A Day in the Bush : Bushwalks in and around Sydney

A Day in the Bush
Title: A Day in the Bush : Bushwalks in and around Sydney
Author: Les Higgins,Tony Rodd
Edition: 2
Publisher: New Holland
ISBN: 1877069299
Number of pages: 158
Year of Publication: 2005
Cover Price (au$): 19.95
Format: Paperback
Websitehttp://www.sdr.com.au/bushwalking/index.html
Weight (grams): 300
Regions the book covers: Sydney and Blue Mountains
Height (cm): 21


Subjects
Hiking - New South Wales - Sydney Region - Guidebooks,Sydney Region (N.S.W.) - Guidebooks


Overview of Book
New edition of this book available


Authors Comments
Look at any walk description in A Day in the Bush to identify immediately the book’s distinctive features. All the basic information you need about the walks covered by the book - length, distance from the Sydney CBD, and suitability for children, for example – is immediately accessible. The track notes are presented in a block format so that the stages of the walk are easy to identify and follow. A numbering system is used to help you relate the notes for a particular walk to the accompanying map. The track notes not only guide your steps but also inform you about the landscape and bushland your are passing through. People who want to know more about the bushland about Sydney can delve into the landform and vegetation chapters in Part One of the book. There is also a chapter on the basics of bushwalking in Part One. An important service that comes with the book is the provision of six-monthly walk updates. These can be found on the book’s website and help to keep walks information reliable and current.

Niche: Walks in Sydney and Blue Moutains, with large amounts of introductory information. Information on walking with children.
Interpretive Information: Plenty
Grade system explained: No
Ascent and/or Decent provided: Yes
Driving directions provided: Yes
Date walks last reviewed provided: No
A summary of walks provided: Yes
Regional Map of walks provided: Yes
Maps designed for walking: Yes - reasonable detail
Type of maps used (for walking): Simple Topographic
Colour used in walking maps: Black and White
Size of walking maps: Full page
Walking map Comment: One walk per map
Colour depth of photos: Black and White
Comment on Photographs: Quarter-page to half-page photographs every 6 pages or so.
Level of detail in tracknotes: Detailed route information


List of walks in book

Walk Name Length Time Grade Page
Captain Cook's Landing place - Cape Baily Lighthouse 10 km 9 Years + 42
Otford Station - Burning palms 11 km 9 Years + 44
Wodi-Wodi Track 6.5 km 11 Years + 46
Curra Moors Cuicuit 10 km 9 Years + 48
Bundeena - Marley Head 13 km 11 Years + 50
Maitland Bay Ccentre - Putty Beach 6 km 9 Years + 53
Frazer Beach - Moonee Beach 8 km 9 Years + 55
The Sphinx - Bobbin Head 9 km 9 Years + 59
Mount Ku-ring-gai Station - Berowra Station via Berowra Creek 8.5 km 9 Years + 62
Cowan Station - Hawkesbury River Station 11 km 11 Years + 65
Point Clare Station - Koolewong Ridge - woy woy Station 10 km 9 Years + 68
Wondabyne Station - Pindar cave 12 km 11 Years + 71
Mill Creek Circuit 11 km 11 Years + 73
Pines Forest Picnic area - Abbotts Falls 8 km 9 Years + 75
Heathcote Station - Karloo Pool - Waterfall station 12 km 9 Years + 78
Heathcote Station - Kangaroo Creek - Karloo Pool 7.5 km 9 Years + 80
Walumarra Track - Forest Path 13 km 9 Years + 82
Waterfall Station - Heathcote station via the Bullawarring Track 12 km 9 Years + 84
Florabella Pass 7 km 9 Years + 88
Glenbrook Causeway - Red hands cave 8 km 9 Years + 91
Erskine Creek - Pisgah Rock - Jack Evans track (as two separate walks) 4 km 7 Years + 93
Bob Turner Track 7 km 9 Years + 95
Mountain Lagoon - Colo River Gorge Viewpoint 11 km 9 Years + 97
Winmalee - Shaws Ridge - Grose Mountain Lookout 15 km 11 Years + 99
Magdala Creek - Glenbrook Creek - Sassafra Creek 11 km 9 Years + 101
Hazelbrook Station - Hazelbrook Lake (Bedford Pool) 10 km 9 Years + 105
Wentworth Falls Amphitheatre 10.5 km 9 Years + 108
Mount Hay Rd - Lockley Pylon - Du Faur Head 8 km 9 Years + 111
Scenic Railway Picnic Area - Golden Stairs - Furber Stairs 6.5 km 9 Years + 115
Golden Stairs - Ruined Castle 12.5 km 9 Years + 116
Braeside Walk - Govetts Leap - Pulpit Rock - Popes Glen 12 km 9 Years + 118
Perrys Lookdown - Blue Gum Forest 4 km 11 Years + 120
Porters Pass 4.5 km 9 Years + 122
Evans Lookout - Grand Canyon - Neates Glen 7 km 9 Years + 124
Megalong Valley Road - Coxs River via Six foot track 14 km 11 Years + 126
Little Zig Zag - Rienits Pass 5 km 9 Years + 128
Mount Banks - Banks Wall 11 km 9 Years + 130
Glow worm Tunnel - Old Coach track - Pagoda Track 10 km 9 Years + 133
Wollangambe Track 8 km 11 Years + 136
Kanangra Walls - Cottage Rock 9 km 9 Years + 140
Starlight's Trail 13 km 9 Years + 143
Blue Gum Creek - Little River 16 km 11 Years + 145
Barren Grounds Nature Reserve - Griffith Trail 8 km 9 Years + 147
Box Vale Track - Forty Foot Falls 10 km 9 Years + 150
McPhails Fire Trail 18 km 11 Years + 153

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