Australia Travel Gifts
Below is our handpicked selection of Australia travel gifts. Some are quirky and unusual, some just very useful!
Find travel gadgets, gizmos and guidebooks to make the travelling life easier and more enjoyable. There are also items to aid in comfort, convenience, safety, security, health and beauty.
Popular Australia Travel Gifts
Explore Australia Travel Journal
This handy book has numerous lined pages for travellers to record their notes, experiences and inspirations as they journey around the country. Exciting added features include quirky Australian facts and images scattered throughout the lined pages, personalised travel scheduling, an address book and ‘favourite things’ sections, various travel-related websites, and one-page maps of all capital cities. This is the perfect companion for any local or overseas traveller in Australia.
Solar Monkey and Solar Nut, Portable Solar Charger
Is your mobile phone always running out of juice in the middle of an important call? Fed up with your iPod battery running out whilst you're sunning yourself on the beach? Or you're trekking through the Himalayas, relying on your tunes to keep you motivated and all of a sudden there's silence and the recharging icon is winking at you from your iPod screen?
Don't fret! The solarmonkey portable solar charger is here and ready to provide you with power - directly from the sun! You won't even have to get off your sun lounger...
The solarmonkey & solarnut can be connected directly to your phone, iPod (it's in the Made for iPod™ program), PDA, PSP and more, enabling you to recharge without the need for batteries or a mains power supply! The solarmonkey works via two solar panels which generate an electric current when exposed directly to sunlight, which in turn charges your device. (Please Note: The solarmonkey panel does NOT hold a charge.)
Specially designed to work with the solarmonkey, the included solarnut reserves redundant solar energy so that if a sunny day turns cloudy whilst you're using your solarmonkey, charging of your device is not affected. It will regulate the supply of power to your device, meaning yet another stress-free charge courtesy of Powertraveller! More...
Popular Australia Guidebooks
Explore Australia 2011
With 22,000 copies of Explore Australia 2010 sold across the country, customers have confirmed that Explore Australia is truly the best-value travel guide and atlas. Explore Australia 2011 continues to set the bar high, covering 700 towns in detail, each of the country's capital cities and over 70 holiday regions.
This trusted guidebook also includes selected food and accommodation listings, and detailed maps for key tourist towns. And we can now announce the return of populations for every major town across the country!
(International Deliveries: Due to its large size and weight, this item is quite expensive to deliver overseas. To help recover this extra cost a shipping surcharge for non-Australian deliveries will appear on the checkout page.)
Camping Around Australia
Published November, 2010 by Explore Australia.
Describes itself as Australia's most comprehensive camping guide.
No matter where in Australia you plan to travel, Camping Around Australia has listings for over 2600 campsites in every state and territory.
There are also 54 detailed maps locating campsites, practical tips to prepare for a camping trip, 62 atlas pages locating all of the campsites and a complete index.
With a modern and easy-to-follow design, it's the perfect guide for campers of all ages. Camping is a booming industry in Australia and continues to grow in popularity.
Caravan Parks Australia Wide
A comprehensive, easy-to-read caravan park guide. It includes 2,300 caravan and tourist parks, all with informative colour symbols indicating what facilities are available at each park.
Camps 5 only lists caravan parks that are under $22/night, but all price ranges are included in this guide.
Also included is a symbol for onsite cabins, and the latest Hema Road Atlas marked with caravan park locations.
Interest Based Australia Recreational Guides
1000 Great Places To Fish In Australia
By Steve Cooper
Respected fishing writer Steve Cooper lists his top 1000 fishing spots around Australia in this new title for keen anglers. Divided into state chapters, Cooper offers detailed information on each of his favourite fishing spots and impressive images showing some big catches.
The content highlights fish species in the area, recommended methods for each region and features many great anecdotes from Cooper's own fishing adventures.
A clean and easy-to-follow structure makes this publication a necessary addition to every angler's collection of fishing guides, and means you'll never be lost for a new fishing spot to explore.
Australia By Rail
By Colin Taylor
From the vast emptiness of the Nullarbor Plain, on the world’s longest straight rail line, to the twisting tracks of outback Queensland and the rainforests of the north, Australia’s railways offer a rich variety of contrasting experiences. Taking the train is an ideal way to explore the continent.
Fully-revised fifth edition – including the new Ghan extension to Darwin Rail travel for all budgets – from the luxury of Gold Kangaroo class on The Ghan or Indian Pacific to reclining Daynighter seats for budget-conscious travellers, plus full details of the Austrail Flexipass and other passes and ticket bargains.
