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100 Magic Miles of the Great Barrier Reef: The Whitsunday Islands (13th Edition)

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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 HOLIDAYSAdvice on climate, what to wear, and tips for enjoying a coral reef

BOATING IN THE WHITSUNDAYSA 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 WHITSUNDAYSTips for island camping, how to get you and your gear to the island sites, permits

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Product Overview
Product No CMS2817153
Weight (g) 1100 g
Author David Colfelt
Publisher Windward Publications
Edition 13th Edition
Edition Date N/A
Pages 256
Size 210 x 300 x 23mm
Format Paperback
ISBN 9780648177203
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

The 13th edition of 100 Magic Miles represents the latest, up-to-date information on the islands and anchorages of the Whitsundays, including the introduction of many additional moorings, and on steps to further protect the coral reefs of the area. Details are given on the re-opened Hayman Island and Daydream Island resorts and a new boutique resort at the southern end of Long Island, the Elysian Retreat.

The 13th edition also includes the latest information on island camping, fishing in the Whitsundays, important information on first aid and advice for staying safe when on and in the water.

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 HOLIDAYSAdvice on climate, what to wear, and tips for enjoying a coral reef

BOATING IN THE WHITSUNDAYSA 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 WHITSUNDAYSTips for island camping, how to get you and your gear to the island sites, permits

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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