Author(s): Margo Daly
The Rough Guide to Australia, now in its seventh edition, is the ultimate guide to the continent. The guide opens with a full-colour section bursting with the best attractions and activities on offer throughout the country, from watching the Melbourne Cup to trekking through the Kimberley. The main chapters of the guide, arranged by region, provide detailed coverage of all the attractions from glamorous Sydney to the rugged grandeur of the Red Centre. Critical reviews are given of all the best places to stay, eat and drink and accurate maps pin-point the locations of the listings. There are practical tips on activities, from sailing the Whitsundays to four-wheel driving around Fraser Island and getting the most out of Sydney's Mardi Gras. Finally, in the Contexts section, there are lively and informed articles on history, wildlife, cinema and Aboriginal culture.
Margo Daly was born and grew up in Sydney, and after a decade based in London, now lives in her native city again, which she covers in this guide. David Leffman is an established Rough Guide author and inveterate traveller. He is co-author of Rough Guides to China and Iceland. Anne Dehne has lived in Melbourne since 1989, and has written for several publishers, mainly on Australia. Chris Scott covers NT and WA. His other books include 'Sahara Overland' and 'Desert Travels'.