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Fodor’s Travel makes huge mistake on its Melbourne travel guide

Travel book makes a HUGE mistake with its guide to seeing the best of Melbourne – but can you spot the monumental error?

  •  Fodor’s Travel used a photo of Surfers Paradise for a travel guide on Melbourne
  • The image showed the iconic Gold Coast suburb on the front cover of new book 
  • The blunder has been widely shared online with  many people poking fun at error

A travel guide has made a huge blunder on one of their front covers for a Melbourne travel guide.

Instead of an image of the Victorian capital Fodor’s Travel adorned their new book with a picture of Surfers Paradise on Gold Coast.

The cover features an aerial view of the coast with high rise buildings and a caption which reads: ‘Don’t just see the sights. See the best’.  

Instead of an image of the Victorian capital Fodor’s Travel adorned their new book with a picture of Surfers Paradise on Gold Coast (pictured)

The cover was listed on Amazon and describes the book as a sturdy detailed street map for those travelling to Melbourne. 

The mistake was posted to social media platform Reddit receiving many comments from people poking fun at Fodor’s mistake.

‘I believe that is North North North North North North North Melbourne,’ one Reddit user wrote.

Others joked that the city of Melbourne had changed dramatically over night.

The image posted to Reddit received multiple comments from users who poked fun at the embarrassing mistake (pictured)

The image posted to Reddit received multiple comments from users who poked fun at the embarrassing mistake (pictured)

Many joked about the travel guide's cover saying that Melbourne had really changed since they had last been there

Many joked about the travel guide’s cover saying that Melbourne had really changed since they had last been there

‘Wow, the Docklands has sure changed a LOT,’ another said.

Man, this city has changed since last night,’ one person commented.

The company has a few months to fix their mistake as the guide is set to be available for purchase in November. 

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Fodor’s Travel for comment.

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