Australia Travel Books




Find an Australia Travel Guide Book

Welcome! Search below for some excellent Australia vacation planning books from various respected publishers in the travel guide market. Learn about all the great attractions and activities in Australia. Affordable and high value accomodations, restuarant price ranges, costs of various activities, etc can be found in the various books. Snorkeling and dive spots are also listed in a portable guide book version for Australia's famous Great Barrier Reef..



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Frommer's Australia 2008

  • Paperback: 736 pages
  • Publisher: Frommers; Rev Ed edition (November 5, 2007)

Book Description:
From the Back Cover - Frommer's. The best trips start here. Experience a place the way the locals do.

Enjoy the best it has to offer.

  • From the Outback to the Great Barrier Reef and everywhere in between, let our expert authors guide you around Down Under.

  • Outspoken opinions on what's worth your time and what's not.

  • Exact prices, so you can plan the perfect trip whatever your budget.

  • Off-the-beaten-path experiences and undiscovered gems, plus new takes on top attractions.

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Frommer's Portable Australia's Great Barrier Reef

  • Paperback: 201 pages
  • Publisher: Frommers; 4 edition (January 17, 2007)

Book Description:
Australia's Great Barrier Reef is the only living structure on Earth visible from the moon; at 348,700 square kilometers (238,899 square miles), it's bigger than the United Kingdom. It stretches over 2,000 kilometers (1,250 miles) and is home to some 1,500 kinds of fish, 400 species of corals, 4,000 kinds of clams and snails, and who knows how many sponges, worms, starfish, and sea urchins. In short, the Great Barrier Reef is the Eighth Wonder of the World.

Frommer's Portable Australia's Great Barrier Reef gives you the lowdown on some of the best sites to snorkel and dive this magnificent piece of nature and tips on how to make the most of your experience. We tell you about the top dive and snorkel sites, as well as some remote beauties that are rarely explored by travelers. We walk you through everything from how to choose a gateway to the Reef to how to pick a dive course. We recommend the best boats for exploring the Reef, from day-trip vessels to dedicated live-aboard dive boats. We tell you about some of the wonderful creatures you will see (and the few scary ones to avoid!). We recommend places to stay, from inexpensive B&B's to glamorous Great Barrier Reef island resorts. And recognizing that even die-hard snorkelers and divers want to take a break from fishes once in a while, we cover the best stuff to do on dry land, such as taking a four-wheel drive safari into World Heritage-listed rain forest or visiting a to turtle rookery.


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Frommer's Australia from $60 a Day

  • Paperback: 660 pages
  • Publisher: Frommers; 14 edition (January 24, 2006)

Book Description:
Frommer’s is the name you can trust for great travel bargains. Our acclaimed $-a-Day series is not for backpackers who want to rough it, but for travelers with taste, who’ve outgrown their student lifestyle and demand comfortable accommodations and good, authentic meals at a reasonable price. Each guide is loaded with detailed listings for mom-and-pop motels, B&Bs, comfortable guesthouses, good-value bistros, and ethnic restaurants. You’ll find a bargain-hunter’s shopping guide, affordable fun after dark, and complete sightseeing coverage, including the best things to do for free (or almost).

Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go—they’ve done the legwork for you, and they’re not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. Every Frommer’s $-a-Day Guide is up-to-date, with dozens of maps and exact prices for every expense, so you can plan each day’s budget. Frommer’s knows that affordable travel doesn’t have to mean making sacrifices. It’s about having fun and getting a great deal!

Australia seems like an expensive proposition for a vacation. But it doesn’t have to be. With Frommer’s Australia from $50 a Day, you’ll save money every step of the way, whether you’re snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef, sharing a pint at an Outback pub, spotting 'roos and koalas, or snagging discount tickets to the Sydney Opera House.

Our authors, longtime residents of Australia, have uncovered hundreds of fabulous, affordable places to stay; you’ll find candid, detailed reviews of motels, apartments, B&Bs, and more, all with exact prices. It all comes with dozens of accurate maps, a complete sightseeing guide, and details on the best of Australia’s glorious beaches and bush walks, plus the most affordable diving. You’ll even get a free color foldout map!


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Fodor's Australia 2008

  • Paperback: 720 pages
  • Publisher: Fodor's (November 6, 2007)

Book Description:
Explore the richest underwater kingdom on earth, cuddle with a koala, sail past the world's most photographed opera house, gaze over the rain forest from a private balcony, break in your board shorts at a legendary beach, or see towering rock formations carved by the ocean—Fodor's Australia 2008 offers all these experiences and more! Our local writers have traveled throughout the country to find the best hotels, restaurants, attractions and activities to prepare you for a journey of stunning variety. Before you leave for your trip be sure to pack your Fodor's guide to ensure you don't miss a thing.

The San Francisco Chronicle sums it up best — "Fodor's guides are saturated with information."

