If you are looking for some inspiration for your next travel adventure, whether it’s in Australia’s backyard or overseas, check out these new titles…

First-Words-Spanish-1-[AU-UK]-9781786573162 First-Words-French-[AU-UK]-9781786575272First Words: Spanish
First Words: French

Simple, striking and beautifully illustrated, these are the perfect introduction to new languages for the whole family. Each book contains 100 travel-relevant words, from ‘airport’ to ‘ice cream’ and ‘tomato’ to ‘umbrella’. There’s a simple pronunciation guide accompanying a bold, colourful illustration to give the word context – and to help make remembering the new vocabulary easy and fun. There’s even QR code access to a free audio pronunciation guide.

Lonely Planet Kids, $19.99

Wild Swimming: Sydney Australia
Sally Tertini and Steve Pollard

Sydney is surrounded by some of Australia’s most beautiful national parks and wilderness areas and one of the world’s most spectacular coastlines. This book contains details of more than 250 amazing places to swim, all within a three-hour drive of Sydney. Includes info on facilities, length/grade of walk, ascent/descent involved and detailed directions and co-ordinates.

Faber Factory, $32.99


50 greatest wondersThe 50 Greatest Wonders of the World
Aaron Miller

Featuring selections from around the globe, and a number of new and never-seen-before entries, this compendium of bucket-list experiences is designed for wonder-seekers young and old. From where to catch the perfect sunrise over the Grand Canyon to how to have the Pyramids of Giza all to yourself, this is more than just a list of jaw-dropping sights – it’s a road map for discovering the greatest experiences of your life.

Icon, $22.99



Tokyo Style Guide
Jane Lawson

Fast becoming one of the most popular tourist destinations on the planet ahead of the Olympics in 2020, Tokyo is an exhilarating and inspiring city to visit. Home to 13 million people, the city is vast and complex, so having a well-considered travel plan is essential. This unique guide to Tokyo includes style-savvy suggestions for places to eat, sleep and shop. 

Murdoch Books, $39.99



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