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Moon Sydney & the Great Barrier Reef (Moon Handbooks) (Paperback)

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Explore the bustling, cosmopolitan playground of Sydney or dive in to a wonderland of coral gardens and colorful sea life. Discover an adventure-lover's paradise with Moon Sydney & The Great Barrier Reef. Inside you'll find:
  • Strategic itineraries ranging from five days to two weeks, with ideas for divers, wildlife enthusiasts, beachgoers, history buffs, families with kids, and more
  • The top sights and unique experiences: See the iconic Sydney Opera House, stroll past the ferries crisscrossing the harbor, and get a feel for Sydney's history at The Rocks. Learn to surf at Bondi Beach or stroll along the pine tree-lined promenade at Manly Beach. Get up close and personal with the animals at Taronga Zoo, snorkel and dive the Great Barrier Reef, spot crocodiles on the Daintree River, or take a cablecar ride above the rainforest's canopy in Kuranda. Indulge in a four-course meal with stunning harbor views at Quay, sample fresh oysters, or feast on a casual meal beachside after a long day of swimming and exploring
  • Honest advice on when to go, how to get around, and where to stay from expert traveler Ulrike Lemmin-Woolfrey
  • Detailed maps and full-color photos throughout
  • Background information on health and safety, the landscape, history, and culture, plus a 30-page guide to Australia's diverse wildlife, including koalas, kangaroos, and platypuses
  • Full coverage of Sydney, the Southern Reef, Townsville and nearby islands, Cairns, Port Douglas, and more
With Moon Sydney's expert advice and local insight, you can have the trip of a lifetime.

Exploring more of the South Pacific? Check out Moon New Zealand or Moon Fiji.

About the Author

Originally from Hamburg, Germany, Ulrike Lemmin-Woolfrey has lived in six countries and on three continents, including Germany, the United Kingdom, Qatar, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates. When her husband relocated to Melbourne, Ulrike found herself packing her bags and heading to the "land down under." Since then, she has made it her mission to see and experience as much as possible of her newly adopted country.

With a bachelor's degree in marine biology and a passion for scuba diving, Ulrike loves exploring the Great Barrier Reef and the Queensland coast. Her favorite experiences in Queensland include diving off Heron Island and cuddling a koala. In Sydney, she enjoys immersing herself in the history of the old beautiful buildings, and walking the magical Bondi to Coogee coastal path. She has also been known to sit in the Taronga Zoo's petting area to get some one-on-one time with the cuddly critters.

A freelance writer specializing in travel, expat issues, and lifestyle, Ulrike is also the author of Moon Living Abroad in Australia. She currently lives in Melbourne.

Praise For…

“One of the great travel destinations in the world is the Great Barrier Reef. The planet's largest coral reef system, the Great Barrier Reef in the Coral Sea stretches over 1,400 miles and features some 900 islands. Author Ulrike Lemmin-Woolfrey suggests the best diving locations as well as the best choices for cruising the reef (whether organized, private or doing it yourself). Sydney in all its splendor takes up a big chunk of the book too: its culture, nightlife, shopping, dining and, of course, beaches.

The book concludes with a wildlife guide (sea life, mammals, reptiles, birds and insects) and a backgrounder section on Australian cultural values: Australia prides itself as being the land of the ‘fair go,' or giving someone a chance.”
The Chicago Tribune

Product Details
ISBN: 9781612388281
ISBN-10: 1612388280
Publisher: Moon Travel
Publication Date: February 24th, 2015
Pages: 360
Language: English
Series: Moon Handbooks