By Marc Llewellyn
From the Outback to the good Barrier Reef to excellent, refined towns like Sydney, this consultant is helping you discover the Australian adventures and sights which are good for you, even if you’d prefer to cuddle a koala, discover a shipwreck, swim with whale sharks, or climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It promises the inside track on:The mysterious Uluru (Ayers Rock) in pink middle that has awed humans for millions of yearsWhere to identify every kind of natural world, together with kangaroos, platypuses, wallabies, Tasmanian devils, wombats, marsupials, and man-eating crocodilesThe most sensible areas to take a seashore stroll or a bushwalk, the place you’ll wind underneath dripping tree ferns and pounding cascadesAll varieties of actions, from boomerang- and spear-throwing guide to mountain climbing to snorkeling over brilliant reefs, fishing for coral trout, or gaining knowledge of Australia’s top winesGreat lodgings, starting from luxurious resorts to an African-style safari camp with air-conditioned tents to a inn with underground rooms reached by means of a maze of tunnels dug out of the rockThe most sensible locations to adventure Aboriginal tradition and locate Aboriginal arts and craftsLike each For Dummies shuttle advisor, Australia For Dummies includes:Down-to-earth trip-planning adviceWhat you shouldn’t omit — and what you could skipThe most sensible resorts and eating places for each budgetLots of distinctive maps
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In March 2000, a government-sponsored report stated there was never a “stolen generation,” while independent researchers believed that the report underestimated how many people were personally affected. Before the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, a popular movement involving people of all colors and classes called for reconciliation and an apology to the Aboriginal people. In Sydney, an estimated 250,000 people marched across the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The Liberal (which in Australia is actually a conservative party) Government refused to bow to public pressure.
Freshwater crocs eat fish; estuarine crocs aren’t so picky. Never swim in or stand on the bank of any river, swamp, or pool in northern Australia unless you know for certain it’s croc-free. Spiders are common all over Australia, with the funnel web spider and the red-back spider being the most aggressive. Funnel webs live in holes in the ground (they spin their webs around the hole’s entrance) and stand on their back legs when they’re about to attack. Red-backs have a habit of resting under toilet seats and in car trunks, generally outside the main cities.
The temperature below ground is a constant 72°F (22°C), which is decidedly cooler than a summer day outside. Rooms are comfortable though basic, with shared toilets and showers. Turn the light off, and it’s dark as a cave. See Chapter 12. ߜ Freycinet Lodge (Freycinet National Park, Tasmania): We can’t praise this ecofriendly lodge enough. Comfortable one- and tworoom cabins spread unobtrusively through the bush, connected by raised walking tracks. The main part of the lodge houses a lounge room and an excellent restaurant that sweeps out onto a veranda overlooking the limpid green waters of Great Oyster Bay.
Australia For Dummies (Dummies Travel) by Marc Llewellyn