Insight Guide Australia is a indispensable guide to one of the world's most popular tourist destinations. Our inspirational Best of Australia section highlights the unmissable sights and experiences, while a comprehensive Travel Tips section gives you all the planning information you need for your trip Down Under. Our selective listings for hotel and restaurants are the personal recommendations of our local authors and direct visitors to authentic establishments with local character.
Lavish Photo Features offer a unique insight into the country's aboriginal culture, flora and fauna, Uluru (Ayers Rock) and surfing culture.
With more historical background than any of its competitors, this book provides a real insight into the people and culture of Australia, which will make your trip a more enriching experience. Whether you're surfing off the Gold Coast, diving the Great Barrier Reef, or hiking through the Blue Mountains, Insight Guides will help you make the most of your visit. The informative text, written by local experts, is a pleasure to read and accompanied by stunning photography and full-color maps.
Main author Jerry Dennis is an Englishman who has lived in Melbourne for the past decade and who is now the proud possessor of an Australian passport. It means he'll drink the local beer but warm it up first. Dennis has worked on countless Insight Guides, primarily as a photographer, and his work has been appearing in travel publications and various other media for many years.
Fran Severn collects suitcases and carry-ons the way other women collect shoes. She has written about a school for butlers in London, worked on a cattle ranch in New Mexico, ridden camels in Morocco, and gotten lost in the back streets of Jerusalem. A private pilot, she has flown across the US and Canada. She's written over 200 articles for publications as varied as Delta Sky and Western Horseman, is a contributing writer to the on-line travel publication Striped Pot, and blogs for Chesapeake Life Magazine. She currently lives on Maryland's Eastern Shore with her husband, dog, and three horses.