Reisgids Australia's Great Ocean Road - The Complete Guide to Southwest Victoria Walks, Beaches, Heritage, Towns, Ecology and Sustainable Tourism
Co-published with Australian-based BestShot! who produced the book this is a lavishly-illustrated full-colour guide to one of Australias top tourist regions, the Great Ocean Road, which runs along the southwest coastline of Victoria state from just outside Melbourne.
This book unlocks the sights, activities and background context for visitors and locals in pictures, words and maps. With emphasis on sustainable tourism, it is for everyone who is interested in exploring and learning about the region from Geelong to Portland. The foreword is written by Lonely Planet founder, Tony Wheeler.
The only guide to this popular Australian region – This highly detailed guide has been produced by a locally-based publisher with inside knowledge and experience, and is the only dedicated guide to the region available outside Australia
Emphasis on sustainable tourism – Featuring environmentally-friendly businesses and information on over 50 sustainable activities from surfing to the Great Ocean Walk
Full colour throughout – A large format (168mm x 246mm) and over 500 colour pictures
Introduction How to use this book, planning a trip, highlights, sustainable tourism and holidays
The Context section gives background on the natural and human heritage, including geology, ecology, Aboriginal culture and European history.
The Activities section gives detailed information on the amazing range of activities that can be pursued in the region. The A-Z Activities chapter includes a large number of activities from camping and fishing to mountain biking and whale watching. Because of their size and importance there are separate chapters for:
– Beaches & Surfing – with individual descriptions of 65 beaches, including their optimal surf conditions
– Diving & Snorkelling – with information on dive sites
– Parks & Reserves – with individual descriptions of 29 parks and reserves
– Walk, Ride, Drive – with individual descriptions of over 120 walks, rides and drives
The Guide section has been broken into two sections – Guide to the Coast and Guide to the Hinterland – which give detailed background on the towns and major heritage sites in the region