If you are only going to the South Island then this is a cheaper alternative to the Lonely Planet New Zealand guide, however the information and advice is more up to date in this newer edition. Plenty of maps and plenty of information about outdoor activities.
If you are only going to the North Island, this is a cheaper alternative to the Lonely Planet New Zealand guide, however the information and advice is more up to date in this newer edition. Plenty of maps and plenty of information about outdoor activities.
A comprehensive and detailed guide to all the major island groups in the South Pacific. Lonely Planet also produces more in-depth guides to individual island groups, but this is an excellent place to start planning your trip.
An excellent guide for the traveller on any budget (though backpackers may find their needs better met by the Rough Guide) combining practical detail with in-depth historical and cultural information on each region. Particularly strong on the South Island.
One of Lonely Planet's excellent and informative guides to some of the islands of the South Pacific. Includes a variety of itineraries and tailored trips for island-hopping. Covers The Society Islands, The Australs, The Tuamotus and The Marquesas.
This particularly good guide from Lonely Planet covers New Caledonia and the islands of Vanuatu in good detail. Includes a chapter on diving in the area, as well as the usual reliable information on where to stay and what to see.
From the trusted Lonely Planet brand come this wonderful new range of guidebooks for kids. Fact-filled and fun to read, these guides are aimed at giving a cultural and historical tour of Australia for children aged 7-13.
Lonely Planet have always covered New Zealand well, and this 14th edition is no exception, with comprehensive listings and excellent travel advice. From partying in Auckland to whalewatching in Kaikoura, this guide has it all.
A handsome introduction to the city and region, this guide offers interesting essays, splendid photographs and an array of suggested sights and tours. Less practically-minded, however, than the Rough or Lonely Planet.
This easy to use and comprehensive guide to Australia has its strengths in its beautiful colour photographs, excellent walking tours and maps and well written history sections. Also features smaller sections on where to stay and eat for all areas featured.
Although this guide may be lacking in photographs and detailed maps compared with the Lonely Planet edition, it more than makes up for it with a wealth of useful information, particularly on accommodation and restaurants. Well researched and reliable.
An excellent guide to the home country of Lonely Planet, this contains a thorough selection of must-see sights, restaurants and budget accommodation for all the major holiday destinations of Australia, along with useful pieces on the history of the country.