THE ROUGH GUIDE TO GAY & LESBIAN AUSTRALIAis the definitive guide to queer life right across the wide brown land. It features:Comprehensivelistings of gay- and lesbian-friendly accommodation, cafes and restaurants, bars and clubs, as well as gyms, pools and beaches.The lowdownon gay and lesbian events throughout Australia - from Sydney's Mardi Gras to Perth's Pride festival - and how to get in on the celebrations.Detailsof community services and networks, plus specialist travel services, to ensure a smooth ride.Insider viewsof queer screen culture, literature, music and the arts.
The Rough Guide to Australia is the indispensable travel companion to this vast, stunning, totally unique destination. Whether you're making a bee-line for the beaches, stepping out on a wine tour, heading-off on an Outback adventure or packing it ALL into one trip of a lifetime, The Rough Guide to Australia has everything you'll ever need on where to go and how to get there. This guide is packed with practical information on once-in-a-life-time experiences: spotting crocs in Kakadu National Park, following the Ocean Road along Victoria's spectacularly rugged coast, shooting the rapids of Tasmania's Franklin River and hiking Carnavon Gorge to gaze at ancient Aboriginal art. Our dedicated authors have scoured the country finding you the best spots to catch a band in Melbourne, view contemporary art in Sydney and savour seafood in Perth, and of course they've listed great places to stay for every budget, loads of shopping, and where to find the wildest parties. Plus there's clear mapping and loads of background information on wildlife, history, music, festivals and Aboriginal culture. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Australia. Now available in ePub format.
The Rough Guide to Australia is your indispensable guide to one of the most unmissable countries on earth. Packed with practical information on once-in-a-lifetime experiences in Oz, from sunrise walks around Uluru to viewing Kangaroo Island's wild seals, sea lions, kangaroos and koalas; bush-camping safaris in UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park to exhilarating helicopter flights down the dramatic gorges of Aboriginal-owned Nitmiluk National Park - not forgetting the stunning harbour side bars and restaurants of Sydney. Written by a team of widely-travelled, dedicated authors, this Rough Guide will help you to discover the best hotels, restaurants, cafes, shops and festivals around Australia, whatever your budget. Plus, you'll find expert background on Australia's history, wildlife, cinema and fascinating aboriginal culture and the clearest maps of any guide. Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to Australia.
With fresh journalistic writing and reams of information on what to see and do, this guide takes readers from the big cities to the countryside. Includes candid reviews on restaurants and accommodations for all budgets. 83 maps. Full-color insert. Two-color throughout.
The Rough Guide to Melbourne is the ultimate travel guide with clear maps and detailed coverage of all the best attractions Melbourne has to offer. Discover Melbourne's coolest bars and the hippest Melbourne hotels to the immense changes to the fabric of the city itself. Packed with detailed, practical advice on what to see and do in Melbourne, get the lowdown on Melbourne's renowned live music and club scenes and whet your appetite for its restaurants with a insert on its eclectic multicultural cuisine for all budgets. Features include detailed coverage on the lively Melbourne city centre and dynamic outer suburbs; the cafes of Fitzroy, Prahran and South Yarra shopping, and the beaches of St Kilda to wine tasting tours of the Yarra Valley and road trips along the magnificent Great Ocean Road. You'll find authoritative background on Melbourne's history, film and books. Explore all corners of Australia's fastest growing city, with the clearest Melbourne maps, street plans and tram and train maps of any guide. Make the most of your holiday with The Rough Guide to Melbourne.
The Rough Guide Snapshot to South Australia is the ultimate travel guide to this area of Australia. It leads you through the region with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions, from the Barossa Valley to Kangaroo Island and Coober Pedy to Lake Eyre. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels, shops, bars and nightlife, ensuring you make the most of your trip, whether passing through, staying for the weekend or longer. Also included is the Basics section from The Rough Guide to Australia, with all the practical information you need for travelling in and around the country, including transport, food, drink, costs, health, sports and outdoor activities and festivals. Also published as part of The Rough Guide to Australia. Now available in ePub format.
This edition features a colour section with photographs of Sydney's highlights. There is coverage of every attraction from catching a wave at Bondi to scaling the harbour bridge or watching a film under the stars. There are critical reviews of restaurants and accommodation plus the lowdown on the best places to drink, dance, swim and shop. It also covers the numerous day-trips that are possible from the city, including wine tasting in Hunter Valley, bushwalking in the Blue Mountains and cruising on the Hawkesbury River.
