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Stuff your stockings with these travel and camping books

By Dean Mellor, 21 Nov 2019 Gear

New travel and camping books on sale now gear

Two great new books are out just in time for your end-of-year getaway.

NEED some fresh reading material? These two books – Islands of Australia and The Camping Cookbook – are great additions to your off-road library.

Islands of Australia

Australia is not just an island continent; it’s a continent of more than 8000 islands.

In this new photographic travel/history book, Islands of Australia: Travels through Time, travel writer Tony Wheeler (Lonely Planet co-founder) takes readers on a journey around the Australian coast and beyond to discover the stunning natural features, unique wildlife and chequered histories of our remarkably diverse islets, cays, atolls and archipelagos. 

Islands of Australia takes you on a visual journey around the coast from eco-resorts, pristine beaches and dive sites to guano mines, prisons and subantarctic volcanoes. Discover why the Whitsundays should have been called the Whitmondays, encounter Australia’s only known pirate, witness mutiny and murder on the Bounty and Batavia, meet giant lizards and friendly quokkas, and discover rich Indigenous cultures.

Islands of Australia takes you behind the tourist brochures to discover our islands’ fascinating, complex and sometimes dark histories, and it will leave you itching to visit and discover more about our history and natural heritage.

RRP: $39.99
Website: tonywheeler.com.au

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The Camping Cookbook

The Camping Cookbook will inspire you to light a fire and enjoy delicious recipes you can rustle up when camping.

Penned by chef Nico Stanitzok and lifelong camper Viola Lex, The Camping Cookbook includes more than 80 sweet and savoury camping recipes, each with a symbol that tells you which is the best way to cook the dish (open fire, grill or camping stove). As well as traditional campfire favourites such as barbecue chicken, grilled corn on the cob and kebab skewers, there are recipes for campfire breads, grilled camembert, quick pancakes and even chocolate cakes baked inside oranges.

As well as outdoor cooking hacks and clever tips, you’ll find checklists of camping essentials and must-haves such as barbecue sauce, ketchup and dukkah.

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