victor Harbor (p. 748)
  • Kangaroo Island (p. 752)
  • Flinders Chase National Park (p. 760)
  • Limestone Coast (p. 761)
  • Coorong National Park (p. 761)
  • Robe (p. 762)
  • Beachport (p. 764)
  • Mount Gambier (p. 764)
  • Penola & the Coonawarra Wine Region (p. 766)
  • Naracoorte Caves National Park (p. 767)
  • Murray River (p. 768)
  • Barossa Valley (p. 774)
  • Clare Valley (p. 779)
  • Yorke Peninsula (p. 783)
  • Eyre Peninsula & the West Coast (p. 786)
  • Port Augusta (p. 786)
  • Port Lincoln (p. 788)
  • Ceduna (p. 791)
  • Flinders Ranges (p. 793)
  • Mt Remarkable National Park (p. 794)
  • Flinders Ranges National Park (p. 797)
  • Outback (p. 800)
  • Woomera (p. 801)
  • Coober Pedy (p. 801)
  • Oodnadatta Track (p. 805)
  • Birdsville Track (p. 806)
  • Strzelecki Track (p. 806)
  • Darwin To Uluru (p. 807)
  • Darwin (p. 813)
  • Around Darwin (p. 833)
  • Tiwi Islands (p. 833)
  • Litchfield National Park (p. 838)
  • Kakadu & Arnhem Land (p. 841)
  • Kakadu National Park (p. 841)
  • Arnhem Land (p. 855)
  • Katherine to Alice Springs (p. 856)
  • Katherine (p. 857)
  • Tennant Creek (p. 867)
  • The Tanami Road (p. 870)
  • Alice Springs (p. 870)
  • MacDonnell Ranges (p. 884)
  • Red Centre Way (Mereenie Loop) (p. 887)
  • Kings Canyon & Watarrka National Park (p. 888)
  • South of Alice Springs (p. 889)
  • Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park (p. 891)
  • Uluru (Ayers Rock) (p. 895)
  • Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) (p. 896)
  • Yulara (Ayers Rock Resort) (p. 896)
  • Perth & Western Australia (p. 901)
  • Perth (p. 907)
  • Fremantle (p. 925)
  • Around Perth (p. 932)
  • Rottnest Island (Wadjemup) (p. 932)
  • The Southwest (p. 939)
  • Geographe Bay (p. 940)
  • Margaret River Wine Region (p. 943)
  • Southern Forests (p. 948)
  • South Coast (p. 951)
  • Walpole & Nornalup (p. 952)
  • Denmark (p. 954)
  • Albany (p. 956)
  • Mt Barker (p. 959)
  • Porongurup National Park (p. 959)
  • Stirling Range National Park (p. 960)
  • Fitzgerald River National Park (p. 960)
  • Esperance (p. 961)
  • Southern Outback (p. 963)
  • Kalgoorlie-Boulder (p. 966)
  • Dryandra to Hyden (p. 971)
  • Sunset & Turquoise Coasts (p. 972)
  • Yanchep National Park (p. 972)
  • Guilderton (p. 972)
  • Lancelin (p. 972)
  • Cervantes & Pinnacles Desert (p. 973)
  • Jurien Bay, Green Head & Leeman (p. 974)
  • Great Northern Highway (p. 975)
  • New Norcia (p. 975)
  • Batavia Coast (p. 976)
  • Geraldton (p. 977)
  • Kalbarri (p. 980)
  • Shark Bay (p. 983)
  • Denham (p. 983)
  • François Peron National Park (p. 985)
  • Monkey Mia (p. 985)
  • Gascoyne Coast (p. 986)
  • Carnarvon (p. 986)
  • Coral Coast & the Pilbara (p. 988)
  • Coral Bay (p. 989)
  • Exmouth (p. 993)
  • Ningaloo Marine Park (p. 996)
  • Cape Range National Park (p. 997)
  • Millstream-Chichester National Park (p. 999)
  • Karijini National Park (p. 1000)
  • Port Hedland (p. 1003)
  • Broome & the Kimberley (p. 1004)
  • Broome (p. 1008)
  • Dampier Peninsula (p. 1014)
  • Derby (p. 1015)
  • Gibb River Road (p. 1017)
  • Devonian Reef National Parks (p. 1019)
  • Kununurra (p. 1021)
  • The Tanami Road (p. 1025)
  • Understand
  • Australia Today (p. 1028)
  • History (p. 1031)
  • Aboriginal Australia (p. 1042)
  • Environment (p. 1048)
  • Food & Wine (p. 1056)
  • Sport (p. 1060)
  • Survival Guide
  • Deadly & Dangerous (p. 1064)
  • Directory A-Z (p. 1066)
  • Transport (p. 1081)
  • Index (p. 1095)
  • Map Legend (p. 1109)