Synopses & Reviews
You'll never fall into the tourist traps when you travel with Frommer's. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go -- they've done the legwork for you, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews of so many hotels and restaurants in all price ranges. Every Frommer's Travel Guide is up-to-date, with exact prices for everything, dozens of color maps, and exciting coverage of sports, shopping, and nightlife. You'd be lost without us!
Completely updated every year (unlike most of the competition), Frommer's Australia features gorgeous color photos of the spectacular scenery and amazing wildlife that await you Down Under. This extraordinary and opinionated guide is personally researched by a pair of lifelong residents, who'll show you how to discover the real Australia. We'll start off in Sydney, then head off to the Great Barrier Reef, where you'll find complete details on the world's most beautiful beaches, magnificent snorkeling and scuba diving, and other eco-adventures. From the urban pleasures of Melbourne to the rustic, untamed Outback, Frommer's Australia covers it all, with all the advice you need to make the most of your time and money. Whether you want to stay in mom-and-pop motels, wildnerness lodges, elegant B&Bs, or luxury beach resorts, this guide will help you design the Australian adventure that's right for you. You'll even get a color fold-out map and an online directory that makes trip-planning a snap.
Experience a place the way the locals do. Enjoy the best it has to offer. And avoid tourist traps. At Frommers, we use 150 outspoken travel experts around the world to help you make the right choices. Frommers. Your guide to a world of travel experience.
Choose the Only Guide That Gives You:
- Outspoken opinions on whats worth your time and whats not.
- Exact prices, so you can plan the perfect trip no matter what your budget.
- Off-the-beaten-path experiences and undiscovered gems, plus new takes on top attractions.
- The best hotels and restaurants in every price range, with candid reviews.
About the Author
is the winner of the several travel writing awards, including the Australian Society of Travel Writer's Travel Writer of the Year award 2001/2002. His latest travelogue, Riders to the Midnight Sun
, tells of his cycle journey from the Ukrainian Black Sea to Arctic Russia-in a bid to escape the Australian heat.
Lee Mylne writes for a broad range of publications, including Travel Week Australia. Born and raised in New Zealand, she traveled widely before finally figuring out she could make a living out of it. She has lived in Australia for the past 16 years and is currently president of the Australian Society of Travel Writers. She is also a co-author of Frommer's Australia from $50 a Day.
Table of Contents
List of Maps.
What's New in Australia.
1. The Best of Australia.
2. Planning Your Trip to Australia.
4. New South Wales.
6. Queensland & the Great Barrier Reef.
7. The Red Centre.
8. The Top End.
9. Perth & Western Australia.
10. Adelaide & South Australia.
Appendix: Australia in Depth.