Thank you to everyone who has preordered the 3rd Edition of The Paddler’s Guide to New South Wales. We have some good news, some not-so-good news, and some more good news.
The first good news is the content is now complete. All the research has been done, the information has been compiled, and the layout has been designed and completed. The book’s 588 glossy pages contain paddle guides for 185 destinations, including trail descriptions, trail maps, GPS coordinates, difficulty ratings, historical information, local points of interest, places to eat, drink, and sleep, and full-colour photographs. There are more than 650 photographs! We know. We’ve counted them.
The not-so-good news is we underestimated the work required to produce a painstakingly detailed guidebook of this magnitude. We had originally hoped to send it to you by the end of January, but unfortunately, that will not be possible. There is a chance it will be ready by the end of February, but we could also be looking at mid-March. Our apologies for any inconvenience caused by this delay.
That leads us to the next piece of good news. Global Paddler has online versions of the guides for all of the paddle trails in the 3rd Edition of The Paddler’s Guide to New South Wales. To make up for the book’s delayed publication date, if you ordered your copy before Christmas 2020 (when we updated the Global Paddler website to reflect the new publication date), we are offering you 3 months of free Global Paddler membership so you can access all the guides right now. If you are an existing member, your membership will be extended by 3 months. To take up this offer, simply indicate your acceptance via email or the contact page of the Global Paddler website.