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Books inspired by Australia

Our hand-picked selection of books to get you in the mood for your Australia holiday


Robyn Davidson

Follows Davidson's epic and perilous 17,000 mile journey across the Australian outback with only her dog and four camels, in search of peace, solitude and self-discovery. Willing to see and experience things others weren't prepared to back in the 1970s, it's an eye-opening and uplifting read that you'll be thinking about for ages afterwards.

Big Little Lies

Liane Moriarty

A gripping whodunit and "whydunit" which leaves you guessing until the very end. Fast-paced and perceptively detailed, this bestselling novel is a real page-turner. It's also been made into a great tv series, although the setting for that was changed from Australia to California.

Down Under

Bill Bryson

A humorous and informative depiction of Australia by the much-loved travel writer and historian. This is a must-read joy for anyone thinking of going or with an interest in country.

The Slap

Christos Tsiolkas

A man slaps a disruptive child who's not his own one afternoon at a barbecue in the suburbs of Melbourne. This eye-opening novel follows the ensuing fall-out from the split-second decision and leaves the reader questioning their own moral stance, which will continually change throughout the book.

Australia Blog posts

From the UK's most popular travel bloggers


21st September 2021 by Two Monkey's Travel

7 best things to do in Launceston, Australia

The second major city in Tasmania, Launceston is popularly known for its Cataract Gorge offering incredible and panoramic views. The city is filled with old towns, amazing wine & food, and gorgeous scenic spots. If you want to know more about Launceston and where to go here...


10th September 2021 by Two Monkey's Travel

8 best things to do in Cairns, Australia

Cairns is one of the cities that is considered as a gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics Rainforest. It is located in Far North Queensland. With several places to explore and visit, everyone will have a memorable stay in this city. Some people even recommend going here during Australia’s winter season (June-August) as it is warmer in Cairns compared to other cities in the country....


25th June 2021 by PommieTravels

Top sports events to watch while visiting Australia

Like all great nations, Australia has a distinctive sports culture. For travelers coming from North America, this is especially true – basketball has a decent following Down Under, but baseball and ice hockey? They’re non-existent. In their place, rugby and Aussie Rules Football have massive followings. If you’ve ever watched these matches on TV, you’ll know they deliver non-stop action. But as exciting as that is, they’re even better in-person....


13th April 2021 by Two Monkey's Travel

7 best things to do in Byron Bay, Australia

A coastal town located in the southeastern part of the Australian state of New South Wales, Byron Bay is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Proudly because of its beaches, surfing, and scuba diving spots. Its famous Cape Byron Lighthouse and the Lighthouse Trail are just some of the places you shouldn’t miss when you’re in the town. To get to know more of the places to visit and things to do in Byron Bay, see our list below....


1st March 2021 by PommieTravels

Seeing the Murray River of Australia by paddleboat.

As the world begins getting back to normal and restrictions relaxed, it’s time to start thinking about a well-earned holiday! One of the best and most iconic Australian holidays is a trip down the Murray River, and there’s no better time than this summer! What most people may not know though, is there’s a lot more to see than just the Murray River. Of course, you’ll enjoy your journey down the river itself, but you can also get an amazing travel package. South Australia gives you so...


12th February 2021 by Andy

Cheapest places to holiday in January

Forget the typical New Year’s Resolutions of dieting, exercising and saving money – and kick the New Year off with a holiday instead! After all, it’s cold and you’ve probably spent far too much time indoors, wondering where to put all your Christmas presents.In the tropics, you’ll find perfect weather and the southern hemisphere is in sun-filled party mode for the entire month. If you’re not aching for the sun, but can’t wait to hit the slopes instead, Europe’s best ski resorts...


12th February 2021 by Andy

Cheapest places to holiday in December

December kicks off the global festive season, so it’s the perfect time to pack up and go on an adventure. You get the best of weather extremes, with Christmas markets shimmering beneath first snow falls on one side of the world and the hot, summer sun hitting the beach on the other. Prices do rise for flights and accommodation, however, the team at Travelscoop is always on the lookout for fantastic deals, so your Christmas holidays won’t break the bank.Let’s take a look at some of our...