Take off and discover Australia's sunshine coast. From its vibrant cities to stunning beaches, beautiful wine region and tremendous rainforests East Coast Australia is a region so blessed with natural beauty it's no wonder it has attracted visitors for years. Footprint's fully updated 4th edition East Coast Australia Handbook will help you get away from the crowds and really experience the most from your trip down under. Includes all the best places to eat, sleep and play and of course detailed listings on all the adventure activities on offer. The guide opens with a beautiful colour section full of inspirational photographs and advice to help you plan your trip giving you a flavour of the best things to see and do. The guide then includes carefully selected itineraries for a one-two week trip, a three-four week trip and for trips lasting over a month. From the spectacular Great Barrier Reef to the urban scene of Sydney, this guide provides extensive, thoroughly researched information which will help you plan your trip as well as advise you on the ground. The Essentials section provides great advice on how to get there and how to get around as well as information on sleeping, eating, drinking and shopping giving you an idea of what you can expect to pay. The heart of the guide is broken in to the key regions of the east coast Central & Far North Queensland, Brisbane & South Coast Queensland, Central & North Coast New South Wales, Sydney & South Coast New South Wales, Melbourne & South East Victoria - and gives you comprehensive information on each of the regions. Each regional section has an overview map, local information on how to get around with transport and street maps where relevant, a short history of the region, thorough advice on what to see and do and a directory of key local information on banks, embassies, internet cafes, medical and even laundry services. There is a full-colour mini atlas which has maps of each region to help you get your bearings and a distance chart so you can plan your journeys. Australia s East Coast is a microcosm of all that the vast continent of Australia has to offer. It is big and beautiful, weird and wonderful: a wholesale bombardment of the senses. Footprint s fully updated 4th edition Handbook will show you how to make the most of this extraordinary destination.