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From the Back Cover

  • Hundreds of photos

  • Easy-to-read maps throughout

  • Exact prices, directions, opening hours,and other practical information

  • Candid reviews of hotels and restaurants,plus sights, shopping, and nightlife

  • Itineraries, walking tours, and trip-planning ideas

  • Insider tips from local expert authors

About the Author

Lee Atkinson (chapters 1, 11, and 14) is a freelance travel writer and guide book author based in Australia. Her travel stories regularly appear in the travel sections of various newspapers and glossy travel magazines in both Australia and internationally. She is the author of eight travel books, including Frommer’s Sydney Day by Day, Frommer’s Sydney Free & Dirt Cheap, Frommer’s Tasmania Day by Day, and Frommer’s Bali Day by Day.

Ron Crittall (chapters 1, 3, and 12) was on a long slow loop around the world when he arrived in Perth for a possible 2-year stay. Forty years on, he knows there’s no place better to live. A travel writer for 20 years, he loves traveling round, and writing about, the vast expanse of Western Australia. He is the author of Walking Perth.

Sydney resident Marc Llewellyn (chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5) is one of Australia’s premier travel writers and the winner of several writing awards. He is a past president of the Australian Society of Travel Writers. He’s written two travelogues, Riders to the Midnight Sun, which tells of his journey from the Ukrainian Black Sea to the Russian Arctic on a cheap bicycle, and Finding Nino, which recounts his year working as a peasant farmer and shrimp fisherman on an island off Sicily. He is also the coauthor of Australia For Dummies.

Lee Mylne (chapters 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, and 16) is Melbournebased but writes for a range of consumer and travel trade publications around Australia. Born and raised in New Zealand, she has worked in newspapers, magazines, and radio and traveled widely before she started to make a living out of it. She has lived in Australia since 1986 and is a life member and past president of the Australian Society of Travel Writers. Her other books include Frommer’s Melbourne Day by Day, Frommer’s Portable Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, and Australia For Dummies.

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Product Details

  • Series: Frommer's Color Complete
  • Paperback: 832 pages
  • Publisher: *Frommers; 18 edition (February 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118065069
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118065068
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 5 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #230,928 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Happy Camper VINE VOICE on May 31, 2012
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Australia is a big and diverse place, and this is a very hefty guidebook. It's strong points: good coverage and descriptions of places to stay and eat; helpful information about transporation, ATMs, phones, visas, and customs; coverage of major museums, points of interest, and tours; and excellent overall organization. Weankesses: Only a few sketchy maps, not a lot of information about the country's history, geography, and "essence"; not enough photos; no seasonal temperature/rainfall charts; and few ideas for traveling on a budget. It's not Frommer's fault, but the prices of the suggested hotels and tours were very high - enough to scare away middle class tourists. Also, the guidebook is tailored to traditional tourists who want to spend time in hotels and restaurants and taking guided tours. It will not be very helpful for adventure tourists who like to go it alone, hike and camp, and see the really wild places.
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While this guidebook would be wonderful for someone who wanted to decide where in Australia they should visit, or for someone who was taking a big Australia trip that consisted of now more than a day or two in most places, in general the information is simply not very detailed - and there are far too many pages about "where to stay" considering how little information is given on "what to do"/"where to eat".

Therefore, if you're going to Australia and know that you'll be spending an extended amount of time in any one city/area, I suggest getting a guidebook that focuses on that area (i.e. Sydney, Queensland, the outback, etc.). If you're just looking for a general overview, then - and only then - pick up this guidebook.
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Frommer's Australia (Frommer's Color Complete)
Because we are considering a trip to Australia we were about to buy a good guide, and there on my next Vine list was Frommer's Australia.

This is one of the most comprehensive, complete and interesting guides I have read in sometime. Everything you want to know is available on traveling through Australia: travel information from city to city, or into the Outback, warnings about traveling alone without proper supplies of water and food, and that cells may not have coverage deep in the country side, and warnings about not leaving the auto if you get stalled in the desert and more.

Also there are lists of restaurants in every town and city as well as reviews of many of them and details of menus the same is true of hotels and other such accommodations.

The book is hugely thick, detailed and jam-packed with information about every possible necessity, or even simply curiosity one could possible imagine. In addition it is cleverly designed for simplicity and ease of discovery of whatever it is you may be seeking, very well organized, utilizing writers who live in the various areas upon which it reports which turn out to be every place on that continent that might attract tourists.

There are many travel guides on the market and this one is one of the very best I have read, and quite possibly the best of the best.

I recommend it highly if you are planning a trip Down Under. Moreover, as of this view today, you can save a considerable discount off the list price of $26.99, though I cannot guarantee that discount will remain.
Give Frommer's Australia (Frommer's Color Complete) [Paperback] a try, I doubt that you will regret doing so.

Have a good trip!
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We planned a last minute (3 weeks out) trip to Austrailia, so we planned our own trip. We traveled up and down the east Coast of Austrailia and it was gorgeous. This book was invaluable to doing a self-guided tour of this beautiful country. actually couldn't take it with me b/c it was too heavy,but it was dog earred from use prior to the trip. I did have to down load another book when got to Sydney, which was probably one of the more challenging cities to discover. Don't let the cold, big city fool you. Get on a water taxi and travel to the islands outside of Sydney and the Blue Mountains. Not to be missed. Best travel book ever.
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I didn't find this guide very useful in the same way I've found Frommer's to be generally not good for me. It doesn't cover the stuff I'm interested in, has less cultural and historic information, and is overly positive about things that should get worse reviews. I got the Lonely Planet guide in addition to this one and only used the Lonely Planet guide while I was in Australia.
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This is the book that best suits my needs for planning to visit a place I've never explored before. It's organization and information best matched the way I prefer to plan.
This is an individualistic decision! The best thing to do is look at several and see which guide feels best to you.
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The good folks at Frommers have hit yet another out of the park. This guide focused on the inexpensive as opposed to the simply cheap, and is geared more to families with children than singles and other tourist demographics. Overall, the guide is very well organized with sixteen colorful, information-packed chapters that also feature lots pics and full-color maps. Additionally, the added attention to clear and legible typeface was literally a sight for sore eyes.

Like other Frommers guides, the first three chapters provide the best of Down Under, a general introduction to the continent/country and suggested itineraries (with an emphasis on traveling with kids), respectively. As an aside, their best-of-Australia chapter gets many kudos for its suggestions on moderately-priced alternatives for lodging, dining and things to see and do. Subsequent chapters move counter-clockwise around the continent, starting with Sydney and New South Wales (chapters four and five) and ending in Tasmania (chapter 15). The guide devotes the final chapter to planning a trip to Australia.

I regard the last chapter as the book's only minor demerit for a couple of reasons. Given its position in the guide and the grandeur of the continent from a geographical, cultural and tourist standpoint, the Frommers folks should have really made this the very first chapter. This chapter also provides the best tip to readers for traveling and lodging in Australia- seeing the country by renting a recreational vehicle (something of a national pastime for the citizens).
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