Author(s): The Word Bureau
The ultimate guide to exploring the beautiful coast south of Sydney, the South Coaster is all about sharing local knowledge. Find out where to walk in wild places, swim in ocean pools, learn to surf, ride beside the beach, pick fresh fruit, watch for whales, snorkel in the sea, enjoy fine art & more! With colourful watercolour maps of coastal villages, expert advice and amazing fine art and photography. This book is brought to you by the Word Bureau, family publishers of independent news magazines, 2508 District News and 2515 Coast News. Proceeds from this book will go towards funding independent community news in the Illawarra.
3 reasons the South Coaster guidebook is a must-have
1/ Packed with local knowledge
2/ Illustrated by local artists & photographers
3/ Published by local media
The South Coaster book is brought to you by the Word Bureau, local family publishers of 2508 District news & 2515 Coast News. Any profits from this book will go into the production of the community news, ensuring the future of the local mags you love.
How the South Coaster began
It started in 2016 as a free A5 tourist mag, a quarterly supplement to our local news magazines in the northern Illawarra – 2515 Coast News and 2508 District News.
Magazine becomes book
Along with much of Australia, the mag went into hibernation in April 2020 and by December it will be reinvented a book – sold via our website, local info centres and other local shops.
It's an all-Australian production!
The book will be 196 pages, printed on FSC-certified offset stock at our printers in Sydney.
Sharing local knowledge
The book's focus is on fun, family and adventure – with lots of outdoor action and nature escapes.
In the South Coaster, we love to share local knowledge and promote local business – so, a surf champ shares his favourite beaches, a cycle tour leader shares great bike rides and a SUP coach shares her top spots for stand-up paddle boarding.