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Melbourne


Melbourne is the 2nd largest city in Australia, with a metropilitan area population of comfortably over 3.7 million. The city, although sometimes referred to as " Australia's sporting and cultural capital", is in fact the state capital of the state of Victoria.

The city was first established in 1836, within half a century had grown into one of the largest cities of the British Empire. The city is named after British Prime Minister William Lamb 2nd Viscount Melbourne, whose title comes from the village of Melbourne in Derbyshire in UK, where he resided.

Central Business District, Melbourne, Australia

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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Australia

By DK Travel

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2018-01-16
Paperback (588 pages)

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Whether you want to climb the Sydney harbor bridge, ride the perfect wave at Bondi Beach, watch the sun set over Ayers Rock, or stroll the cosmopolitan streets of Melbourne, this guide is your ultimate travel companion.

The best places to visit in Australia are showcased with fantastic photography and detailed descriptions, plus DK's unique illustrations and floor plans. Packed with valuable insider information such as Sydney's best beaches and Melbourne's buzzing shopping districts, along with a wealth of practical tips including hotel and restaurant listings, transportation maps, suggested itineraries, and tours of unmissable sights, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Australia is the only guide you'll need.

With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Australia truly shows you this city as no one else can.

Fodor's Essential Australia (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor s Travel Publications
Released: 2016-09-27
Paperback (768 pages)

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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.



Australia teems with cultural and natural treasures. Its diverse habitats are home to countless strange and amazing creatures, while its extensive coastlines include a wealth of beautiful beaches. With color photos throughout, Fodor's Essential Australia captures the country's stunning diversity, from vineyards to Outback adventures, from hikes through Tasmania to fine dining in Sydney, from tropical rainforests to majestic underwater reefs.

 

This travel guide includes:

· Dozens of full-color maps 

· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks

· Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path

· In-depth breakout features on diving in the Great Barrier Reef, understanding Aboriginal art, and exploring Australia's renowned wine region

· Major sights such as Tasmanian Wilderness, Fraser Island, Sydney Opera House, and the Kakadu National Park

· Coverage of Sydney, New South Wales, Melbourne, Victoria, Tasmania, Brisbane and its beaches,the Great Barrier Reef, Adelaide and South Australia, the Outback, Uluru, Perth and Western Australia

Lonely Planet Melbourne & Victoria (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet, Kate Armstrong & Peter Dragicevich

LONELY PLANET
Paperback (384 pages)

Lonely Planet Melbourne & Victoria (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Melbourne & Victoria is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Get lost in Melbourne's laneways, drive the Great Ocean Road or hear the roar of the fans at the Melbourne Cricket Ground; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Melbourne & Victoria and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Melbourne & Victoria:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, art, literature, cinema, music, architecture, politics, sports, cuisine, wine
  • Free, convenient pull-out Melbourne map (included in print version), plus over 50 maps
  • Covers City Centre, Fitzroy, Carlton, St Kilda, Richmond, Great Ocean Road, the Grampians, the Mornington Peninsula and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Melbourne & Victoria , our most comprehensive guide to Melbourne & Victoria, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

Looking for just the highlights of Melbourne? Check out Pocket Melbourne, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.

About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and phrasebooks for 120 languages, and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more, enabling you to explore every day. Lonely Planet enables the curious to experience the world fully and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves, near or far from home.

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)

The Monocle Travel Guide to Melbourne: The Monocle Travel Guide Series

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Released: 2018-07-15
Hardcover (148 pages)

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The definitive travel guides that make you feel like a local wherever you go. Monocle reports from around the globe. As its editors and correspondents dart from city to city, they get to know the best places to rest their heads, stretch their limbs, and kick back with a contact in a hard-to-find cocktail bar. That information is now available in The Monocle Travel Guide Series: a line-up of titles that speaks to readers in an informed but informal way about everything from architecture to art, late-night bars to earlymorning markets. Designed to be compact and collectable, these books go beyond the traditional tourist beats to make sure visitors get the best out of a city―no matter how short their stay.

Fodor's Melbourne 25 Best (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's Travel
Released: 2015-11-17
Paperback (128 pages)

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This book identifies and explores in depth the top 25 sights in Melbourne in a compact, pocket-sized guidebook that also covers other popular spots and major neighborhoods all over the city, including shops, entertainment options, restaurants, hotels, and useful details like helpful web sites and travel information to make your short trip to Melbourne a great trip.



This guide is updated annually. 



This travel guide includes:

· A useful, weather-resistant pullout city map and a metro map for easy navigation

· Full-color photos and full-size street maps of major neighborhoods.

· Neighborhood walks that show off the best of the city with self-guided tour ideas

· Essential info – hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, and more

· Popular day-trip destinations.

· A two-day itinerary to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path.

