[Australia] Australia [Australia]

Guide Books:
My experience with the Lonely Planet Guide Books series is generally good. This of course largely depends on what kind of information you are looking for. If you are on a prebooked itinerary and are solely looking for in depth cultural and historical information the LP guides are not likely to be of much help for you.

Wikitravel, Lonely Planet Travel Guides

Getting there and around:
Airlines, Buses, Ferries, Timetables ...

Greyhound, Premier Motor Service, Premier Stateliner, V/Line, Firefly Express, Tassielink

Backpacker Buses:
The Traveller, OZ Experience, Adventure Tours, Wild Life Tours (Melbourne/Adelaide), Groovy Grape

Kangaroo Island Sealink

Public Transport Information:
South Australia Transportation, GetAbout Australia

Car Hire:
Australia Car Rental, Australia rental cars (Overview)
Hertz, Europcar, Access, Airport Car Rental Sydney, Thrifty, Apex, Budget, Alamo

Places to Stay:
See also the Tourist Board web sites of the different regions.

hostels.com, Hostels in Australia
YHA, VIP Backpackers, Nomads Hostels, Base Backpackers

hostels.com, Stay in Singapoore (Internet-based hotel reservation system)
The InnCrowd (Hostel and general Info)

Tourist Boards, Cities & Towns, Regions and Historic Sights:

Tourist Borads:
Tourism Australia
New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Queensland, Tasmania

Cities & Towns, Regions:
Adelaide Metro, Grampians (VIC), The Limestone Coast (SA), Melbourne, Queensland Holidays, Brisbane, Our Brisbane, Snowy Mountains

National Parks:
Parks Australia
Parks Victoria, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, Queensland Parks and Forests, Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service, South Australia's National Parks, Natural Resources, Environment Northern Territory, NatureBase Western Australia

Always on the agenda when you're travelling! The ultimate source for up to the minute information about the weather are of course the web cams (see the Web Cam section further down).

Pazifik Reisewetter

Web Cams:
See where you could be now instead of sitting at home, or (even worse) at work.

Google Maps, Coastal Watch

The Rest of The Stuff:
All the links that didn't fit in the other sections.

Australian Government, Australian Automobile Association
Geoscience Australia (maps, places, distances, earthquakes ...), Sentinel (national bushfire monitoring system)
Confederation of Buschwalking Clubs NSW, The National Public Toilet Map

Newspaper Home, The Australian

Backpacker (Magazines etc.):
TNT Magazine, YHA Backpacker Essentials

Collections of Australia(n) links and internet portals:
And there are many of them ...

Guide to Australia, Australian Tourism Ring, Australien-Info.de, The Happy Wanderers, The Backpackers Ultimate Guide to Australia, Travel Donwunder, Australian Explorer, Google Directory Australia, Yahoo! Directory: Australia, Aussie Backpacker, Aboriginal Australia, Australia Online, Australian Travel & Toursim Network,

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