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Best Walks around Cairns & the Tablelands

The unique quide to over 45 fantastic walks
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Best Walks around Cairns & the Tablelands includes over 45 north Queensland walks from Cooktown down to Hinchinbrook Island. Each walk specifies the distance, the total ascent and descent (if appropriate), the grade and the estimated duration and is accompanied by an accurate full-colour map. Snippets about Queensland’s history and wildlife add colour and interest to the walking experience. Families will enjoy information regarding child-friendly walks, and how to explore the bush safely with children of all ages. Over 150 full-colour photos complement the text, and provide you with a clear sense of the features on each walk. This guide will help you discover many of the classic walks in the region, as well as some wild and adventurous tracks that few know exist.

Sally McPhee is the President of the Tablelands Bushwalking Club and works in the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries. Her daughter Beth Watson is also a keen bushwalker and fellow member of the Tablelands Bushwalking Club. Carmen Riordan is an equally avid bushwalker, editor and member of Cairns Bushwalking Club.

  • Location maps
  • Introduction:  Public transport;  Walk grades and times; Walking with children; Taking your dog; Looking after the environment
  • Walks at a glance
  • Around Cairns
  • Around Port Douglas
  • Around Cooktown
  • Atherton Tablelands
  • South of Cairns
  • Inland Highlights
  • New title in Woodslane Press’ walking guides series (over 250,000 copies sold)
  • Covers a variety of short walks, half-day walks & longer walks
  • Includes colour maps, photos and detailed walk notes

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