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New Direction for Lonely Planet
on 3 February 2004
This new ed. marks a change in style for Lonely Planet and a new direction for their guides. Crammed with a new colour photo section, more detailed maps and a fantastic 'itineraries' section, this guide is by far the best book about Australia on the market. It has extended entires on places to stay/eat/socialise and more on what to do- including tours/sports/culture/festivals etc. It also includes much more detail on travel specifics, like rail/bus/boat times, and gives advice on the best ways/times to go- essential for anyone planning to backpack or do their own thing. Even the most remote areas have some coverage and though there's a lot to fit in one book, this guide does it with style! The book is easy to read and the information is accessable yet it is still interesting, and at times amusing,- the perfect travelling companion.