Australia

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Railway Reserve Heritage Trail: John Forest NP

Bushwalking is Australian for hiking and more. In this incredibly vast and wild continent (6th largest country in the world, and 31 x the United Kingdom), any European spoilt with luxurious mountain huts and meticulously marked trails, is bound to encounter his or her roughest alter ego. Bushwalking means finding your own way, knowing how to localise water, carrying food for a week, and putting up your tent in the wilderness among pestering flies, aggressive Dingoes and Kookaburras snatching the food from your mouth.

The Australian landmass has ancient origins, resulting in strongly eroded mountain massifs reaching no higher than Mount Kosciuszko at 2228 m. Nature is most varied, ranging from rain forests up north to vast inland deserts, from snowy mountains in Tasmania and Victoria to the more than 7000 beaches. Forests of beach and eucalyptus give the country colour and scent. Several trails lead to the most remarkable aboriginal rock paintings and sculptures, some of which are more than 1000 years old.

So varied is Australian nature, that the image of the hot continent really must be dismissed as a myth. Australian summers can in fact be very hot and dry in parts of the country. But summer is the best time to walk in the Australian Alps or on the island of Tasmania. Winter is excellent for hiking in humid Queensland and the dry central inland areas of Australia. Spring and autumn make for good hiking almost anywhere in the country.

Hiking is possible on all levels of difficulty and in all biotopes. The many national parks, sometimes the size of a full grown country, are good for both day hikes and long distance walks. Longest in the country (and allegedly in the world, but this is disputed) is the 5330 km Bicentennial National Trail. Walking “by the stars” is not unusual in Australia: the true bushwalker needs no map or path. Sections of some trails are unmarked, or absent altogether. You will need to find your way with a map only, or by following the course of a river. Some people venture across the entire continent on foot, like John Muir. He made a film about it, titled “Alone Across Australia”. In many national parks you will need a permit, and reservations for camp sites and huts.

The longest hiking or multi-use trails are:

  • Bicentennial National Trail (Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland), 5330 km
  • Heysen Trail (South Australia), 1144 km
  • Bibbulmun Track (Western Australia), 961 km
  • Australian Alps Walking Track (Victoria, New South Wales), 683 km
  • Tasmanian Trail (Tasmania), 477 km
  • Hume and Hovell Track (New South Wales), 440 km
  • Great North Walk (New South Wales), 250 km
  • Great South West Walk (Victoria), 250 km
  • Great Dividing Trail (Victoria), 240 km
  • Larapinta Trail (Northern Territory), 230 km
  • McMillans Track (Victoria), 220 km
  • Tops to Myall Heritage Trail (New South Wales), 220 km
  • Katoomba to Mittagong Trail (New South Wales), 132 km
  • Cape to Cape Track (Western Australia), 124 km

A number of Australian trails find their origins in the national parks, and are maintained by the national park authorities. Within these parks you will always find possibilities for shorter hikes. Other – often longer - trails are private initiatives and being maintained by foundations or non-profit community organisations. In some cases the state government is responsible for a trail. Over the past years for instance, Queensland has opened ten Great Walks, long distance walks through the most beautiful regions of the tropical northeast.

Camping is the rule, huts are an exception. On the Bibbulman Track and the popular Overland Track (Tasmania) it is possible to walk from hut to hut. But on other walks you will need to bring your own tent. Be prepared to carry all your food, and plan ahead carefully where to stock up on water, because summer in many parts of Australia is dry. Open fires are often prohibited due to forest fire risk, so carry your own stove for cooking.

Last but not least, one of Australia's top bushwalkers, John Chapman, is always ready to share all his know-how and experiences with you. His website www.john.chapman.name is the authority, so don't forget to check what he has to say before taking off.

