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The 13th edition of 100 Magic Miles provides information on the islands and anchorages of the Whitsundays, including moorings, and steps to further protect the coral reefs of the area.
First published in August 2019 the 13th edition is in large measure still up to date as at November 2020. However, as happens every year in the Whitsundays, changes are made to things such as mooring, reef protection areas, resorts, etc and therefore the revised edition incorporates the very latest details.
The 13th edition also includes information on island camping, fishing in the Whitsundays, important information on first aid and advice for staying safe when on and in the water.
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