Blue Mountains Best Bushwalks

9781921606243
Title: Blue Mountains Best Bushwalks
Author: Veechi Stuart
Edition: 2
Publisher: Woodslane Press
ISBN: 9781921606243
Number of pages: 234
Year of Publication: 2010
Cover Price (au$): 29.95
Format: Paperback
Websitehttp://www.woodslane.com.au/
Weight (grams): 400
Regions the book covers: Blue Mountains
Height (cm): 22


Subjects
Hiking - New South Wales - Blue Mountains Region - Guidebooks, Nature trails - New South Wales - Blue Mountains Region - Guidebooks, Blue Mountains (N.S.W. : Mountains) - Guidebooks


Authors Comments
In Blue Mountains Best Bushwalks, Veechi Stuart, local author and resident of 20 years, combined her professional writing skills with her passion for bushwalking. In her choice of the best bushwalks, she includes not only the classic walks listed in many guidebooks, but also the quieter tracks that few know exist, as well as some of the more historic walks that are in danger of being forgotten. Veechi, and local nature photographer Scott Townsend, complement these detailed descriptions with over 150 full-colour photos, and detailed full-colour maps also accompany almost all the walks. Blue Mountains Best Bushwalks includes a range of walks from 30 minute strolls to 2-day overnight adventures, and is full of suggestions for parties of differing experience. If you love to get out and about then this is a book for you, regardless of your fitness level or bushwalking experience. This 2nd edition has been updated with all walks re-walked and amended as required, and includes a new section, "Further Afield", detailing some of the best walks just outside the core area of the Blue Mountains in places such as Jenolan Caves and Mt Wilson, plus a new atlas section so you will easily find the start of each walk. 
Interpretive Information: Plenty
Grade system explained: Yes
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: Multicolour
Size of walking maps: Half page
Colour depth of photos: Colour
Comment on Photographs: Lots of good colour photos throughout
Level of detail in tracknotes: Detailed route information
Alternate route and side trip suggestions: Many walks

