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Brisbane


Brisbane is the largest city and capital of Queensland, Australia. The city's estimated population is 958,504, as of 2005, with a total of 1,763,131 living in the metropolitan area (2006 Census).

Brisbane grew a penal colony established in 1824 at Redcliffe, about 17 miles (28 kilometers) to the North of what is today central Brisbane. The name Brisbane was chosen in honor of Sir Thomas Brisbane who was the Governor of New South Wales from 1821 to 1825. Free settlers were permitted from 1842, and Brisbane became the capital of Queensland, when it became a separate colony in 1859.

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Lonely Planet Pocket Brisbane & the Gold Coast (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet & Cristian Bonetto

Lonely Planet
Released: 2017-11-01
Kindle Edition (160 pages)

Lonely Planet Pocket Brisbane & the Gold Coast (Travel Guide)
 
Product Description:

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet's Pocket Brisbane & the Gold Coast is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Thrill on the rides, waterslides and movie sets of the Gold Coast's mega theme parks; admire the works of art at Brisbane's Gallery of Modern Art, Australia's biggest gallery of modern and contemporary art; and soak up rays on Australia's only artificial, inner-city beach, Streets Beach, the star attraction at South Bank Parklands, all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of Brisbane & the Gold Coast and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Pocket Brisbane & the Gold Coast :

  • Full-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, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • User-friendly layout with helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time
  • Covers Central Brisbane, Fortitude Valley, Kangaroo Point and Woolloongabba, Newfarm, Newstead, South Bank, West End, Surfers Paradise, Main Beach and more

eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones)

  • Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges
  • Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews
  • Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience
  • Seamlessly flip between pages
  • Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash
  • Embedded links to recommendations' websites
  • Zoom-in maps and images
  • Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet's Pocket Brisbane & the Gold Coast, a colorful, easy-to-use, and handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, provides on-the-go assistance for those seeking only the can't-miss experiences to maximise a quick trip experience.

About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveler since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travelers. You’ll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.

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Fodor's Essential Australia (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor s Travel Publications
Released: 2016-09-27
Paperback (768 pages)

Fodor s Essential Australia (Full-color Travel Guide)
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.



Australia teems with cultural and natural treasures. Its diverse habitats are home to countless strange and amazing creatures, while its extensive coastlines include a wealth of beautiful beaches. With color photos throughout, Fodor's Essential Australia captures the country's stunning diversity, from vineyards to Outback adventures, from hikes through Tasmania to fine dining in Sydney, from tropical rainforests to majestic underwater reefs.

 

This travel guide includes:

· Dozens of full-color maps 

· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks

· Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path

· In-depth breakout features on diving in the Great Barrier Reef, understanding Aboriginal art, and exploring Australia's renowned wine region

· Major sights such as Tasmanian Wilderness, Fraser Island, Sydney Opera House, and the Kakadu National Park

· Coverage of Sydney, New South Wales, Melbourne, Victoria, Tasmania, Brisbane and its beaches,the Great Barrier Reef, Adelaide and South Australia, the Outback, Uluru, Perth and Western Australia

Kids' Travel Guide - Australia: The fun way to discover Australia - especially for kids (Kids' Travel Guide Series)

By Angie Droulias & FlyingKids

FlyingKids
Paperback (44 pages)

Kids  Travel Guide - Australia: The fun way to discover Australia - especially for kids (Kids  Travel Guide Series)
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Let your kids discover the wonders of Australia—whether traveling or learning at home.

Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane … Whichever city or part of Australia your family plans to visit, make sure you have the Kids' Travel Guide — Australia. A unique travel guide and activity book in one, it’s the fun way to discover Australia!

  • All about Australia, especially for kids—geography, fascinating history, and flags and symbols, as well as culture, food, and even Australian animals and sports!
  • Fun, educational, and engaging—Leonardo, your kids’ tour guide, will take them on a journey through Australia and keep them interested with fun facts, “juicy information,” quizzes, special tasks, coloring pages, and their own travel diary.
  • A bonus for parents—As a parent, you are invited to participate in your children’s activities or to find an available bench and relax while your kids learn and enjoy.
  • A personal book that becomes your children’s souvenir of the trip—When you return home, the guidebook and diary will become a memoir of your Australian vacation that the whole family can treasure for a lifetime.

