The Great Ocean Road region - the southwest coastline of Victoria - is simply extraordinary. This book unlocks the sights, activities and background context for visitors and locals - using maps, pictures and words. It is for everyone who is interested in exploring and learning about the region from Geelong to Portland. Sustainability depends first on knowledge, second on discerning customers and communities, and third on responsible businesses. This book features a number of businesses that are responding to the challenge, and: * details on hundreds of accessible sights * maps and information on over fify sustainable activities including beach and surf guides, walking track notes, national parks and reserves and over fifty cities, towns and villages with more than sixty heritage sites. * fascinating background context including environmental issues, Aboriginal and European heritage, geology, ecosystems, flora and fauna.
Australia has a rich and unique array of animals, including the largest diversity of marsupials on earth. The recent growth in ecotourism has increased the popularity of mammal-spotting, particularly whale and dolphin-watching, but also spotting of perennial tourist favourites such as koalas and kangaroos. Birdwatchers have for many years known of sites where special or difficult-to-see species may be reliably located. However, despite their comparative abundance and spectacular diversity, many of Australia's unique mammals remain under-appreciated because there has been little available information on where to see them – until now. For the first time ever, The Complete Guide to Finding the Mammals of Australia advises interested amateurs and professionals where to locate many of Australia's mammals. The book describes Australia's best mammal-watching sites state-by-state. It also includes a complete, annotated taxonomic list with hints on finding each species (or why it won't be easy to see); sections on travel and logistics in Australia; and appendices with hints on finding and photographing mammals. This book will be of interest to anyone wanting to observe or photograph Australian mammals in the wild, mammal enthusiasts, biological field workers and volunteers, tourists and ecotourists.
This fully revised second edition describes the best-known sites for all of Australia's endemic birds, plus regular migrants such as seabirds and shorebirds. Covers all states and territories, plus all Australia's island and external territories.
The Rough Guide Snapshot to Victoria is the ultimate travel guide to this fascinating part of Australia. It guides you through the region with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions, whether you're bushwalking in Wilsons Promontory National Park or cruising down the Great Ocean Road, giving in to gluttony in the Milawa Gourmet Region or revisiting the goldrush in Bendigo. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels, shops, bars and nightlife, ensuring you have the best trip possible, whether passing through, staying for a few days or longer. Also included is the Basics section from the Rough Guide to Australia, with all the practical information you need for travelling in and around Australia, including transport, food, drink, costs, health, entry requirements and outdoor activities. Also published as part of the Rough Guide to Australia. Full coverage: the Great Ocean Road including Torquay, Lorne, Apollo Bay, the Shipwreck Coast, Warrnambool, Port Fairy and Portland, the Goldfields including Bendigo, Castlemaine, Daylsesford and Ballarat, Ararat, the Grampians, the Murray Region including Mildura and Echuca, Gippsland including Wilsons Promontory and Mallacoota, the Hume Highway and Kelly Country, the Victorian Alps including Bright. (Equivalent printed page extent 114 pages).
This is a guide to one of Australia's top tourist regions, the Great Ocean Road, which runs along the southwest coastline of Victoria state from just outside Melbourne. The text unlocks the sights, activities and background context for visitors and locals in pictures, words and maps.
Roads and road tourism loom large in the Australian imagination as distance and mobility have shaped the nation’s history and culture, but roads are more than simply transport routes; they embody multiple layers of history, mythology and symbolism. Drawing on Australian travel writing, diaries and manuscripts, tourism literature, fiction, poetry and feature films, this book explores how Australians have experienced and imagined roads and road touring beyond urban settings: from Aboriginal ‘songlines’ to modern-day road trips. It also tells the stories of iconic roads, including the Birdsville Track, Stuart Highway and Great Ocean Road, and suggests alternative approaches to heritage and tourism interpretation of these important routes. The ongoing impact of the colonial past on Indigenous peoples and contemporary Australian society and culture – including representations of the road and road travel – is explored throughout the book. The volume offers a new way of thinking about roads and road tourism as important strands in a nation’s cultural fabric.
With fresh journalistic writing and reams of information on what to see and do, this guide takes readers from the big cities to the countryside. Includes candid reviews on restaurants and accommodations for all budgets. 83 maps. Full-color insert. Two-color throughout.
