My latest walking guide, Daywalks Around Victoria, will be in the shops tomorrow. The Open Spaces team (Katherine, Tracey, Ti and I) have worked on this guide over the last year or so and we believe it sets a new benchmark in Australian walking guidebook design.
It also marks a major step towards our aim to combine traditional book publishing with online content and compatibility. Daywalks Around Victoria is the first book of its kind where each walk can be freely downloaded as a GPX file for use in a hand-held navigation device, or as a KMZ file to be opened directly in Google Earth. Daywalks Around Victoria features 36 walks that I feel best represents Victoria’s diverse and often unique geographical regions. Many of these walks have been popular to generations of Victorian walkers while others are almost unknown. I have no doubt that some of these walks are among the best of their kind in Australia. Like our previous titles Daywalks Around Victoria will have dedicated update pages on our web site at osp.com.au where readers will be able to check on trail closures, changes in conditions or approach issues. Daywalks Around Victoria is has a RRP of $29.95 and will be available in all leading outdoor equipment stores in Victoria and from our online bookshop here.