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Sydney


Sydney is the largest city in Australia, with an estimated population of 4,284,379 as of 2006. The city is the capital of the state of New South Wales, and important site in Australian history - it was here that the first European colony in Australia was established in 1788.

The two most iconic buildings in Sydney are Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. Together, they form a unique skyline which is recognized the world over.

Syndey Opera House with Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background, Sydney, Australia

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Lonely Planet Sydney (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet
Released: 2018-12-18
Paperback (256 pages)

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

Lonely Planet’s Sydney is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Take to the water and explore the spectacular harbour by boat; laze on the beach at Bondi and watch the waves – and the surfers – roll in; and hunt down the latest trendy bars and restaurants. All with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Sydney and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet’s Sydney:

  • 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 - covering history, people, music, cuisine, politics
  • Covers Circular Quay, The Rocks, Sydney Harbour, City Centre, Haymarket, Darling Harbour, Pyrmont, Inner West, Surry Hills, Darlinghurst, Kings Cross, Potts Point, Paddington, Centennial Park, Bondi, Coogee, Manly

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet’s Sydney is our most comprehensive guide to the city, and is perfect for discovering both popular and offbeat experiences.

Looking for just the highlights? Check out Pocket Sydney, our handy-sized guide featuring the best sights and experiences for a shorter visit..

After wider coverage? Check out Lonely Planet’s East Coast Australia or Australia.

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)

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DK Eyewitness Australia (Travel Guide)

By DK Eyewitness

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2018-01-16
Paperback (588 pages)

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Whether you want to climb the Sydney harbor bridge, ride the perfect wave at Bondi Beach, watch the sun set over Ayers Rock, or stroll the cosmopolitan streets of Melbourne, this guide is your ultimate travel companion.

The best places to visit in Australia are showcased with fantastic photography and detailed descriptions, plus DK's unique illustrations and floor plans. Packed with valuable insider information such as Sydney's best beaches and Melbourne's buzzing shopping districts, along with a wealth of practical tips including hotel and restaurant listings, transportation maps, suggested itineraries, and tours of unmissable sights, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Australia is the only guide you'll need.

With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Australia truly shows you this city as no one else can.

Fodor's Sydney 25 Best (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's Travel
Paperback (128 pages)

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Compact and affordable, Fodor's 25 Best Sydney is a great travel guide for those who want an easy-to-pack guidebook and map to one of the most exciting cities in Australia.

Fodor's 25 Best Guides offer highlights of major city destinations in a compact package that includes a sturdy, detailed street map you can bring along with you to help you navigate when cell service is not available. By focusing only on top sights―all divided by neighborhood―we make planning your days easy.

Save time and space by having Sydney's top 25 sights and experiences in one convenient guidebook:

    ● FULLY UPDATED: Fully updated coverage on the information you need to know

    ● DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Best bets from local writers for sightseeing, eating, drinking, sleeping, and shopping, for every budget.

    ● GORGEOUS PHOTOS AND MAPS: Full-color photos and full-size street maps cover the best Rome has to offer, all in one easy-to-use package. A handy, weather-resistant pullout city map will help you quickly orient yourself and plan your day.

    ● INDISPENSABLE TRIP-PLANNING TOOLS: The “City Tours” section shows off the best of the city with self-guided tour ideas. Plan excursions outside the city with the “More to See” section.

    ● PRACTICAL TIPS AND PHRASES: Travel like a local with our “Need to Know” section, filled with useful travel tips.

    ● COVERS: The Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney Harbour, Sydney Opera House, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Rocks, Sydney Tower and Skywalk, Bondi Beach, Circular Quay, Taronga Zoo Sydney, the city’s museums, galleries, parks, architectural gems, trendy neighborhoods, and more!

ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor's guidebooks have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

Planning to visit other destinations in Australia? Check out Fodor's 25 Best Melbourne and Fodor's Essential Australia.

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

By Fodor's Travel Guides

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

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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

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

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's Travel
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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.

This new edition has been FULLY-REDESIGNED with a new layout and beautiful images for more intuitive travel planning!

Fodor’s Essential Australia includes:

    • AN ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE GUIDE that visually captures the top highlights of Australia.
    • SPECTACULAR COLOR PHOTOS AND FEATURES throughout, including special features on diving the Great Barrier Reef, understanding Aboriginal Art, hiking in the Blue Mountains, driving the Convict Trail in Tasmania, and exploring Australia’s renowned wine regions.

    • INSPIRATIONAL “BEST OF” LISTS that identify the best things to see, do, eat, drink, and more.

    • MULTIPLE ITINERARIES for various trip lengths to help you maximize your time.
    • MORE THAN 70 DETAILED MAPS to help you plot your itinerary and navigate confidently.
    • EXPERT RECOMMENDATIONS ON HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS with options for every taste.
    • TRIP PLANNING TOOLS AND PRACTICAL TIPS including guides to getting around, saving money and time, beating the crowds; and a calendar of festivals and events.
    • LOCAL INSIDER ADVICE on where to find under-the-radar gems including: Western Australia’s Best Beaches, Tasmania’s Top Hikes, 10 Unique Places to Stay, and 20 Things to Eat and Drink in Australia.
    •HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL OVERVIEWS to add perspective and enrich your travels.
    • 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.

DK Eyewitness Sydney (Travel Guide)

By DK Eyewitness

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2017-11-21
Paperback (264 pages)

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From the colonial history in the streets of the Rocks neighborhood, to Aboriginal art in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, a visit to the iconic Sydney Opera House, to climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge—this easy-to-use guide provides all the information you need. Just beyond Sydney, discover landscapes of outstanding beauty, such as the Royal National Park, the Blue Mountains, and the vineyards of the Hunter Valley. Plus there are suggestions for scenic walking and driving tours and for the best shops, markets, bars, and restaurants in Sydney.

Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Sydney.

   • Hotel and restaurant listings and recommendations.
   • Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance.
   • Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights.
   • Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums.
   • Free, color pull-out map (print edition) marked with sights, a selected site and street index, public transit map, practical information on getting around, and a distance chart for measuring walking distances.
   • Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area.
   • Area maps marked with sights and restaurants.
   • Detailed city maps include street finder index for easy navigation.
   • Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights.
   • Suggested day-trips and itineraries to explore beyond the city.

With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Sydney truly shows you this city as no one else can.

Series Overview: For more than two decades, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have helped travelers experience the world through the history, art, architecture, and culture of their destinations. Expert travel writers and researchers provide independent editorial advice, recommendations, and reviews. With guidebooks to hundreds of places around the globe available in print and digital formats, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides show travelers how they can discover more.

DK Eyewitness Top 10 Sydney: 2015 (Pocket Travel Guide)

By DK Eyewitness

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2015-05-05
Paperback (160 pages)

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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Sydney is your pocket guide to the very best of the city of Sydney.

Make the most of your trip to Sydney with our Top 10 Travel Guide, packed with insider trips, the best hotels for every budget, and the most fun places to travel or to take children in the city. From must-see museums and galleries to the greatest beaches and pools, you'll find it all in our guide. Take scenic excursions to see architecture, check out venues for music, dance, and theater, and visit Sydney's sporting venues. Packed with culture and activities, our guide to Sydney will make your trip extraordinary and unforgettable.

Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Sydney

True to its name, this Top 10 guidebook covers all major sights and attractions in easy-to-use "top 10" lists that help you plan the vacation that's right for you.

  • "Don't miss" destination highlights.
  • Things to do and places to eat, drink, and shop by area.
  • Free, color pull-out map (print edition), plus maps and photographs throughout.
  • Walking tours and day-trip itineraries.
  • Traveler tips and recommendations.
  • Local drink and dining specialties to try.
  • Museums, festivals, outdoor activities.
  • Creative and quirky best-of lists and more.

The perfect pocket-size travel companion: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Sydney

Recommended: For an in-depth guidebook to Australia, check out DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Australia, which offers the most complete cultural coverage of Australia; 3-D cross-section illustrations of major sights and attractions; thousands of photographs, illustrations, and maps; and more.

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

By Angie Droulias & FlyingKids

FlyingKids
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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 <<

Sydney Travel Diary: Kids Guided Journey Log Book 6x9 - Record Tracker Book For Writing, Sketching, Gratitude Prompt - Vacation Activities Memories Keepsake Journal - Girls Boys Traveling Notebook

By Stylesyndikat Sydney Books

Independently published
Paperback (112 pages)

Sydney Travel Diary: Kids Guided Journey Log Book 6x9 - Record Tracker Book For Writing, Sketching, Gratitude Prompt - Vacation Activities Memories Keepsake Journal - Girls Boys Traveling Notebook
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  • 112 Pages with beautiful illustrations
  • Daily sections for recording Location, Weather, Activities, Day's Highlights, Meals, Mood, Favorite Memories, What they learned today, Things they are grateful for
  • Section to draw or put stickers in
  • 6 x 9 inch (nearly DIN A5)
  • Sturdy matte soft-cover
  • Light weight, perfect to carry around

Keeps your girl or boy busy on the car, camper, train, plane or during waiting times. And makes their vacation, city trip or summer camp adventures into an educational experience.

The pretty inside holiday doodles inspire children to be creative and do own drawings in the sketching section.

Awesome keepsake for kids. One day in the far future they might show it to their own children. Precious memories.

Perfect beautiful birthday gift idea, souvenir or pre-trip present for any child - daughters, sons, grandchilds, friends kids.

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Insight Guides Pocket Sydney (Travel Guide with Free eBook) (Insight Pocket Guides)

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Insight Guides
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Insight Guides Pocket Sydney (Travel Guide with Free eBook) (Insight Pocket Guides)
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Insight Guides Pocket Guide Sydney

Travel made easy. Ask local experts.
The definitive pocket-sized travel guide, now with free app and eBook.

Compact, concise and packed full of essential information about where to go and what to do, this is an ideal on-the-move guide for exploring Sydney. From top tourist attractions like Sydney's glorious harbour, bountiful Aquarium and stunning Opera House, to cultural gems, including Sydney's favourite ocean playground, Bondi Beach, the lush and peaceful Royal Botanic Gardens, and the beautiful Blue Mountains, a rugged wilderness right on the city's doorstep, plan your perfect trip with this practical, all-in-one travel guide. 

Features of this travel guide to Sydney:
Inspirational itineraries: discover the best destinations, sights and excursions, highlighted with stunning photography
- Historical and cultural insights: delve into the city's rich history and culture, and learn all about its people, art and traditions
- Practical full-colour map: with every major attraction highlighted, the pull-out map makes on-the-ground navigation easy
- Key tips and essential information: from transport to tipping, we've got you covered
The ultimate travel tool: download the free app and eBook to access all this and more from your phone or tablet
Covers: Sydney Harbour; Harbourside attractions; Central Sydney; Darling Harbour; Eastern suburbs; Inner west suburbs; Western suburbs; The beaches; Excursions from Sydney

Looking for a comprehensive guide to Australia? Check out Insight Guides Australia for a detailed and entertaining look at all the country has to offer.

About Insight Guides: Insight Guides is a pioneer of full-colour guide books, with almost 50 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides with user-friendly, modern design. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps, as well as phrase books, picture-packed eBooks and apps to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.



 
 
 

 
 
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