Publisher Lonely Planet has released two books in its Beautiful World Photographic Book series. These two books entitled Beautiful World: Australia and Beautiful World: Japan, both complete with stunning high-resolution images, full-colour photos and special gatefolds which open to reveal magnificent panoramas of each country.

Explore Beautiful World: Australia by chartering a yacht in the Whitsundays, camel trek along the beach in Broome and lose yourself in Melbourne’s street art-decorated laneways. Then summit Tasmania’s Mount Wellington, ride with Queensland’s stockmen and women, discover Indigenous culture and craftwork, and relax with a world-class Riesling in the Clare Valley. Lonely Planet has organised Beautiful World: Australia by state and territory: The personality of each shines through the images, from raw and rugged Tasmania to the rocky, alien landscapes of the Northern Territory.

In Beautiful World: Japan you can row beneath Tokyo’s beautiful cherry blossom trees, meet macaque monkeys soaking in hot springs and discover master chefs preparing intricate dishes. Then watch cranes dance in the Hokkaido snow, take to the streets in bright neon metropolises, and find peace among silent bamboo groves and volcanic lakes. Lonely Planet has organised Beautiful World: Japan by region, from Hokkaido to the islands of Okinawa.

These books are perfect for travel bugs, explorers or those with a passion for photography, retailing at $29.99 ea.

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