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Stretch your legs and get away from the city! Lonely Planet celebrates the great outdoors with two new releases; “Lonely Planet’s Natural World” and “Best Day Walks Australia”

November 30, 2020 Lifestyle News No Comments Email Email

“Lace up your boots, slap on a hat and take a big gulp of water – Australia’s best day walks are waiting,” encourages Lonely Planet with the release of Best Day Walks Australia, the first in a new series of walking guides from the world’s largest guidebook publisher.

From Tasmania’s alpine highlands to the Northern Territories desert canyons; from Queensland’s tropical waterfalls to Sydney’s clifftops; from South Australia’s vine-striped hillsides to Victoria’s mysterious high country, this collection of short walks covers the length and breadth of the country.

Best Day Walks Australia showcases 60 of Australia’s best day walks ranging from 3 hours to a full day in duration and includes practical tips on walking with kids as well as highlighting accessible trails for those with reduced mobility.   With loads of lists and recommendations on the best walks to take for wildlife encounters, stumbling upon Instagram worthy views or a taking relaxing swim at the end of a trek there’s a day walk in this offering for all tastes and abilities.

Lonely Planet’s Natural World lauds the diversity of Australia’s natural wonders profiling Tasmania’s Franklin River, Victoria’s High Country, the Daintree National Park, the Ningaloo Coast and the Simpson Desert.

“We’re attempting to reconnect the traveller with nature,” announces Lonely Planet who are celebrating everything outdoors with their latest title release Lonely Planet’s Natural World.

Structured into five sections – Forests, Rivers & Waterways, Mountains, Coasts & Seas, Deserts & Plains – the book draws on expertise of outdoor enthusiasts such as Adam Weymouth author of Kings of the Yukon and Adam Skolnick who penned an ode to the ocean in his book One Breath.   These experts introduce each of the 5 environments and carefully consider their scientific, cultural and historical significance.

“You don’t have to travel far to enjoy nature,” says Lonely Planet.  Each section then profiles in detail 10 amazing places around the world where you can reconnect with nature.  “Lonely Planet’s Natural World explains how and why our brains and bodies benefit from being in nature, as well as the importance of valuing and protecting all ecosystems across our planet.”

Australia features heavily throughout the book showcasing our island nation’s breadth of outdoor experiences.

Regions covered include…

Forests – Daintree National Park, Queensland.

Rivers & Waterways – The Franklin River, Tasmania.

Mountains – Victoria’s High Country.

Deserts – The Simpson Desert.

Coasts & Seas – the Ningaloo Coast, Western Australia.

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