The Rough Guides Snapshot Australia: Tasmania is the ultimate travel guide to this area of Australia. It leads you through the region with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions, from Hobart to Freycinet National Park, and the Tamar Valley to the Franklin River. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels, shops, bars and nightlife, ensuring you make the most of your trip, whether passing through, staying for the weekend or longer. The Rough Guides Snapshot Australia: Tasmania covers Hobart and around, the far south, the Tasman Peninsula, the Midland Highway, the east coast, Launceston and around, Deloraine and Walls of Jerusalem National Park, the northwest coast, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, the west, and Southwest National Park. Also included is the Basics section from the Rough Guide to Australia, with all the practical information you need for travelling in and around the region, including transport, food, drink, costs, health, visas and outdoor activities. Also published as part of the Rough Guide to Australia. The Rough Guides Snapshot Australia: Tasmania is equivalent to 110 printed pages.
The Rough Guide to Southwest China is the essential, full-color guide to China's most compelling region, from tropical rainforest to the snowbound heights of the Tibetan plateau and the mighty Yangzi River. Inside its modern cities you'll find lively restaurants and teahouses, busy streets and trendy bars. Further afield are historic old towns and trade roads, once trodden by merchants, Communist guerillas, third-century warriors, and European plant-hunters. Limestone peaks, caves, waterfalls, and the world's largest sinkholes compete for your attention alongside rare monkeys, birds, and-of course-pandas. Half of China's 56 recognized ethnic groups live in the region, too, including Tibetans, Miao, Dong, Yi, Bai, and Dai, enlivening the countryside with wooden villages, monastery towns, extreme rice terracing exquisite textiles, and exuberant festivals, and visitors can join pilgrims circuiting lamaseries, get a close-up view of monumental Buddhist sculptures, and climb holy mountains. With more than fifty full-color maps, vibrant color photos, honest reviews, and expert background, the Rough Guide is all you need. Originally published in print in 2012. Now available in ePub format.
World-renowned 'tell it like it is' guidebook available now with a free eBook Discover Australia with this comprehensive, entertaining, 'tell it like it is' Rough Guide, packed with comprehensive practical information and our experts' honest and independent recommendations. Whether you plan to swim with whale sharks, explore the Atherton Tablelands or sail in the Whitsunday Islands, The Rough Guide to Australia will help you discover the best places to explore, sleep, eat, drink and shop along the way. Features of The Rough Guide to Australia: - Detailed regional coverage: provides in-depth practical information for each step of all kinds of trip, from intrepid off-the-beaten-track adventures, to chilled-out breaks in popular tourist areas. Regions covered include: Sydney and around, New South Wales and the ACT, Coastal Queensland, Outback Queensland, Northern Territory, Western Australia, South Australia, Melbourne and around, Victoria, and Tasmania. - Honest independent reviews: written with Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, and recommendations you can truly trust, our writers will help you get the most from your trip to Australia. - Meticulous mapping: always full-colour, with clearly numbered, colour-coded keys. Find your way around Sydney, Melbourne and many more locations without needing to get online. - Fabulous full-colour photography: features a richness of inspirational colour photography, including the captivating, rugged peaks of the Flinders Ranges and the stunning blue waters (and whale sharks!) of Ningaloo Marine Park. - Things not to miss: Rough Guides' rundown of Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide's best sights and top experiences. - Itineraries: carefully planned routes will help you organise your trip, and inspire and inform your on-the-road experiences. - Basics section: packed with essential pre-departure information including getting there, getting around, accommodation, food and drink, health, the media, festivals, sports and outdoor activities, culture and etiquette, shopping and more. - Background information: comprehensive Contexts chapter provides fascinating insights into Australia, with coverage of history, religion, ethnic groups, environment, wildlife and books, plus a handy language section and glossary. - Innovative and unique extras: a free eBook - Covers: Sydney and around, New South Wales and the ACT, Coastal Queensland, Outback Queensland, Northern Territory, Western Australia, South Australia, Melbourne and around, Victoria, and Tasmania. About Rough Guides: Rough Guides have been inspiring travellers for over 35 years, with over 30 million copies sold globally. Synonymous with practical travel tips, quality writing and a trustworthy 'tell it like it is' ethos, the Rough Guides list includes more than 260 travel guides to 120+ destinations, gift-books and phrasebooks.