Spotlight on QBD Loganholme 2016

 

Our Loganholme team have been bitten by the "travel bug"!

As an absolute lover of travel and a good drop (especially when they are combined!), Lonely Planet's Wine Trails is definitely the one for me. Not only for the seasoned explorer, this book is for anyone that wants to escape and kick back with a glass of wine in hand. Listed are seven different regions in Australia alone covering over 40 wineries and that's not to mention the 19 other countries with another 287 tasting options . Make this gorgeous edition your new bucket list and start ticking off destinations such as Hawke's Bay in New Zealand or further afield to The Loire River in France. Fully illustrated including maps this will be your go-to guide, covering everything from eating and drinking to accommodation and sightseeing activities around the world. Don't let this one sit on the shelf any longer and start making plans to tick off your wine meets travel bucket list now. - Leisha (Store Manager)

9781742207889I used the Discover New Zealand Lonely Planet Guide to organise a family holiday. We travelled for three weeks in a campervan around the South Island of New Zealand. I found this guide to be invaluable in our planning. It is full of beautiful pictures and accurate information. It gave us heaps of ideas on places to go and things to do that were suitable for both adults and children. I also found it helpful as the approximate cost of different sightseeing destinations, restaurants, tours etc are all included, so it is great to help you stick to your holiday budget. For us, half of the enjoyment of going on holidays is getting everyone involved in the planning and this guide made it easy and heaps of fun to do! -Toni

The Lonely Planet guide on Australia is a fantastic guide to the local hidden secrets that many of us do not know exist in our own backyard. The Lonely Planet brand is well-known for being thorough in all of their writings, and this book is no different, discussing all aspects of some of Australia's most iconic places such as the Sydney Opera House, the Australian War Memorial, the Great Barrier Reef, Uluru and much, much more. I read this book when I was planning my family holiday to the Great Ocean Road and it was great to help us discover the captivating Gibson's Steps and see the breathtaking views from the top of the Cape Otway Lighthouse. If you're looking for a comprehensive guide to local sights, restaurants and accommodation for hundreds of Australian towns and cities, it's hard to go past Lonely Planet's Guide to Australia. - Jared

9781742202143Travel just became a lot easier with the help of Lonely Planet's Pocket Guide to Melbourne. Not only does this book have a wide range of maps and directions to your favourite laneway cafes and city sights, it also shows Melbourne's hidden treasures and the beautiful city views through a variety of visual images. It also offers you the chance to visit Melbourne's most famous locations such as Luna Park, an iconic amusement park, not just for the kids. This book is useful for all new visitors to this beautiful city and also for the locals to get outside and explore. It's a guide you will regret not investing in. - Dekiah

I haven't been to Indonesia in a while but if I were to go there again we would visit many more places in the country. Most of my extended family live in Palembang in the South Sumatra province, some also live in Java and also on another island, Batam. Southeast Asia on a Shoestring provides heaps of ideas for travellers and there are so many choices. You could go hiking a volcano or climb a mountain that features very impressive scenery. Alternatively, you could spend time navigating through forestry where you can also see orangutans in their natural habitat or go riding on elephants through wild forests. Other places to visit would be the many beaches and also a few lessons in surfing because of the popularity of the sport, especially in Indonesia. Aside from outdoor activities, you could also go sight seeing around the many temples located there as well as the local markets. - Caroline

9781742200323If you're needing help in looking for ideas or detailed information about what you should and shouldn't do, easy-to-use maps and the best spots to go on your holiday in Vanuatu, then I highly recommend looking no further than Lonely Planet’s Vanuatu & New Caledonia travel guide. It has everything you will need to know, and all of the information is up to date. It helped myself and my family get to and from the hot spots and tropical islands of Vanuatu, explaining the tours, activities and the best cafes and restaurants to stop at. There was always something to do and somewhere to go. - Melanie

Lonely Planet: The World extensively covers it all. With an easy format indexed in A-Z from Albania to Zimbabwe, this is the ultimate traveller's companion.
My favourite section of the book is about Jamaica and the Blue Mountains which are a must-see. The centre of the island is known for its beautiful mountainous landscapes that look out onto plantations and land beyond. The Lonely Planet recommends a climb to the peaks, where large ferns and stumped trees replace the usual tropical vegetation and for the full experience I’d have to agree. I was unaware of the night to sunrise tour that they recommended, lit by “myriad fireflies," which sounds like a spectacular activity for the next time I visit. - Hannah

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