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Ultimate Walks & Hikes Australia

Ultimate Walks & Hikes: Australia is your inspirational and practical guide to 40 of the best walking tracks across Australia.

Author Laura Waters has hiked thousands of kilometres to put together her ultimate list of walking tracks in all states and territories. Whether you’re looking for a bite of the Bondi to Manly Walk in Sydney, an easy amble in Tasmania’s Tarkine forest, or an epic hike such as the Grampians Peaks Trail or Bibbulmun Track, this guidebook is packed with inspiration to help you get out there and explore the great outdoors.

Each walk outlines what you’ll see, interesting insights about the destination, logistics on how walk it, and options to tackle your adventure in sections or take a shortcut, all complemented by colourful photos and detailed maps. There are also tips on gear, safety and everything else you need to know about your next walking adventure.

The bestselling series from Australia’s favourite travel publisher Hardie Grant Explore

The Ultimate books offer the very best of travel in Australia and beyond, from road trips to train journeys, and cycling routes to hiking trails. Beautifully designed for easy use, these books will inspire you to make the most of your trip with detailed maps, photos, itineraries, and essential information on your route, including things to see and do, where to eat and kid-friendly attractions.

The Ultimate series won’t just help you on your upcoming adventure, it will inspire you to plan your next one.

About the Author

Award-winning travel writer and speaker Laura Waters left a corporate job to pursue a career in media, following a life-changing 3,000km hike down the length of New Zealand. She is now hopelessly addicted to the blissful simplicity of walking, has hiked thousands more kilometres on trails around Australia and as far afield as Patagonia and Jordan.

Laura is also passionate about getting more people outdoors and connected with nature. She writes for major magazines and newspapers and her hiking memoir Bewildered won Best Travel Book in the Australian Society of Travel Writers Awards For Excellence 2021.

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