New Zealand Cruising Guides page two.



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  • Spot X Walking New Zealand
  • Poor Knights Wonderland
  • Cruising Guide South Island East Coast
  • The New Zealand Cruising Guide - Central Area. 2013 updated edition.
  • Stewart Island Cruising Guide
  • A Boaties Guide to Fiordland
  • Columbia Cruises North
  • Columbia Cruises South
  • Tiritiri Matangi
  • The Fjords of Fjordland
  • Milford Sound
  • Fiordland Explored
  • The South Explored
  • Discover Fiordland
  • Day Walks of Greater Auckland
  • Best Short Nature Walks in New Zealand
  • Discover the Chatham Islands

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    SPOT X WALKING.
    By Tony & Jenny Enderby. Paperback, 0.58kg, 210mm x 297mm, 176 pages, full colour photographs and maps.
    This book lists over 400 walks all over New Zealand.

  • 2 to 4 hour walks, maximum 6 hours
  • Requires regular walking shoes and sensible clothing
  • Topographic maps with elevation profiles
  • Rated for fitness, difficulty, time and length
  • Access, features and tips from the experts

    NZ$45.00 + Delivery

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    POOR KNIGHTS WONDERLAND, Field Guide To The Islands and Marine Reserve.
    By Glen Edney. Pbk, 0.15 kgs, 148mm x 210mm, 64 pages, full colour photographs, of superior quality compared to the 1st edition, and maps. Published 2010 (2nd edition).
    This beautiful little book is an addition to the growing number of guides to what I have come to call New Zealand's Best Kept Secrets. These include The Singing Island describing Tiritirimatangi, and the books on Goat Island, White Island and others. Some of them are not generally available through local bookshops and tend to be published by the authors or concerned governing authority.
    This book describes in detail the plant, animal, bird and fish life which abound in this unique habitat. It also gives a geological description and history of the islands, which have been separated from the mainland of New Zealand's North Island for two million years.

    NZ$27.50 + Delivery

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    CRUISING GUIDE SOUTH ISLAND EAST COAST FEATURING BANKS PENINSULA.
    By Evan Paterson & Wayne Nolan. Paperback, spiral-bound, 0.43kg, 210mm x 297mm, 97 Pages, monochrome maps and sketches.
    This book has been compiled from the second edition of Cruising Banks Peninsula and expanded to link with Mana Cruising Club's publications New Zealand Cruising Guide, Central Area and Stewart Island Cruising Guide.
    It has been produced by Evan Paterson and Wayne Nolan for the Naval Point Club Lyttelton, to assist boaties to cruise the many bays and harbours of Banks Peninsula and travel the coast to the marlborough Sounds or Stewart Island.
    This publication is centred on Bank's Peninsula, and it is divided into three sections:
  • Banks Peninsula north to Cook Strait, Wellington, Porirua Harbour, Mana Marina
  • Banks Peninsula, including Lyttelton and Akaroa Harbours
  • Banks Peninsula south to Bluff Harbour.
    Paramata/Porirua inlet and Mana Marina are included as a number of boaties transport boats from Auckland by road to Mana either to cruise Marlborough Sounds or venture further south.

    NZ$45.00 + Delivery.

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    NEW ZEALAND CRUISING GUIDE - Central Area. 2013 revised and updated edition
    ByKeith Murray and dedicated to the memory of Baron Ralph Von Kohorn. Paperback, 0.61kg, 210 mm X 297 mm (A4), 227 pages, black & whites sketched charts, published 2013.
    This excellent cruising guide covers the entire Cook Strait region. Areas covered are Wellington Harbour & Palliser Bay, Marlborough Sounds, Tasman Bay and Golden Bay to Farewell Spit. Black and white charts showing all the anchorages, ports and marinas complement the extensive cruising notes.
    This latest edition contains all the latest navigational lights and characteristics as well as cruising information, including information on the latest marina developments in the Sounds.

    NZ$ 58.00 + Delivery.

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    STEWART ISLAND CRUISING GUIDE.
    Published By mana Cruising Club. Card-back, 300 mm X 210 mm (A4), spiral bound. 86 pages with b&w maps and drawings.
    This guide has been compiled by the Mana Cruising club with contributions from a number of South Island boating people, who have very good local knowledge of the area. This is the only cruising guide available for the Stewart Island area; with it's series of sketch plans and carefully researched text it fills great gaps in the official charts of the area. The Stewart Island Guide will be an invaluable resource for anyone cruising in this area.

    NZ$61.50 + Delivery.

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    A BOATIES GUIDE TO FIORDLAND.
    Compiled By the Mana Cruising Club. Spiral Bound, paperback, 300 mm X 210 mm (A4). 112 pages, monochrome sketches and maps.
    This is another guide produced by the Mana Cruising Club, with contributions from cruisers who have a good deal of experience in this challenging area. The excellent sketch maps are supported by detailed cruising notes. The introductory chapters provide much useful background information including; how to get there, history of the area, radio communications and where to get fuel and water.

    NZ$61.50 + Delivery.

