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World Heritage Sites of Australia

World Heritage Sites of Australia

Peter Valentine ,  Peter Garrett

$49.99
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Visitors to Australia marvel when they see the places recognised by the United Nations as World Heritage. From the ancient, pristine temperate rainforests in the south to the massive escarpments and tropical wetlands in the north, they are dazzling in their ecological complexity and the record they offer of life on this planet and the human experience in Australia.

Peter Valentine presents Australia's 19 World Heritage sites in a magnificent tribute to natural and cultural history. The outstanding qualities of each site are described and illustrated in exquisite detail, along with an account of how the site came to be on the World Heritage List. In many cases, the path towards listing was not straightforward, with the Australian Government having to exercise its constitutional powers against other parties with vested interests in using sites for other purposes, including forestry and mining.

Rainforests that show the connections of the ancient supercontinent Gondwana. Rock art that points to a history of human settlement reaching over 60,000 years into the past. Sandstone remnants of eighty years of convict labour and imprisonment. A marvel of twentieth-century architecture. This is Australia's world heritage.

In a thoughtful foreword, former minister for the environment, heritage and the arts and Midnight Oil lead singer Peter Garrett describes his own experience of these wonders and concern for their continued existence.

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Paris and Other Disappointments

Paris and Other Disappointments

Adam Rozenbachs

$34.99
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Sick of going overseas and enjoying himself, comedian Adam Rozenbachs decided he would take his father on the trip of a lifetime to Europe. For his dad, it was a chance to return to the place he hadn't seen since fleeing post-war Germany. For Adam, a chance to repay his dad for everything he'd given him in life. After three weeks of travel, Adam decided not killing his dad was more than enough repayment. Frustration reached a whole new level as Adam discovered his dad didn't like museums, galleries, landmarks, travelling, or Paris.

God, he hated Paris.

But amid the irritation of travelling with an adult toddler (an adoddler), Adam learned - through gritted teeth - more about his dad, his family and himself.

If you've ever travelled with family, are considering it, or would never even dream of it, you will identify with the pain, pressure and triumph of Adam making it out alive (and with a hint of sanity left). Paris and Other Disappointments is a hilarious memoir about fathers and sons, and the joys and challenges of travel, from one of Australia's most talented comedians.

Praise for the live show version of 'Paris and Other Disappointments' Eurodad - 'Do you have or have you ever had a parent? Well if you have, there's something in this show for you . . . There really is something in here for everyone. Adam Rozenbachs is a seasoned comedy writer and performer, with TV and radio credits as well as stand-up and it really shows. A quality performance.' Herald Sun 'Good, honest, Aussie comedy with lashings of cheeky charm.' The Age 'Combining his skills as raconteur with an acutely developed sense of comic timing, this is mainstream, storytelling comedy at its best . . . the result is a great character study of a particular type of set-in-their-ways bloke.' Chortle UK
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The Best of Sydney

The Best of Sydney

$19.99
If you have 3 days in Sydney or 10 days, this dip in book gives you the very best of Sydney. The bests attractions that are a must see, a brief history on the city and it's people. Where are the best places to eat, drink, stay including rooftop bars, live music, best cocktails, great coffee, and what each venue is known for.

Tips and hints about moving around the city via public transport or car.

Information about the tourist traps and off the beaten track of places to visit and to eat and drink at.

Anything and everything you would need to know if you are from another state of Australia and visiting or if you are an international tourist.
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The World's Great Railway Journeys: 50 of the most spectacular, luxurious,  unusual and exhilarating routes across the globe

The World's Great Railway Journeys: 50 of the most spectacular, luxurious, unusual and exhilarating routes across the globe

Brian Solomon

$49.99
A portrait in words and photographs of over 50 of the world's most exciting, unusual and exotic railway journeys, including North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australasia. Each journey is accompanied by a route map and is described in terms of the technical challenges of the construction of the track as well as the stunning views to be seen while travelling on the trains. One of the most famous, the Orient Express route from Paris to Istanbul, is historical and no longer possible as a single journey but full details of how to trace the route today accompany the description of the original concept. Other journeys are included because of the exciting countryside they pass through, such as the spectacular railways in the Canadian Rockies, or the challenging nature of the route, such as India's Darjeeling Himalayan Railways, or the Indian Pacific which runs across Australia from Perth to Sydney.

