Guidebooks

The Paddler’s Guide to New South Wales 2nd Edition, The Paddler’s Guide to Victoria, The Paddler’s Guide to Queensland and The Paddler’s Guide to Melbourne are available now from the Global Paddler online store and selected retailers.

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The Paddler’s Guide to New South Wales 2nd Edition

The Paddler's Guide to New South Wales 2nd EditionThe Paddler’s Guide to New South Wales 2nd Edition is a paddling guidebook published in November 2015. The expert advice and guides contained in The Paddler’s Guide to New South Wales 1st Edition have been revised, updated and enhanced for this new book, and a massive 140 paddling destinations have been included. Other improvements include easier-to-use trip locator maps, fishing information and recommended places to eat, drink and stay the night.

Australia’s “first state” is home to lush sub-tropical rainforests, soaring alpine peaks, sun-kissed outback landscapes, delightful rural countryside, the nation’s capital territory and the most beautiful harbour city on earth. The Paddler’s Guide to New South Wales 2nd Edition is the ultimate companion for seeing this amazing part of the world from the water. It is a glossy, full colour, 480 page, handy A5 size guidebook that includes:

– 140 paddling trips – descriptions, maps, GPS coordinates

– Trip locator maps

– Historical information and local points of interest

– Recommended places to east, drink and stay the night

– Expert equipment advice – kayaks, canoes, stand up paddleboards, fishing, transport

– Preparation advice

– Over 420 full-colour photos

Readers say:

“A fantastic, well-researched and photographed guide… For any paddler looking to explore the Premier State, it’s a must.” Australian Geographic Outdoor magazine

“Far from being a pure location guide, this handbook in its first edition gives a great introduction into the wonders of waterborne exploration.” Outer Edge magazine

“Apart from the great information that I’ve always found to be trustworthy, accurate and informative – every page has something that puts a smile on my face.” Kathy Williams

“Please accept my congratulations on an excellent book. Beautiful photos, beautiful colours and just an all round fantastic publication. Very very impressed. Good job!” Murray Bourke

“Awesome read with heaps of useful and very well researched information.” Mick Rees

“I love this Paddler’s Guide!! It is so handy, easy to understand and convenient!! Thanks!” Jenny Morrison-Cleary

“This new book is brilliant – lots of colour and great arrangement of the guides – great job!” Andrew Ranucci

“Myself and my husband are new to kayaking – we are loving exploring places from this guide near & far, feeling a million miles away.” Wendy Calman

“This book has been the basis of our introduction to paddling all around Sydney and NSW. We have paddled at some great spots we would never have found.” Mick Paddon

The Paddler’s Guide to Victoria

The Paddler's Guide to Victoria

Published in October 2014, this is the first paddling guidebook for Victoria in eight years, and the only one with dedicated paddle maps, GPS coordinates, and colour photographs for every location.

Victoria is “the place to be” for anyone whose dream paddling destinations include magnificent limestone gorges, ancient volcanic craters, gorgeous temperate rainforests, rugged alpine country, marvellous Melbourne and the mighty Murray River. The Paddler’s Guide to Victoria is the ultimate companion for seeing all of these amazing places from the water.

– 80 paddling trips – descriptions, maps, GPS coordinates

– Trip locator maps

– Historical information and local points of interest

– Expert equipment advice – kayaks, canoes, stand up paddleboards

– Preparation advice

– Recommended places to eat, drink and stay the night

– Over 200 full-colour photos

Readers say:

“Rawstorne’s enthusiasm for the paddling pastime shines through in his writing and is as present in these pages as it is on his website. In that sense, these books may be aimed specifically at current practitioners, but they could just as easily serve as inspiration for anyone seeking to get involved with a new water-based sport.” Wild magazine

“This book is great. Global Paddler is the Lonely Planet of paddling.” George John

The Paddler’s Guide to Queensland

The Paddler's Guide to QueenslandPublished in July 2012, this is the first extensive flat water paddling guidebook for Queensland in five years and the only one with dedicated paddle maps, GPS coordinates, and colour photographs for every location.

The state “where Australia shines” is blessed with a stunning coastline, magnificent tropical rainforests, spacious outback landscapes, and a wonderfully warm climate that is best experienced with a paddle in your hand. The Paddler’s Guide to Queensland is the ultimate companion for seeing this amazing part of the world from the water. It is a glossy, full colour, 244 page, handy A5 size, guidebook that includes:

– 65 paddling trips – descriptions, maps, GPS coordinates

– Trip locator maps

– Historical information and local points of interest

– Expert equipment advice – kayaks, canoes, SUPs

– Preparation advice

– Over 150 full-colour photos

Readers say:

“If you live in Queensland and you own a paddle, you should check this book out, and for everyone else, here’s 65 reasons you should be thinking about visiting.” paddlemag

“The Paddler’s Guide to Queensland is a superb compendium. Full of maps, great advice and experiential tips and hints, this is a thorough introduction to most situations you’ll likely encounter. It’s well laid out and produced with obvious passion and detail.” Outer Edge magazine

“If you can get your hands on a copy of this new guidebook – do it! Even if you don’t paddle, at least admire the pictures! If you do paddle, get ready to want to head north!” Travis Frenay, Paddle & Portage Canoes

“It’s really attractive, colourful, and well written. I can’t believe how many guides there are in it. There’s nothing else on the market this good.” Kate Van Gorcom

“Most impressive. Not only is it a beautiful presentation but its coverage of the trips is excellent. I’ve used a few guides over the years, but none measure up to the excitement that Scott Rawstorne brings to a paddle.” Ian Beasley, author of Kayak – A Collection of Words and Images

The Paddler’s Guide to Melbourne

The Paddler's Guide to Melbourne

Published in September 2013, this is the first paddling guidebook for Melbourne in six years, and the only one with dedicated paddle maps, GPS coordinates, and colour photographs for every location.

Marvellous Melbourne is an exciting cosmopolitan city at the heart of a region with endless possibilities where extraordinary surprises are to be found in every gorgeous lake, secluded creek, mighty river, and expansive bay. The Paddler’s Guide to Melbourne is the ultimate companion for seeing this amazing part of the world from the water. It is a glossy, full colour, 64 page, handy A5 size, guidebook that includes:

– 20 paddling trips – descriptions, maps, GPS coordinates

– Trip locator map

– Historical information and local points of interest

– Recommended places to eat, drink and stay the night

– Over 40 full-colour photos

Readers say:

“It has a great feel to it and is a good quality product. I like the layout and your mix of history and local knowledge.” George John

“I really like your style of writing, it is very relaxed and a bit quirky as well as being very well researched.” Joan Rowland

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The Paddler’s Guide to New South Wales 1st Edition

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