· Many hotel, restaurant, and entertainment recommendations

· Major sights covered include the Arts Centre, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Queen Victoria Market, Carlton, Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Royal Botanic Gardens, Docklands and Melbourne Star, Scienceworks, Melbourne Zoo, Melbourne Museum, Fitzroy, Federation Square, and Old Melbourne Gaol.



With its full-color photography and top 25 to do lists, Fodor’s 25 Best books are the perfect companion for any traveler. A pull out map with major sights marked, is included.  



About Fodor’s: Written by locals, Fodor’s travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years.

Lonely Planet Australia (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet, Kate Armstrong, Cristian Bonetto, Anthony Ham & Trent Holden

LONELY PLANET
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Lonely Planet Australia is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Cruise magnificent Sydney Harbour, grab a coffee in a Melbourne laneway or head off on an outback adventure; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Australia and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Australia Travel Guide:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, politics, Aboriginal Australia, environment, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, wine, sports, outdoor activities.
  • Free, convenient pull-out Sydney map (included in print version), plus over 150 maps
  • Covers Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra, Hobart, Perth, Darwin, New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Northern Territory, Western Australia, the outback and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Australia, our most comprehensive guide to Australia, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

Looking for Australian road trip ideas? Check out Lonely Planet Australia's Best Trips.

About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and phrasebooks for 120 languages, and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more, enabling you to explore every day. Lonely Planet enables the curious to experience the world fully and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves, near or far from home.

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)

Lonely Planet Pocket Melbourne (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet & Cristian Bonetto

Lonely Planet
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Lonely Planet Pocket Melbourne is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore the many laneways, have a drink in a riverside bar, shop for bargains at the Queen Victoria Market or visit a world-class gallery; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the absolute best of Melbourne and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Pocket Melbourne:

  • Full-colour maps and images throughout
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  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Free, convenient pull-out Melbourne map (included in print version), plus over 10 colour neighbourhood maps
  • User-friendly layout with helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time
  • Covers the City Centre, Southbank, Fitzroy, Carlton, Richmond, Prahran, St Kilda and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Pocket Melbourne, a colorful, easy-to-use, and handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, provides on-the-go assistance for those seeking only the can't-miss experiences to maximize a quick trip experience.

Looking for a comprehensive guide that recommends both popular and offbeat experiences, and extensively covers all of Melbourne's neighbourhoods? Check out Lonely Planet Melbourne & Victoria.

About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and phrasebooks for 120 languages, and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more, enabling you to explore every day. Lonely Planet enables the curious to experience the world fully and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves, near or far from home.

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)

Insight Guides Explore Melbourne (Insight Explore Guides)

By Insight Guides

Insight Guides
Released: 2018-09-01
Paperback (144 pages)

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Pocket-sized books to inspire your on-foot exploration of top international destinations. Now with free eBook.

Experience the best of Melbourne with this indispensably practical Insight Guides Explore book. From making sure you don't miss out on must-see attractions like the Melbourne Cricket Ground to discovering hidden gems, including the Great Ocean Road, the easy-to-follow, ready-made walking routes will help you plan your trip, save you time, and enhance your exploration of this fascinating city.


· Practical, pocket-sized and packed with inspirational insider information, this will make the ideal on-the-move companion for your trip to Melbourne
· Enjoy over 14 irresistible Best Routes to walk, from Collins Street to Yarra Valley
· Features concise insider information about landscape, history, food and drink, and entertainment options
· Invaluablemaps: each Best Route is accompanied by a detailed full-colour map, while the large pull-out map provides an essential overview of the area
· Discover your destination's must-see sights and hand-picked hidden gems
· Directory section provides invaluable insight into top accommodation, restaurant and nightlife options by area, along with an overview of language, books and films
· Includes an innovative extra that's unique in the market - all Explore Guides come with a free eBook
· Inspirational colour photography throughout

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Lonely Planet Australia's Best Trips (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet
Released: 2016-01-01
Kindle Edition (440 pages)

Lonely Planet Australia s Best Trips (Travel Guide)
 
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Discover the freedom of open roads while touring Australia with Lonely Planet Australia's Best Trips, your passport to uniquely encountering the country by car. Featuring 39 amazing road trips, from 2-day escapes to 2-week adventures on which you can experience the world-class surf beaches and iconic landforms of Victoria's Great Ocean Road, the epic big skies and forever horizons of the Nullarbor Plain, and more; all with your trusted travel companion. Hit the road!

Inside Lonely Planet Australia's Best Trips:

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  • Get around easily - easy-to-read, full-colour route maps, detailed directions
  • Insider tips to get around like a local, avoid trouble spots and be safe on the road - local driving rules, parking, toll roads
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Useful features - including Driving Problem Buster, Detours, and Link Your Trip
  • Covers Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Darwin, Byron Bay, Tasmania, Alice Springs, Great Ocean Road, Nullarbor Plain, Uluru, the Outback, Kakadu, Cairns, the Daintree and more

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  • Embedded links to recommendations' websites
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  • Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing

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