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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
  • Fiordland
  • A Boaties Guide to Fiordland
  • Beneath the Reflections
  • The Fjords of Fjordland
  • Milford Sound
  • Fiordland Explored
  • The South Explored
  • Discover Fiordland
  • Excellent Short Walks in the South Island
  • Down South
  • Upriver
  • Columbia Cruises South
  • Stories From Our Back Roads. South Island
  • Worth a Detour - South Island
  • Lonely Planet South Island New Zealand
  • New Zealand's South Island Road Trips

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    BOATIES BOOK 2021.

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    TAMATEA DUSKY. The Remarkable Story of Fiordland's Dusky Sound
    By Peta Carey. Hardback, 1.66kg, 240mm x 288mm, 256 Pages, Full colour photographs. Published 2020.
    Tamatea/Dusky Sound, in the southwestern corner of Fiordland National Park, is part of a magnificent archipelago of over 700 islands. It has a fascinating history, both Maori and European, yet is perhaps best known for being the place where Captain James Cook and the Resolution spent six weeks, in 1773.

    Arguably, Dusky’s conservation story is its most enduring, for this is where nature conservation began in New Zealand over 120 years ago with the work of Richard Henry, and where much of the ground breaking work in predator control and species recovery has taken place over the last 50 years. Today, the greater Tamatea/Dusky Sound area is the focus of one of the most significant and ambitious conservation and restoration projects in the world, as populations of such birds as Kakapo, kiwi, tieke/saddleback and various nesting seabirds are protected and re-established.

    In Tamatea/Dusky, Peta Carey’s compelling narrative describes today’s extensive restoration efforts, while also charting the diverse chapters of human endeavour, from crayfishing to the more recent era of helicopter deer recovery, that have taken place in this spectacular corner of the New Zealand wilderness.

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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.

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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.

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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 Zealand’s 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.

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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.

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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 ‘discovered’ 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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    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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    BENEATH THE REFLECTIONS
    by Fiordland Marine Guardians. Spiral Bound, Softback, 180 mm X 250 mm. 148 pages, Black & White and Colour images, drawings and maps. This Edition Published 2020

    Beneath the Reflections is the go-to guide for visitors to the Fiordland (Te Moana o Atawhenua) Marine Area.

    The guide provides an introduction to the Fiordland marine environment and fisheries including:

  • How the Fiordland (Te Moana o Atawhenua) Marine Area was established and how it is managed
  • The history of Fiordland and its physical and biological character
  • practical information about the activities permitted while travelling through the fiords including important information to ensure you don’t transport pests into the area
  • information on recreational fishing rules and commercial fishing regulations for the area
  • A fiord-by-fiord guide to help you understand the Fiordland (Te Moana o Atawhenua) Marine Area, including maps or recommended anchorage sites
  • A list of charts and books about Fiordland.

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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.

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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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    EXCELLENT SHORT WALKS IN THE SOUTH ISLAND.
    Revised and Updated

    By Peter Janssen. Softcover, 0.43kg, 150mm x 210mm, 264 pages, Colour Photos & Line Drawings. Published 2021.

    This completely revised and updated New Zealand best-selling walking book presents more than 450 short walks in the South Island and Stewart Island that are ideal for those people who like to stretch their legs without having to tackle a full tramp.

    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 the raw, such as penguin colonies on the Otago coast; or simply an unbeatable view.

    Walks 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 walkers.
    Maps are included, and a short introduction gives information on bush safety, practical considerations and information on how to use the book

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    DOWN SOUTH.
    In Search of the Great Southern land

    By Bruce Ansley. Hardcover, 0.62kg, 165mm x 240mm, 358 pages, Published 2020.

    From Curio Bay to Golden Bay, writer Bruce Ansley sets off on a vast expedition across the South Island, Te Waipounamu, visiting the places and people who hold clues to the south's famous character.
    Not so very long ago, the South Island had most of New Zealand's people and just about all of the money. Gold miners found fortunes in the hills and rivers, sheep barons straddled mountains, valleys and plains. Wealthy southerners ruled the government.
    Where now lies the South Island's golden fleece? And what is its future?

