This is not a guidebook. And it is definitely Not-for-parents.
It is the real, inside story about one of the world’s most exciting countries – Australia. In this book you’ll hear fascinating tales about toothy sharks, giant rocks and snappy crocs, bushranger baddies and explorers galore. Check out cool stories about a famous coat-hanger, underground hotels, a super-fast horse and a very rough race. You’ll find flying doctors and flying fruit flies, flesh-eating spiders and thieving convicts.
New South Wales offers some of the best bushwalks in Australia, with fascinating natural and man-made treasures hidden along its tracks and trails. There are World Heritage–listed rainforests, convict relics, colonies of wombats, the largest area of movable sand on the east coast and a mountain that has been burning for 6000 years. There are walks to snow-covered mountains, through volcanic landscapes and to remote beaches that few people visit. How does this guidebook differ from the rest? Experienced travel writer Ken Eastwood has completed every track and reminds us that bushwalking is an activity for almost anyone. Most of the tracks covered can be completed in a few hours, but there are some tougher multi-day walks for those wanting a greater challenge. For each walk, there is detailed trail information, a map and photographs of what you’ll see along the way.
Australia Travel Guide (Lonely Planet)
Australia – the sixth-largest country on this lonely planet – is dazzlingly diverse: a sing-along medley of mountains, deserts, reefs, forests, beaches and multicultural melting-pot cities.
Inspirational images, 3D illustrations, city walks and recommendations from our expert authors
Planning features and top itineraries to help you plan the perfect trip
Local secrets and hidden travel gems that will make your trip unique
Plus your reef trip, your outback trip and Australia outdoors