The heart of Australia contains a wealth of treasures: red-walled gorges, idyllic waterholes, fascinating formations and the culture of people who have inhabited this landscape for many millennia. It is a diverse landscape of arid flatlands, striped with ancient ranges and hidden, lush gullies. The best way to discover this colourful natural beauty is on foot. Best Walks of the Red Centre, part of Woodslane’s popular walking guides series which has sold over 100,000 copies, introduces the best walks for visitors and locals alike, ranging from strolls along well-laid footpaths to more difficult hikes up rugged ridges and along remote river beds.
The book covers many walks in and around Alice Springs, along the MacDonnell Ranges and the Red Centre Way, plus the iconic walks to be found around Uluru and Kata Tjuta, Watarrka and Rainbow Valley.
John and Gillian Souter live in a village in Jervis Bay from where they enjoy the whole of the Shoalhaven and Illawarra region. They are keen walkers, having written books on walking in Europe as well as Woodslane guides Best Bush, Coast and Village Walks of the Illawarra, Best Bush, Coast and Village Walks of the Shaolhaven, Best Walks of the Shoalhaven and Best Walks fo the Southern Highlands. They are also happy when cycling or paddling.
In this brand new guide, the veteran authors share their love of the Red Centre region, together with the wonderful discoveries they have made while researching these trails.