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Back Roads

The Great Aussie Road Trip

Heather Ewart

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01 June 2024
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A compendium of Heather's favourite road trips around Australia, revealing towns and communities outside the mainstream  and the colourful inhabitants whose grit and humour will uplift and inspire you.
There's no better way to see this vast country of ours than by hitting roads along the coastline, or heading inland to the mountains, deserts and wide, open plains. As host of ABC TV's Back Roads, Heather Ewart has travelled thousands of kilometres over a multitude of routes  some bitumen, some little more than rough dirt tracks - to bring a taste of life beyond the cities to viewers.

At a time when Australians are embracing the country they live in and wanting to explore our richly diverse landscapes more than ever, Heather has some fabulous suggestions to get you started. From the dusty Oodnadatta Track to the spectacular Great Alpine Road to byways along the sparkling and pristine topaz waters around Esperance, Heather's road trips reflect her own distinct experience and come with personal tips on getting the best out of your journey.

You'll learn what sites are a must-see, where to find the town characters, when the festivals and big events are on and what preparations she considers essential. While no selection can do justice to the glorious uniqueness of Australia, Heather's recommendations, across all our states, showcase some absolute ripper road trips, along with some well-kept secrets.

So what are you waiting for? Get planning and get cracking. Pack your bags and your swags. Load your vans, fuel up, and let Heather take you across the country to discover the jewels she knows about and ones the locals wouldn't want you to miss.
Imprint:   ABC
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 155mm,  Spine: 25mm
Weight:   434g
ISBN:   9781460765067
ISBN 10:   1460765060
Pages:   320
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Heather Ewart is a much loved, award-winning journalist and the popular host of Back Roads. In a career at the ABC spanning four decades, she's been senior political reporter for flagship TV and radio news and current affairs programs, and a foreign correspondent posted to London, Washington and Brussels. Heather grew up on a farm in country Victoria and has now come full circle, travelling regional Australia to present Back Roads.

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