The fifth title in the new series of photographic souvenir guides to the iconic places of Australia from Australian Geographic and Woodslane Press. This 64-page large format book is full of vibrant photography, and is accompanied by a concise but fascinating commentary. Australian Geographic Great Ocean Road is an indispensable reminder and souvenir for both international and Australian visitors to this very special place. Armchair travellers and children will pick it up time and again to whet their appetites and perhaps to plan their own visits. Includes sections on geography, wildlife and culture, the shipwreck coast, Torquay and Bells Beach, Lorne and Wye River, Apollo Bay, Cape Otway and the Great Otway National Park, Aire River, Moonlight Head and Wreck Beach, and the of course the Twelve Apostles.
Written by locals, Fodor's The Complete Guide to Alaska Cruises is the perfect guidebook for those looking for inside tips to make the most of their visit to Alaska by cruise ship. Complete with detailed maps and concise descriptions, this Alaska Cruise travel guide will help you plan your trip with ease. With detailed profiles of every major cruise line and ship sailing in Alaska, not to mention concise and practical overviews of more than 20 top ports and major inland destinations, this guide offers Alaska cruise passengers everything they need to know to plan their cruise. Combined with an extensive and practical cruise-planning chapter, this book really is a complete and comprehensive guide to Alaska cruises. Fodor’s The Complete Guide to Alaska Cruises includes: •UP-TO-DATE COVERAGE: From detailed information on planning an Alaska cruise to reviews on the latest big- and small-ship cruise lines and ships to head to Alaska, this new edition is the most complete guide to Alaska cruises on the market. Destinations include the top ports as well as the top inland cruise-tour destinations. •ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES GUIDE: A spectacular color photo guide captures the ultimate unmissable experiences and attractions throughout Alaska's major cruise ports to inspire you. •DETAILED MAPS: Full color and full-size street maps throughout will inspire and help you get around confidently. •GORGEOUS PHOTOS AND ILLUSTRATED FEATURES: Full-color photos will help inspire you. Stunning magazine-style, illustrated color features focus on whales, glaciers, Alaska Gold Rush history, and beautiful local handicrafts you can buy in many ports. Guides to the state’s flora and fauna help you spot your favorites. Illustrated cruise ship reviews help you pick the right ship and line. •TOP RECOMMENDATIONS: Includes tips on where to eat, stay, and shop as well as information about nightlife, sports and the outdoors. “Fodor’s Choice” designates our best picks in every category. •INDISPENSABLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS: We give you all the planning tools you need to tailor your trip and choose the cruise that best suits you: reviews of cruise lines and ships, overviews of all the major Alaska cruise itineraries, and an extensive practical planning chapter to help you understand what’s included in the fare (and not) and how to make the most of your time on board your chosen ship. We recommend the top shore excursions to book as well as what to pack. •COVERS: Denali National Park, Fairbanks, Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve, Haines, Homer, Juneau, Ketchikan, Kodiak Island, Seward, Sitka, Skagway, Whittier, and more. ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor’s has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for more than 80 years. Looking for an in-depth guide about the rest of Alaska? Check out Fodor’s Alaska.
Lonely Planet's East Coast Australia is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Dive on the Great Barrier Reef, sail the Whitsundays, and hike the Blue Mountains; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of East Coast Australia and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet's East Coast Australia Travel Guide: Up-to-date information - all businesses were rechecked before publication to ensure they are still open after 2020's COVID-19 outbreak NEW pull-out, passport-size 'Just Landed' card with wi-fi, ATM and transport info - all you need for a smooth journey from airport to hotel Improved planning tools for family travellers - where to go, how to save money, plus fun stuff just for kids What's New feature taps into cultural trends and helps you find fresh ideas and cool new areas our writers have uncovered NEW Accommodation feature gathers all the information you need to plan your accommodation Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, people, music, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, politics Over 95 maps Covers Sydney, New South Wales, Byron Bay, Canberra, Melbourne, Coastal Victoria, the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Noosa, the Sunshine Coast, Fraser Island, Capricorn Coast, Southern Reef Islands, Whitsunday Coast, Townsville, Mission Beach, Cairns, Daintree Rainforest The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet's East Coast Australia, our most comprehensive guide to East Coast Australia, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. Looking for just the highlights? Check out Pocket Sydney, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Australia for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and phrasebooks for 120 languages, and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, videos, 14 languages, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more, enabling you to explore every day. 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)