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  • Cruising Guide South Island East Coast
  • The New Zealand Cruising Guide - Central Area.
  • Down the Bay
  • Stewart Island Cruising Guide
  • Stewart Island. Rakiura National Park
  • Ulva Island - A Visitor's Guide
  • A Boaties Guide to Fiordland
  • The Fjords of Fjordland
  • Milford Sound
  • Fiordland Explored
  • The South Explored
  • Discover Fiordland
  • Fiordland Place-Names
  • Fiordland
  • Fiordland. De Luxe. Slipcase Edition
  • Columbia Cruises South
  • Discover the Chatham Islands
  • Historic Treasures of the South
  • Excellent Short Walks in the South Island
  • Worth a Detour - South Island

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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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    DOWN THE BAY.
    A Natural and Cultural History of Abel Tasman National Park
    By Philip Simpson Hardback, 1.98kg, 238mm x 285mm, 311 pages, Full colour photographs. Published 2018

    This beautful hardback coffeetable book is a history of Abel Tasman National Park, one of New Zealandís most loved and popular national parks. A war-time baby, the park was created in 1942 to protect the wonderful sequence of beaches, headlands and forest that characterises this idylic stretch of coastline at the top of South Island

    Philip Simpson, presents a comprehensive picture of the distinctive landforms of Abel Tasman, from the granite headlands and golden-sand beaches of the coast to the deep caves of the uplands, the diversity of plants and animals, the marine environment, and the overlay of both Maori and European history.

    As well, the book records how Project Janszoon, a trust funded by a remarkably generous philanthropic gift, is working with the Department of Conservation and a range of other organisations to transform the park, by removing pests and weeds and then restoring and preserving the wildlife of Abel Tasman. This is an inspiring and hopeful story of how the future of an important area of New Zealand is being secured for future generations.

    Down the Bay is the first authoritative account of Abel Tasman National Park to ever be published.

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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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    STEWART ISLAND. RAKIURA NATIONAL PARK
    By Neville Peat. Softcover, 170 mm X 210 mm. 72 pages colour Photos. Published September 2015.
    Stewart Island is an increasingly popular holiday destination for eco-tourism and outdoor recreation, with many bush walks and a wealth of natural features to enjoy.

    Neville Peat introduces the attractions of the island - what to see and do, its walks and tramps, its National Park, wildlife, history and magnificent scenery. This new edition has been completely revised and re-designed including brand new maps. The perfect visitor guide.

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    ULVA ISLAND. A Visitor's Guide
    By Ulva Goodwillie. Paperback, 0.33 kgs. 160 pages, 140mm x 200mm, full colour photographs.
    Ulva Island is located inside Paterson Inlet of Stewart Island, the southern third island in the New Zealand archipelago. It is believed to have been named by the early Scottish settlers after their namesake Isle of Ulva near the Isle of Iona and beside Mull in the Inner Hebrides, Scotland. Ulva Island is universally renowned for the endemic, native birds and plants that constantly fascinate visitors to this little southern bird sanctuary.
    The author, Ulva Goodwillie is of Rakiura/Stewart Island Maori heritage with the Scots side of her family arriving six generations ago. Fortuitously named after Ulva Island, she founded Ulva's Guided Walks - a professional birding and natural history guiding company - over twelve years ago. Since then, thousands of visitors have received distinctive and personalised guided tours of Ulva Ilsand with her and her carefully chosen expert local guides. Ulva's Guided Walks has earned a highly respected and enviable international reputation in this field.
    Providing beautiful etchings, photography and art prints, all with the essence of our exceptional southern area of the world, The Fernery Gallery and Gift Shop on Stewart Island recently became the booking office for Ulva's Guided Walks.
    Ulva's lovely book, with its stunning colour photographs, will allow easy identification of the unique flora and fauna when strolling along the Island's gravelled pathways. Ulva Island has always been her passion. This Ulva Island Visitor's Guide will make it yours.

    NZ$42.00 + 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$68.00 + 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.

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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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    FIORDLAND PLACE-NAMES.
    By John Hall-Jones. Softback, 150mm x 210mm, 88 pages, Line Drawings Published 2003.
    This is a complete gazetteer of Fiordland place names. The book, originally commissioned by the Fiordland National Park Board, was first published in 1979. The first edition contained 86 pages of names and explainations about their origins.

    In the introduction to the first edition, the author invited anyone who knew of the reason for an unexplained place-name to contact him. Thanks to the response by a number of readers, the origins of 70 previously unexplained place-names became known. Additionally, new geographical features were named by the New Zealand Geographic Board of Names in recent years. These additions warranted the publication of a revised second edition in 2003.

    This is not a pretty book (it contains no illustrations), nor does it make for pleasant reading Ė it is a mere list of names and their origins. But for anyone interested in Fiordland and its history, itís a must-have and an invaluable source of information.

