Australia For Dummies

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Wiley, Jun 16, 2008 - Travel - 526 pages
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From the Outback to the Great Barrier Reef to glorious, sophisticated cities like Sydney, this guide helps you find the Australian adventures and attractions that are right for you, whether you’d like to cuddle a koala, explore a shipwreck, swim with whale sharks, or climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It gives you the scoop on:
  • The mysterious Uluru (Ayers Rock) in Red Center that has awed people for thousands of years
  • Where to spot all kinds of wildlife, including kangaroos, platypuses, wallabies, Tasmanian devils, wombats, marsupials, and man-eating crocodiles
  • The best places to take a beach walk or a bushwalk, where you’ll wind beneath dripping tree ferns and pounding cascades
  • All kinds of activities, from boomerang- and spear-throwing instruction to hiking to snorkeling over dazzling reefs, fishing for coral trout, or discovering Australia’s best wines
  • Great accommodations, ranging from luxury hotels to an African-style safari camp with air-conditioned tents to a motel with underground rooms reached by a maze of tunnels dug out of the rock
  • The best places to experience Aboriginal culture and find Aboriginal arts and crafts

Like every For Dummies travel guide, Australia For Dummies includes:

  • Down-to-earth trip-planning advice
  • What you shouldn’t miss — and what you can skip
  • The best hotels and restaurants for every budget
  • Lots of detailed maps

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About the author (2008)

Sydney resident Marc Llewellyn is one of Australia’s premier travel writers and the winner of several writing awards. He is the president of the Australian Society of Travel Writers. He’s written two travelogues; Riders to the Midnight Sun tells of his journey from the Ukrainian Black Sea to the Russian Arctic on a cheap bicycle. His latest manuscript, with the working title Islands of the Winds, tells the story of a year working as a peasant farmer and shrimp fisherman on an island off Sicily. He is the coauthor of Frommer’s Australia.

Lee Mylne has spent almost all her working life as a journalist — in newspapers, magazines, and radio — and has travelled to more than 40 countries. Born and raised in New Zealand, she has lived in Australia since 1986 and is currently based in Melbourne. In 2006, she was awarded Life Membership of the Australian Society of Travel Writers, of which she is a past president. She is the coauthor of Frommer’s Australia, the author of Frommer’s Portable Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, and a contributor to Frommer’s Dream Vacations. She is also the coeditor and a contributor to the anthology Best Foot Forward, 30 Years of Australian Travel Writing.

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