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Explore Australia 2017 : 35th Edition - Explore Australia

Explore Australia 2017

35th Edition

Flexi Bound Book

Published: 1st August 2016
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Drive down a road in Australia and you might discover one of the best surfing beaches in the world, a meteorite crater, a fibreglass trout, an ancient rainforest, a rock art painting from one of the oldest cultures on Earth, or a local with a lot of stories to share. Whatever adventure you're looking for, Explore Australia has everything you need to plan your next holiday on this diverse and surprising island continent.

Published every year since 1980, Explore Australia is the most comprehensive guide to Australia's regions and towns. It's designed for people travelling Australia by car, and is organised by states, which are then split up into cities, regions and towns, each detailing what you should see in the area. The guide also reveals interesting armchair travel facts, like famous bushranger hideouts, where you can still fossick for gold, how towns were discovered by Europeans explorers, as well as information on Australia's first peoples.

Explore Australia (35th edition) has had a thorough revamp, giving it a personality overhaul – to make it more engaging and inviting, to appeal to both a younger and more diverse group of travellers, along with the already converted. The book draws on the nostalgic appeal of the road trip and harks back to the very best in the earlier editions, both in design and content.

This latest edition taps in to travel being an adventure – its aim being to inspire travellers to hit the road to see all that is awe-inspiring, fun, exhilarating, even quirky, about travelling in Australia. The new design of the internal pages is fresh and inviting, with a focus on ease of use – information is provided in a friendly and engaging way that is clear and accessible.

We’ve made the book’s contents a bit more of a curated journey, focusing largely on getting out of the city and hitting the country and outback roads. 

State opener: Each state opener is introduced with a striking photo, and some key points about what that state has to offer. 

City: The 4-pages of city coverage features a classic design that highlights some of that city’s top attractions, together with a strong selection of inspirational images. Day trip offerings are included for those who have time to head out of the city to, for example, the Bellarine Peninsula or the Yarra Valley in Victoria, or to take a short flight across to the Tiwi Islands from Darwin, with suggestions of some cool things to do while you’re there. 

Regions:  The state regions have been reinstated and renamed to make their coverage clearer – for example, Victoria's South-West Coast is now called 'Great Ocean Road and the Otways’. We list all the new regions, but in the text we focus specifically on top touring/holiday regions, like the Blue Mountains in NSW, Cape York in Queensland or the Kimberley in WA, and have provided fresh new maps to accompany them.

Towns: The towns have been completely re-written to give them a more friendly and personal tone – once again, more of a curated guide. We no longer have the icons in the text, describing these elements in the text instead. And we’ve cut the meal and accommodation sections – as they were a bit tokenistic and went out of date so quickly. We have reintroduced breakout boxes that feature interesting aspects within each state, such as South Australia’s world class wine regions or the Top End’s fearsome crocodiles.

Get out and discover the real Australia with Explore Australia.

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Informative
  • Well Written

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    Comments about Explore Australia 2017:

    Along with the book "Budget Rest Areas Around Australia", I ordered this book for my sister ('Lainey) and my brother-in-law (Opals) who are travelling Australia for a few years. They were absolutely thrilled when they opened their parcel and laid eyes on this book. In this book, they have found more interesting places to visit than information they have received from local Tourist Bureaus. They have said that it is very descriptive and informative and they highly recommend it to other travellers. All areas of Australia are covered with vast listings of places of interest and things to do, making it more than just a book of maps. They have found more pleasure in reading this book than looking up internet web-sites for the information they require. I would like to convey their high recommendation of this book, to others who may be considering a purchase.

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    5.0

    Excellent book for Caravan and Camping in Australia

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      Comments about Explore Australia 2017:

      This is our go to reference to plan our travels in our caravan , while exploring this great country .
      Also serves as a summary record of the many places we have visited ( we use stars to highlight everywhere we have been )
      So good we purchased two and gave one copy as a gift

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      5.0

      I've had this book for 30yrs love new one best ever

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      from Drouin Australia

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      • Deserves Multiple Readings
      • Easy To Read
      • Engaging characters
      • Informative
      • Never get lost . Beats all I've ever seen
      • Page-Turner
      • Well Written

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      • No cons in my opinion

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      Comments about Explore Australia 2017:

      Everything is easy to find. Covers more on all places. And a piece of cake to use. I swear by it. Have used nothing else for my travel. Been using this book since it's first print . Thank you for making it available.

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        Comments about Explore Australia 2017:

        The product is great, especially for grey nomads, or long term travellers.
        My only problem was that the product was advertised, ordered, and payed for, but not only was it not available at the time of purchase ( and payment ) but it was not even available from the supplier's warehouse ! Admittedly, the seller did post via express mail when it became available, but I feel that if you can't supply an item at the time of advertising, then don't advertise or take the payment without making it clear that the item will be some time before it will be posted.

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        ISBN: 9781741175103
        ISBN-10: 1741175100
        Audience: General
        Format: Flexi Bound Book
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 648
        Published: 1st August 2016
        Publisher: Explore Australia
        Country of Publication: AU
        Dimensions (cm): 27.7 x 20.0  x 3.5
        Weight (kg): 69.84
        Edition Number: 35