Explore like a local: Recent travel books

Are you planning on travelling to far off places 2023, or exploring closer to home? Either way, our recent travel books are sure to inspire you: with curated lists of unusual attractions, amazing islands, local travel tips and more!

You can reserve any of these items online for pick up from any of our branches, for free. Happy travelling!

Bring me! : the travel-lover’s guide to the world’s most unlikely destinations, remarkable experiences, and spectacular sights / Khong, Louise
“Now for the first time, BuzzFeed brings together all their tips, tricks, advice, and knowledge on hundreds of unlikely destinations and unique experiences in this officially licensed travel guide meets bucket list, where travelers are encouraged to seek out new adventures or simply daydream right from their couch. Get ready to see, taste, and explore hundreds of interesting places around the world, from weird museums and underwater adventures, to food festivals and extraordinary art. BuzzFeed’s Bring Me! offers thrill chasers the chance to see the world around them in exciting new ways”– Provided by publisher.” (Catalogue)

The writer’s journey : in the footsteps of the literary greats / Elborough, Travis
“Follow in the footsteps of some of the world’s most famous authors on the journeys which inspired their greatest works in this beautiful illustrated atlas. Some truly remarkable works of literature have been inspired by writers spending time away from their typical surroundings. From epic road trips and arduous treks into remote territories to cultural tours and sojourns in the finest hotels, this book explores 35 influential journeys taken by literary greats and reveals the repercussions of those travels on the authors’ personal lives and the broader literary landscape.” (Catalogue)

The islands book : a journey to the world’s most amazing islands / Atkinson, Brett
“Islands have long been a source of fascination for travellers and theres an endless variety to explore: from storm-battered Faroes to the sort of tropical islands where long-gone pirates may have buried their treasure hauls. Following a similar format to Lonely Planets iconic pictorial The Travel Book, The Islands Book presents 150 of the world’s most unique and enchanting islands.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

Barcelona like a local : by the people who call it home
“This insider’s guide is packed with recommendations from Barcelonans in the know, helping you to discover all their favourite hangouts and hidden haunts. Of course, with a city as enchanting as Barcelona we could fill the pages of this book tenfold. Rather, Barcelona Like a Local offers a snapshot of local life, and it’s yours for the taking. Whether you’re a Barcelonan looking to uncover your city’s secrets or a traveller seeking an authentic experience beyond the tourist track, this stylish guide helps you to experience the real side of Barcelona.” (Catalogue)

My family and other enemies : life and travels in Croatia’s hinterland / Novakovich, Mary
“My Family and Other Enemies is part travelogue, part memoir that dives into the hinterland of Croatia. Mary Novakovich explores her ongoing relationship with the region of Lika in central Croatia, where her parents were born.. ‘Lika is little known to most travellers – apart from Plitvice Lakes National Park and the birthplace of Nikola Tesla’ she says. ‘It’s a region of wild beauty that has been battered by centuries of conflict.” – Goodreads.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

New Zealand / Atkinson, Brett
“Lonely Planet’s Experience New Zealand is your guide to unforgettable experiences and local surprises. Discover the Dark Sky sanctuary of Great Barrier Island, explore laneways of Wellington, and tour the Paradise region – all guided by local experts with fresh perspectives. Uncover New Zealand’s best experiences and get away from the everyday!” (Catalogue)\


Explore Australia 2023 : Australia’s Essential Travel Guide
“Explore Australia 2023 is the latest edition of the country’s longest-running and most trusted travel guide. Now in its 39th edition, this guidebook has been completely revised and updated to reflect the way we travel across the continent, making it more user-friendly than ever!”–Publisher’s description.” (Adapted from Catalogue)


Blue Mountains best bushwalks / Stuart, Veechi
“The thoroughly revised fourth edition of the bestselling Blue Mountains Best Bushwalks is the perfect companion for the bushwalking fan. The book features: 67 different walks, varying in length from 30 minutes to two days, accurate, full colour maps and step by step directions, detailed walk statistics including distance, total ascent/descent, grade and estimated time, detailed information on Blue Mountains history and natural environment, walking ideas for families with children, including safety tips, and over 200 full colour photographs.” (Adapted from Catalogue)


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