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Walks, Tracks and Trails of Queensland's Tropics

Walking / Outdoor Guide
Highlights of a particular walk are identified
Easy to follow directions on location and duration of walk
Maps are simple, easy to interrupt and provide basic accurate information
All walks/trails which require maps have them
Most of the routes chosen are relatively well-defined and do not require specialist navigation or bushcraft skills
Up to date photography illustrates part of the environment and concentrates on features that identify a particular walk from another
Historical or geological information that adds to the walk/trail experience
Easy to handle size in the field
Specialist equipment is not required for most of the walks

By: Derrick Stone (Author)

288 pages, 500 colour photos, 120 maps

CSIRO

Paperback | Mar 2016 | #231775 | ISBN-13: 9781486303076
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NHBS Price: £31.50 $40/€37 approx

About this book

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.

Walks, Tracks and Trails of Queensland's Tropics 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 Queensland's Tropics highlights the best the region has to offer. Easy-to-interpret maps are included to help you navigate, and the book's size makes it convenient to carry in the backpack.


Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Rockhampton - Yeppoon
Mackay - Cape Hillsborough
Whitsundays
Bowen
Townsville
Ingham - Cardwell
Tully - Mission Beach
Innisfail - Cairns
Atherton - Herberton
Cairns
Mossman - Cape Tribulation
Bloomfield River - Cooktown


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Biography

Derrick Stone is a keen outdoors person who enjoys bushwalking and exploring new environments. He wrote Walks, Tracks and Trails of Victoria and Walks, Tracks and Trails of New South Wales (both published by CSIRO Publishing), 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.

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