South Coast Islands NSW – New Book

For three years Helen Moody and Mike Jefferis led walks and kayak trips to the 61 islands of the NSW South Coast. Now they have written the first ever book on the islands. You have likely never heard many of their names before; perhaps not even been aware of their existence.

The book isn’t just a travel guide for walkers and kayakers. It’s a book for south coast residents, visitors to this area, and anyone who loves nature and discovering wild places. It tells of Aboriginal connections to the islands, the history of south coast exploration, and the arrival of settlers and convicts.  It covers the geology, flora, lighthouses, shipwrecks, bird life and environmental values of the islands.

There are over 200 photographs from over 20 photographers, and maps and description of how to visit every island, whether on foot or by boat. Donations and grants from individuals and organisations have covered most of the production costs, so that all profit from book sales will go to environmental projects.  Over 450 pre-orders were received for the book, and publicity once the books arrived has resulted in many more orders. As a self-published book the print run was limited, so order now to avoid disappointment.

Email your order to

Book cost:

$50 if paid by direct deposit into bank account – Account name: Helen Moody; 112-879 123497192

Please ensure you indicate your name on the payment and ideally also email direct or via the bank transaction so that we can record your payment.

$50 + $13.50 postage for 1 or 2 books (2 books fit in a bag).  Please send us your address if you request postage.

Print pdf flier