Railway route guides with 70 rail maps – all main lines and branches, what to look out for as you travel and where to stopCity guides and maps – Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra and Darwin plus the best sights, hotels and restaurants at many stops along the lines.
Other Australia Travel Gift Ideas
Australian Bush Cooking
By Cathy Savage
From roasts to rissoles, salads to savouries and dampers to deserts, Australian Bush Cooking will help bring a tempting new twist to your camp cooking whether its on an open fire, on a gas cooker or in your caravan or camper's kitchen.
The easy and tempting recipes have all been planned for simplicity as well as good eating, using basic ingredients that are readily available Australia- wide - and all road tested by the authors in the great outdoors.
Now in full colour, many of the recipes are illustrated as are many of the techniques and equipment the authors use whilst out on the road.
Australian Bush Cooking also goes further than your usual recipe book with details on the different types of bush cooking gear, advice on menu planning and hints on building the right type of cooking fire.
There's even sage advice on the fading art of how to brew up a great cup of billy tea!
Australian Bush Pubs
By Cathy Savage and Craig Lewis
Australian Bush Pubs brings together a stunning collection of 45 of outback Australia's iconic bush pubs.
Lavishly illustrated with over 300 superb full-colour photographs, this landmark paperback book is presented in lansdscape format to allow the reader to experience the essence of the outback and features some of the country's best known pubs such as the popular Birdsville Hotel as well as lesser known, but equally as characterful bush boozers such as New South Wales' Tilpa Hotel and western Queensland's Dangi Pub.
Part history book, part travel guide and part photographic journey, join Craig and Cathy as they shout you a 'round' at their favourite drinking spots.
Great Gourmet Weekends in Australia
Published November, 2010
Australia is home to some of the world's best food and wine destinations, and Great Gourmet Weekends takes you on a gastronomical journey through this wonderful landscape.
From fine-dining restaurants to cosy cafes, farm-gate stalls to cellar doors, this book has it all! For every region, there's information to help you decide where to stay and where to stop for your next treat.
And peppered through this are interesting details about local chefs, gourmet produce and winery varietals, as well as beautiful images of the gourmet delights that can be enjoyed at your leisure.
Each state section has been carefully researched and written by a local travel and food writer to ensure you have all the information you need to enjoy your travels.
So whether you're planning a scenic drive in the Hunter Valley or a Margaret River trail, the wealth of information in this guide will take you to a foodie's heaven.
Red Earth, Blue Horizon: Desert and Coastal Landscapes of Australia
Photographer Richard McKenna captures the unique beauty of Australia with this collection of desert and coastal landscapes. This ideal souvenir highlights many remarkable parts of Australia with beautiful full colour photographs that express land and seascapes of extreme contrast.
The amazing juxtaposition of red and blue hues we have in Australia is one of the few places on Earth where this occurs. This striking collection of images captures oceans washed with saturated blue hues and deserts flooded with brilliant red.Red Earth Blue Horizon is more than just a great souvenir of Australia, it is also an inspiration to those looking to get out there and explore our vast country.
(International Deliveries: Due to its large size, this item is quite expensive to deliver overseas. To help recover this extra cost a shipping surcharge for non-Australian deliveries will appear on the checkout page.)
Australian Children's Books
Are We There Yet?
By Alison Lester
A family tows a van on a three-month trip around Australia.
Enjoy the narration by eight year old Grace as she describes the landmarks and activities they enjoy. Appealing and engaging illustrations. Ages 5-9.
The Camel Who Crossed Australia (Animal Stars)
By Jackie French
The story of the famous Burke and Wills expedition...as it has never been told before. The humans called him Bell Sing, but to the other camels he is known as 'He Who Spits Further Than the Wind'. Transported from the mountains and deserts of the Northwest Frontier (present-day Pakistan and Afghanistan), Bell Sing accompanies explorers Burke and Wills as they try to cross Australia from south to north. Bell Sing has never had a high opinion of humans - or horses. And this expedition is the worst managed caravan he's even been in. Camel handler Dost Mahomet and soldier John King are also beginning to wonder if their leader is competent, or crazy. Bell Sing can smell water over the sandhills on the horizon...and freedom too. Can the expedition succeed? And who, if anyone, will survive? This is the gritty and true story of one of the most extraordinary and iconic events in Australia's history. Age 9-13.