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    COLUMBIA CRUISES NORTH
    By Ralph S. Von Kohorn. Hbk, 240mm X 155mm, 166 pages, monochrome drawings and plans.
    Published in 1979 it is dated, however this book is the only "all North Island" yachting level guide ever to be published in New Zealand. See also the companion book called Columbia Cruises South. Together the books made the only complete New Zealand cruising guide outside the British Admiralty New Zealand Pilot.
    Columbia was the author's motor cruiser and the book takes the reader on a cruise of exploration around the North Island. Everything from local lore and history to navigational and geographic details are described. The book is written in narrative style, telling of trips ahsore and gourmet meals in the galley!

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    COLUMBIA CRUISES SOUTH
    By Ralph S. Von Kohorn. Hbk, 160mm x 250mm, 117 pages, full colour photographs and maps.
    Here is a remarkable account of a cruise which takes in the southern half of the "figure eight" circumnavigation of New Zealand.
    The planning of the venture, the cruise itself (using the original log of the voyage), expeditions ashore and many hints and tips for voyagers all combine to make a book of unusual interest and value. Detail includes anchorage and watering places, Maori lore and chronicles of the early explorers and settlers, fishing and hunting for food and recipes for gourmet meals prepared in Columbia's galley.
    This and companion book Columbia Cruises North are still the only cruising texts which cover the whole of both islands of New Zealand.

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    TIRITIRI MATANGI
    By Anne Rimmer, Pbk, Landscape 270mm x 210mm, 152 pages, full colour.
    Tiritiri Matangi Island is a conservation success story of international significance. Thousands of trees, planted by volunteers, and the release of rare and endangered birds have produced today's world-famous open sanctuary near Auckland, New Zealand, which attracts over 33,000 visitors per year.
    This book describes the island's history, its Maori occupation, the farming period, wartime activities, the historic lighthouse (which has shone since 1865) as well as the subsequent conservation project.
    Although aimed at the general reader, the book also contains data on the island's flora and faura, with sections on each endangered bird. Its lavish illustrations include rare historical photographs and magical bird studies.

    NZ$41.00 + delivery.

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    THE FJORDS OF FJORDLAND.
    By John Hall-Jones. Hbk, landscape 300mm x 220mm, 172 pages, full colour photographs and prints.
    This is one of the most attractive New Zealand books we have seen. It is a superb blend of stunning photographs, high quality print reproductions, and a strong text describing the history, culture, scenery, wildlife and geography of one of New Zealand's most scenic regions.
    The book includes the stories of Maori battles in the area, and details of some of Captain Cook's surveys; and the sealers who built the first European Houses and ship in New Zealand. Included are quotations from the journals of the first Europeans to see the fjords: Captain Cook and his officers and Dr Menzies of Vancouver's expedition. This book is published as a sequel to Milford Sound by the same author, which we hope to have up on this page soon.

    NZ$69.50 + delivery.

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    MILFORD SOUND.
    By John Hall-Jones. Hbk, landscape 300mm x 220mm, 147 pages, monochrome photographs and prints.
    Although we are a nautical bookshop specialising in boating books we feel this and the one above are a necessary inclusion to our cruising section for New Zealand, if one is going to the area the historical information would be an invaluable read, it's always helpful to have an insight to the evalution of an area, especially one so seemingly inhospitable. There are 300 photographs painting and maps, the great majority of which have never been published before. They include,
  • the very earliest pictures of Milford Sound and the "City of Milford"
  • the men who constructed the Milford Road and their various camps
  • the students who cut the Grave-Talbot track before the road went through
  • the early township of Te Anau and the early steamers on Lake Te Anau.
    The chapter on the building of the Homer Tunnel is quite a read.

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    FIORDLAND EXPLORED.
    By John Hall-Jones, Hardback, 180m x 246mm, 148 pages, monochrome photographs and illustrations.
    This is an illustrated history of one of the most beautiful parts of New Zealand. To this land of great glacier-carved fiords came the early navigators, Cook, Vancouver, and a Spanish expedition under Malaspina. Cook spent six weeks in Dusky Sound on his second voyage. In Doubtful Sound we find a little pocket of Spanish names, the only ones in New Zealand. Then came the sealers reaping their rich harvest. In Dusky Sound we find the first European house in New Zealand, also the first shipwreck and the first shipbuilding.
    Later the explorers ventured into the interior to discover the great southern lakes and the passes leading through the mountains. Men such as Nairn and Stephen, the first Europeans to see Lakes Te Anau and Manapouri. Quintin Mackinnon who discovered the route of the now famous Milford Track. Henry Homerwho found a suitable saddle for the Homer Tunnel.
    Little towns followed in their wake, Te Anau and Manapouri both of which thrived. Jamestown which failed because of its isolation and the gold towns of Preservation Inlet which disappeared after the gold ran out.
    Here too are the lives of Richard Henry, the Caretaker of Resolution Island, and Donald Sutherland, the hermit of Milford Sound. The story of the rediscovery of the notornis and a fascinating chapter on the Lost Tribe of Fiordland.
    John Hall-Jones tells it all and more in this meticulously researched book in which he has tramped into all the places that he writes about. He has also assembled an outstanding collection of old photographs and sketches to go with the text.

