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NEW ZEALAND WALKING AND TRAMPING


  • My City Discovered - Auckland
  • Walking the Waitakere Ranges
  • Auckland's Best Bush, Coast & City Walks
  • A Walk A Day. 365 Short walks In New Zealand
  • Excellent Short Walks in the North Island
  • Excellent Short Walks in the South Island
  • Best Short Nature Walks in New Zealand
  • Day Walks in New Zealand
  • Spot X Walking New Zealand
  • Spot X Tramping New Zealand
  • Te Araroa

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    MY CITY DISCOVERED - AUCKLAND.
    By Matthew Anderson and Fengzhu Ji. Paperback, 0.16kg, 210mm x 148mm, 64 pages. 2015.
    This little book is packed full of interesting places within the city waiting for you to discover. Here you will find a collection of locations to get you thinking differently about the city in which you live. From volcanic reefs to thunderous waterfalls, endangered wildlife to council run facilities, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
    Designed for the residents of this city you will need to dedicate many weekends to hunt out all of the sites listed. The locations aim to take you far and wide throughout the many special and varied environments your city has to offer, from the white sands of the east coast beaches to halfway down Dominion Road. An added bonus is the website My City Discovered which is full of these wonderful places and a lot of extra information. The unique part is that when you purchase a copy of the book you receive a unique login code to access this extra information which is only available on the site after you login. So buy a copy, start discovering, get your log-in code and discover even more!

    NZ$19.50 + delivery.

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    The website, associated book and the facebook page will guide you, the resident, around your city showing you the beautiful, the obscure and the challenging places you should visit. Follow the link - My City Discovered



    WALKING THE WAITAKERE RANGES. 4th Edition.
    By Alison Dench & Lee-Anne Parore. Paperback, 0.41kg, 148mm x 210mm, 158 pages. Revised and Updated 2014.
    This is the 4th edition of this popular guide book. 45 walks traverse the Park, ranging from half-hour strolls to all day tramping expeditions. A number of the walks incorporate part of the Hilary Trail, a stunning multi-day trip from Arataki Visitors Centre to Muriwai Beach.

    The introduction covers Maori and Pakeha history, as well as the history of the park, and describes some of the flora and fauna to be found. Each walk is illustrated with a route map and includes a summary of:

  • Track length and quality
  • Walking time and difficulty
  • Highlights, shortcuts and sidetracks
  • Dog regulations.

    The ideal book for your backpack.

    NZ$30.00.

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    AUCKLAND'S BEST BUSH, COAST & CITY WALKS.
    By Julian Fitter. Paperback, 0.41kg, 130mm x 220mm, 230 pages. Published 2012.
    Full colour guide to over 40 fantastic walks from 30 minutes to several hours duration. Well known wildlife author Julian Fitter has a passion for the environment and for exploring on foot. The amazing views from the tops of Auckland volcanoes, the Islands of the Hauraki Gulf, and the wild West Coast are all covered in this handy pocket/backpack sized book. Details include information on the following:

  • Historic Walks
  • Cultural walks,
  • Bush walks and Coastal Walks
  • Easy-to-follow walking instructions
  • Summary table to match fitness with walks and interest
  • Information on Auckland's history, environment and wildlife.
  • Accurate full colour maps showing waypoints and nearby facilities.
  • Over 150 full colour photographs

    NZ$35.00 + delivery.

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    A WALK A DAY. 365 SHORT WALKS IN NEW ZEALAND
    By Peter Janssen. Paperback, 0.3kg, 148mm x 210mm, 269 pages. 0.51 kg Published 2013. Line Drawings, Colour Photographs

    Arranged according to region, and prefaced with a handy map overview, every walk entry has a brief summary, with notes on track gradient, access, and walking times. Includes history, anecdotes and points of interest written in an engaging writing style.. Every walk includes a highlight, whether an historic landmark, a dramatic natural feature or simply a great view.

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    EXCELLENT SHORT WALKS IN THE NORTH ISLAND.
    By Peter Janssen. Paperback, 0.3kg, 148mm x 210mm, 156 pages. Published 2007.
    Wherever you are in the North 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 offshore islands. 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 Keriker's Stone Store; a spectacular natural feature, such as the Craters of the Moon near Lake Taupo; or simply a great view, such as can be had from Makorori Point on East Cape or Wellington's Mt Victoria.
    Each description includes:

  • highlights
  • how to get there
  • grade and duration
    If you like stretching your legs without going too far, pack a copy of Excellent Short Walks

    NZ$30.00 + delivery.