By Colin Thiele
A classic Australian story, illustrated with paintings by renowned artist Robert Ingpen that capture the wave-beaten shore and the windswept sandhills of the Coorong in South Australia, home of Storm Boy and the pelican, Mr Percival. Ages 8+.
Australia Travel Gifts - More Australian Children's Books
We of the Never-Never
By Mrs Aeneas Gunn
At the turn of the century Australia was still a very young country, in a land as old as time. Few had ventured far from the growing cities and towns of the coast, into that vast heart of Australia the great Outback.
We of the Never Never, an Australian classic novel, tells of Jeannie and Aeneas Gunn, a man and his bride who trek to a place where wives are seldom seen, and even less accepted.
Enduring hardships and battling against the sexist and racial prejudice of the Australian outback environment this extraordinary woman strives to win the friendship and respect of those about her.
Australia Travel Gifts - More Australian Literature
Gadgets & Gizmos - Australia Travel Gifts
Balanzza Ergo Digital Luggage Weight Scales
Balanzza is the first portable digital luggage scale specifically designed for the travelers to stay within the airlines luggage weight restrictions and to manage your baggage load.
You may be charged between $8-$50 PER KG excess luggage, (i.e Qantas current charges) making the Balanzza a very wise investment.
The all new Balanzza Ergo BZ200 makes it easier to lift heavy luggage while you wait for the beep and digital weight display. The digital screen makes it easy to see the reading while lifting your luggage. Balanzza Ergo is easy to use, stylish and more accurate than traditional analogue (fishing type) scales.
* Weigh your luggage anywhere, anytime. * Avoid excess luggage charges for both checked and carry-on luggage. * Auto shut-off. * Big display - weight reading freezes after beep (3 seconds) for easy reading * Weighs in lbs & kgs (up to a max 44kg). * Balanzza Ergo is easy to use, compact and lightweight (only 220 grams). * Size: 15.80 cm x 6.30 cm x 3.10 cm
Comfort & Convenience - Australia Travel Gifts
Home-away-from-home luxury, safety and convenience. 400ml capacity fills 2 ample cups (cups included). Automatic safety cut out. Reset button and on/off light. Lightweight (400g) and compact. Boils 2 cups in 4 min (on 240V).
The heating element is built into the jug, therefore it is hidden from view.
The 2 cups are stored inside the jug and enclosed with a lid.
Travel tip: In many countries, a kettle is not provided in your room. Take a water boiler/travel jug.
This unit also features a switch to enable it to work on 110v as well.
For international destinations, you may require an electrical adaptor to enable you to use the Australian electrical plug in the country you are visiting. * Dimensions: o Height approx 170mm. o Width at top 50mm (70mm if including the handle) * Watts: 650 watts.
Safety & Security - Australia Travel Gifts
Panic Alarm and LED Torch
Compact and easy to use, this handy product provides both the peace of mind of a piercing 115 decibel personal alarm and the light of a larger flashlight in a small format.
Just pull the pin to activate the alarm and replace it to stop. The light features a handy carabiner clip and is made from resilient plastic.
In addition, unlike other bulbs, the LED is nearly unbreakable and lasts for the lifetime of the light.
Health & Beauty - Australia Travel Gifts
Home Spa Skincare - Travel Amenity Kit
Enjoy the benefits of the Home Spa Green Tea range wherever you are – with the Home Spa Skin Care Amenity Kit for Travel.
You can now travel with ease, knowing that your skin will look magnificent whether at home or away.
The Amenity Travel Kit has carefully selected the products required to treat your skin - with this indulgent range complying with international airline requirements and packed in it's own handy kit bag.
Purifying Green Tea Cleanser 50ml
This gentle yet purifying facial cleanser is ideal for unbalanced and stressed skin that has become blemished, unpredictable and tired looking.
Purifying Green Tea Hydrating Mist 50ml
An invigorating mist that helps the detoxifying process of the skin. It adds moisture to skin that can be used for any time of the day refreshment.
Purifying Green Tea Facial Scrub 30g
A refreshing, beautifully fragrant skin exfoliation scrub to buff and clarify the complexion. It contains natural clays to absorb greasiness, dirt and grime and is ideal for skin that is vulnerable to hormonal breakouts.
Purifying Green Tea Day Cream 30g
A light, hydrating day cream to help rebalance and protect skin. This luxurious cream purifies, calms and nourishes.
Purifying Green Tea Mask, 30g
A purifying mask that helps congested blemished skin and skin that is prone to hormonal breakouts. This mask nourishes, rebalances and tones skin, to give fresher, more radiant skin from the very first use.
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