The Rough Guide to Australia is the indispensable travel companion to this vast, stunning, totally unique destination. Whether you're making a bee-line for the beaches, stepping out on a wine tour, heading-off on an Outback adventure or packing it ALL into one trip of a lifetime, The Rough Guide to Australia has everything you'll ever need on where to go and how to get there. This guide is packed with practical information on once-in-a-life-time experiences: spotting crocs in Kakadu National Park, following the Ocean Road along Victoria's spectacularly rugged coast, shooting the rapids of Tasmania's Franklin River and hiking Carnavon Gorge to gaze at ancient Aboriginal art. Our dedicated authors have scoured the country finding you the best spots to catch a band in Melbourne, view contemporary art in Sydney and savour seafood in Perth, and of course they've listed great places to stay for every budget, loads of shopping, and where to find the wildest parties. Plus there's clear mapping and loads of background information on wildlife, history, music, festivals and Aboriginal culture.