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Tony Wheeler’s Islands of Australia: Travels Through TimeArtist/Author: Tony Wheeler
Islands of Australia takes you on a virtual journey around the coast, from ecoresorts, pristine beaches and dive sites to guano mines, prisons and subantarctic volcanoes. Illustrated with stunning colour images of Australia’s diverse islands, from rugged and remote volcanic outcrops to postcard-perfect tropical getaways
Not just an island continent, Australia is a continent of islands. With over 8,000 islands, it has more than the entire Caribbean. Join seasoned traveller Tony Wheeler on a journey around the Australian coast and beyond to discover the stunning natural features, unique wildlife and chequered histories of Australia’s remarkable (and remarkably diverse) islets, cays, atolls and archipelagos. Find out why the Whitsundays should have been called the Whitmondays, encounter Australia’s only known pirate, witness mutiny and murder on the Bounty and Batavia, meet giant lizards and friendly quokkas, and discover rich Indigenous cultures. Whether you’re an intrepid explorer, a simple sun-seeker or an armchair tourist, Islands of Australia will have you itching to visit.
Rediscover Perth Outdoors: A Guide to Natural Recreation Areas in and around PerthArtist/Author: Mitchell, Samille
With rolling tree-cloaked hills to the east, the deep blue waters of the Indian Ocean to the west and the waters of the Swan River meandering through its very heart, Perth and its surrounds are blessed with the most beautiful of outdoor environments. When it comes to experiencing this natural richness, you’ll find a wealth of national parks to explore. Rediscover Perth Outdoors provides information on 37 different parks in a region stretching from Yanchep National Park in the north, to Lane Poole Reserve in the south, Avon Valley National Park in the east and the offshore marine parks and Rottnest Island in the west. It includes extensive information on the many walk and cycle trails available, as well as a comprehensive guide to day walks on the Bibbulmun Track, day rides on the Munda Biddi off-road cycling trail and mountain bike trails in the Perth Hills.
Whether they are in the heart of the city, along the coastline or amid the picturesque Perth hills, our parks are well worth the time to get out there and explore.
Aotea Great Barrier: Land and PeopleArtist/Author: Morton, Chris, Peter Malcouronne
If New Zealand has everything imaginable within a day’s drive, then Great Barrier Island has pretty much everything within an hour. Rugged basalt bays on the west side, a mountainous interior and white-sand beaches on the east coast, serene one moment, savage the next – it’s not for nothing the island is called Great Barrier.
The book consists of five chapters – sea, beach, land, bush and the mountains. Each of these landscapes is explored through the eyes of 12 different locals, who describe a favourite part of the island and explain why it has special meaning for them. In the process, they capture the essence of a community that is unlike any other. Perhaps more than anywhere else in New Zealand, there is a determination to retain what it is that makes the Barrier special, and discovering, defining what that is, is the theme of this book.
Created around Chris Morton’s spectacular and evocative photographs, and a thoughtful and authentic text from Peter Malcouronne, this is a unique and special book, a tribute to this ruggedly beautiful island and the community that love it.
Great Walks of New ZealandArtist/Author: Potton, Craig with Shaun Barnett
Great Walks of New Zealand is a tribute to New Zealand’s eight finest walking tracks, by renowned wilderness photographer Craig Potton. Based on the best-selling Classic Walks of New Zealand, this book has been updated and revised to focus on New Zealand’s Great Walks, a reflection of the international prominence these tracks now rightly enjoy.
Tracks included are Stewart Island’s Rakiura Track, the Kepler Track, the Milford Track, the Routeburn Track, the Heaphy Track, the Abel Tasman Coast Track, the Tongariro Northern Circuit Great Walk, and the Lake Waikaremona Track in Te Urewera.
With 3D overview maps from Geographx and up-to-date track information, Great Walks of New Zealand combines words and photographs to rekindle memories of past trips, and to inspire readers to new experiences on these magnificent tracks.
100 Things To See In The KimberleyArtist/Author: Connell, Scotty
100 Things To See In The Kimberley, by local guide Scotty Connell, is the culmination of a life spent exploring Australia’s wild and remote north west. Scotty grew up in the Kimberley and has made it his mission to thoroughly explore the region via air, land and sea. In that pursuit, Scotty’s led elite Nepalese Gurkhas on wild, wet season training missions, hiked through the Kimberley’s untamed ranges looking for unnamed waterfalls and hosted celebrities looking for unique Aussie experiences. All because he loves showing intrepid visitors why his backyard is the best backyard on earth. Inside you’ll find 100 of the best things to see and do all across the Kimberley – from stunning waterholes to cool off in, to incredible, natural wonders that are found nowhere else on earth.
Walks, Tracks and Trails of New South WalesArtist/Author: Stone, Derrick
For the first time in a single volume, this book brings together more than 140 of the best walks, tracks or trails in New South Wales, which can be walked by the moderately fit individual. They are located in national parks, coastal parks, state forests, conservation reserves, historic parks and local government and public easements. Other routes follow state highways, minor roads, coastal cliffs, old gold routes, or pass bushranger haunts and back roads linking towns and historical features.
Most routes do not require specialist navigation or bushcraft skills, and vary in length from a 45-minute stroll to a 4-day, 65-kilometre camping trip.
Walks, Tracks and Trails of New South Wales highlights the best the state has to offer, from an outback ghost town and ancient lake beds, to Australia’s highest mountain, coastal environments and World Heritage rainforests. Easy-to-interpret maps are included to help you navigate, and the book’s size makes it convenient to bring with you on your adventures.
