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Best Walks of the Illawarra 2/e

The full-colour guide to over 40 fantastic walks
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The Illawarra boasts a huge range of beautiful environments, making the region perfect for exploring on foot. This book introduces the best walks for visitors and residents alike, ranging from leisurely beach-side strolls to the more rugged tracks deep in the bush. Detailed descriptions and maps help the reader explore the regions parks, bushland, rivers, coasts and most interesting urban areas. The book is richly illustrated with over 150 full-colour photographs and dozens of detailed maps. A summary table of walks indicating distances, facilities and highlights is included to help the reader find exactly the right walk for the occasion. Covers the full coastal stretch from the Royal National Park to Gerringong.

Gillian and John Souter live in a village in Jervis Bay and have enjoyed recreational walking for many years. As well as this book on the Illawarra they have also written three other Woodslane guides: Best Walks of the Shoalhaven, Best Walks of the Southern Highlands, and Best Walks of the Red Centre; plus three books on walking in Europe: Classic Walks in Western Europe, Walking Italy and Walking France. Their title Slow Journeys is an entertaining ramble among the pleasures and practicalities of walking.

Regional map


  Walk grades and times

  What to take with you

  Walking wisely

  Walking with children

  Taking your dog; Access to walks

Walks at a Glance

Northern Illawarra

Around Wollongong

Around Shellharbour

Jamberoo and above

Around Kiama

Location Maps

Useful information

Illawarra flora and birdlife

* Updated edition of this popular walking guide, in print since 2010.
* Walking for exercise and for leisure is seeing a tremendous upsurge since the onset of Covid-19.

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