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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Australia is packed with color photographs, illustrations, and detailed maps that will help you discover Australia region-by-region, from the aboriginal sights of the Northern Territory to the wilderness of Tasmania.

This fully updated guide includes 3-D illustrated cutaways and floor plans of must-see sights such as the Sydney Opera House and Canberra war memorial, as well as street-by-street maps of major Australian cities and towns. Detailed listings will guide you to hotels, restaurants, bars, and shops for all budgets.

What's new in DK Eyewitness Travel Guides:

New itineraries based on length of stay, regional destinations, and themes. Brand-new hotel and restaurants listings including DK's Choice recommendations. Restaurant locations plotted on redrawn area maps and listed with sights. Redesigned and refreshed interiors make the guides even easier to read.

With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that brighten every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Australia truly shows you this destination as no one else can.

Download DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Australia epub
ISBN: 146541147X
ISBN13: 978-1465411471
Category: History
Subcategory: Australia & Oceania
Author: DK Publishing
Language: English
Publisher: DK Travel; Revised, Reprint edition (February 17, 2014)
Pages: 588 pages
ePUB size: 1237 kb
FB2 size: 1304 kb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 829
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Silver Globol
Australia is remote enough from the United States that many potential visitors may forget that the "land down under" is its own continent, with wide variations in terrain, eleven thousand miles of coastline, and an intriguing mixture of the old and the new. This DK Eyewitness Travel Guide may be just the resource to start the planning process for a visit.

Australia itself is quite old in the geologic sense, and as this guide likes to point out, has some of the oldest rocks on earth, along with mountains, deserts, beaches, forests and coral reefs. Australia's geographic isolation has produced some unique species, from koalas to dingos. Its aboriginal population has survived an inundation of European settlement, including the notorius British penal colonists, and has begun to carve out a prominent place for itself in Australian society with museums and reserves dedicated to the preservation of its ancient culture. Yet with a population of only 20 million or so, there is plenty of elbow room for everyone, including adventurous visitors, and venues for everything from surfing and diving to horseback riding and snow skiing.

This DK Guide to Australia has the standard Eyewitness format, with lots of photographs, maps, illustrations and diagrams wrapped around useful bits of information. The geographic breakdown begins with the modern City of Sidney and processes through the various regions of Australia with an emphasis on what to see and how to get there. The guide itself is fairly hefty at 600 pages, but does justice to the major attractions and some of the lesser known ones. It is very highly recommended to those travelers planning a visit to Australia.
Bad Sunny
We have been reading through this in preparation for our October trip to Australia. Never having been there, but always wanted to go. There is so much to try to learn about where we are going. We did find one error in the timing of an activity. The book said the boat races in Alice Springs would be in October--but not when we were going to be near there--but the internet information shows them as being run in August this year. Guess if something was vital for a person to know the dates of, a double check would always be in order regardless of the original information. We have spotlighted the places and things we know we will be doing on our tour, so we can become familiar with what to expect. Good book. Lots of information.
Brajind
I always choose an Eyewitness Travel Guide when planning a trip. The glossy paper, abundant high quality photographs, useful maps and concise descriptions make it easy to plan your limited time while on a trip. We visited Sydney, Melbourne and the Great Ocean Road during our trip and found the included information very useful and accurate. We referred to the Eyewitness guide frequently before and during the trip. One section that is not particularly useful is the usually very limited choice of hotels and restaurants. It seems that only the very high priced touristy restaurants make it into the book, so it's not our first resource when looking for a place to eat. Similarly, I use other online resources to choose a hotel since I appreciate the added benefit of user ratings. The Travel Guide series could probably just eliminate those pages and no one would mind.

Whether you're planning a trip, on a trip, or enjoying a little armchair travelling after the trip, you can't go wrong with a DK Eyewitness Travel Guide.
Blackbeard
We travel internationally (from the US) a couple of times a year and buy a DK Eyewitness book anytime there is one published for our intended destination. These are not your Frommer-type guides. They are really "country briefings" on glossy coated stock, lavishly illustrated in color with many photos and drawings. There is always a concise history of the country, suggested itineraries, and the usual information on currency, visas, and other logistics type information. This is a book for reading ahead and planning; often we do not even carry them on the trip itself.

They are not completely useless for hotel and restaurant information but descriptions are brief and presented separately from the locale information. I can't remember ever using a DK Eyewitness book for this type of information. But so what? That's what Frommer et al used to be for. Now days, TripAdvisor, UrbanSpoon, et al fill the need better than any static guidebook can hope to do. So we do our planning online and carry printed copies of restaurant and attraction information pages and, wherever possible. access the online information from our tablet computers.

You will not be disappointed with this book if you understand its purpose. If you want a pocket directory of hotels, restaurants, and attractions, then buy a Frommer, a Rough Guide, or some other traditional paperback. We often buy one as a supplement to the DK.
Kesalard
The only books for travel is DK Eyewitness ! They answer all of my questions about money exchange, weather in the area, what to take, what to wear and what to see. They have lavish color pix, they are thick, but , not that long. They fit well in my luggage. As they would say in a well-known commercial, "I don't leave home without one" They literally cover near 100% of traveled places. I highly recommend them.
BORZOTA
I've purchasd many DK books over the years and this guide is like the others. I enjoy the illustrated street level views and the great information on all the hot spots. It made a great companion for the weeks I was visiting.
Runeterror
Lovely pictures. not sure it's all that practical for planning a trip, but it got my parents very excited about their retirement celebration trip to Australia. Once I got them this, they were finally able to figure out what they really wanted to see.
Very good info, but it shares the same problem as all travel books - it just cannot provide the detailed info for the complete scene in each area we wanted to travel. Great starting point for reviewing cities, but additional web research was required to fill in the details of our itinerary