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This guide will put you on the right track to explore some of the best walks southern New South Wales and the ACT have to offer.
Follow in explorers’ footsteps; visit the hills that surround our nation’s capital; challenge yourself as you get off the beaten track in remote wilderness areas to explore some of Australia’s most rugged peaks and isolated heathlands, or simply wander along spectacular beaches and through charming coastal villages.
Detailed walk descriptions will lead you through thirty national parks and reserves from Sydney to the Victorian border. All are waiting for you to discover their special charms.
Day walks, rated from easy to hard; challenging overnight hikes, and multi-day expeditions will have you planning trip after trip. Sketch maps and gradient profiles; photos; how to get there; and notes about the parks and reserves and their unique landforms, plants, birds and animals will add to your walking pleasure.
Regardless of your interests or fitness level, there is something in this book just for you!
There are quirky fact boxes and detailed notes on evolution, environment, access and facilities for every park.
Over 350 pages of essentail information and reading!
About the authors:
John and Lyn rank among Australia's most experienced bushwalking writers! They have been writing and publishing bushwalking books for many years and have turned their passion for conservation, bushwalking and travel into an occupation that allows them to spend months at a time working (walking) in the bush.
They are regular contributors to major outdoor and travel magazines and guidebooks, including Outdoor Australia, Wild and Lonely Planet.
They have also written a wide range of feature stories for outdoor, travel and lifestyle magazines including; Go Camping, On The Road, Caravan & Motorhome, Caravan World, Off-Road Great Escapes, the Heart Wise Journal, Inflight Magazine and Heritage in Trust. They have had articles and photos published in metropolitan and regional newspapers in Queensland, NSW and Victoria as well as in the Washington Post.
Both are active members of the National Parks Association of Queensland and also lead walks for NPAQ.
John and Lyn are also experienced Tour Leaders. They regularly organise extended hiking trips throughout Australia, especially in areas where they are researching new guide books or magazine articles.
Over the last few years they have organised and conducted combined walking and adventure trips to exotic destinations in Asia, South America, North America and Europe.
Their next guided international walking and adventure trip (March/April 2009) is to South Africa, Zambia, Botswana and Namibia. This trip is fully subscribed, but another trip focussing on South Africa is being planned for late 2009 or early 2010.
If you'd like to be added to the mailing list for this trip, or any other trip, click on the link below and send your email address.
Apart from the second Africa trip, current plans include excursions to Patagonia, (possibly Antarctica) Spain and Morocco.
With around 2000 kilometres of tracks and trails, there's something in this totally rewritten and updated edition to suit everyone - from families with children, to active travellers and hard-core bushwalkers.