Australia

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Fodor's Travel Publications, Nov 7, 2006 - Travel - 352 pages
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Fodor’s See It Austrailia is perfect for travelers who want to understand Austrailian history and culture before they arrive, and experience the country like a native Aussie while they’re there.

Overflowing with brilliant color photography, this is the only illustrated guide that provides the practical information that you need while traveling—complete restaurant and hotel reviews with exact prices for lodging and dining (not ranges), plus time-saving tips and how to avoid crowds, exact admission prices to key sights, great photo stops, and special notes on “kid-friendly” attractions throughout.

Hotels
Our detailed reviews represent the best accommodations in Australia, in all price ranges. From five-star luxury hotels to camp grounds in the barren outback, we’ll tell you what to expect in terms of price and quality through extensive coverage of hotels and their surrounding neighborhoods, exact prices of double-occupancy rooms (including breakfast), plus pictures of hotel facilities and guestrooms.

Restaurants
If you want to experience the best that Austrailia has to offer, pay particular attention to our outstanding restaurant coverage that will help you choose from the thousands of local eateries that cater to every budget and taste. From affordable meals at local pubs to pricier menus at swank restaurants in Sydney—you’ll find it in See It Austrailia. Each review covers house signature dishes, ambiance, actual prices for a two-course lunch and a three-course dinner, hours of operation, and what transportation will get you there.

The Sights
Whether you want see koalas and penguins up close and personal at Phillip Island, watch the sun set from Sydney Harbor, or hike around the base of the breathtaking Ayers Rock, See It Austrailia will take you there. Accessibly written to help you navigate throughout the country without missing a thing, each attraction includes exact admission prices, what galleries and museums not to miss, and where to stop for quick bites and refreshing drinks along the way. Sights are also rated for their “value”, “walkability”, “historic and cultural interest”, plus we suggest fantastic “photo stops” and entertaining and age-appropriate “kid-friendly” attractions throughout the book.

What to Do?
Our shopping guide will tell you where to get local souvenirs for every budget, from an Aboriginal boomerang to precious stones. But, Austrailia has much more to offer than just sight-seeing and shopping. Fodor’s See It Austrailia provides insider information on classical, theatrical, and cinematic performances, nightlife, spectator and activity sports, and festivals and events.

Atlas and Maps

Detailed neighborhood maps are incorporated throughout the book to help you navigate on historic walks, shopping tours, or to find a restaurant. Plus, a 16-page atlas details each road and path with highlights of important landmarks, parks, metro stations, and car parking areas.

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Contents

Living Australia 11
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The Story of Australia 2334
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On the Move 3556
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The Sights 57168
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What to Do 169216
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Listings 181216
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Out and About 217248
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Staying 280292
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Queensland 287288
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Weather 294296
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Maps 315334
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Index 335346
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Acknowledgments 347349
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