Insight Guides Queensland & Great Barrier Reef by APA Editors
Insight Regional Guide to Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef offers a uniquely comprehensive approach to getting the most out of one of the most ecologically diverse regions in the world. Engaging History and Culture chapters explain the region's colonial past, and the factors influencing its future; from the battle for independence to multicultural influences. The burgeoning arts scene, glorious landscape and aboriginal heritage are fully explored and are essential background reading on the island's culture and character. The area's unrivalled surfing and diving opportunities are also extensively covered. The Places chapters cover the entire state, including Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast in detail. Full-colour photographs throughout give a true flavour of life in the region today. Detailed maps plot all major sights and the pullout map gives eight fantastic drives to discover the entire state by car. The Travel Tips offer selective advice on where to stay, the best places to eat and where to enjoy Queensland's huge range of outdoor activities.