By Brad Farmer, Andrew Short
Written by way of a marine scientist and a browsing activist, this beautifully illustrated and punctiliously researched publication will inspire viewers and natives alike to discover the Australian coast. "Which Australian seashore is made totally of shells?" "Which seashore has the largest waves? the place is the world's greatest sand dune? the place do loggerhead turtles come to put their eggs? Why does Australia have the easiest seashores at the planet?" Answering those and plenty of different questions, this booklet offers precious info and interesting tales approximately Australia's 11,761 mainland seashores.
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Just 2 kilometres south of the island’s main town and harbour, Currie (home to almost half the island’s 1700 residents), the beach is also great for a brisk walk, with pounding waves on one side and wind-swept dunes on the other. You can watch the sun set over the ocean here and you’re likely to encounter local fishers. After a storm, the kelp collectors will be out, with their interesting range of vehicles, hauling kelp off the beach to dry in the racks at Currie, before being exported internationally.
Indd 60 4/07/12 9:58 AM One of the most remote beaches in Australia, East Woody near the bauxite-mining town of Nhulunbuy in eastern Arnhem Land is a 1100-kilometre drive from Darwin. The area is a stronghold of indigenous culture so you can enjoy cultural tours and interpretative walking trails. indd 61 4/07/12 9:58 AM E c o B each K I M B E R L E Y , W estern A ustralia REMOTE LOCATION | BIG TIDES | SEA KAYAKING | WHALES | FISHING | ROCK FORMATIONS ❂ O n Australia’s remote north-west coast, Eco Beach lies on the southern side of Roebuck Bay some 40 kilometres south of Broome.
Indd 63 4/07/12 9:58 AM Lo n g e st b e a ch e s Australia has four very long beaches. They are: »» Eighty Mile Beach, WA – 220 km »» The Coorong, SA – 194 km »» Ninety Mile Beach, VIC – 127 km »» Seventy Five Mile, QLD – 89 km The other states have no beaches longer than 26 km. 4 km.
101 Best Australian Beaches by Brad Farmer, Andrew Short