In 2013, I am working on two new guidebooks, one of which will cover the world famous Great Ocean Road area from Airey’s Inlet to the Twelve Apostles, along with the gorgeous Otway Ranges. This is a relatively compact area of Victoria just singing with beautiful walks, waterfalls, ancients rainforests, fern gullies and stunning beach walks and coastal scenery – a great deal of it accessible to walkers of all abilities. I was very lucky to walk the 106km of the Great Ocean Walk not too long ago. This is truly a world class long distance walk, much of which can be broken down into shorter sections and circular walks, giving those who can’t make the 5 or 6 day commitment to the full walk, a chance to experience its highlights. There are also lots of interesting and shady walks in the Otways rainforest which take you to beautiful waterfalls and the chance to cool off with a dip on hot days. The towns dotted along the way are also very interesting and historic, so there really is a lot of walking to do! Keep tuned for the list of walks I will be including, but you can expect at least 40 walks to suit everyone from families to older walkers, backpackers and everyone in between. Woodslane are aiming to publish the book in the second half of the year, so not too long to wait, and plenty to keep me busy!