NEW ZEALAND GUIDES. Page three

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  • The Big Loop
  • Let's Get Lost
  • Craig Potton New Zealand
  • Eye in The Sky
  • Aotearoa. The New Zealand Experience
  • Raoul and the Kermadecs
  • Islands - A New Zealand Journey
  • New Zealand Landscapes
  • New Zealand Coastlines
  • Lonely Planet New Zealand 20th Ed.
  • Lonely Planet Hiking And Tramping in New Zealand 8th Ed.
  • Outstanding Scenic Walks of New Zealand
  • New Zealand's Great Walks
  • Best Day Walks New Zealand
  • 202 Great Walks
  • A Walk A Day. 365 Short walks In New Zealand
  • Day Walks in New Zealand
  • A Travel Guide to Captain James Cook's New Zealand
  • Whale Watching in Australian & New Zealand Waters
  • Discover the Chatham Islands
  • Chatham Islands. A Pictorial Journey
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    THE BIG LOOP
    By Dunc Wilson. Softcover, 160mm x 240mm, 216 pages, colour & B/W photographs and Line drawings. 2019

    In August 2015, Dunc Wilson became the first person to circumnavigate New Zealand on a bike. This 10,940 km journey followed one rule: cycle the closest available route to the coastline.

    The Big Loop candidly details Wilson’s 240-day cycling adventure, through native bush, ragged coastlines, farm stations and more – demonstrating how acquainting oneself with our country is best achieved under 100 km/h.

    NZ$40.00 + delivery.

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    LET'S GET LOST. GREAT NEW ZEALAND ROAD TRIPS
    By Nicola McCloy. Softcover, 180mm x 230mm, 287 pages, full colour photographs and drawings. 2018

    There are few things as sweet as throwing some clothes, your togs, your jandals, a chilly bin, some good sounds and your best mate into the car and shouting, 'ROADIE!' as you gleefully leave your everyday life behind for a few days.
    Chuck this book in while you're at it. Traversing the offbeat, awesome and out-and-out fun, Let's Get Lost is a guide to the real New Zealand that few of us get a chance to explore. In its pages, you'll pass through the sausage capital of New Zealand, encounter amazing geothermal springs, take a dip in a secret lake, visit a village entirely populated by guinea pigs, find culture and cuisine in the most unlikely of places, soak up home-grown histories the country over, and share a yarn with many a local good bugger.

    Let's Get Lost will inspire you to get out there and encounter the wild and unknown, and take in some of the best this fantastic country has to offer.

    NZ$48.00 + delivery.

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    CRAIG POTTON NEW ZEALAND
    By Craig Potton. hardcover, 290mm x 340mm, 1.97kg, full colour photographs. 2012

    This book collects together many of Craig Pottons' most celebrated images. The photgraphs range from his celebrated aerial photography, especially that of the Southern Alps and Fiordland, and of the volcanoes of the Central North Island, his beautifully composed and complex forest interiors, his gentle seascapes, and also those from the rural parts of New Zealand.

    A book of stunning New Zealand landscape photography.

    NZ$80.00 + delivery.

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    EYE IN THE SKY. A DRONE ABOVE NEW ZEALAND
    By Grant Sheehan. Softcover, 260mm x 230mm, 95 pages, full colour photographs and drawings. 2015
    Explores the country from the air, ranging from 10ft to 400ft, in a way that is both unique and compelling.
    From wide elevated vistas of landscapes and land forms, to close intimate portraits of buildings and textures that conventional aircraft would struggle to capture.

    The first drone photography collection book ever to be published, made this book an international first, as well as a unique and beautiful hybrid of photography & NZ history. The collection adds an extra dimension to the idea of the classic New Zealand photo book and will appeal to anyone interested in both aerial and drone photography.
    Each photograph is accompanied by the height, GPS location and date it was taken.

    NZ$45.00 + delivery.

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    AOTEAROA. The New Zealand Experience
    By Potton & Burton. Softback, 0.58kg, 185mm x 225mm, 163 pages, full colour photographs. This Edition Published 2017

    Showcases both the extraordinary landscapes that draw people to this country, and the fantastic opportunities that visitors have to enjoy themselves and experience what these islands have to offer.

    From Auckland, Rotorua and the North Island volcanoes, to Milford Sound, the Southern Lakes and Aoraki Mount Cook.
    Stunning, bright photographs brilliantly capture what it is like to experience New Zealand, with all our wild coastlines, untouched rainforest, remote beaches, exotic wildlife, towering mountains, dramatic landscapes and much much more..

