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100 Magic Miles of the Great Barrier Reef: The Whitsunday Islands

100 Magic Miles of the Great Barrier Reef: The Whitsunday Islands

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100 Magic Miles of the Great Barrier Reef: The Whitsunday Islands

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Product No:
2817153
Author:
David Colfelt
Publisher:
Windward Publications
ISBN:
9780648177203
Edition:
12th Edition
Edition Date:
February 2018
Pages:
256
Size:
210 x 300 x 23 mm
Weight:
1.1 kg
Format:
Paperback
Sales Rank:
110 (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description

The 12th Edition of 100 Magic Miles incorporates many changes resulting from the introduction in August 2017 of a new Whitsundays Management Plan for the Whitsundays section of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. In addition, Cyclone Debbie in March 2017 had a significant impact on the area.

The 12th Edition represents the latest up-to-date information including the introduction of 60 new moorings to the island anchorages, changes in the operations of several island resorts, changes in recommendations as to the best diving and snorkeling sites, the latest information on camping on the islands, fishing in the Whitsundays, and an update on recommended first aid for marine stings.

A brief overview of the area and pictorial introduction The Whitsundays and the Great Barrier Reef (an introduction to the wonders of Great Barrier Reef and its underwater life, including an explanation of corals, and setting the Whitsundays into the context of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park

TIPS FOR TROPICAL HOLIDAYS
Advice on climate, what to wear, and tips for enjoying a coral reef

BOATING IN THE WHITSUNDAYS
A primer on getting around the area in a boat, including information on winds and tides, tips for anchoring in coral, yachting etiquette, moorings information, and the in’s and out’s of bareboat chartering (sail/drive-it-yourself yachting)

CAMPING & SEAKAYAKING IN THE WHITSUNDAYS
Tips for island camping, how to get you and your gear to the island sites, permits

MANAGING THE MARINE PARK
Overview of conservation and management of the marine park, including zones, settings and other regulations

INDEX OF ANCHORAGES AND PLACENAMES
An index, including latitude and longitude, of all anchorages and principal geographic (named) features (bays, points, etc.)

ISLAND RESORTS OF THE WHITSUNDAYS
An introduction to all of the islands that have resorts, including requirements/radio contact details for visitors

DIVING AND SNORKELLING IN THE WHITSUNDAYS
Tips on exploring the underwater environment and what to look out for, including a list of best dive and snorkel sites

VISITING THE OUTER REEFS
How to get to and what to look for when visiting the outlying reefs of the Great Barrier system

FISHING IN THE WHITSUNDAYS
Tips about fishing locally, what gear to use, regulations, bag and size limits, colour illustrations of commonly caught fishes

WALKING IN THE WHITSUNDAYS
An outline of the best walking tracks including the new Ngaro Sea Trail

AVOIDING TROPICAL HAZARDS
How to take care of yourself in a subtropical aquatic environment, including creatures to avoid, first-aid tips

ANCHORAGES OF THE WHITSUNDAYS
Detailed maps (in full colour) and sailing directions for all anchorages in the islands

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