Travel book

Ultimate Campsites: Australia

$39.99

In Ultimate Campsites: Australia, Penny Watson maps out 75 of the country’s most wild and wondrous nature-based campgrounds, from the turquoise and white sandy beaches of Queensland and pristine national parks of New South Wales, to the wineries of South Australia and the wilderness areas of Tasmania.

Ever pitched a tent within a stone’s throw of a picturesque waterfall? Ever woken up in a sleeping bag to the gentle sound of waves? Ever seen the sun go down in the desert or fallen asleep in an ancient rainforest? Well, now’s the time to tick off these experiences on your camping bucketlist!

Each state-by-state chapter in Ultimate Campsites: Australia contains detailed maps and the what-when-why-where information about each campground, alongside tips and anecdotes about the surrounding regions. You’ll find special sections dedicated to remote-island campgrounds, as well as sites with great walks and places close by to Indigenous cultural experiences. There are also quick and easy lists for camping with pets, free camping, 4WD access and commercial campgrounds, and handy camping trail itineraries for when you want to tick off two or three campgrounds in one trip.

This book is an essential tool for the glovebox, be it in a 2WD or a motorhome. It’s also the kind of book that will get plenty of wear and tear on the coffee table while you’re planning that next big adventure in Australia’s great outdoors.

Loving Country

$45.00

Loving Country is a powerful and essential guidebook that offers a new way to travel and discover Australia through an Indigenous narrative. In this beautifully designed and photographed edition, co-authors Bruce Pascoe and Vicky Shukuroglou, in consultation with communities and Elders across Australia, show travellers how to see the country as herself, to know her whole and old story, and to find the way to fall in love with her, our home.

Featuring 18 places in detail, from the ingenious fish traps at Brewarrina and the rivers that feed the Great Barrier Reef, to the love stories of Wiluna and the whale story of Margaret River, there is so much to celebrate. This immersive book covers history, Dreaming stories, traditional cultural practices, Indigenous tours and the importance of recognition and protection of place. It offers keys to unlock the heart of this loving country for those who want to enrich their understanding of our continent, and for travellers looking for more than a whistle-stop tour of Australia.

In Loving Country, Bruce and Vicky hope that all communities will be heard when they tell their stories, and that these stories and the country from which they have grown will be honoured. Readers are encouraged to discover sacred Australia by reconsidering the accepted history, and hearing diverse stories of her Indigenous peoples. It is a roadmap to communication and understanding, between all peoples and country, to encourage environmental and social change.