    NZ$20.00 + delivery.

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    Also Available in the Larger Format Flexicover Edition.


    AOTEAROA. The New Zealand Experience
    Flexicover, 0.90kg, 230mm x 285mm, 163 pages, full colour photographs. This Edition Published 2017

    NZ$30.00 + delivery.

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    RAOUL & THE KERMADECS.
    By Steven Gentry. Hardback, 1.5kg, 220mm x 267mm, 346 pages.Full colour and black & white illustrations and photographs. Published 2013.
    "In the midst of a prodigious ocean", as one European explorer described them, the Kermadec Islands lie 1000 kilometres north of New Zealand and form our northern bastion. They are the result of the collision between two of the earth's major tectonic plates, being the tip of volcanoes thrust up from the ocean floor by these massive geological forces.
    This is the story of the islands: their unique flora and fauna; the attempts at settlement (both Polynesian and European); their uses both in war and peace; and the restoration of their ecosystem which is proceeding today.
    It is a dramatic story of storms, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and other events that have beset efforts to make use of the islands, but through all of these the human spirit has shone through. It includes the following topics:

  • the island’s evolutionary heritage and unique flora and fauna
  • early Polynesian voyaging and occupation
  • the adventurous whalers and the consequent courageous attempts at European settlement
  • eruptions, cyclones, earthquakes and an epidemic that beset aspiring settlers and scientists
  • annexation by New Zealand and the consequences
  • the island’s dramatic use by the Germans in World War I
  • the founding of the Met Station in the shadow of World War II
  • the ‘near run thing’ of nuclear testing
  • current ecological restoration and the role of the Department of Conservation

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    ISLANDS. A New Zealand Journey
    By Bruce Ansley and Jane Ussher. Hardback, 1.83kg, 225mm x 292mm, 384 pages, full colour photographs. Published 2016

    Islands are slightly out of control, still wild even in the absence of wildness. They have a strange effect on you, as if your life has shifted somewhere else...
    New Zealand is a nation surrounded by hundreds of islands. Some are idyllic retreats, home to grand mansions or towering lighthouses. Others have poignant histories as persons, quarantine stations and leper colonies. A precious few have become sanctuaries, safe from harmful predators, while others harbour generations of farmers, whalers and muttonbirders. Then there are those that barely sustain life at all – the jagged remains of an ancient land mass, lying deep beneath the sea.

    This book covers them all and Bruce Ansley’s text is perfectly complimented by Award winning photographer Jane Ussher’s stunning photographs.

    NZ$80.00 + delivery.

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    NEW ZEALAND LANDSCAPES. Northland to Antarctica
    7By Grant Sheehan. Hardback, 1.10kg, 245mm x 320mm, 127pages, full colour photographs. Published 2008

    A photographic celebration of the diverse and very often impressive landscapes of New Zealand.
    Grant Sheehan has recorded his own camera views from Northland to Stewart Island and beyond, to New Zealand's Antarctic territory and her islands in the Southern Ocean. From the road, from the air and at sea, the tranquility and scope of open often remote spaces are captured.
    The scenery and wildlife shown here underlines why New Zealand is consistently on the global 'must-see' list.
    And as an extra dimension, the images have been given a striking soundtrack by musician Rhian Sheehan. The CD is included on the facing page.

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    NEW ZEALAND COASTLINES
    ByGillian & Darryl Torckler. hardback, 0.75kg, 194mm x 260mm, 135 pages, Colour Photos. Published 2020.
    A pictorial book of New Zealand’s coastlines.

    Divided geographically, the areas include:

  • North: Bay of Islands to the Cape, down to 90-mile beach and Hokianga.
  • East: from the Bay of Islands to Napier, including the outer Hauraki Gulf and islands, White Island.
  • Central: Wellington, Marlborough, Nelson and Tasman District.
  • West: west coast of the South Island to the North Island’s west coast.
  • South: South Island, including all of the southern east coast, Stewart Island, Fiordland.

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    LONELY PLANET NEW ZEALAND. 20th EDITION. April 2021
    By Brett Atkinson, Andrew Bain, Peter Dragicevich, et al... Paperback, 0.61kg, 128mm x 197mm, 734 pages, full colour and monochrome photographs, drawings and maps.

