Australia For Dummies by Marc Llewellyn

By Marc Llewellyn

Книга Australia For Dummies Australia For DummiesКниги География Автор: Marc Llewellyn, Lee Mylne Год издания: 2008 Формат: pdf Издат.:For Dummies Страниц: 526 Размер: 7,5 ISBN: 0470178345 Язык: Английский0 (голосов: zero) Оценка:From the Outback to the good Barrier Reef to wonderful, refined towns like Sydney, this consultant is helping you discover the Australian adventures and points of interest which are good for you, no matter if you’d wish to cuddle a koala, discover a shipwreck, swim with whale sharks, or climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It offers the inside track on: The mysterious Uluru (Ayers Rock) in crimson middle that has awed humans for millions of years the place to identify every kind of flora and fauna, together with kangaroos, platypuses, wallabies, Tasmanian devils, wombats, marsupials, and man-eating crocodiles the easiest locations to take a seashore stroll or a bushwalk, the place you’ll wind underneath dripping tree ferns and pounding cascades every kind of actions, from boomerang- and spear-throwing guideline to mountaineering to snorkeling over fabulous reefs, fishing for coral trout, or getting to know Australia’s most sensible wines nice lodgings, starting from luxurious resorts to an African-style safari camp with air-conditioned tents to a hotel with underground rooms reached by means of a maze of tunnels dug out of the rock the easiest locations to event Aboriginal tradition and locate Aboriginal arts and crafts like several For Dummies go back and forth consultant, Australia For Dummies comprises: Down-to-earth trip-planning recommendation What you shouldn’t omit — and what you could bypass the easiest lodges and eating places for each funds plenty of designated maps

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Over two voyages, he charted the northern Australian coastline and discovered Tasmania, which he named Van Diemen’s Land. S. Endeavour. He claimed the land for Britain and named it New South Wales, probably as a favor to Thomas Pennant, a Welsh patriot and botanist. Cook landed at Botany Bay, which he named after the discovery of scores of plants hitherto unknown to science. Turning northward, Cook passed an entrance to a possible harbor, which appeared to offer safe anchorage, and named it Port Jackson after the secretary to the admiralty, George Jackson.

See Chapter 17. ߜ Lady Elliot Island, off the Queensland coast near Bundaberg, is a coral cay island with gorgeous coral lagoons, perfect for snorkeling. Boats take you farther out to snorkel above manta rays, plate coral, and big fish. ) down, and see gorgonian fans, soft and hard corals, sharks, barracudas, and reef fish. See Chapter 17. Chapter 1: Discovering the Best of Australia 15 The Best Wildlife Viewing Australia’s wildlife is unique. Isolation has given the continent some of the world’s most unusual animals — the kangaroo, the platypus, and the koala to name just three.

Join the Australians who flock here for the spectacle, but make sure you book ahead. See Chapter 21. The Best Places to Snorkel and Dive It goes without saying that the best places to snorkel and dive in Australia are on the Great Barrier Reef, right? Well, not quite. It’s true, but the important thing is to realize that Australia offers divers and snorkelers many other options, depending on which part of the country you’re visiting. Second only to the Reef is the lesser-known Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia, so put that on your list, too.

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