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Books inspired by Australia

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

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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.

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

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8th December 2021 by Inside the Travel Lab

Hidden gems in Australia: Uncover these beautiful secret spots

Between the Sydney Opera House, the Great Barrier Reef and Uluru, there's no shortage of Australian landmarks to steal the crowds. However, if you’re looking for more unusual things to do in Australia, take a look at this handy list. They're all hidden gems in Australia and they range from the most beautiful places in the country to some places that may not be pretty but they come laced with intrigue. Tourism in this country is so much more than beaches and road trips. All told, there are...

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12th October 2021 by Two Monkey's Travel

7 best things to do in Darwin, Australia

The capital of the Northern Territory of Australia, Darwin is known for its culture, cuisine, and crocodiles. And because of its tropical climate, swimming is also one of the best things to do here. However, because of the presence of saltwater crocodiles, swimming in the ocean is dangerous. But the good thing is, there are places in the city where you can swim freely and safely. The best example is the Wave Lagoon. To know more about this city in Australia, read more below....

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11th October 2021 by Two Monkey's Travel

10 best things to do in Canberra, Australia

Canberra is the capital city of Australia. The city is comparatively very young and was specially designed for the purpose of being the seat of government. It is also the home of a lot of the country’s most important art, such as a collection of Aboriginal art. Although some may think that Canberra is a “boring” place to visit compared with other cities in Australia, this city actually has a lot to offer. When it comes to history, parliament, and arts, this place can be a fun and exciting...

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11th October 2021 by Two Monkey's Travel

7 best things to do in the Gold Coast, Australia

If you’re looking for one of the best places to visit in Australia, you’re on the right page. The Gold Coast, a city located south of Brisbane on the country’s east coast is one of Australia’s leading holiday destinations. With its beaches, surfing spots, shopping, nightlife, etc., you’ll never run out of things to do and explore here...

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1st October 2021 by Two Monkey's Travel

5 best things to do in Geelong, Australia

Geelong is a city located southwest of Melbourne, Australia. This city is popular with people who love sports and want to spend some leisure time in the country. There is a great opportunity to play a wide range of sports in the city. If, however, you don’t like doing sports, you can visit some of the popular places in Geelong to have a more relaxing day....

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27th September 2021 by Two Monkey's Travel

5 best things to do in Newcastle, Australia

Newcastle is a city in Australia. There are plenty of beaches in the city as well as historic sites and viewpoint. The city is also popular for its coal. It is actually the world’s largest coal exporting harbor. To get to know more about the places to visit and things to do in Newcastle, read below....

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27th September 2021 by Two Monkey's Travel

10 things to do in Melbourne, Australia

The capital of the Australian state of Victoria, Melbourne has an unlimited offer for travelers seeking to have an adventurous trip to Australia. Being Australia’s second-biggest city, the opportunity to discover something new is possible wherever you go. Some of the places you shouldn’t miss are listed below....