Author(s): Darroch Donald
Take off and discover Australia's sunshine coast. From its vibrant cities to stunning beaches, beautiful wine region and tremendous rainforests East Coast Australia is a region so blessed with natural beauty it's no wonder it has attracted visitors for years. Footprint's fully updated 4th edition East Coast Australia Handbook will help adventurers get away from the crowds and really experience the most from their trip down under. Including all the best places to eat, sleep and play and of course detailed listings on all the adventure activities on offer, this guidebook will be the must-have item on their list of things to pack.
Scot, Darroch Donald, has two major passions in life - wildlife and travel. Having explored some far-flung places he emigrated to New Zealand in 1992 where he acted as a wildlife consultant to the government. In 1996 he published his first book, Creatures, an account of his wildlife encounters, illustrated with his own photographs and artwork. Now Darroch has expanded his work to include both travel and nature. As well as Footprint's East Coat Australia, he also co-wrote Footprint's Australia and is author of Footprint's Sydney pocket guide and Footprint's New Zealand. To view Darroch's New Zealand photographic work, log on to darrochdonald.com.
Introduction; Essentials - planning your trip, Getting there, Getting around, Sleeping, Eating, Shopping, Essentials A-Z; Melbourne and Southeast Australia - Melbourne and around, Southeast Victoria; Sydney & South NSW - Sydney, Around Sydney, South Coast NSW; Central & North Coast NSW - Sydney to Port Maquarie, Port Maquarie to Byron; Brisbane & South Coast QLD - Gold Coast, Brisbane and Moreton Bay, Sunshine and Fraser Coasts, Capricorn Coast; Central & Far North QLD - Central Coast, Far North Queensland; Background - A sprint through history, Australia Today, Aboriginal Australia, Wildlife; Footnotes - Index, Credits.