    The most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you.
    Covers Auckland, Bay of Islands & Northland, Waikato & the Coromandel Peninsula, Taranaki & Whanganui, Taupo & the Ruapehu Region, Rotorua & the Bay of Plenty, the East Coast, Wellingtion Region, Christchurch & Canterbury, Dunedin & Otago, Fiordland & Southland, Queenstown & Wanaka, the West Coast, Nelson & Marlborough.

    Get to the heart of New Zealand. See your own backyard!

    Up-to-date information - all businesses were rechecked before publication in 2021 to ensure they are still open after 2020's COVID-19 outbreak.

    NZ$40.00 + delivery.

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    LONELY PLANET HIKING AND TRAMPING IN NEW ZEALAND 8th EDITION 2018
    By Andrew Bain et al. Paperback, 0.39kg, 138mm x 217mm, 351 pages. 80 maps.

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Great hiking and itineraries sections show you how to tailor your trip around the best trails
  • Special features on clothing & equipment, hiking safety and other non-hiking outdoor activities
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Budget-oriented recommendations with honest reviews - including eating and sleeping reviews of towns and hiking destinations
  • Cultural insights provide a richer and more rewarding travel experience - covering history, landscapes, geology and wildlife

    Coverage Includes: Northland, Auckland, Coromandel, Tongariro, Urewera, Central North Island, Taranaki, Whanganui, Around Wellington, Queen Charlotte, Marlborough, Abel Tasman, Kahurangi, Nelson Lakes, Canterbury, Arthur’s Pass, Aoraki/Mt Cook, West Coast, Mt Aspiring National Park, Around Queenstown, Fiordland, Stewart Island/Rakiura.

    NZ$35.00 + delivery.

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    OUTSTANDING SCENIC WALKS OF NEW ZEALAND
    By Peter Janssen. Paperback, 0.59kg, 165mm x 243mm, 271 pages. Published 2019, Colour Photographs and Line Drawings

    In this fully revised, new edition of his guide, Peter Janssen recommends more than 200 short scenic walks ranged according to region. All 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 tree, a spectacular natural feature, dramatic scenery, or an encounter with the penguins found along the Otago coast in the South Island. Natural history notes draw walker's attention to particular features of NZ's flora and fauna, describibg endemic and native plants, birds and animals to be discovered along the way.

    Each walk entry includes: Travel Directions, Walking Time, Track and nature notes.

    NZ$35.00 + delivery.

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    NEW ZEALAND'S GREAT WALKS
    By Paul & Shelley Hersey. Softback, 0.64kg, 172mm x 245mm, 222 pages. Published 2018, Colour Photographs, maps, Line Drawings

    New Zealand’s Great Walks: The Complete Guide is the only handbook anyone will need to experience these outdoor adventures. Each of the walks (and one river journey) is presented in a clear, user-friendly way, including:

  • An overview and highlights
  • Planning notes
  • Track description
  • Points of interest
  • Other things to do in the area

    Also included in the book is:
    - A brief history of the Great Walks, Conservation information, Notes on how to prepare for your trip, Useful websites and resources.

    Authored by expert outdoor enthusiasts Paul and Shelley Hersey and fully illustrated with maps and stunning photography, New Zealand’s Great Walks is the guide no keen adventurer can do without!

    NZ$45.00 + delivery.

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    BEST DAY WALKS NEW ZEALAND
    By LOnely Planet. Softback, 165mm x 210mm, 224 pages. 0.49 kg. March 2021. Maps, Colour Photographs

    60 easy escapes into nature.
    Stretch your legs away from the city by picking a walk that works for you, from just a couple of hours to a full day, from easy to hard. Wind your way around volcanoes, feast your eyes on dramatic vistas, and scale breathtaking mountains.

    Inside Lonely Planet's Best Day Walks New Zealand Travel Guide is

  • Up-to-date information - all businesses were rechecked before publication to ensure they are still open after 2020's COVID-19 outbreak; Colour maps and images throughout.
  • Special features - on New Zealand's highlights for walkers, kid-friendly walks, accessible trails and what to take.
  • The Best for... section helps you plan your trip and select walks that appeal to your interests;
  • Region profiles cover when to go, where to stay, what's on, cultural insights, and local food and drink recommendations to refuel and refresh.
  • Featured regions include: The North, Central North Island, Southern North Island, Top of the South, Canterbury, West Coast, Otago, The South.

