100 Magic Miles of the Great Barrier Reef, the Whitsunday Islands (11th Edition)

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The bestselling book, 100 Magic Miles of the Great Barrier Reef – The Whitsunday Islands, by David and Carolyn Colfelt is referred to as ‘the Bible’ in the Whitsunday area because it contains exhaustive, authoritative details of every nook and cranny in the islands. Among its 256 pages are over 100 pages of full-colour maps of all anchorages including detailed sailing directions for yachts. The Whitsundays are a popular holiday destination, and 100 Magic Miles contains everything any visitor needs to know to get the most out of a holiday.

 

Written over a period of five years and first published in 1985, 100 Magic Miles is now its 11th Edition, released in November 2016.

  • The 100 Magic Miles

    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

  • General Index

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The detailed maps and sailing directions for all anchorages in the Whitsunday Islands makes 100 Magic Miles essential for anyone boating around in the area.
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100 Magic Miles contains exhaustive, authoritative details of every nook and cranny in the islands, with detailed, up-to-date maps not available anywhere else.
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A double-page map of all the anchorages near the mainland helps to make the first night of a sailing charter stress-free.
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100 Magic Miles includes a vital 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).
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All the walking tracks on the islands are also covered in 100 Magic Miles, with up-to-date information and advice.
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Beautiful full colour illustrations of the fish species of the Whitsundays is a fantastic resource for those wanting to identify what they see or catch.
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Don't let your Whitsundays holiday get spoilt - read up on the tropical climate, what to wear, and tips for enjoying a coral reef.
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A full rundown of the campsites on the Whitsunday Islands is essential for those wanting to spend some time ashore and off the beaten track
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Information from diving experts on how to get the most out of your dives in the Whitsunday Islands
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A detailed rundown of dive sites in the Whitsunday Islands, with notes on visibility.
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Stunning full colour photographs throughout makes 100 Magic Miles a wonderful souvenir of your Whitsundays visit, as well as an essential guide.
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First published in 1985, 100 Magic Miles is now in its 10th Edition, published in late 2014. It is widely acknowledged to be 'the Bible' of boating around the Whitsunday Islands. Few people go aboard a boat in the area without a copy of this essential book.
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Additional Information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 31 x 22.5 x 2.5 cm

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