Australia

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Hunter Publishing, Inc, 2001 - Travel - 255 pages
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These great-value guides cover destinations far and wide around the globe. Established in 1990, Nelles Guides sought to provide travelers with comprehensive destination coverage in a handy, take-along format. Today, the tradition continues.

Nelles Guides are researched and written by local correspondents and are updated regularly. Each book has a well-rounded introduction that delves into the country's history and culture, tempting the reader to explore. The "What to See & Do" section for each area can cover anything from sightseeing and driving tours to jungle treks and visits to the local museums. You'll find detailed entries for restaurants, shopping, entertainment, festivals and more. All accommodations are categorized by price level, making it easy for the reader to select a place to suit his/her budget. Practical travel issues -- health concerns, climate & clothing, visa requirements, currency, transportation, etc. -- are also addressed.

 

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Contents

HISTORY OF AUSTRALIA
15
SYDNEYAUSTRALIAS SECRET CAPITAL
33
FROM SYDNEY TO MELBOURNE
49
MELBOURNECOSMOPOLITAN METROPOLIS
71
AUSTRALIAS GREEN ISLAND
85
FROM MELBOURNE TO ADELAIDE
97
ADELAIDE SOUTH AUSTRALIAS TRANQUIL CAPITAL
107
FROM ADELAIDE TO PERTH
115
FROM SYDNEY TO BRISBANE
175
FROM BRISBANE TO TOWNSVILLE
187
FROM TOWNSVILLE TO CAPE YORK PENINSULA
207
AUSTRALIAS FLORA
222
RURAL LIFE IN AUSTRALIA
226
SPORT AND GAMBLING
230
ETERNAL RIVALS
234
OVERDOING THE SUN
236

PERTH THE TRANQUIL SOUTHWEST
125
FROM PERTH TO DARWIN
133
AUSTRALIAS WILD NORTH
145
THE RED CENTRE
163
TRAVEL PREPARATIONS
238
TRAVELING IN AUSTRALIA
240
PRACTICAL TIPS
244
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