The World's Great Rail Journeys is perfect for all railway enthusiasts, whether actual or armchair travellers.
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Bewildered

Bewildered

Laura Waters

$29.99
What would move you to ditch your life and take off into the wild for five months? For Laura Waters, it took the implosion of a toxic relationship and a crippling bout of anxiety. Armed with maps, a compass and her life in a bag on her back, she set out to walk the untamed landscapes of the Te Araroa trail in New Zealand, 3000 kilometres of raw, wild, mountainous trail winding from the top of the North Island to the frosty tip of the South Island. But when her walking partner dropped out on the second day, she was faced with a choice: abandon the journey, or face her fears and continue on alone? She chose to walk on.

For five months, Laura battled not only treacherous terrain and elements, but also the demons of self-doubt and anxiety. As the kilometres fell behind her, nature did its work, stripping away her identity and guiding her towards a new way of being. At the end of Te Araroa, it was the hard-earned insights into the power of nature, emotional wellbeing and fulfilling relationships - with others as well as with herself - that were Laura's greatest accomplishments. She emerged 'rewilded', and it transformed her life.
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75 Must-See Places to Take the Kids (before they don't want to go

75 Must-See Places to Take the Kids (before they don't want to go

Robin Esrock

$32.99
When you have kids, it can be hard to just get out of the front door.

If you're going to travel together, you might as well make it somewhere incredible.

Renowned international travel writer Robin Esrock has scoured the planet in search of bucket-list-worthy experiences, infusing his adventures with humour, quirky facts, intimate photography and worldly insights. He's swum with piranhas and bungeed off TV towers, but nothing could prepare him for travelling across Australia with his two young kids.

His advice is simple: DON'T DO IT!

But, if you can't resist the thought of inspiring your family with the adventures of a lifetime, be sure to read these rousing, honest and hilarious stories first. From handfeeding giant bluefin tuna to chasing quokkas, swimming in remote waterfalls to zip-lining through ancient forests, Robin explores incredible destinations your kids will never forget. Along with practical, funny and brutally honest advice, this is the perfect book to inspire curious parents to tackle the very best of Australia.
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The Best of Canberra

The Best of Canberra

$19.99
If you have 3 days in Canberra or 10 days, this dip in book gives you the very best of Canberra. The bests attractions that are a must see, a brief history on the city and it's people. Where are the best places to eat, drink, stay including rooftop bars, live music, best cocktails, great coffee, and what each venue is known for. Tips and hints about moving around the city via public transport or car. Information about the tourist traps and off the beaten track of places to visit and to eat and drink at. All the museums to visit while in Canberra, government buildings and attractions. Anything and everything you would need to know if you are from another state of Australia and visiting or if you are an international tourist.
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Melbourne Pocket Precincts: A Pocket Guide to the City's Best Cultural Hangouts, Shops, Bars and Eateries

Melbourne Pocket Precincts: A Pocket Guide to the City's Best Cultural Hangouts, Shops, Bars and Eateries

Dale Campisi ,  Brady Michaels

$19.99
Melbourne is a city of proud locals, and visitors who wish they lived here. Whether by bike or by tram, explore the lively streets and beautiful green spaces; it's no wonder Melbourne has long been considered one of the most liveable cities in the world. Culture reigns supreme with world-class museums, galleries, street art and a topnotch food and coffee scene. Browse with the Collins Street elite or vintage shop-hop through Collingwood and Prahran, then finish the day with a fine wine on one of the CBD's many rooftop bars. Melbourne Pocket Precincts is your curated guide to the city's best cultural, shopping, eating and drinking experiences, from the grunge of Fitzroy to the seaside vibes of St Kilda. As well as detailed reviews and maps for major attractions through to hidden gems, this guide includes a selection of field trips encouraging you to venture outside the city to the Dandenong Ranges and Yarra Valley vineyards, the picturesque Mornington Peninsula, the iconic Great Ocean Road and the historic Goldfields. Slip this guide into your pocket and head off on an adventure, experiencing the coolest places in Melbourne and surrounds, like a local.
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DK Eyewitness Top 10 Iceland: 2020

DK Eyewitness Top 10 Iceland: 2020

DK Eyewitness

$19.99
Marvel at the natural beauty of the Vatnaj kull National Park, observe the seabird colony at the Latrabjarg Bird Cliffs, venture out to the Landmannalaugar Area to explore mountains and hot springs, relish the tranquil waters of Lake My vatn, wonder at the mighty waterfall at Gullfoss, or hike around the grassy meadows to enjoy the landscape. From Top 10 offshore islands to Top 10 festivals - discover the best of Iceland with this easy-to-use travel guide.

