Discover Australia travel guide

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Lonely Planet Discover Australia is your passport to Australia’s top sights and most authentic experiences. Explore magnificent Sydney Harbour, see the Great Barrier Reef or watch the sunset at Uluru, all with your trusted travel companion.

Offering visually-inspiring content along with the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you, this photo-rich, user-friendly guide makes planning fun and easy. Discover the best of Australia and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Discover Australia:

  • In-depth coverage of the destination’s must-see sights along with hidden gems that most guidebooks miss to get you to the heart of a place
  • Intuitively organized with essential information at your fingertips
  • Eye-catching full-color design and easy-to-use layout with maps and images throughout
  • Annotated images that bring a destination to life
  • Practical planning and transport tools including a fold-out map (included in print version) that gives instant access to must-see sights to help you navigate as you plot out your itinerary
  • Short and extended itineraries to help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests to make the most of your time on the road
  • Insider tips and insights to save time and money, avoid crowds and trouble spots, and to get to know the destination like a local
  • Honest recommendations for all budgets
  • Cultural insights and background information to put top sights and experiences in context and to give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience (includes politics, culture, history, Indigenous Australia, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, wine, sports, and outdoor activities)
  • Free, convenient pull-out Sydney map (included in print version)
  • Over 35 colour maps


Coverage Includes: Sydney, Canberra, Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest, Melbourne, Hobart, Uluru (Ayers Rock), Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Kakadu National Park and more

Book Details
ISBN: 9781786578891
Curator: Charles Rawlings-Way
Writers: Brett Atkinson, Cristian Bonetto, Peter Dragicevich, Anthony Ham, Paul Harding, Trent Holden, Kate Morgan, Tamara Sheward, Tom Spurling, Andy Symington, Donna Wheeler
324 pages, 324pp color, 0 maps | Dimensions: 128mm × 197mm
Next edition due: Nov 2019

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What is a Discover Country book?

These are shorter, more concise guidebooks compared to our country guide series. More visually stimulating, they focus on the top sights and most authentic experiences. Perfect if you don’t need accommodation recommendations, they’re packed with expert knowledge, local secrets and carefully crafted itineraries, as well as the most relevant and up-to-date advice. If purchasing this title outside of the Americas, this series is named "Best Of" instead of "Discover".

  • 60 full-colour maps and photos throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries to tailor your trip
  • Local travel advice for avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Insider tips to help you save time and money
  • Survival Guide A-Z: essential information on everything from
  • money and health to visas and emergency phone numbers
  • Recommendations on eating, sightseeing, going out, shopping and more

Please note that Discover guidebooks are only available as complete downloads, not as individual chapters, and may not be available in all file formats.

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