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  • Islands - A New Zealand Journey
  • New Zealand Landscapes
  • Lonely Planet New Zealand 19th Ed.
  • Lonely Planet South Island New Zealand
  • Lonely Planet North Island New Zealand
  • Lonely Planet Hiking And Tramping in New Zealand 8th Ed.
  • Outstanding Scenic Walks of New Zealand
  • New Zealand's Great Walks
  • 202 Great Walks
  • A Walk A Day. 365 Short walks In New Zealand
  • Day Walks in New Zealand
  • Te Araroa
  • A Travel Guide to Captain James Cook's New Zealand
  • Whale Watching in Australian & New Zealand Waters
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    ADMIRALTY SAILING DIRECTIONS, NEW ZEALAND PILOT - NP51, 19th Edition 2015.
    By The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office. Hbk, 215mm x 305mm, 351 pages, full colour and monochrome photographs and drawings.
    Admiralty Sailing Directions are intended for use by vessels of 12 m or more in length. They amplify charted detail and contain information needed for safe navigation which is not available from Admiralty charts, or other hydrographic publications. They are intended to be read in conjunction with the charts quoted in the text.
    This volume includes information on offshore and coastal waters around North and South Islands of New Zealand, Stewart Island and adjacent islands, Kermadec, Chatham, Bounty, Antipodes, Auckland and Campbell Islands.

    NZ$260.00 + 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

    NZ$60.00 + delivery.

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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.

    NZ$50.00 + delivery.

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    LONELY PLANET NEW ZEALAND. 19th EDITION. September. 2018
    By Charles Rawlings-Way, Brett Atkinson, Sarah Bennett, Peter Dragicevich, Scott Kennedy. Paperback, 0.58kg, 128mm x 197mm, 704 pages, full colour and monochrome photographs, drawings and 119 maps.
  • Full coverage of hidden secrets plus all the don't-miss attractions.
  • Activities of every kind from abseiling to zorbing.
  • Green Index to help make your travels as ecofriendly as you wish.
    Lonely Planet's team of authors has island-hopped the Bay of Islands, immersed themselves in Rotorua's proud Maori culture, kayaked Abel Tasman's pristine bays and cruised the magnificent Milford Sound - as well as exploring everything in between. With all that research and more, Lonely Planet guides are written by experts who get to the heart of every destination they visit. This fully updated 19th edition is packed with accurate, practical and honest advice, designed to give you the information you need to make the most of your trip.

    NZ$40.00 + delivery.

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    LONELY PLANET SOUTH ISLAND NEW ZEALAND 6th EDITION. September 2018
    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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    LONELY PLANET NORTH ISLAND. NEW ZEALAND 5th EDITION September.2018
    By Brett Atkinson et al. Paperback, 0.41kg, 138mm x 217mm, 480 pages. 80 maps.
    Coverage Includes: Auckland, Bay of Islands & Northland, Waikato & the Coromandel Peninsula, Taupo & the Central Plateau, Rotorua & the Bay of Plenty, The East Coast, Wellington Region, Taranaki & Whanganui
    Inside This Book…

    Colour maps and images throughout

  • Highlights and itineraries
  • 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
  • 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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    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.

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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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    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.

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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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    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.

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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.

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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

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