about us

Hardie Grant Explore is a division of Hardie Grant Publishing with expertise in generating high-quality maps and travel content. Our diverse range of street directories, travel guides, books, maps and atlases are published under the UBD Gregory’s, Explore Australia and Hardie Grant imprints.

UBD Gregory’s is at the forefront of the mapping industry and is Australia’s leading producer of street directories. Along with the yearly publication of six capital city street directories and compact street directories, we also publish numerous regional, country, cities and towns street directories. A variety of maps, atlases and DVDs complete the family. The combined brand has been in Australia for over 75 years and represents trustworthy and comprehensive products with up-to-date and concise mapping information. UBD Gregory’s also has a strong history of producing customised products for various clients such as Caltex, BP, RACV, and a multitude of government departments.

Explore Australia publishes the most authoritative travel guides in the country. From camping and caravanning, our products are essential reference tools, whether on the road or at home. The flagship title Explore Australia has sold over a million copies in its 30-plus editions, and our list of recreational guides continues to grow. The print range also covers photographic and luxury books that make for ideal gift items. And as well as our own publications, Explore Australia’s in-house editorial and cartographic team supply maps and travel content for magazines, conferences, travel companies, motoring organisations, tourism authorities and websites including www.exploreaustralia.net.au.

To complement our local publishing program, we distribute international travel titles published by our agencies Marco Polo, Michelin, National Geographic and Bradt Travel Guides.