Inside Top 10 Iceland- - Nine easy-to-follow itineraries, perfect for a day trip, a weekend, or a week - Top 10 lists showcase the best Iceland attractions, covering the Blue Lagoon, _x00DE_ingvellir National Park, Sn fellsj kull National Park, J kulsarl n, and more - Free laminated pull-out map of Iceland, plus seven full-colour area maps - In-depth area guides explore Iceland's most interesting neighbourhoods, with the best places for shopping, going out, and sightseeing - Colour-coded chapters divided by area make it easy to find information quickly and plan your day - Essential travel tips including our expert choices of where to stay, eat, shop and sightsee, plus useful transport, visa and health information - Colour maps help you navigate with ease - Covers Reykjavik, West Iceland and the Sn fellsnes Peninsula, the Westfjords, North Iceland, East Iceland, South Iceland and the Highland Interior About DK Eyewitness Travel- DK's Top 10 guides take the work out of planning a short trip, with easy-to-read maps, tips and tours to inform and enrich your weekend trip or cultural break. DK is the world's leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in over 120 countries.
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DK Eyewitness Top 10 Florence and Tuscany: 2020

DK Eyewitness Top 10 Florence and Tuscany: 2020

DK Eyewitness

$19.99
Wander through Florence's beautiful streets and masterpiece-packed galleries, visit the iconic leaning Tower of Pisa and Siena's majestic Piazza del Campo, or explore the vineyards of Montepulciano and Montalcino. From Top 10 Hill Towns to the Top 10 Medici Rulers - this easy-to-use travel guide is packed with information to help you discover the very best of Florence and Tuscany.

Inside Top 10 Florence and Tuscany- - Ten easy-to-follow itineraries, perfect for a day trip, a weekend, or a week - Top 10 lists showcase Florence and Tuscany's best attractions, covering the Uffizi, the Duomo, Pitti Palace, Chianti and many more - Free laminated pull-out map of Florence and Tuscany, plus eight full-colour area maps - In-depth neighbourhood guides explore Florence and Tuscany's most interesting areas, with the best places for shopping, going out, and sightseeing - Colour-coded chapters divided by area make it easy to find information quickly and plan your day - Essential travel tips including our expert choices of where to stay, eat, shop, and sightsee, plus useful transport, visa and health information - Colour maps help you navigate with ease - Covers Florence, Siena, Western Hill Towns, the Southern Coast, Maremma and more Staying for longer and looking for a comprehensive guide to the region? Try our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Florence and Tuscany for more in-depth information.

About DK Eyewitness Travel- DK's Top 10 guides take the work out of planning a short trip, with easy-to-read maps, tips and tours to inform and enrich your weekend trip or cultural break. DK is the world's leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in over 120 countries.
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DK Eyewitness Top 10 Venice: 2020

DK Eyewitness Top 10 Venice: 2020

DK Eyewitness

$19.99
Marvel at the splendour of the Basilica San Marco and Doge's Palace, enjoy a cup of coffee on Piazza San Marco, take a gondola ride down the Grand Canal, or admire the magnificent art treasures at the Accademia Galleries. From Top 10 palaces to Top 10 things to do for free - discover the best of Venice with this easy-to-use travel guide.

Inside Top 10 Venice- - Ten easy-to-follow itineraries, perfect for a day trip, a weekend, or a week - Top 10 lists showcase the best attractions in Venice, covering Basilica San Marco, Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, The Rialto, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and more - Free laminated pull-out map of Venice, plus eight full-colour area maps - In-depth area guides explore Venice's most interesting neighbourhoods, with the best places for shopping, going out and sightseeing - Colour-coded chapters divided by area make it easy to find information quickly and plan your day - Essential travel tips including our expert choices of where to stay, eat, shop and sightsee, plus useful transport, visa and health information - Colour maps help you navigate with ease - Covers San Marco, San Polo and Santa Croce, Dorsoduro, Cannaregio, Castello, The Northern Lagoon, The Southern Lagoon and Venice Lido, Padua, Vicenza and Verona Staying for longer and looking for a more comprehensive guide to Venice? Try our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Venice & The Veneto.

