Originally from Hamburg, Germany, Ulrike Lemmin-Woolfrey has lived in six countries and on three continents, including Germany, the United Kingdom, Qatar, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates. When her husband relocated to Melbourne, Ulrike found herself packing her bags and heading to the land down under." Since then, she has made it her mission to see and experience as much as possible of her newly adopted country.With a bachelor's degree in marine biology and a passion for scuba diving, Ulrike loves exploring the Great Barrier Reef and the Queensland coast. Her favourite experiences in Queensland include diving off Heron Island and cuddling a koala. In Sydney, she enjoys immersing herself in the history of the old beautiful buildings, and walking the magical Bondi to Coogee coastal path. She has also been known to sit in the Taronga Zoo's petting area to get some one-on-one time with the cuddly critters.A freelance writer specializing in travel, expat issues, and lifestyle, Ulrike is also the author of Moon Living Abroad in Australia. She currently lives in Melbourne.
"One of the great travel destinations in the world is the Great Barrier Reef. The planet's largest coral reef system, the Great Barrier Reef in the Coral Sea stretches over 1,400 miles and features some 900 islands. Author Ulrike Lemmin-Woolfrey suggests the best diving locations as well as the best choices for cruising the reef (whether organized, private or doing it yourself). Sydney in all its splendor takes up a big chunk of the book too: its culture, nightlife, shopping, dining and, of course, beaches. The book concludes with a wildlife guide (sea life, mammals, reptiles, birds and insects) and a backgrounder section on Australian cultural values: Australia prides itself as being the land of the 'fair go,' or giving someone a chance." --The Chicago Tribune