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hard to believe it's Rough Guides
on 27 October 2013
This is the first ever travel guide published by The Rough Guides which I don't find helpful at all. I have so much trust in TRG that I don't even consider buying other guides. Unfortunately I'm very disappointed with this one. Reading it I have an impression that the authors didn't quite visit the places they are describing. I found a few mistakes, too (one for example offers accommodation in Byron Bay and when you actually check the suggested website it takes you to the West Coast). I don't find neither easy nor interesting to read. I bought it together with another Rough Guide to New Zealand, and the NZ one is fabulous. Reading the two simultaneously I cannot believe they come from the same family of guides. I have not checked other guides to Australia, so maybe it is the best you can get, but on the Rough Guides scale I would definitely give it 1 out of 10.