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Australian Geographic The Red Centre

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Australian Geographic, in Association with Woodslane Press is delighted to introduce a new series of photographic souvenir guides to some of Australia’s most beautiful and iconic places. The 64-page large format books will be full of vibrant photography, accompanied by a concise but fascinating commentary by some of Australia’s most experienced travel writers. One of the first two books in the series, the Australian Geographic Book of the Red Centre is an indispensable reminder and souvenir for both international and Australian visitors to this very special place. Armchair travellers and children will pick it up time and again to whet their appetites and perhaps to plan their own visits.

Includes sections on geography, wildlife and culture, Alice Springs, the MacDonnell ranges, the Devil’s Marbles, Hermannsberg and Palm Valley, the Red Centre Way, Watarrka (King’s Canyon), Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta, and Rainbow Valley.

Katrina O’Brien is the author of Australia’s bestselling walking guide, Sydney’s Best Harbour & Coastal Walks. She first fell in love with the Red Centre and the Kimberley while travelling and writing her way around Australia for two years as the co-author of the travel guides Footprint Australia Handbook and Footprint West Coast Handbook. When not researching and writing walking and travel guides Katrina is a book publishing consultant and has previously worked as Managing Editor for Murdoch Books and Penguin.


Geography and Geology


Human Occupation

Culture & Industry

Animals and Birds

Plants and Flowers

Alice Springs

East MacDonnell Ranges

The Devils Marbles

West MacDonnell Ranges

The Larapinta Trail

Ormiston Gorge

Finke River

Red Centre Way

Tnorola/Gosse Bluff Conservation Reserve

Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon)

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Rainbow Valley and Chambers Pillar

​Tourism data reveals an increase in both international and domestic overnight holiday travellers driving to and around Central Australia in 2016-17, up by 9.0% to 213 000. The number of visits to the nearby West MacDonnell Ranges has also grown, with almost 10,000 more travelling to its key sites including Ormiston Gorge when comparing the last two financial years (160,000 in 2016-17). (Source: NT Tourism).

  • ​- Tourism data reveals an increase in both international and domestic overnight holiday travellers driving to and around Central Australia in 2016-17, up by 9.0% to 213 000

    - This beautiful photographic guide will be an indispensable reminder and souvenir to both local and overseas tourists of their amazing trip to Australia’s iconic Red Centre

    - Photos taken from Australian Geographic’s extensive photography archives with contributions from other leading Australian photographers

    - The perfect way to showcase the region to armchair travellers and children alike

    - Will be promoted across multiple Australian Geographic platforms including Australian Geographic magazine which has a circulation of 30k per month

    - Great value price point of just $19.99 RRP

    - 64 page, high gloss, full colour guide

    - ‘The Red Centre’ and sister book ‘The Kimberley’ are the launch titles for a must have series of books on Australia’s awe-inspiring landscape experiences

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