About DK Eyewitness Travel- DK's Top 10 guides take the work out of planning a short trip, with easy-to-read maps, tips, and tours to inform and enrich your weekend trip or cultural break. DK is the world's leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in over 120 countries.
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DK Eyewitness Top 10 Vienna: 2020

DK Eyewitness Top 10 Vienna: 2020

DK Eyewitness

$19.99
Follow in the footsteps of Empress Sissi at the Hofburg Palace, enjoy a performance at the magnificent State Opera House, marvel at Gustav Klimt paintings at the Belvedere Palace or tuck into Sachertorte in Cafe Central. From top 10 restaurants to the top 10 music venues, explore the best of Vienna with this easy-to-use travel guide.

Inside Top 10 Vienna- - Eight easy-to-follow itineraries to help you make the most of your trip - Top 10 lists showcase the best attractions in Vienna, covering the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Sch nbrunn Palace, Stephansdom and many more - Free laminated pull-out map of Vienna, plus six full-colour area maps - In-depth neighbourhood guides explore the most interesting areas, with the best places for shopping, going out and sightseeing - Colour-coded chapters divided by area make it easy to find information quickly and plan your day - Essential travel tips, including our expert choices of where to stay, eat, shop and sightsee, plus useful transport, visa and health information - Colour maps help you navigate with ease - Covers Central Vienna, Alsergrund, Museumsquartier, Opera and Naschmarkt, Karlskirche to the Belvedere and Greater Vienna Staying for longer and looking for a comprehensive guide to Vienna? Try our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Vienna. Or planning to explore Austria further? Try our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Austria.

About DK Eyewitness Travel- DK's Top 10 guides take the work out of planning a short trip, with easy-to-read maps, tips and tours to inform and enrich your weekend trip or cultural break. DK is the world's leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in over 120 countries.
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Angola

Angola

Mike Stead ,  Oscar Scafidi ,  Sean Rorison

$49.95
This new third edition of Bradt's Angola remains the only dedicated English-language guide to this increasingly popular southern African nation. Thoroughly updated, it includes full practical and background information, everything you need to know about the capital city, Luanda, plus coverage of the rest of the country in 16 chapters. Also featured are 36 maps, including detailed city maps for all 18 provincial capitals, plus a specific section devoted to the sometimes-tricky process of applying for a visa. Bradt's Angola is written by expert author Oscar Scafidi who lived and worked in Angola for five years, has travelled to all the country's provinces, and who has successfully completed a record-breaking kayak trip along the length of Angola's Kwanza River. Thanks to his knowledge, Bradt's Angola is ideal for everyone from independent surfers and bird-watchers on organised tours to fishing enthusiasts, conservationists, surfers, NGO workers and overlanders, not to mention adventurous travellers simply wanting to discover this intriguing country. Angola continues to change at a rapid pace and offers everything from colonial Portuguese ruins to $100-a-plate sushi bars, landscaped waterfronts to grand public buildings, Portuguese and Brazilian heritage to frontier diamond towns, tropical rainforests to desert, and relaxed coastal resorts on 1,000km of unspoiled beaches. It's also the site of the UNESCO World Heritage listed Mbanza Kongo, once the centre of power for the Kilukeni dynasty, who founded the city almost 100 years before the arrival of the Portuguese. Whether wildlife watcher or surfer, business traveller or pioneering adventurer, Bradt's Angola provides all the information you will need to get the most out of this vast country.
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Insight Guides Australia (Travel Guide with Free eBook)

Insight Guides Australia (Travel Guide with Free eBook)

Insight Guides

$37.99
Let us guide you on every step of your travels. An in-depth book, now with free app and eBook.

From deciding when to go, to choosing what to see when you arrive, Insight Guide Australia, is all you need to plan your trip and experience the best of Australia, with in-depth insider information on must-see, top attractions like Sydney Harbor, the Great Barrier Reef, Uluru, Broome, and Cable Beach, and hidden cultural gems like the Tiwi Islands.

This book is ideal for travellers seeking immersive cultural experiences, from exploring Bondi markets, Ballarat and Noosa, to discovering Magnetic Island, Bells Beach and the National Gallery of Australia.

