A useful and well researched guide to the popular East Coast of Australia, from the far north Queensland coast right down to Melbourne, with plenty of information and itineraries for detours along the way. Features in-depth sections on Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.
Rough Guides turn their attention to the East Coast, with a guide to rival those of Footprint and Lonely Planet. In addition to the well-worn backpacker trail, this guide includes details of lesser-known places, as well as side tips to the Torres Strait Islands and Uluru.
This guide features some of the best sights and experiences Australia has to offer, from the Great Barrier Reef to Surfer's Paradise on the Gold Coast. Also boasts an excellent section on Brisbane and surrounding areas.
This terrific little guide packs a lot of information into a deceptively small book and is perfect for shorter stays in Sydney. Although not particuarly strong on accommodation, there is plenty on exploring, shopping and going out.
A great guide to the city and its environs, the Eyewitness combines an abundance of colour photographs with information on the architecture, history and culture of Sydney, area by area. Features a particularly good section on trips beyond Sydney.
A good companion to a more comprehensive guide, this diluted version distills all the essential information into the best of the best on what to see, where to eat and shop, and where to get pampered. Limited information on accommodation.
An indispensible book for those spending any length of time in the city. Although obviously aimed at those wanting to settle in Sydney, this book is also of great use to tourists, with unrivalled information on nightlife and eating out in addition to lots of practical information.
Sydney is the Australian city most deserving of a Time Out guide, with its fantastic shopping, restaurants and nightlife. This is a useful guide to the city, with comprehensive listings and a large section of the city's arts and entertainment.
As the cultural capital of Australia, nowhere deserves a Wallpaper guide more than Melbourne. Featuring the usual collection of colour photographs and chic locations, this guide is an excellent companion for both short and longer trips.
This Footprint guide is an excellent companion to their East Coast Australia guide. Very useful for accommodation and restaurants, with some good suggestions for excusions and activities from the larger towns.
This is the first edition of the Rough Guide to Tasmania and features the usual excellent selection of accommodation, restaurants and sights. Also includes some good information on visiting Tasmania's natural beauty spots.
Although not as comprehensive as either the Lonely Planet or the Rough Guide, the Insight is perfect for fully displaying the beauty of Tasmania through its numerous colour photographs. Also has a very good section on the history of the island.
Packed with beautiful photographs depicting the amazing natural beauty of New Zealand, this guide is somewhat lacking in practical information though it does advise on some excellent walks and excursions.
Lacking the depth of practical detail prioritised by other guides, this colourful volume instead gives a strong flavour of the country with extended introductory chapters and a multitude of photographs guaranteed to inspire one's trip.