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.
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 and riders will experience along the routes.
Some routes are for walking only, while others include activities such as biking, mountain biking, horse-riding or canoeing.
Highlights of a particular walk or ride are identified
Easy to follow directions on location and duration of walk/ride
Most of the routes chosen do not require specialist navigation or bushcraft skills
Includes recommendations on safety
Maps are simple and easy to interpret
Easy to handle size in the field or a great display item on the coffee table.
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"There is much of interest to be read about these trips, be it natural history, geology, built environment or history. This book would be a good addition to your Victorian travels."
Elizabeth Matheson, Park Watch, June 2010
Derrick Stone is a keen outdoors person who enjoys bushwalking and exploring new environments. He 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.