- We update our Australia guide every year. You won't find a more accurate, current guidebook anywhere.
- Unlike other travel books, Fodor's guides rely heavily on local experts who know the territory best—so you know you're seeing the real Australia.
- We give you the planning tools you need to tailor your trip. We give options for all budgets. You make the choices.



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Fodor's Exploring Australia, 7th Edition

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Fodor's; 7 edition (May 1, 2007)

Book Description:
Fodor's Exploring Guides are the most up-to-date, full-color guidebooks available. Covering destinations around the world, these guides are loaded with photos; essays on culture and history, architecture and art; itineraries, walks and excursions; descriptions of sights; and practical information. Fodor's Exploring Australia, 7th Edition gives you great tips on dining and lodging for all budgets as well as tips on basics such as getting there and getting around and when to go and what to pack



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Fodor's See It Australia, 2nd Edition

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Fodor's; 2 edition (November 7, 2006)

Book Description:
Fodor’s See It Austrailia is perfect for travelers who want to understand Austrailian history and culture before they arrive, and experience the country like a native Aussie while they’re there.

Overflowing with brilliant color photography, this is the only illustrated guide that provides the practical information that you need while traveling—complete restaurant and hotel reviews with exact prices for lodging and dining (not ranges), plus time-saving tips and how to avoid crowds, exact admission prices to key sights, great photo stops, and special notes on “kid-friendly” attractions throughout.
The Sights
Whether you want see koalas and penguins up close and personal at Phillip Island, watch the sun set from Sydney Harbor, or hike around the base of the breathtaking Ayers Rock, See It Austrailia will take you there. Accessibly written to help you navigate throughout the country without missing a thing, each attraction includes exact admission prices, what galleries and museums not to miss, and where to stop for quick bites and refreshing drinks along the way. Sights are also rated for their “value”, “walkability”, “historic and cultural interest”, plus we suggest fantastic “photo stops” and entertaining and age-appropriate “kid-friendly” attractions throughout the book.

What to Do?
Our shopping guide will tell you where to get local souvenirs for every budget, from an Aboriginal boomerang to precious stones. But, Austrailia has much more to offer than just sight-seeing and shopping. Fodor’s See It Austrailia provides insider information on classical, theatrical, and cinematic performances, nightlife, spectator and activity sports, and festivals and events.

Atlas and Maps
Detailed neighborhood maps are incorporated throughout the book to help you navigate on historic walks, shopping tours, or to find a restaurant. Plus, a 16-page atlas details each road and path with highlights of important landmarks, parks, metro stations, and car parking areas.


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Australia For Dummies

  • Paperback: 552 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (March 24, 2008)

Book Description:
From the Outback to the Great Barrier Reef to glorious, sophisticated cities like Sydney, this guide helps you find the Australian adventures and attractions that are right for you, whether you’d like to cuddle a koala, explore a shipwreck, swim with whale sharks, or climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It gives you the scoop on:

  • The mysterious Uluru (Ayers Rock) in Red Center that has awed people for thousands of years
  • Where to spot all kinds of wildlife, including kangaroos, platypuses, wallabies, Tasmanian devils, wombats, marsupials, and man-eating crocodiles
  • The best places to take a beach walk or a bushwalk, where you’ll wind beneath dripping tree ferns and pounding cascades
  • All kinds of activities, from boomerang- and spear-throwing instruction to hiking to snorkeling over dazzling reefs, fishing for coral trout, or discovering Australia’s best wines
  • Great accommodations, ranging from luxury hotels to an African-style safari camp with air-conditioned tents to a motel with underground rooms reached by a maze of tunnels dug out of the rock
  • The best places to experience Aboriginal culture and find Aboriginal arts and crafts

Like every For Dummies travel guide, Australia For Dummies includes:

  • Down-to-earth trip-planning advice
  • What you shouldn’t miss — and what you can skip
  • The best hotels and restaurants for every budget
  • Lots of detailed maps


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Australia's Dangerous Creatures For Dummies

  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley (April 18, 2008)

Book Description:
Australia has many unique and fascinating creatures, and this book covers them all. Inside you’ll find all the animals that have built Australia’s reputation as one of the wildest places on earth to visit, such as crocodiles, sharks, snakes, spiders and jellyfish. You’ll also find some creatures you wouldn’t expect, such as bees, koalas and emus. Australia’s Dangerous Creatures For Dummies provides an intimate portrait of each creature, showing readers in detail how to identify them and avoid them in the wild. Also provided are 55 photos, including 16 in full colour, and 70 diagrams, to aid readers with identification, and first aid tips and instructions on what to do in an emergency. Throughout the book, the authors also reinforce the need to respect Australian wildlife, and highlight that humans are the most dangerous creatures of all.


  • crocodiles, snakes, scorpions and leeches
  • dingoes, water buffalos and ferocious ferals
  • birds such as kookaburras, eagles, emus and cassowarry
  • Australian icons such as koalas, kangaroos and possums
  • dangers at the beach, such as jellyfish, octopuses, sting rays, sharks and fish
  • urban dwellers such as spiders, bees, wasps and caterpillars.