Walks, Tracks and Trails of New South Wales

Paperback - October 2012 - AU $39.95

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More than 140 of the best walks, tracks and trails in New South Wales, covering the best the state has to offer.

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. + Full description

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.

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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.

Also available from the same author: Walks, Tracks and Trails of Queensland's Tropics and Walks, Tracks and Trails of Victoria.

Reviews

"This is a handsome book, with copious maps and photos, well laid out."
Nick Goldie, Summit Sun, pp. 8, February 2013

Details

Paperback | October 2012 | $ 39.95
ISBN: 9780643106901 | 280 pages | 240 x 172 mm
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Colour photographs, Maps

ePDF | October 2012
ISBN: 9780643106918
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
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ePUB | October 2012
ISBN: 9780643106925
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
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Features

  • Each location is presented on facing pages where possible, so that text and maps can be read without turning pages.
  • Photography has been taken in conditions and standards that walkers will experience along the routes.
  • Some routes are for walking only, while others include activities such as biking.
  • Highlights of a particular walk or ride are identified.
  • Easy to follow directions on location and duration of walk.
  • Most of the routes chosen do not require specialist navigation or bushcraft skills.
  • Includes recommendations on safety.
  • Maps are simple and easy to interpret.

Contents

Arrangement of walks by environment
Walk locations
Acknowledgements
Introduction
North Coast
Western Slopes & Plains
Snowy Mountains
Far West & Outback
South Coast
Aboriginal Heritage Walks
Coastal Walks
Driving Trails
Forest Walks
Gold Heritage
Granite Country
Heritage Walks
Lake Walks
Mountain Walks
Rainforest Walks
River, Stream & Cascade Walks
Town Walk
Volcanic Features
Waterfalls
Wetlands

View the full table of contents.

Authors

Derrick Stone is a keen outdoors person who enjoys bushwalking and exploring new environments. He wrote Walks, Tracks and Trails of Victoria published by CSIRO PUBLISHING in 2009 and has contributed to Victoria’s National Parks and Melbourne’s Great Outdoors, was joint author of Murray River Country, and has edited books about gold and gemstones. Derrick has further increased his knowledge of the natural environment through his profession as a freelance graphic designer with a long history of producing books associated with natural history.