Golden beaches, baked red deserts and glamorous cities. An ancient indigenous history and a young, vibrant culture : welcome to Australia ! Stick around, hang out with us a while. With this bestselling guide to the Land Down Under tucked under one arm, let us show you why Lonely Planet calls Australia home. Relax and let us take care of it : planning your holiday Down Under has never been so easy.
Get around with the help of 193 maps to town and country, beach and mountain-and everywhere in between. Treat yourself to the best wining and dining that Australia has to offer, served on a platter by our expert food and drink author. Meet the locals - Bouncing'roos, half-stoned koalas and sleepy wombats : Australia's fascinating wildlife is demystified in our full-colour Environment chapter. Put your feet up at Australia's best and best-value accommodation, handpicked by our troupe of roaming authors.