Discover Australia (Full Color Country Travel Guide)
Jayne D'Arcy, Charles Rawlings-Way, Brett Atkinson, Regis St. Louis, Peter Dragicevich, Catherine Le Nevez, Virginia Maxwell, Mi
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Experience the Best of Australia
Sydney, the Great Barrier Reef, Uluru (Ayers Rock) – we’ve selected the most iconic sights and incredible places so you can enjoy the real Australia with the minimum of fuss.
Highlights reveal the must-see attractions and unbeatable experiences
Itineraries make planning your trip simpler than ever
Local experts recommend what not to miss
Pull-Out Map puts the streets of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane in your pocket
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is fabulous, as are the Thorsborne Trail across Hinchinbrook Island and the Gold Coast Hinterland’s Great Walk in Queensland. In New South Wales you can trek between Sydney and Newcastle on the Great North Walk, tackle the Royal National Park’s coastal walking trail, the 42km Six Foot Track or trek Mt Kosciuszko. In Sydney, it’s worth picking up Sydney’s Best Harbour & Coastal Walks . It includes the 6km Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk and the 10km Manly Scenic Walkway, in addition to wilder walks.
decimated parts of Queensland, NSW, Victoria and WA in early 2011, but if you pay attention to warnings from local authorities and don’t venture into affected areas, you should be fine. Sexual harassment is an ongoing problem, be it via an aggressive metropolitan male or a rural bloke living a less-than-enlightened pro forma bush existence. Stereotypically, the further you get from 'civilisation' (ie the big cities), the less enlightened your average Aussie male is probably going to be about
public phones are becoming increasingly rare (and if you do find one, chances are the coin slot will be gummed up or vandalised beyond function). Time Australia is divided into three time zones: Western Standard Time (GMT/UTC plus eight hours) covering WA; Central Standard Time (plus 9½ hours) covering the Northern Territory (NT) and South Australia (SA); and Eastern Standard Time (plus 10 hours) covering Tasmania, Victoria, NSW, the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and Queensland. There are
also randomly pull any driver over for a breathalyser or drug test. Mobile phones Talking on a mobile phone while driving is illegal in Australia (excluding hands-free technology). Parking A real big-city headache (also occurring in tourist towns like Byron Bay) is finding somewhere to park. When you do find a spot, there's likely to be a time restriction, meter (or ticket machine) or both. Overstaying your welcome (even by a few minutes) in a parking space may cost you anywhere from $50 to
Sights & Activities From Fraser’s southern tip, use the high-tide access track between Hook Point and Dilli Village , rather than the beach. From here on, the eastern beach is the main thoroughfare. Stock up at nearby Eurong , the start of the inland track, across to Central Station and Wanggoolba Creek (for the ferry to River Heads). About 4km north of Eurong along the beach is a signposted walking trail to Lake Wabby . Wabby is edged on three sides by eucalypt forest, while the fourth side