Brad Farmer, Andrew Short's 101 Best Australian Beaches PDF

By Brad Farmer, Andrew Short

ISBN-10: 1742245994

ISBN-13: 9781742245997

Written by means of a marine scientist and a browsing activist, this beautifully illustrated and carefully researched booklet will motivate viewers and natives alike to discover the Australian coast. "Which Australian seashore is made totally of shells?" "Which seashore has the most important 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 shores at the planet?" Answering those and plenty of different questions, this e-book offers invaluable info and engaging tales approximately Australia's 11,761 mainland seashores.

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The beach, dunes and central Sandy Creek are part of the Casuarina Coastal Reserve, which features mangroves, monsoon vine-forest and casuarina woodlands, as well the biggest range of wildlife in the Darwin area. The only development is the Darwin Surf Life Saving Club at the southern end ❂ and three parking and picnic areas. The 7-metre tide range produces a beach that expands from 50 metres wide at high tide to more than 200 metres at low tide, revealing in the process a couple of undulating intertidal ridges and runnels.

Indd 37 4/07/12 9:58 AM C a p e H illsb o r o ugh Q ueenslan d C O R A L S E A V I E W S | N A T I O N A L P A R K W A L K S | W A T E R F A L L S | S U N B A K I N G K A N G A R OO S ❂ The forested slopes of the rugged Cape Hillsborough National Park are home to creeks, valleys, caves, waterfalls and a rich tropical ecosystem. Sunbaking kangaroos are unfazed by humans. O n this wide, gently sloping beach fronting the Coral Sea, you’ll often find sunbaking kangaroos unfazed by humans – and a host of other wildlife on land and in the sea.

Navigator and explorer James Cook named this headland ‘Indian Head’ in 1770 when he sighted ‘natives’ on its slope. The present name derives from the large quartz crystals that sparkle in the sun. A loop walking track on Diamond Head gives sweeping views of the beaches in both directions. The return inland track passes through a fern glade, pockets of coastal rainforest and stands of the uniquely Australian grass tree. Here, and in the extensive wetlands and coastal heath elsewhere in the park, the native plants attract a wide variety of bird life.

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