Melbourne’s Western Gorges On Sale Now

Great news. Our newest title, Melbourne’s Western Gorges, arrived in our warehouse this morning and will be in the shops from tomorrow. Authored by Glenn Tempest, this is the first in a new A5 series of walking guides to regional areas around Victoria. Melbourne’s Western Gorges covers 20 walks in the Brisbane Ranges National Park, and Werribee Gorge and Lerderderg State Parks. Produced in full colour with 96 pages it retails for just 19.95. Like our last book, Daywalks Around Victoria, this guide also features free GPS downloads as well as regular updates. Melbourne’s Western Gorges is also available in our online bookshop.

 

 

 

 

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12 Responses to “Melbourne’s Western Gorges On Sale Now”

  1. Neil Fahey December 13, 2011 at 2:54 am #

    Purchased! Suffice to say, I was a bit excited about this one! Thanks OSP!

  2. Glenn Tempest December 13, 2011 at 3:34 am #

    Thank you Neil. You are officially the first person to purchase a copy of Melbourne’s Western Gorges. Hope you enjoy it.

  3. Matt December 13, 2011 at 3:39 am #

    Also have ordered (perhaps a I am officially second?) and really looking forward to the book.

    Lerderderg is an absolute favorite of mine and happy for more excuses to revisit…

  4. Glenn Tempest December 13, 2011 at 3:57 am #

    Thanks Matt. Yes, you are officially the second person to purchase a copy of Melbourne’s Western Gorges. I agree with you about Lerderderg Gorge. It’s a wonderful place and most Melbournian’s don’t even know it exists. Enjoy the book.

    • Brett December 12, 2012 at 4:30 pm #

      Lets hope it stays that way. 😉

  5. Neil Fahey December 15, 2011 at 7:48 am #

    Thanks Glenn… It’s a privilege! I start 5 weeks of holidays next weekend so I’m hoping to put it to good use!

  6. Anna December 19, 2011 at 7:08 am #

    My partner and i just returned from a 2 day hike in the Lerderderg, we’ve combined the Scenic Rim with the old River walk. It was great! We used your book Daywalks around Melbourne and your descriptions have been very precise and extremely helpful!
    Thank you so much!
    Anna and Ryan

  7. Glenn Tempest December 20, 2011 at 8:27 am #

    Hi Anna. I’m really glad you had a good time. The gorge is an amazing place and yet most Melbournian’s have never even heard of the place. Probably a good thing too….

  8. Anne Griffin November 7, 2012 at 11:27 am #

    I successfully used your GPS map on my Garmin last weekend on the Werribee Gorge and found it invaluable for navigation. Thanks Glenn, can’t wait for all your books to hve these GPS maps.

  9. Bruce Willaton July 10, 2013 at 6:43 pm #

    Great publication Glenn. Just attempted Walk 14 today, the East Walk. Track was very haphazard and hard to follow in parts (orange ribbons hanging from trees helped as did chainsaw work on fallen trees) but after two hours of walking (scrambling), hadn’t quite reached Nolan Track junction 5.2km mark so decided to head back. Probably need to start a bit earlier next time as I think it may take closer to 6-7 hours to complete. Prefer to hike in the winter to avoid the “joe blakes”!!! Completed Walk 6 Werribee Gorge Circuit Walk earlier and this was a beauty, kids love all the cable assisted river cliff walking.

    • Glenn Tempest July 12, 2013 at 7:26 pm #

      Hi Bruce. Sorry to hear about the East Walk now being hard to follow. It was such a great and varied walk. Easily one of the best in the gorge. Parks Victoria are so strapped for cash (and personnel) that very little trail maintenance gets done on it anymore (especially since the floods a couple of years back). If I were a pessimist I would be almost suspicious that it is in PVs interest (easier and cheaper) if more trails such as East Walk just return to the bush. I can remember about 12 years ago running this walk and it was a very enjoyable outing which took me a couple of hours. The trail was easy to follow. So sad.

  10. Vicki Sher January 2, 2016 at 5:00 pm #

    Hi Glenn, we purchased your book Melbournes Western Gorges about 18 maths ago, and proud to say that today , after doing Bears Head cuircuit , we have now completed all the walks in your book for Werribee gorge; Lerderderg state park and Wombat state forest !
    A number of them we’ve done multiple times and we are just loving exploring these beautiful areas, we are so lucky to live close by.
    (Haven’t done any of the Brisbane Ranges walks …yet).
    Only a couple of times we’ve found your descriptions hard to follow…mainly Yankee Gully and 1 section of The Tunnel walk. Thanks so much for a great , very user-friendly book and giving us the confidence to do these walks!

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