A Long Way Walkin’ in Australia

From the Tasman to the Timor Sea

by Tom Hayllar


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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/11/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 388
ISBN : 9781452512860

About the Book

Tom Hayllar is a teacher, writer, bushwalker, caver, and adventurer. He has climbed inaccessible mountains in New Guinea, explored remote cave systems in New Guinea and the Philippines, walked across isolated Himalayan and Nepalese high country, and trekked lonely stretches of Alaska. In 1975 he was the first person to walk the 11,829 kilometer journey around Australia, and three years later he became the first person to traverse Australia on foot along its widest point from Cape Byron to Steep Point.

Tom Hayllar just loves to walk, but the journeys are enriched by the characters, landscapes, and even the hardships experienced along the way.

Here is how and why it was a long way walkin’ in 1985 when he made the diagonal journey walking from Wilson’s Promontory by the Tasman to where the Timor Sea laps the cliffs of the Northern Kimberley.

This walk, like his other long distance walks in Australia, is authenticated by the Guiness Book of Records.


About the Author

Tom Hayllar, teacher, writer, bushwalker, caver, and adventurer, has been mountain climbing and caving in New Guinea and the Philippines, and walking in the Himalayas, Chile, and Alaska. In 1975 he was the first person to walk the 11,829 kilometer journey around Australia.