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    THE SOUTH EXPLORED.
    By John Hall-Jones, Hardback, 180m x 246mm, 172 pages, monochrome photographs and illustrations.
    This is the story of the early European exploration and settlement of Southland. The European discovery of Foveaux Strait; the early sealers, whalers and whaling stations of the south; James Spencer who landed at Bluff in 1824 to found the oldest town in the South Island; John Howell who founded Riverton in 1837 and John Kelly, "Kelly of the Inverkelly", who became the first European to settle on the site of Invercargill.
    That the Europeans were able to settle peacefully so early in this southern part of New Zealand was thanks to the foresight and intelligence of the great paramount chief Tuhawaiki of Ruapuke Island. This same so-called "Bloody Jack" invited "Brother Wohlers" to establish his mission on Ruapuke Island where the missionary and his wife lived in safety and worked among the Maori for over 40 years.
    Here too is the story of the early inland exploration of Southland by Europeans and their discovery of the great lakes of the interior. Nairn and Stephen who were guided to Lakes Manapouri and Te Anau by Maori. "Nat" Chalmers who was shown the way to Lakes Wakatipu, Wanaka and Hawea by chief Reko of Tuturau. And surveyor J.T.Thomson who laid out Invercargill and traversed Southland on horseback and foot to produce the first map of the province.
    In researching The South Explored John Hall-Jones has followed in the footsteps of the explorers rediscovering old historic sites and aligning sketches and paintings of scenes long ago. The end result is this classic illustrated history of early Southland.

    NZ$49.50 + delivery.

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    DISCOVER FIORDLAND An Illustrated Guide
    By John Hall-JOnes. paperback, 0.49 kgs, 152 pages, 170mm x 242mm, full colour and black & white photographs and illustrations.
    Discover Fiordland is just what it says, an illustrated guide to Fiorldand. It includes over 200 photographs of scenic highlights nd specila places in Fiordland, maps and routes in the park.

    A memeber of a number of Canterbury Museum expeditions which explore and mapped unknown areas in Fiordland in the 1950s John Hall-Jones has tramped into almost all the accesible corners of Fiordland. With his wide and unique knowledge of Fiordland he writed with an enthusiasm for the region he knows so well.
    A former ear, nose and throat specialist he is the author of an impressive list of 26 historical books of which 12 are on Fiordland.
    We have a number of his other titles in stock, ie:

  • The Fjords of Fjordland
  • Milford Sound
  • Fiordland Explored
  • The South Explored

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    DAY WALKS OF GREATER AUCKLAND
    By Marios Gavalas and Peter Janssen. Pbk, 139mm x 214mm, 108 pages, full colour & monochrome photographs.
    Auckland offers an incredibly wide range of landscape experiences for the walker. This book covers the Greater Auckland area, from Goat Island in the north to the Hunua Ranges in the south. Most walks are within an hour's drive of downtown Auckland.
    Choose from nature walks in an urban setting (a stroll through Cornwall Park or doing the Narrowneck Coastal Walk), or natural settings away from the city (the Dome forest Walkway or one of the walks on Tiritiri Matangi Island). Each walk has been graded and timed, and the entries contain information on access, track conditions and points of interest to watch out for. Every track has been walked by Peter or Marios, both of whom have extensive walking and tramping experience.
    This book is an essential volume for anyone wishing to explore Auckland's natural landscape.

    NZ$20.50 + delivery.

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    BEST SHORT NATURE WALKS IN NEW ZEALAND
    By Peter Janssen. Softback. 63 pages, 170mm x 240mm, full colour plates.
    This is a book for everyone who enjoys walking. It contains an irresistible selection of quick enjoyable excursions throughout the country. Peter Janssen is a keen outdoorsman with an enviable knowledge of New Zealandís walking tracks. In this book he recommends more than 200 short nature walks, ranged according to region. All of the walks will suit those who want an enjoyable outing that doesnít require heavy boots and a pack, especially travellers who are short on time, or those with young families. Each walk entry includes
  • Travel directions
  • Walking time
  • Track and nature notes.

    NZ$36.00 + delivery.

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    DISCOVER AND EXPLORE THE CHATHAM ISLANDS.
    By Cherry Lawrie & Jocelyn Powell. 2nd Edition. Paperback, 0.42kg, 175mm x 245mm, 160 pages, Colour and black & white photos. 2nd Edition (Revised and Expanded) 2012.

    If you are looking for a completely different travel experience then the Chatham Islands is the place to go. Located 800 km east of the South Island of New Zealand, the islands offer spectacular scenery in a remote and unspoilt setting, a rich cultural and historical heritage, a friendly and easy-going local community, unique plants and animals, wonderful seafood, and a variety of outdoor activities such as bushwalking, birdwatching, fishing and diving.

    This second edition of the guide has been fully revised and expanded. More information on places to visit, and on social and natural history. With clear maps amd more photographs, including full colour plates, this is a valuable resource for those seeking an authentic experience of an isolated cultural and natural environment with a fascinating and diverse history

    NZ$42.00 + delivery.

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