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Books inspired by Australia

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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.

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.

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.

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


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...


14th January 2021 by PommieTravels

Top 4 tips for organising a trip to Australia

Australia is home to a wide range of unique ecosystems and wildlife, including wallabies and koalas. The wine and food culture are unparalleled, featuring fresh food and other wineries across the world. Australia’s urban metropolitan areas, like Melbourne and Sydney, are cultural hubs for art destinations, sports, dance, and phenomenal music. With a lot to do and see, planning to go to Australia may be overwhelming. This is why the Welcome to Country guide and the following tips may help you...


15th June 2020 by Stoked to Travel

Best things to do in Noosa

Noosa is hands down my favourite place in Australia. If I had to pack my bags and move to one place tomorrow for the rest of my life, Noosa would be that place. Located on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland Australia, Noosa is one of the most charming and beautiful places to visit. So if you’re already planning to visit Noosa, you’re in for a treat. Here’s my Noosa travel guide, covering everything you need to know to plan your trip!...


29th May 2020 by Stoked to Travel

Exploring the Australian Outback: Darwin to Alice Springs on the Ghan Train

Taking the Ghan Train through the Outback is one of the most incredible adventures to have in Australia. Although the full stretch spans a colossal journey from Darwin to Adelaide, one of the most iconic legs travels through the heart of the country. Travelling from Darwin to Alice Springs on the Ghan train means leaving the tropical Top End and spending 24 hours on board until your arrival in Australia’s Red Centre. The Ghan Train is one of the most iconic train journeys in the world, and a...