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NEW ZEALAND WALKING AND TRAMPING


  • New Zealand on Foot
  • Wild Auckland
  • 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
  • Day Walks in New Zealand
  • Spot X Walking New Zealand
  • Spot X Tramping New Zealand
  • Te Araroa

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    NEW ZEALAND ON FOOT
    By Dennis Dwyer. Paperback, 0.37kg, 148mm x 210mm, 207 pages. Published 2017, Colour Photographs

    Seeing the country afresh on foot, 73-year old Denis Dwyer embarks on a series of day-walks, and narrates his experiences, and provides detail about each track/walkway. In humorous, good-natured style, he travels through countryside, towns, cities and islands, mostly solo, also with family and friends. He covers a vast array of landscapes: from kauri forests, to volcanoes, parks and streets, old battle sites, wetlands and gardens, native flora, springs and streams, boardwalks, a crater rim, the floor of an volcano, and mountains.

    The walks are nearly all two hours or less on easy terrain, ideal for the traveller who wants to explore beautiful or interesting surroundings on foot.

    NZ$35.00 + delivery.

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    WILD AUCKLAND
    By Peter Janssen. Paperback, 0.44kg, 148mm x 210mm, 239 pages. Published 2017, Colour Photographs

    A guidebook for visitors and Aucklanders alike, Wild Auckland details 125 places of exceptional beauty and fascinating natural history which can be found in suburban streets and along country roads.

    Details of individual places, how to get there, the facilities available and ‘nature features’ that can be identified along the way. The guide book has entries arranged according to geographic location, including two 8-page colour inserts with photos and captions which cross reference to page numbers and entries. It identifies unique flora and fauna, natural features of the lanscape and tips on where to go and what to see throughout the wider Auckland region.

    If you are looking for deserted beaches, lush ancient forests, extinct volcanoes and majestic harbour headlands then this is the book to include in your back pack. The accessible how-to and where-to guide....

    NZ$30.00 + delivery.

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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, 148mm x 210mm, 279 pages. 0.51 kg Updated Edition Published 2017. Line Drawings, Colour Photographs

    Walking is one of the most popular recreational activities in New Zealand.
    The 365 short walks presented here mean both locals and overseas visitors will never be at a loss to find a short walk anywhere in the country. All of the walks are three hours or less and 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.

    Arranged according to region, and prefaced with a handy map overview, it's easy to see at a glance where the walks can be found in each region. Every walk entry has a brief summary, with notes on track gradient, access, and walking times. A special feature of the book is the engaging writing style of the author, describing history, anecdote, and points of interest along the walk. Day Walks are one of the most popular recreatational activities in New Zealand - You can discover a new walk every day.

    NZ$35.00 + delivery.

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    EXCELLENT SHORT WALKS IN THE NORTH ISLAND.
    By Peter Janssen. Paperback, 0.42kg, 148mm x 210mm, 240 pages.Updated Edition Published 2017.
    250 Walks Under 2 Hours.

    Peter Janssen introduces more than 250 North Island short walks with a difference. They are grouped by region, and each can be accomplished within the span of a couple of hours (and some much less), putting them well within the grasp of most people. What's more, all of them have a memorable highlight as their destination, whether it's a spectacular feature of the natural landscape, an historic site or similar landmark, giving readers motivation to stretch their legs.

    The book is ideal for those walkers who are not at their peak level or fitness, those with children or a visitor to New Zealand. Ideally designed for those who do not have full tramping kit to hand.

    Each walk includes:

  • how to get there
  • track grade
  • time'and full track notes.

    A short introduction gives information on bush safety, practical considerations and information on how to use the book.

    NZ$30.00 + delivery.

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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

    NZ$30.00 + 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

    NZ$45.00 + 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

    NZ$40.00 + 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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