Best places to stay in Australia
Lonely Planet's top 10 best value stays for 2014
Amazing experiences aren’t reserved for unlimited budgets. These characterful places to stay around the world offer comfort and charm in superlative settings - all of them are well under US$100 per night, and plenty have dorm beds for only a few dollars. Here are our top 10 wallet-friendly hotels and hostels for 2014. 1...
Bushwalking in Australia
Australia for kids
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New South Wales
Brassy, bold, stately and old, New South Wales (NSW) hogs the lion’s share of Australia’s population, and it’s where the country’s modern society was birthed.
Top 10 extraordinary places to stay in 2014
Think back to where you stayed on your last trip. Was it simply a place to rest your head, or did it immerse you in local colour, surround you by wildlife and fire your imagination? We asked Lonely Planet’s authors and editors to nominate the most extraordinary hotels and hostels around the world...
Australia's East Coast itinerary
Yarra Valley Wine and Winery Tour from Melbourne
Join a full-day Yarra Valley wine tour and visit four of the region's best known wineries: Yering Station, Balgownie Estate, Yering Farm and Domaine Chandon. Over lunch and a series of wine tastings, see why the Yarra Valley is one of Australia's most picturesque wine regions on your Yarra Valley wine tour, the perfect day trip from Melbourne.
Central Rock and Canyon
A land coloured and contoured by ruggedly beautiful landscapes, endless vistas and the legends of the Dreamtime, Australia's Red Centre makes for a travel experience apart. Discover the stories surrounding the multi-hued monolith of Uluru, wander through the pristine beauty of Kings Canyon and experience a night camped under infinite Outback skies in spacious, permanent tents.
Top 10 places to break Dry January
Managed to lay off the liquor since New Year? Then chances are you’re going to want a stiff drink to celebrate a month of clean living. But instead of cracking a can at home, why not search out one of these boozy hotspots...
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Occupying Australia’s northeastern corner, this vast state is awash with dazzling landscapes, vibrant cities and 300 days of sunshine a year.