Emma Gregg • Travel Journalist


In the course of my research for the Rough Guide to East Coast Australia and the Rough Guide to Australia, I have explored Australia’s East Coast in detail.

I now include pademelons, scribbly gums, sea dragons and Christmas tree worms on my list of species everyone should see. I’ve also honed my appreciation of the Aussie passion for surfing, seafood and the quest for the perfect flat white.

Recent research

I have produced writing and photography on a wide range of topics and themes, including the following.


Great Ocean Road
Yarra Valley and the Dandenong Ranges
Mornington Peninsula, Phillip Island, French Island
Wilsons Promontory
The Gippsland Lakes, Raymond Island and Lakes Entrance
Mallacoota and Croajingolong NP

South Coast New South Wales including Eden, Merimbula, Montague Island, Narooma, Batemans Bay, Murramarang NP, Jervis Bay, Kiama, Wollongong
The Blue Mountains including Katoomba and Leura
Ku-ring-gai Chase NP and The Hawkesbury River
The Hunter Valley
Newcastle, Port Stephens, Nelson Bay and The Great Lakes
Barrington Tops NP
Port Macquarie
Nambucca Heads, Bellingen, Dorrigo and Coffs Harbour
Grafton, Ballina and Lennox Head
Byron Bay, Nimbin and the Far North Coast Hinterland
Lord Howe Island and Norfolk Island

The Gold Coast including Coolangatta, Currumbin, Surfers Paradise and Sanctuary Cove
Springbrook NP and Lamington NP
South Stradbroke Island, North Stradbroke Island and Moreton Island
The Sunshine Coast including Australia Zoo, Mooloolaba, Maroochydore, Noosa and the Hinterland
Rainbow Beach, Tin Can Bay and Maryborough
Hervey Bay and Fraser Island
Bundaberg, Lady Elliot Island, Agnes Water and Town of 1770
Gladstone, Heron Island and Wilson Island
Rockhampton, Yeppoon and Great Keppel Island
Mackay and Eungella NP
Airlie Beach and The Whitsundays
Bowen, Ayr, Townsville and Magnetic Island
Hinchinbrook Island, Mission Beach and Dunk Island
The Atherton Tablelands and Kuranda
Cairns, Port Douglas and the Great Barrier Reef
Mossman Gorge, the Daintree and Cape Tribulation
Cooktown, Cape York, Lizard Island, Thursday Island and the Torres Strait Islands