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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 Australia (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet, Kate Armstrong, Cristian Bonetto, Anthony Ham, Trent Holden, Kate Morgan, Tamara Sheward, Andy Symington & Steve Waters

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

By Lonely Planet & Cristian Bonetto

Lonely Planet
Paperback (160 pages)

Lonely Planet Pocket Brisbane & the Gold Coast (Travel Guide)
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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
  • Free, convenient pull-out Brisbane map (included in print version), plus over 10 colour neighbourhood maps
  • 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

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.

Looking for a comprehensive guide that recommends both popular and offbeat experiences, and extensively covers all of the east coast of Australia? Check out Lonely Planet's East Coast Australia guide.

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 East Coast Australia (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet, Kate Armstrong, Peter Dragicevich, Trent Holden & Charles Rawlings-Way

Lonely Planet
Released: 2017-11-08
Kindle Edition (528 pages)

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

Lonely Planet 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 the Great Barrier Reef, cruise Sydney Harbour and explore Melbourne's laneways; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Australia's East Coast and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet East Coast Australia:

  • 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, environment, climate change, cuisine, wine, sports
  • Over 100 maps
  • Covers Sydney, NSW Central Coast, Byron Bay, Melbourne, Great Ocean Road, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Fraser Island, Cairns, Great Barrier Reef 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 East Coast Australia, our most comprehensive guide to Australia's East Coast, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

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
Released: 2019-06-25
Kindle Edition (672 pages)

Fodor s Essential Australia (Full-color Travel Guide)
 
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Ready to experience Australia? The experts at Fodor’s are here to help. Fodor’s Essential Australia travel guide is packed with customizable itineraries with top recommendations, detailed maps of Australia, and exclusive tips from locals. Whether you want to dive the Great Barrier Reef, scale the Sydney Harbour Bridge, sail the Whitsunday Islands, or explore Aboriginal art in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, this up-to-date guidebook will help you plan it all out.

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    • AN ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE GUIDE that visually captures the top highlights of Australia.
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    • COVERS: Sydney, New South Wales, Melbourne, Victoria, Tasmania, Brisbane, Adelaide, the Northern Territory, Perth, and Western Australia and includes the Great Barrier Reef, the Blue Mountains National Park, the Gold Coast, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Bondi Beach, Daintree National Park, Cairns, 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 over 80 years.

    Planning on visiting New Zealand? Check out Fodor’s Essential New Zealand.

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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Travel Like a Local - Map of Brisbane: The Most Essential Brisbane (Australia) Travel Map for Every Adventure

By Maxwell Fox

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Lonely Planet Australia (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet, Andrew Bain, Anthony Ham, Trent Holden & Virginia Maxwell

Lonely Planet
Released: 2019-11-01
Kindle Edition (1104 pages)

Lonely Planet Australia (Travel Guide)
 
Product Description:

Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher*


Lonely Planet’s Australia is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Stake out a patch of sand on Bondi Beach before exploring the big-ticket sights of Sydney, dive into the dazzling ecosystem of the Great Barrier Reef, and drive along the Great Ocean Road spying the Twelve Apostles on the way – all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Australia and begin your journey now!


Inside Lonely Planet’s Australia:



  • 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 provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, people, music, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, politics

  • Covers: Sydney, New South Wales, Canberra, Queensland, Brisbane, Melbourne, Victoria, Tasmania, Adelaide, Darwin, the Northern Territory, Perth and the Outback.


The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet’s Australia is our most comprehensive guide to Australia, and is perfect for discovering both popular and off-the-beaten-path experiences.


Looking for just the highlights? Check out Pocket Sydney, our smaller guide featuring the best sights and experiences for a short visit or weekend 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 grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You’ll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.


 ‘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)

Important Notice: The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.



 
 
 

 
 
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