More fun adventures—The Kids’ Travel Guide series includes many more destinations: Japan, China, Germany, Spain, France, Paris, Italy, Rome, Thailand, Bangkok, United Kingdom, London, United States, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, New York City, and more.

Your kids can discover even more cities and countries around the world with FREE downloadable activities, coloring pages, tips and special offers at theFlyingKids.com

>> FlyingKids® makes your family travel more fun, enriching, and unforgettable <<

TERRANCE TALKS TRAVEL: The Quirky Tourist Guide to Queensland, Australia: Including the Great Barrier Reef, Brisbane, Cairns, Gold Coast, Outback Queensland, Sunshine Coast & more!

By Terrance Zepke

Safari Publishing
Paperback (204 pages)

TERRANCE TALKS TRAVEL: The Quirky Tourist Guide to Queensland, Australia: Including the Great Barrier Reef, Brisbane, Cairns, Gold Coast, Outback Queensland, Sunshine Coast & more!
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One of the best destinations in Australia is Queensland. There are so many possible adventures for all ages and travelers, such as:
*swimming with whales
*perfect places to honeymoon
*snorkeling and diving at the world famous Great Barrier Reef
*skydiving over the Whitsundays
*catching some waves at Surfers Paradise
*wildlife watching, including koala encounters
*national parks, botanical gardens, and butterfly sanctuaries
*epic road trips
*Australian Dinosaur Trail, Dinosaur Museum & fossil sites
*thrilling theme parks
*greatest hikes in Australia
*best beaches in the world
*rainforest bushwalking
*mini-submersible sightseeing subs
*spectacular scenic railway
*glass-bottom boat tours
...and much more!
Also, learn how to avoid Australian Customs hassles, how to pack, the best time to go, the best places to see wildlife, the coolest islands, where to stay, how to save money, how to get around, TOP TEN PICKS, and much more!

Lonely Planet Australia (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet, Kate Armstrong, Cristian Bonetto, Anthony Ham & Trent Holden

LONELY PLANET
Paperback (1104 pages)

Lonely Planet Australia (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Australia is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Cruise magnificent Sydney Harbour, grab a coffee in a Melbourne laneway or head off on an outback adventure; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Australia and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Australia Travel Guide:

  • 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, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, politics, Aboriginal Australia, environment, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, wine, sports, outdoor activities.
  • Free, convenient pull-out Sydney map (included in print version), plus over 150 maps
  • Covers Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra, Hobart, Perth, Darwin, New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Northern Territory, Western Australia, the outback and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Australia, our most comprehensive guide to Australia, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

Looking for Australian road trip ideas? Check out Lonely Planet Australia's Best Trips.

About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, 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, video, 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more, enabling you to explore every day. Lonely Planet enables the curious to experience the world fully and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves, near or far from home.

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

'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)

Lonely Planet Coastal Queensland & the Great Barrier Reef (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet, Cristian Bonetto, Tamara Sheward & Donna Wheeler

LONELY PLANET
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Lonely Planet Coastal Queensland & the Great Barrier Reef 8 is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Dive the Great Barrier Reef, walk through the magnificent Daintree Rainforest, then surf and play on the Gold Coast; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Coastal Queensland & the Great Barrier Reef:

  • 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, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, art, cinema, music, politics, climate change, outdoor activities
  • Covers Brisbane, Gold Coast, Noosa, Fraser Island, Whitsundays, Townsville, Cairns, Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Coastal Queensland & the Great Barrier Reef , our most comprehensive guide to Queensland & the Great Barrier Reef, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

Looking for a guide focused on Brisbane? Check out Lonely Planet Pocket Brisbane & the Gold Coast, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.

About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, 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, video, 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more, enabling you to explore every day. Lonely Planet enables the curious to experience the world fully and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves, near or far from home.

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

'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)

Australia: Where To Go, What To See - A Australia Travel Guide (Australia,Sydney,Melbourne,Brisbane,Perth,Adelaide,Canberra) (Volume 1)

By Worldwide Travellers

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Australia: Where To Go, What To See - A Australia Travel Guide (Australia,Sydney,Melbourne,Brisbane,Perth,Adelaide,Canberra) (Volume 1)
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