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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 yearsWhere to spot all kinds of wildlife, including kangaroos, platypuses, wallabies, Tasmanian devils, wombats, marsupials, and man-eating crocodilesThe best places to take a beach walk or a bushwalk, where you’ll wind beneath dripping tree ferns and pounding cascadesAll 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 winesGreat 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 rockThe 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 adviceWhat you shouldn’t miss— and what you can skipThe best hotels and restaurants for every budgetLots of detailed mapsIntroduction.Part I: Introducing Australia. Chapter 1: Discovering the Best of Australia. Chapter 2: Digging Deeper into Australia. Chapter 3: Deciding When and Where to Go. Chapter 4: Following an Itinerary: Four Great Options.Part II: Planning Your Trip to Australia. Chapter 5: Managing Your Money. Chapter 6: Getting to Australia. Chapter 7: Getting Around Australia. Chapter 8: Booking Your Accommodations. Chapter 9: Catering to Special Needs or Interests. Chapter 10: Taking Care of the Remaining Details.Part III: Sydney, Melbourne, and the Australian Capital Territory. Chapter 11: Sydney. Chapter 12: The Best of New South Wales. Chapter 13: Melbourne. Chapter 14: The Best of Victoria. Chapter 15: Canberra/ACT.Part IV: Brisbane, Queensland, and the Great Barrier Reef. Chapter 16: Brisbane. Chapter 17: Queensland and the Best of the Great Barrier Reef.Part V: The Red Centre and the Top End. Chapter 18: The Best of the Red Centre. Chapter 19: The Best of the Top End.Part VI: The South and West. Chapter 20: Adelaide and the Best of South Australia. Chapter 21: Perth and the Best of Western Australia.Part VII: Tasmania. Chapter 22: Tasmania. Chapter 23: Exploring the Rest of Tasmania.Part VIII: The Part of Tens. Chapter 24: Ten Convict Connections. Chapter 25: Ten Expressions You Need to Know.Appendix: Quick Concierge.Index.Sydney residentMarc 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 titleIslands 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 ofFrommer’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 ofFrommer’s Australia, the author ofFrommer’s Portable Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, and a contributor toFrommer’s Dream Vacations. She is also the coeditor and a contributor to the anthologyBest Foot Forward, 30 Years of Australian Travel Writing.Travel smart at www.dummies.comExplore Australia and have a g'day the
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