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Australia
2010
With Foldout Map
                                                             C. York
C. York
C. York
Triangle
Triangle
Reef
Reef
Triangle
Reef
The Great Barrier Reef
Alpin
Alpin
Islet
Islet
Alpin
Islet
0
100 mi
C. Grenville
C. Grenville
C. Grenville
FAR
NORTHERN
SECTION
0
100 km
C. Direction
C. Direction
C. Direction
P A C I F I C O C E A N
PACIFIC OCEAN
PACIFIC OCEAN
C. Sidmouth
C. Sidmouth
C. Sidmouth
Cape
York
Peninsula
Cape
Cape
York
York
Peninsula
Osprey Reef
Osprey Reef
Peninsula
C. Melville
C. Melville
C. Melville
Princess
Charlotte
Princess
Charlotte
Bay
Princess
Howick Group
Howick Group
Howick Group
Charlotte
Bay
GREAT BARRIER REEF
GREAT BARRIER REEF
MARINE PARK
GREAT BARRIER REEF
MARINE PARK
Bay
Lizard I.
Lizard I.
Lizard I.
Coral
Coral
Sea
Coral
Sea
MARINE PARK
C. Flattery
C. Flattery
C. Bedford
C. Bedford
C. Flattery
C. Bedford
Sea
Cooktown
Cooktown
Bougainville Reef
Bougainville Reef
Bougainville Reef
Hope Is.
Hope Is.
Hope Is.
Willis Group
Willis Group
Willis Group
Holmes
Holmes
Reef
Holmes
Reef
Batt Reef
Batt Reef
Batt Reef
Reef
Port Douglas
Port Douglas
Cairns
Port Douglas
Cairns
Green I.
Green I.
Green I.
Chilcott I.
Chilcott I.
Chilcott I.
South West I.
South West I.
South West I.
Lihou Reefs
Lihou Reefs
& Cays
Lihou Reefs
& Cays
Fitzroy I.
Fitzroy I.
Fitzroy I.
Cairns
& Cays
CAIRNS
SECTION
Flinders
Flinders
Reef
Flinders
Reef
Reef
Dunk I.
Dunk I.
Dunk I.
Hinchinbrook I.
Hinchinbrook I.
Hinchinbrook I.
CENTRAL
SECTION
Great Palm I.
Great Palm I.
Great Palm I.
Marion
Marion
Reef
Marion
Reef
Reef
Magnetic I.
Magnetic I.
Magnetic I.
Townsville
Townsville
C. Upstart
C. Upstart
C. Upstart
CAPRICORN
SECTION
Hook I.
Hook I.
Hook I.
Whitsunday I.
Whitsunday I.
Whitsunday I.
Olympic Reef
Olympic Reef
Olympic Reef
Lindeman
Lindeman
Group
Group
Lindeman
Group
Q U E E N S L A N D
QUEENSLAND
QUEENSLAND
Brampton Is.
Brampton Is.
Brampton Is.
Mackay
Mackay
Northumberland
Northumberland
Isles
Isles
Northumberland
Isles
Swain
Swain
Reefs
Swain
Reefs
Reefs
Percy
Percy
Isles
Isles
Percy
Isles
Townshend I.
Townshend I.
Townshend I.
Great
Great
Keppel I.
Keppel I.
Great
Keppel I.
Tryon I.
Tryon I.
Tryon I.
Rockhampton
Rockhampton
Curtis I.
Curtis I.
Tropic of Capricorn
Tropic of Capricorn
Tropic of Capricorn
Heron I.
Heron I.
Heron I.
North
North
West I.
West I.
North
West I.
Bunker
Bunker
Group
Group
Bunker
Group
Gladstone
Gladstone
Darwin
Darwin
Darwin
Lady
Lady
Eliot I.
Eliot I.
Lady
Eliot I.
Area of
Area of
Detail
Area of
Detail
Detail
AUSTRALIA
Bundaberg
Bundaberg
Brisbane
Brisbane
Brisbane
Perth
Perth
Perth
Sydney
Sydney
Canberra
Sydney
Adelaide
Adelaide
Adelaide
Maryborough
Maryborough
Canberra
Canberra
Melbourne
Melbourne
Melbourne
                           Australia
2010
by Lee Atkinson, Ron Crittall,
Marc Llewellyn & Lee Mylne
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CONTENTS
LIST OF MAPS
viii
1 THE BEST OF AUSTRALIA
1
1
The Top Travel Experiences . . . . . . . . . 1
2
The Best Outdoor Adventures . . . . . . 5
3
The Best Places to View Wildlife . . . . 6
4
The Best Outback Experiences . . . . . 7
5
The Best Beaches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
6
The Best Diving & Snorkeling
Sites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
7
The Best Places to Bushwalk. . . . . . .11
8
The Best Places for Aboriginal
Culture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
9
The Best of Small-Town
Australia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
10
The Best Museums . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
11
The Best Luxury
Accommodations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
12
The Best Moderate
Accommodations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
13
The Best Alternative
Accommodations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
14
The Best Bed & Breakfasts . . . . . . . . .18
15
The Best Restaurants . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
16
The Best Lower-Priced
Restaurants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
2 AUSTRALIA IN DEPTH
22
1
Looking Back at Australia. . . . . . . . . .22
The Ancient Art of Australia . . . . . . . . .
23
The “Stolen Generations” . . . . . . . . . . . .
24
2
The Lay of the Land . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
The Drought Continues . . . . . . . . . . . . .
29
3
Australia in Popular Culture . . . . . . .32
4
Eating & Drinking in Australia . . . . .34
3 PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO AUSTRALIA
37
1
When to Go. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Australia Calendar of Events . . . . . . . .
38
2
Entry Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
3
Getting There & Getting
Around . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
4
Money & Costs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
5
Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
6
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
7
Specialized Travel Resources . . . . . .58
8
Sustainable & Responsible
Tourism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
9
Special Interest Trips &
Escorted General Interest Tours . . .63
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