List of walks in book

Walk Name Length Time Grade Page
Looking out from Mt York 1 km 30 mins Easy 14
Forest at Fairy Bower 2.7 km 1 hr 30 mins Medium 16
Bushrangers on the Zig Zag Track 3 km 2 hrs Medium 19
Solitude at Asgard Swamp 5.6 km 2 hrs 30 mins Medium 22
Historic Mountain Passes 9.5 km 4 hrs Medium/Hard 24
Swimming at Victoria Falls 3.6 km 2 hrs 30 mins Hard 28
A Sublime Point 400 m 15 mins Easy 28
Overnight in the Blue Gum Forest 15 km 2 Days Very Hard 29
Lonely Lookouts at Pulpit Rock 850 m 30 mins Easy 36
Family fun on the Fairfax Track 2.2 km 1 Hr Easy 38
Aboriginal heritage at Walls Cave 1.4 km 1 hr 15 mins Easy/Medium 40
Cliff top Track to Govetts Leap 4 km 1 hr 45 mins Medium 42
Cliff top Track to Evans Lookout 2.75 km 1 hr 15 mins Medium 44
Cliff top Track (Pulpit Rock to Evans Lookout) 6.75 km 3 hrs Medium 46
Grand Canyon circuit 5.5 km 3 hrs 30 mins Medium/Hard 47
Mystery tour of Porters Pass 5.5 km 2 hrs 45 mins Medium 50
Birdlife at Popes Glen 7.8 km 4 hrs Medium 54
Cliff descent down to Govetts Leap 1.5 km 1 hr 30 mins Hard 57
Discovering the Grose Valley 11 km 6 hrs 30 mins Very Hard 60
A short walk for young children 600 m 15 mins Very Easy 68
Katoomba by night 1 km 30 mins Easy/Medium 70
Picnics and play at Minnehaha Falls 2.7 km 1 hr 30 mins Easy/Medium 72
Walking the cliffs from Scenic World 2.3 km 1 hr 15 mins Easy 74
Along the cliffs from the Three Sisters 4.1 km 2 hrs Easy/Medium 76
The Prince Henry Cliff Walk 8.8 km 4 hrs Medium 79
Descending the Three Sisters 4 km 2 hrs Medium 80
Narrow canyon of Devils Hole 1.2 km 1 hr 30 mins Hard 84
Historic Federal Pass 14.4 km 7 hrs Very Hard 86
Creeks and pools at Lyrebird Dell 1.4 km 1 Hr Easy 93
Rainforest, cascades and lookouts 2.4 km 1 hr 30 mins Easy 96
An easy walk to Moya Point 2.7 km 1 hr 30 mins Easy 100
The wild landscape of Fortress Rock 3 km 1 hr 30 mins Easy 102
Grand Cliff top track to Wentworth Falls 2.3 km 1 hr 30 mins Easy/Medium 104
Wildflowers and wind at Lockley Pylon 7.8 km 3 hrs Medium 107
Cool rainforest at Fern Bower 1.75 km 2 hrs 30 mins Medium 110
Picnics and train rides on the Federal Pass 5.25 km 3 hrs Medium/Hard 113
View from Princes Rock 1 km 30 mins Easy 118
Ancient perspectives from Kings Table 1 km 1 Hr Easy 120
Charles Darwin Trail 2.6 km 1 hr 30 mins Easy 122
Wentworth Falls and Rocket Point 1.9 km 1 Hr Easy/Medium 125
Secluded Pools on the Nature Track 3.1 km 1 hr 45 mins Medium 128
Cliff top circuit 3.5 km 2 hrs Medium 131
Creeks and cliffs to the Conservation Hut 4.3 km 2 hrs 30 mins Medium 134
The National Pass 4.8 km 3 hrs Medium/Hard 136
Ladders and forests of Wentworth Pass 5.6 km 4 hrs 30 mins Hard 139
Hidden secrets of Roberts Pass 5.5 km 3 hrs 15 mins Hard 143
Wentworth, Hippocrene and Vera Falls 7.3 km 6 hrs Very Hard 147
Picnics on Waterfall Circuit 3 km 1 hr 30 mins Easy 154
Dreamy beauty of Terrace Falls 2.8 km 1 hr 30 mins Easy 157
Martins Lookout to Lost World 6.3 km 3 hrs Medium/Hard 160
Bellbirds at Sassafras Gully 6.6 km 3 hrs Medium 164
Creek circuit on Wiggins Track 4.8 km 2 hrs 30 mins Medium 168
Swimming holes on Glenbrook Creek 8.9 km 4 hrs Medium/Hard 170
Blue Gum Swamp 9 km 5 hrs Medium/Hard 174
Bird's-eye view from Nepean Lookout 1.4 km 40 mins Easy 180
Bird's-eye view from Nepean Lookout 1.4 km 40 mins Easy 180
Kangaroos at Euroka 3.2 km 1 hr 30 mins Easy 183
Rockhopping at Jellybean Pool 2 km 1 hr 30 mins Medium 186
Yabbies and picnics at Crayfish Pool 1.8 km 1 hr 10 mins Medium 188
Winter sun on Jack Evans Track 2.5 km 1 hr 30 mins Medium 190
Rock art at Red Hands Cave 4 km 2 hrs Easy 194
Camp Fire Creek to Red Hands Cave 9.2 km 4 hrs Medium 196
Secrets of Florabella Pass 6.2 km 3 hrs 30 mins Medium/Hard 199
Offtrack adventure along Glenbrook Creek 9.5 km 7 hrs Hard 203
Glowworms, Canyons and railways 10.5 km 5 hrs Medium 208
Canyons at Wallangambe 6.3 km 3 hrs Hard 212
Natural wonders of Jenolan Caves 2 km 1 Hr Easy 215

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