    NZ$37.00 + delivery.

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    202 GREAT WALKS
    By Mark Pickering. Paperback, 155mm x 230mm, 288 pages. 0.39 kg Revised & Updated 2012. Line Drawings, Colour Photographs

    The best day walks in New Zealand.

    All types of walks for all types of people: from those that suit families, to those that are real leg-stretchers, walking times range from 1–2 hours to 5–6 hours, but all longer walks have a shorter 1–2 hour turn-around option.
    Every walk has notes on track conditions, walking time and distance, and access and facilities, along with a topographical map. First published in 2003 and now into its third edition, 202 Great Walks really is a reliable and comprehensive guide to New Zealand's outdoors.

    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, 272 pages. 0.52 kg Revised & Updated 2020. Line Drawings, Colour Photographs

    Completely updated to exclude all walking tracks in New Zealand closed due to Kauri Dieback disease.Fantastic alternative walks have been inserted.

    The 365 revised and updated 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.
    The author has also included history, anecdotes, and points of interest along the walk.

    NZ$38.00 + delivery.

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    DAY WALKS IN NEW ZEALAND.
    By Shaun Barnett. Paperback, 0.93kg, 215mm x 265mm, 192 pages, . Published 2019.

    This revised edition of the best-selling guide to 100 of the best walks in New Zealand is a must for anyone wanting to set out for the day in New Zealand's unique landscape.
    New Zealand has an unparralleled selection of superb day walks, ranging from the easiest short strolls to more strenuous full-day tramps. These encompass all of New Zealand's landscape diversity, from Cape Reinga to Stewart Island. Day Walks in New Zealand is a guide to the best of them, with short track descriptions, beautiful photography, and high-quality maps from Geographax.

    This edition is completely revised, with a refreshed selection of walks, new text, photography and maps.

    NZ$50.00 + delivery.

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    A TRAVEL GUIDE TO CAPTAIN JAMES COOK'S NEW ZEALAND.
    By Graeme Lay. Paperback, 0.572kg, 150mm x 210 mm, 191 pages, Black & White Images. Published 2017

    New Zealand remained a special place during James Cook's epic voyages of discovery and exploration. He returned to the country several times, mainly to Ship Cove in Queen Charlotte sound, which became his favourite New Zealand anchorage. In his journals he comments on the great potential of the islands of New Zealand for British settlement, forestry and farming.

    This book depicts in words, pictures and maps, the places of special importance which Cook visited or witnessed during his journeys from 1769-1777. Locations are vividly described as they are today, and as they were nearly 250 years ago.

    Fortuitously for Cook, and for todays traveller, these places are some of the most attractive destinations in New Zealand. This guide points them out, illustrates their features and explains in detail their connections to Captain Cook.

    NZ$33.00 + delivery.

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    WHALE WATCHING IN AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND WATERS
    ByPeter Gill & cecilia Burke. Paperback, 0.34kg, 148mm x 210mm, 160 pages, full coulour photographs. Fourth edition Published 2017.

    Australia and New Zealand are perfect places to whale watch. Diverse marine environments from tropical to subantarctic mean that numerous species of whales and dolphins are drawn to our waters, while a plethora of tour operators makes it easier than ever to spot these wonderful creatures in their natural habitat.
    Whale Watching in Australian and New Zealand Waters is the definitive guide for holidaymakers, nature lovers and marine specialists.

    Completely revised and updated, this easy-to-follow book offers:

  • Detailed descriptions of the ecology and behaviour of common whale and dolphin species, including their conservation status
  • A comprehensive guide to the best whale watching sites
  • Identification notes, detailed colour illustrations and locator maps for each species
  • Completely revised and up-to-date resources section

    NZ$33.00 + delivery.

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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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    CHATHAM ISLANDS. Pictorial Journey
    By Jocelyn Powell. 3rd Edition. 2016 Paperback, 0.32kg, 210mm x 295mm, 56 pages, Colour photos.

    The Chatham Islands - a place where beautiful sandy beaches, dramatic cliff-lines, wide open spaces and rocky off-shore islands come together to give spectacular landscapes and seascapes.
    Photographs taken by a drone provide a different perspective and together with the more traditional aerial and land-based shots combine to illustrate the uniqueness and magic of the Islands.

    This book will appeal to those who know and love the Chatham Islands and will delight anyone with an interest in remote and unspoilt places.

    NZ$35.00 + delivery.

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