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Lonely Planet Australia - Lonely Planet

Non-Fiction - Travel - Country Travel Guide - Oceania - Australia - ISBN: 1864500689

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Review of "Lonely Planet Australia - Lonely Planet"

published 15/03/2006 | trumo
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Pro Crammed with useful information. Contains colour maps, Info. on accomodation, activities, getting around etc.
Cons Adds weight to your backpack.

"Lonely Planet: Australia"

I'm not sure when the other reviews of this book were written but this review is of the November 2005 Edition.

If you are considering a trip to Oz this guide will prove invaluable in helping you to get the best out of your experience. Those of you who are familiar with Lonely Planet publications will know that they produce the best travel guide books available.

All the research for the book is done by independent travellers who basically 'tell it like it is'. This edition contains a 16 page colour road map section which I found really useful for getting your bearings. If you are travelling to Oz alone, as I did, you'll find the book provides piece of mind. You know where you going to stay in the next town/city your heading for etc. and where the backpacker hotspots are.

However, the book is much more than just a list of places to stay and things to do, it tries to give the reader a taste of the culture. When you first arrive in Sydney it's hard to decide what to do first and can be a bit overwhelming! The book gives suggestions of itineraries based on your time-scale so you don't miss out on the big things. Its also good to read during all those hours you spend flying and on coaches etc.

It covers virtually everything you could possibly need to know about each territory individually from environmental information to working there. There are also lots of great glossy pictures of the scenery etc.

Overall, for £11.50 (Amazon) this book is money well spent!

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  • KEPP published 16/03/2006
    Not bad review! Sounds good.
  • danielalong published 15/03/2006
    These are excellent books x
  • pinkelephantuk published 15/03/2006
    The suggestions of places to visit based on your timescale, sounds good. Good to see your review :)
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Product Information : Lonely Planet Australia - Lonely Planet

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Non-Fiction - Travel - Country Travel Guide - Oceania - Australia - ISBN: 1864500689

Product Details

Country: Australia

Continent: Oceania

Author: Lonely Planet

Title: Lonely Planet Australia

Subgenre: Country Travel Guide

Genre: Travel

Type: Non-Fiction

ISBN: 1864500689

EAN: 9781864500684


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