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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • The Rupununi Savannas of Guyana
  • Rupununi Savannas of Guyana: A Visual Journey is a book for all readers with an interest in Guyana. The book is essentially a photojournal of the southwestern part of the country that borders its neighbour Brazil. See the story of the land, the people, their everyday life, and the flora and fauna captured in over 100 photographs of this scenic... Read more
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  • The Rupununi Savannas of Guyana
  • Rupununi Savannas of Guyana: A Visual Journey is a book for all readers with an interest in Guyana. The book is essentially a photojournal of the southwestern part of the country that borders its neighbour Brazil. See the story of the land, the people, their everyday life, and the flora and fauna captured in over 100 photographs of this scenic... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Sinhala
  • Sinhala is one of the official languages of Sri Lanka and the mother tongue of over 70 per cent of the population. Outside Sri Lanka it is used among immigrant populations in the U.K., North America, Australia and some European and Middle Eastern countries. As for the genetic relation, it belongs to the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European... Read more
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  • Sinhala
  • Sinhala is one of the official languages of Sri Lanka and the mother tongue of over 70 per cent of the population. Outside Sri Lanka it is used among immigrant populations in the U.K., North America, Australia and some European and Middle Eastern countries. As for the genetic relation, it belongs to the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Our South-East Asia Adventures
  • In this sixth book of the Series, Anne and Martin follow the wake of Captain Bligh through the Great Barrier Reef, one of their toughest passages in their eight years of cruising. In South East Asia, they face the threats of crocodiles, deadly jellyfish and blood thirsty Komodo dragons, piracy and unpredictable fishing boats, electrolysis and... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Our South-East Asia Adventures
  • In this sixth book of the Series, Anne and Martin follow the wake of Captain Bligh through the Great Barrier Reef, one of their toughest passages in their eight years of cruising. In South East Asia, they face the threats of crocodiles, deadly jellyfish and blood thirsty Komodo dragons, piracy and unpredictable fishing boats, electrolysis and... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2019
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Netherlands
2013
  • Natuurgids Wildlife of Australia | Princeton University
  • Ideal for the nature-loving traveler, Wildlife of Australia is a handy photographic pocket guide to the most widely seen birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and habitats of Australia. The guide features more than 400 stunning color photographs, and coverage includes 350 birds, 70 mammals, 30 reptiles, and 16 frogs likely to be encountered in... Read more
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  • Child Second Language Learning
  • This book presents an in-depth investigation of the developmental path of English as a second language (ESL) acquisition. Understanding the natural acquisition process benefits syllabus construction and task designs in language education as formal instruction can be more efficient if the learner is developmentally ready. However, a majority of... Read more
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  • Child Second Language Learning
  • This book presents an in-depth investigation of the developmental path of English as a second language (ESL) acquisition. Understanding the natural acquisition process benefits syllabus construction and task designs in language education as formal instruction can be more efficient if the learner is developmentally ready. However, a majority of... Read more
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  • Australia 1 : 4 500 000
  • New edition. 1 : 4.5 Million scale. Detailed, relief shading clearly shows spot heights and mountain ranges giving a real sense of the terrain with distances provided for the majority of routes. Numerous points of interest are highlighted such as national parks and airports. With inset maps. Read more
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  • Australia 1 : 4 500 000
  • New edition. 1 : 4.5 Million scale. Detailed, relief shading clearly shows spot heights and mountain ranges giving a real sense of the terrain with distances provided for the majority of routes. Numerous points of interest are highlighted such as national parks and airports. With inset maps. Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • We Are Off - The Journal
  • How often do you dream about just forgetting about your job, your apartment, your furniture, all your...stuff, and just grab a backpack and wander the earth? And how many times does it remain just a dream? This is the true story about a couple that was not content leaving it just a dream, but actually did it. Heather and Fredrik circled the... Read more
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  • We Are Off - The Journal
  • How often do you dream about just forgetting about your job, your apartment, your furniture, all your...stuff, and just grab a backpack and wander the earth? And how many times does it remain just a dream? This is the true story about a couple that was not content leaving it just a dream, but actually did it. Heather and Fredrik circled the... Read more
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Stanfords
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  • World & Flags Hema Political Pacific-Centred
  • The world at 1:40,850,000 presented with Pacific Ocean in the centre on a double-sided folded map from the Australian publishers Hema; political version on one side and a physical map on the reverse. Each side shows the land masses against the background of light blue oceans with bathymetric tints to reflect the depth of the ocean floor. Polar... Read more
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  • Bezoek het noorden van Queensland, snorkel boven het Great Barrier Reef, spot fraaigekleurde vissen en zeeschildpadden, wandel over spierwitte stranden, kom tot rust in het tropisch regenwoud van Daintree National Park, trek de outback in en verken Undara Volcanic NP, bewonder wilde watervallen in het Atherton Tableland, slaap in zeer... Read more
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  • Ben je in voor een actieve en avontuurlijke rondreis door Canada's British Columbia en niet persé op zoek naar de veel bezochte ‘highlights’ zoals Tofino, Jasper en Banff, ga dan met ons ‘off the beaten track’ en laat je verrassen door de relatief stille en nog authentieke locaties. Wandel op de grens van land en zee aan de zuidwestkust van... Read more
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  • Australië - South Australia
  • Bezoek het zeer Engelse Adelaide, bewonder het uitbundige dierenleven en maak mooie kustwandelingen op Kangaroo Island, proef de beroemde Australische wijnen in de Barossa Valley en wandel over de paarse Kaiserstuhl, krijg het echte 'outback' gevoel in de Flinders Ranges en beklim daar de fraai gevormde rand van de Wilpena Pound, overnacht op... Read more
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  • Bezoek het rode hart van Australië, wandel door de grillige rotsen van de West MacDonnell Ranges, zwem in koele 'water holes', rijdt over eindeloze wegen de einder tegemoet, ontdek de spectaculaire Kings Canyon, vergaap u aan de kleurrijke zonsondergang bij Uluru, loopt door de Valley of Winds, leer over de Aboriginal leefwijze, slaap in zeer... Read more
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  • Australië - South West
  • Bezoek Perth, de moderne metropool aan de westkust, geniet van de relaxte sfeer in kleurrijk Fremantle, proef de beste wijnen van Australië en ander lekkers in Margaret River, waai uit op Cape Leeuwin, vergaap u aan regenwoudreuzen bij Walpole, wandel langs ongerepte kusten en in de bloemrijke Stirling Ranges, voel de Engelse oorsprong van het... Read more
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