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    FIORDLAND.
    By Andre Apse. Hardback, 2.18kg, 390mm x 275mm, 152 pages, Full colour photographs. Published 2016

    It was because of Fiordland that Andris Apse became a photographer. Back in the 1960s, when he was 21 years old he first tramped through the Stuart Mountains and Ďdiscoveredí Fiordland. Andris was overwhelmed by the majestic scenery but was also frustrated by his inability to communicate his wonder at the place. So he learned to take photographs, and Fiordland quickly became his great photographic passion. And now, aged 72, with 50 years of professional photography behind him, and over 500 nights spent living in the most remote parts of this majestic wilderness, Andris has completed a full circle.

    Fiordland is a master-work, a remarkable collection of photographs, that in stunning style, pays homage to the place of his early and greatest inspiration.

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    FIORDLAND. DE LUXE. SLIPCASE
    By Andre Apse. Hardback- Slipcase Edition, 2.18kg, 390mm x 275mm, 152 pages, Full colour photographs. Published 2016

    Also Available in this Special Priced Clothbound Deluxe Edition in a beautiful hardcovered slipcase. Perfect for Corporate Gift, Special Presentation or as a Thank you gift.

    Fiordland is a master-work, a remarkable collection of photographs, that in stunning style, pays homage to the place of his early and greatest inspiration.

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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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    DISCOVER AND EXPLORE THE CHATHAM ISLANDS.
    By Cherry Lawrie & Jocelyn Powell. 3rd Edition. Revised & Expanded. 2017 Paperback, 0.40kg, 175mm x 245mm, 188 pages, Colour and black & white photos.

    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 third 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$52.00 + delivery.

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    HISTORIC TREASURES OF THE SOUTH.
    By John Hall-Jones, Paperback, 0.44 kgs, 220m x 210mm, 128 pages, monochrome photographs and illustrations.
    In this book, John Hall-Jones tells us of the arrivals of the early Maori and later the Europeans, the navigators, sealers and whalers, in the southern part of New Zealand. In doing so he takes us to the places where they first made landfall and shows us the visible evidence that survives there today. In remote Dusky Sound he shows us what remains of Cooks' observatory of 1793. Also the relics of the first two European houses in New Zealand, the first shipbuilding and the first shipwreck. In equally remote Preservation Inlet he takes us to historic Spit Island, the site of two Maori battles in the 1780s. Also nearby Cuttle Cove, the site of the first whaling station in New Zealand.

    Closer to home he conveys us to Codfish Island, the site of the first European settlement in southern New Zealand and now a sanctuary for the very rare Kakapo. From Codfish Island one of the early sealer settlers, James Spencer, crossed the southern mainland to found Bluff, the oldest town in New Zealand.

    In visiting these historic places the author makes full use of the original firsthand descriptions of Dr. Edward Shortland, Captain Stokes, Commissioner Mantell and Chief Surveyor Thomson, whose journals are important treasures in our history.

    The text is liberally illustrated with some 200 photographs, inlcuding a priceless collection of Maori taonga (treasures) in the Southland Museum; these treasures recently toured New Zealand on exhibition.

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    EXCELLENT SHORT WALKS IN THE SOUTH ISLAND.
    By Peter Janssen. Paperback, 0.38kg, 148mm x 210mm, 205 pages. Updated Edition. Published November 2017.
    Wherever you are in the Sorth Island you're sure to be within reach of a short walk with an excellent destination. Peter Janssen has handpicked more than 250 short but memorable walks throughout the mainland and Rakiura/Stewart Island. All walks will suit those who enjoy walking but do not want a long tramp with heavy boots and a pack, or travellers who are short on time and those with young families. Every walk includes a highlight, whether it's an historic landmark such as goldminers' cottages in Arrowtown; a spectacular feature of the landscape, such as the Fox Glacier; nature in raw, such as penguin colonies on the Otago coast; or simply an unbeatble view.
    Each description includes:

  • highlights
  • how to get there
  • grade and duration
    ...and track notes where they are needed.
    If you like stretching your legs without going too far, pack a copy of Excellent Short Walks

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    WORTH A DETOUR - SOUTH ISLAND.
    By Peter Janssen. Paperback, 0.61kg, 150mm x 210mm, 280 pages. Published 2019.
    From the fascinating pyramids of Otago and Hokitikaís Sock World, to the vineyards of the Waitaki Valley and the remote and delightful Gunnís Camp, Worth a Detour travels New Zealandís South Island searching out over 300 quirky destinations that are known to locals but are most often bypassed by visitors heading to better-known attractions.

    Avoid the tourist buses and stroll empty beaches, experience unusual sights and adventures and uncover the other side of New Zealandís history and landscape such as Luminaries Walk in Westland, Burleigh Gourmet Pies in Marlborough, the Kaiapoi Letterbox sculpture in Kaikoura, Lake Monowai in Southland and much, much more.

    NZ$40.00 + delivery

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