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Browse the depth and breadth of what's on offer on this subject at your library. This page aims to be a guide to finding travel guides, books and other material at the library and online. Enjoy!


Yes! we have downloadable ebooks. Overdrive eBooks is a free service.

Try a search for design, or browse the Art category! Here are just a few titles -- have a browse on Overdrive

  • Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2019
  • Lonely Planet Best of Australia
  • Lonely Planet Best of Europe

Recent print books

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Travel Websites

New Zealand

  • Tourism New Zealand
    The official site of Tourism New Zealand, a great source of information for both visitors and locals.


Online Travel Guides

  • Bradt Travel Guides
  • Fodor's
    A solid travel site compromised by the amount of advertising.
  • Footprint Handbooks
  • Insight Guides
  • Let's Go
    Featuring the full-text of Let's Go guides to countries and major cities, including walking tours, history, transport to and within cities, and the usual food, shopping and accommodation listings.
  • Lonely Planet
    A website for the most popular travel guides at WCL, serving the budget conscious and those interested in adventuresome travel.
  • Rough Guides
    General travel information plus extensive histories and well selected recommended readings under many destinations.
  • Time Out
    Informative guides "to the world's top 34 cities", with topical articles and up-to-date night-life listings from its London and New York magazines.

Magazines online

Check out our Magazines on Overdrive and our Pressreader database for digital magazines which can be read on desktops, tablets and smartphones.

You'll find many popular titles -- have a browse!

General Quicksearches


By series

New Zealand guidebooks

We have guidebooks for all regions of New Zealand, starting at the call number 919.31.

Australia & the Pacific Islands


Americas & Caribbean



Middle East

Contact Us

This page is written and maintained by library staff. Our aim is to keep you informed about the Travel section of the Library and to highlight parts of the collection which may interest you. We'd be pleased to hear from you about this page - you can email us with any feedback.

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