Walks, Tracks and Trails of Queensland’s TropicsArtist/Author: Stone, Derrick
Queensland’s tropics provide numerous environments for enjoyable walking: lush rainforests, cloud-shrouded mountains, extinct volcanoes, savanna woodlands, and magnificent beaches on the coast and Great Barrier Reef islands.
This book brings together more than 150 of the best walks, tracks or trails in Queensland’s tropics, located within the coastal strip between Rockhampton and Cooktown. Walks vary from short boardwalk strolls in the lowland rainforests of Daintree National Park to 4-6 day hiking and camping trips on Hinchinbrook Island. Other routes follow old gold miners’ and forestry tracks or coaching routes or feature historical sites, rivers, lagoons, geological and geographical formations or much earlier Aboriginal communication tracks where Dreamtime stories add a further dimension. Man-made environments of abandoned gold towns, heritage riverfronts, Art Deco streetscapes and Second World War installations also feature. Most routes are best completed during the ‘Dry’ season (May to October) and walked by moderately fit individuals. Most do not require specialist navigation or bushcraft skills.
Walks, Tracks and Trails of VictoriaArtist/Author: Stone, Derrick
For the first time in a single volume, this book brings together more than 150 of the best walks, tracks or trails in Victoria, which can be walked, cycled or driven by the moderately fit individual. They are located in national and state parks, state forests, conservation reserves, historic parks and local government and public easements. Other routes follow state highways, old railways and gold routes, or pass bushranger haunts and back roads linking towns, historical and geological or geographical features.
Most of the routes chosen do not require specialist navigation or bushcraft skills, and vary from a short 45 minutes on a boardwalk to four-day long-distance walking and camping.
Walks, Tracks and Trails of Victoria covers the best the state has to offer, from deserts to coastal and mountain environments. It highlights the features of each location and encourages you to enjoy the experience at an informed level. Easy-to-interpret maps are included to help you navigate, and the book’s size makes it convenient to bring with you on your adventures.
The Shank : A Rutter for Anchorages in Tasmania’s SouthwestArtist/Author: Johnston, Ian
The Southwest wilderness region of Tasmania is remote, strange and lashed by the savage weather of the roaring forties, but it is also one of the most beautiful and unspoiled places in the world.
In the past Rutters, were the primary store of geographic information for maritime navigation – a Mariner’s handbook of written sailing directions before the advent of nautical charts. Although The Shank primarily documents the anchorages which can be accessed while sailing the coastline, it also captures the beauty of the rugged south and west coasts and includes superb aerial photography.
Kakadu & Nitmiluk: A Guide to the Rocks, Landforms, Plants, Animals, Aboriginal Culture, and Human ImpactArtist/Author: Hoatson, Dean et al
Kakadu and Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Parks are unique in Australia in terms of their diversity of geological, cultural and biological values. Both parks are renowned for sandstone plateaus with spectacular gorges and escarpments, and contain some of the oldest and finest collections of Aboriginal rock art in the world. The parks support a remarkable abundance and variety of plants and animals, many of them rare or not found anywhere else. Kakadu is also famous for its extensive wetlands and is one of the few World Heritage areas listed for both its natural and cultural values.
This guidebook has been written by experts from the Australian Geological Survey Organisation, Northern Territory Geological Survey, Environment Australia, Parks Australia, and the Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory. Written for the non-specialist, the guidebook provides a concise and authoritative account of the rocks, landforms, plants, animals, Aboriginal culture and exploration history of the Kakadu and Nitmiluk National Parks. There is also information on places to visit, walking trails, camping facilities, commercial tours and helpful hints on getting the most from your visit.
The Coral Triangle: Saving the Amazing Undersea World of Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, The Philippines, Solomon Islands & Timor LesteArtist/Author: Kassem, Ken
Published in association with WWF-Malaysia, this important book describes the uniqueness of the Coral Triangle region’s marine biodiversity, its conservation importance and the stories, successes and struggles of the drive to maintain its rich biodiversity. The book gives a big-picture overview of threats and solutions and up-close and personal experiences from the ground and the people affected by conservation. The stories come from the work that WWF-Malaysia and USAID Coral Triangle Support Partnership are carrying out in the region.
Chapters cover the rich habitats of the Coral Triangle and the endangered species, as well as an in-depth survey of each of the countries of the area. As the earth’s single greatest repository of marine life, the Coral Triangle is also a great draw for SCUBA divers. For each of the countries covered, top dive sites are listed.
Guide to the Wildlife of Perth and the South WestArtist/Author: Nevill, Simon, et al
This (reissued) much-respected and encyclopaedic guide, first published in 2014, is indispensable to anyone with an interest in the wide variety of fauna and flora to be found in the south west of Australia. The area bounded by the Margaret River region in the far south west of Western Australia, Lancelin to the north of Perth, Esperance on the mid-south coast and the inland township of Southern Cross is home to a surprisingly diverse range of wildlife, both plants and animals.
The expert authors of this book have included a broad selection of the wildlife most likely to be encountered by those living in and travelling though the region. The selection includes many representatives of the animal kingdom from small insects to the largest marsupials, and also an impressive selection of the most beloved wildflowers. Over 1200 photographs provide easy identification and every species is given a brief description together with essential details.
The book also includes a section on how to unobtrusively observe wildlife plus a comprehensive 30-plus page review of the best places to observe wildlife, including all the significant National and Conservation Parks in the region.