John Bowler

John Bowler

Former Minister for Local Government; Employment Protection; Racing and Gaming; Goldfields-Esperance and Great Southern

    State Government releases new Forests and Great Southern maps

    24/11/2005 12:00 AM

    If you are looking for a getaway that offers a vast and varied landscape, deep rivers running through towering forests of karri and jarrah, and spectacular coastal scenery, then the Department of Land Information’s new touring maps can tell you exactly where to find them.

    Land Information Minister John Bowler said this latest release in DLI’s StreetSmart Touring Map series offers tourists a one-stop shop for information about the Southern Forests region and Lower Great Southern region.

    “Whether you are looking for somewhere to take the family, or you are planning a mini-break for yourself, DLI’s new Southern Forests Map and Lower Great Southern Touring Map feature highlights at each holiday destination, as well as offering practical safety tips such as the location of rest and fuel stops,” Mr Bowler said.

    Mr Bowler, who is also Minister for the Great Southern, said DLI’s new maps were the ideal tool to ensure a stress-free journey to a perfect location.

    “The new Lower Great Southern Touring Map features many highlights, including the historic whaling town of Albany and the wines and wildflowers of Mt Barker, as well as the forests and art of Denmark and Walpole,” he said.

    The Southern Forests Touring Map has many top tourist spots, such as the cool lushness of the Blackwood Valley and the rugged beauty of the south coast. The many national parks and State forests in the area are testimony to the value of its diverse natural beauty, providing a variety of scenic and recreational attractions for tourists.

    This map also features information about the towns of Bridgetown, Boyup Brook, Nannup, Pemberton, Northcliffe, Manjimup and the Walpole-Nornalup National Park, and they are accompanied by a road name index and lots of interesting historical snippets.

    Reflecting the look and feel of the StreetSmart series, the Lower Great Southern Touring Map also features information about the towns of Mt Barker, Denmark, Walpole and Albany. These towns are reproduced at a larger scale and are accompanied by a road name index and lots of interesting historical snippets.

    The maps and others in the StreetSmart Touring Map series are available from DLI, selected newsagents, bookshops and visitors’ centres.

    Minister's office: 9213 6500