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    EXCELLENT SHORT WALKS IN THE SOUTH ISLAND.
    By Peter Janssen. Paperback, 0.3kg, 148mm x 210mm, 167 pages. Published 2007.
    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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    BEST SHORT NATURE WALKS IN NEW ZEALAND.
    By Peter Janssen. Paperback, 0.52kg, 167mm x 242mm, 224 pages, black & white illustrations. Published 2010.
    This book is 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 Zealand's 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 doesn't require heavy boots and a pack, especially travellers who are short on time or those with young families.

    Every walk includes a highlight, whether it's the tallest Kauri tree, such as Tane Mahuta at Waipoua Forest in Northland; a spectacular natural feature, such as the Craters of the Moon near Lake Taupo or the dramatic scenery in Fiordland; or an encounter with the penguins found in the colonies along the Otago Coast in the South Island. Natural history notes draw walkers' attention to particular features of New Zealand flora and fauna, describing endemic and native plants, birds, and animals likely to be discovered during the walk.

    Each entry includes:

  • Travel directions.
  • walking time
  • Track and nature notes

    If you like walking, make sure you keep a copy of this useful guide close to hand.

    NZ$35.00 + delivery.

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    DAY WALKS IN NEW ZEALAND.
    By Shaun Barnett. Paperback, 0.7kg, 207mm x 230mm, 180 pages, full coulour photographs and Bird's Eye view maps. Published 201.
    Day Walks in New Zealand is part of the innovative and best-selling Bird's Eye Guide series. Using cutting-edge computer-generated maps, this book provides accurate 3D overviews of 100 of New Zealand's best short walks.

    New Zealand has an unparalleled selection of superb day walks, ranging from the easiest short strolls, to more strenuous, full day tramps that encompass all of New Zealand's extraordinary landscape diversity. Accordigly, the walks in this book include trips of all kinds, from coastal walks at Cape Reinga to the beaches of Abel Tasman national park, trips in all types of native forest, from the magnificent podocarp forests of the central North Island to the rainforests of South Westland, historic walks on the Coromandel and the goldfields of Central Otago, and the spectacular alpine tracks around Tongariro and Aoraki/Mount Cook national parks.

    Each walk is illustrated with a Birds Eye map, which is a superb way of seeing a walk in three dimensions, and is supported with relevant route information and photographs by Shaun Barnett, one of New Zealand's most respected tramping authors. If you were to have a single book on day walks in New Zealand, this is the one to have.

    NZ$40.00 + delivery.

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    SPOT X WALKING NEW ZEALAND.
    ByTony & Jenny Enderby. Paperback, 0.56kg, 210mm x 298mm, 176 pages, full coulour maps. Published 2010.
    This book contains:
  • Over 400 walks (urban, beach, parks, reserves, lakes, islands, paths, walkways, tracks, hills, wetlands and tussock)
  • 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

    Was NZ$44.99 + delivery.
    Now NZ$30.00 + delivery.

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    SPOT X TRAMPING NEW ZEALAND.
    ByColin Moore. Paperback, 0.66kg, 210mm x 298mm, 224 pages, full coulour maps. Published 2007.
    This book contains:
  • Over 400 tracks through mountains, forests, coastlines, tussock, lakes, waterfalls, rivers, valleys, ridges, parks and reserves
  • Access, permits and regulations
  • Accomodation, cabins, camping and facilities
  • Hiking tracks, short walks, duration and distance
  • Expert tips on equipment required
  • Rated for fitness and experience

    Was NZ$39.99 + delivery.
    Now NZ$25.00 + delivery.

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    TE ARAROA
    - A Walking Guide to New Zealand's Long Trail
    ByGeoff Chapple. Paperback, 0.73kg, 174mm x 246mm, 279 pages, full coulour photographs and 3D maps. Published 2011.
    Te Araroa is a 3000 km walking trail from Cape Reinga to Bluff - the world's newest long trail, and one of the world's longest.

    Te Araroa walkers will discover the great diversity of New Zealand's wilderness: the coastline, the forest, the volcanoes, the mountain passes, the lakes and river valleys.

    You'll encounter New Zealand's back-country people and places, and it's front country, too. The trail crosses rural farmland and 60 rural towns and settlements, but also follows green pathways through six cities.

    You'll also encounter New Zealand history - the old Maori trails, the marae, the early European settlements, the nation's founding treaty grounds at Waitangi, the old battlegrounds and the monuments of reconciliation.

    Geoff Chapple, author and Te Araroa Trust CEO writes knowledgably and engagingly about the trail's cultural and physical landscapes. 3D maps by Geographx celebrate the extraordinary range of New Zealand's landscape.

    NZ$50.00 + delivery.

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