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    UPRIVER.
    From the Sea to the Southern Alps

    By Colin Heinz. Softcover, 1.02kg, 180mm x 245mm, 383 pages, black and white & colour photos. Published 2020.

    Upriver will appeal to everyone who loves New Zealand's South Island/Te Waipounamu and wants to find out more about the formation of its diverse landscapes and the story of human settlement since the very first landings about eight centuries ago.
    It provides all the information needed by those wishing to retrace the author's footsteps, either in the easily accessible regions of the west or east coasts, or in the more challenging mountainous regions of the South Island/Te Waipounamu.
    Blending trip descriptions with background notes about the meaning and significance of places that were encountered, it tells the story of the author's journeys to the principal sources of each of the 24 rivers that flow down to the sea from the Main Divide of the Southern Alps.

    Each of the 24 chapters in this book paints a full-length portrait of the water catchment areas of the 24 rivers that flow all the way down to the sea from the Main Divide of the Southern Alps/Ka Tiritiri o te Moana, including its highest peaks and lowest Main Divide passes. Those portraits fit together like the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle to form a comprehensive picture of this unique island.

    Safe backcountry trips require detailed knowledge of the terrain, situational awareness, teamwork, and contingency plans. The backcountry trips that are described in this book were spread over five decades, mainly in late summer-early autumn when weather conditions are usually more favourable. Only experienced, well-equipped parties should venture beyond the Conservation Department's Great Walk/Easy category tracks.

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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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    By Ray Stone. Softback, 170mm x 240mm, 310 pages, full colour photographs and maps. Published 2020

    This book is for people who enjoy driving and exploring the stories of our back roads, but most of all it is for people who love New Zealand, whether they choose to do it from behind the wheel of their SUV or the comfort of their sofa.

    Stories from our Backroads: South lsland will introduce you to some fascinating stories of, tracks, trails and back roads across the South Island. Many of them cross through forgotten parts of the country, and all of them have their own rich and exciting stories. Whether they follow the route of Maori foot trails or the path of early European settlers, each adds something to our history.

    Ray Stone has driven each of these tracks, and provides not only the story behind them, but also a vivid description of each route, notes on the markers to look out for along the way and maps

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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 Hokitika’s Sock World, to the vineyards of the Waitaki Valley and the remote and delightful Gunn’s Camp, Worth a Detour travels New Zealand’s 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 Zealand’s 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.

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    LONELY PLANET SOUTH ISLAND NEW ZEALAND 7th EDITION. March 2021
    By Brett Atkinson et al. Paperback, 0.43kg, 138mm x 217mm, 384 pages. 69 maps.
    “Soaring alpine peaks, misty fjords and a ruggedly beautiful coastline provide the South Island with a compelling backdrop for outdoor adventure and activities, and a surprising food and wine scene.” – Brett Atkinson, Lonely Planet Writer
    Inside This Book…
    Colour maps and images throughout-

  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - covering history, people, music, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, politics

    NZ$33.00 + delivery.

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    NEW ZEALAND'S SOUTH ISLAND ROAD TRIPS
    By Lonely Planet. Softback, 0.19kg, 130mm x 198mm, 127 pages. Published and Maps 2016.

    Featuring four amazing road trips, plus up-to-date advice on the destinations you’ll visit along the way, you can enjoy whale watching along the Kalkoura Coast or absorb stunning lake scenery at Milford Sound..

  • Colour photography throughout
  • Itineraries and planning advice to pick the right tailored routes for your needs and interests
  • Get around easily - easy-to-read, full-colour route maps, detailed directions
  • Insider tips to get around like a local, avoid trouble spots and be safe on the road - local driving rules, parking, toll roads
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Useful features - including Detoursand Walking Tours

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