- In-depth on history and culture: explore the region's vibrant history and culture, and understand its modern-day life, people and politics - Excellent Editor's Choice: uncover the best of Australia, which highlights the most special places to visit around the region - Invaluable and practical maps: get around with ease thanks to detailed maps that pinpoint the key attractions featured in every chapter - Informative tips: plan your travels easily with an A to Z of useful advice on everything from climate to tipping - Inspirational colour photography: discover the best destinations, sights, and excursions, and be inspired by stunning imagery - Innovative and unique extras: a free eBook and an app - Inventive design makes for an engaging, easy-reading experience - Covers: Sydney, New South Wales, Canberra, Melbourne, Victoria, South Australia, Queensland, Great Barrier Reef islands, Northern Territory, Western Australia and Tasmania About Insight Guides: Insight Guides is a pioneer of full-colour guide books, with almost 50 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides with user-friendly, modern design. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps, as well as phrase books, picture-packed eBooks and apps to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.
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Insight Guides Pocket Sydney (Travel Guide with Free eBook)

Insight Guides Pocket Sydney (Travel Guide with Free eBook)

Insight Guides

$14.99
Perfect day itineraries and top travel tips in a pocket-sized package. Now with free eBook and a pull-out map.

Plan your trip, plan perfect days and discover how to get around - this pocket-sized guide is a convenient, quick-reference companion to discovering fun and interesting things to do and see in Sydney, from top tourist attractions like Sydney Opera House, Royal Botanic Gardens, Bondi Beach and Sydney Harbour Bridge, to hidden gems, including Marble Bar and Elizabeth Bay House.

Compact, concise and packed with essential information about Where to Go and What to Do, this is an ideal on-the-move pocket travel guide when you're exploring Sydney.

- Cultural: delve into the city's rich heritage and get to know its modern-day life and people - Inspirational: discover where to go and what to do, highlighted with stunning photography - Practical: get around with ease with a free pull-out map featuring key attractions - Informative: plan your visit with an A to Z of advice on everything from transport to tipping - Innovative and unique extras: a free eBook and pull-out map - Inventive design makes for an engaging, easy-reading experience - Covers: Sydney Harbour, Harbourside attractions, Central Sydney, Darling Harbour, Eastern Suburbs, Inner West Suburbs, Western Suburbs, The Beaches and excursions from Sydney About Insight Guides: Insight Guides is a pioneer of full-colour guide books, with almost 50 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides with user-friendly, modern design. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps, as well as phrase books, picture-packed eBooks and apps to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.
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A Beginner's Guide to Japan: Observations and Provocations

A Beginner's Guide to Japan: Observations and Provocations

Pico Iyer

$29.99
A playful and profound guidebook full of surprising, brief, incisive glimpses into Japanese culture Pico Iyer has been living around Kyoto for more than thirty-two years, but he admits at the outset of this book that he sometimes feels he knows less now than when he arrived. In the constantly surprising pages that follow, he shows how an evening with Meryl Streep, a walk through a ghostly deer park, even a call to the local Apple service centre can open up his adopted home in fresh and invigorating ways.

Why does anime make sense in an animist culture? How might Oscar Wilde reveal a culture too often associated with conformity? How can Japanese friends in a typical neighbourhood turn every stereotype on its head? His provocations may infuriate you - may even infuriate himself - Iyer confesses in his opening salvo, but maybe it's only by setting its love hotels next to its baseball stadia, its wild fashions against its eighth-century values, that Japan can be made new again for both the first-time visitor and the jaded foreign resident.
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Rick Steves Eastern Europe (Tenth Edition)

Rick Steves Eastern Europe (Tenth Edition)

Cameron Hewitt ,  Rick Steves

$42.99
From romantic cities steeped in history to the stunning slopes of the Alps, get to know this exciting slice of Europe: with Rick Steves on your side, Eastern Europe can be yours! Inside RICK STEVES EASTERN EUROPE you'll find:

Comprehensive coverage for spending a week or more exploring Eastern Europe Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites Top sights and hidden gems, from the cobbles of bustling Bratislava, to country roads winding through the Julian Alps, to the striking chapels and cathedrals of Prague's Castle Quarter How to connect with culture: Bask in the energy of Krakow's Main Square Market, sample local wines from Hungarian vintners, or soak in the steamy thermal baths in Budapest Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insight The best places the eat, sleep, and relax Self-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and historic museums Detailed neighborhood maps for exploring on the go Useful resources including a packing list, phrase books, historical overviews, and recommended reading Over 1,000 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you down Complete, up-to-date information on the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Slovenia, Austria, and Slovakia, plus side trips to Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Bulgaria, and Romania Make the most of every day and every dollar with RICK STEVES EASTERN EUROPE.
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