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  • Aotearoa New Zealand
  • A Walk A Day
  • Mountains Volcanoes Coasts and Caves
  • Explore New Zealand Nature
  • Home is an Island
  • Unexpected New Zealand
  • Aotearoa. The New Zealand Experience
  • Raoul and the Kermadecs
  • Lonely Planet New Zealand 21st Ed.
  • Best Day Walks New Zealand
  • Day Walks in New Zealand
  • A Travel Guide to Captain James Cook's New Zealand
  • Discover and Explore the Chatham Islands
  • Chatham Islands. Heritage and Conservation
  • Chatham Islands - A PictoriaL Journey
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    AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND
    By Graeme Matthews. Hardback, 0.77kgs, 270mm x 182mm, 160 pages, Full Colour Photographs. Published 2023
    A photographic guide to Aotearoa New Zealand - The land of the long white cloud.

    Showcasing the best of nature New Zealand has to offer by well known New Zealand photographer Graeme Matthews.

    In very handy format to take home as a souvenir of your trip or as a gift for overseas friends and relatives.

    NZ$45.00 + delivery.

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    A WALK A DAY
    By Peter Janssen. Paperback, 0.53kgs, 148mm x 210mm, 268 pages, Full Colour Photographs and black & white maps. Published 2023
    Walking is one of the best way to see the country and here you can discover a new walk every day.

    In this revised and updated version, author Peter Janssen has handpicked 366 walks mostly under 2 hours – including a leap year bonus.

    Arranged according to region, and prefaced with a handy map overview, every entry has a summary, notes on track gradient, access, walking times and points of interest along the way

    Auckland writer Peter Janssen is a keen outdoorsman; he has travelled and photographed extensively throughout New Zealand and is continually adding to a resource of over 1000individual walks. He has written a touring guide a well as a best-selling series of short walk titles with publisher White Cloud Books.

    NZ$40.00 + delivery.

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    MOUNTAINS VOLCANOES COASTS AND CAVES
    By Bruce Hayward. Flexicover, 1.32kgs, 225mm x 275mm, 384 pages, Full Colour Photographs. Published 2022
    Origins of Aotearoa New Zealand's Natural Wonders

    A guided tour through 500 million years of history – and a spectacular introduction to the natural wonders of Aotearoa New Zealand.

    From Whakaari / White Island and Huka Falls to the Moeraki Boulders and Milford Sound, Aotearoa New Zealand overflows with extraordinary landforms and other natural features.This is not a random quirk of nature, but a result of the unique and complex geological history of this part of planet Earth.

    In this beautiful book, geologist Bruce W. Hayward guides readers through 100 natural wonders of Aotearoa – introducing the geology and history with words, explanatory diagrams and remarkable aerial photography by Alastair Jamieson and Lloyd Homer. Through these 100 special places – and many more that almost made the cut – we begin to understand the shape of Aotearoa and the 500-million-year history of our small, mostly submerged continent of Zealandia.

    This is the essential guide to the deep story of this country – how it was formed and how it has changed over millennia.

    NZ$70.00 + delivery.

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    EXPLORE NEW ZEALAND NATURE
    By Brian Parkinson. Softcover, 0.30kgs, 150mm x 210mm, 213 pages, Black & White Images. Published 2022
    A Natural History Road Trip

    (Originally published as “The Travelling Naturalist” in 1989, this book has been out of print for many years. This edition is completely updated.)

    Naturalist and author Brian Parkinson follows the main highways and back country roads, stopping off at New Zealand’s most spectacular locations.
    The country’s isolation for millions of years means its flora and fauna are unique. Parkinson highlights forest birds, towering trees, glacial lakes and active volcanoes which make New Zealand special. From isolated beaches and out on the water, he draws attention to the seabirds and mammals off New Zealand’s coast.
    But this is not just a road trip exploring the country’s beauty spots. Parkinson writes that ‘natural history is as much about history as it is about nature’ and examines how New Zealand’s natural environment has dramatically changed since people first stepped ashore.

    What we see today is the result of what happened in the past and all New Zealanders should explore the unique wildlife on our doorstep. It’s just a road trip away.

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    HOME IS AN ISLAND
    By Neville Peat. Softcover, 0.52kgs, 170mm x 230mm, 182 pages, Full Colour Photographs. Published 2022

    A Writer's Tribute to the Islands of Aotearoa New Zealand.

    This book is about the islands within Aotearoa’s marine realm, from the tropics to Antarctica, including Stewart Island/Rakiura, Anchor Island in Tamatea/Dusky Sound, Kapiti Island and Tiritiri Matangi in the Hauraki Gulf.
    Further afield, the book also covers Ross Island in Antarctica, Enderby Island in the subantarctic Auckland Islands, the Chatham Islands and the New Zealand dependency of Tokelau.

    Part memoir, part adventure travel, history and nature conservation, Home is an Island is a fascinating, insightful book.

    NZ$40.00 + delivery.

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    UNEXPECTED NEW ZEALAND
    By Peter Janssen. Softcover, 1.03kgs, 210mm x 260mm, 240 pages, Full Colour Photographs. Published 2022

    Renowned travel writer Peter Janssen, has crisscrossed the country to find more than 200 quirky, unusual and beautiful destinations that are off the beaten track and generally unknown – until now!

    While most probably known to locals, these attractions are often bypassed by visitors heading for more advertised tourist locations.

    Who was Ready Money Robinson? What is the Fence of Death? Where is Ted’s Bottle? Every destination has been photographed, allowing us a sneak peek to decide where to visit on your next New Zealand road-trip.

    NZ$50.00 + 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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    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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    LONELY PLANET NEW ZEALAND. 21st Edition.
    By Roxanne de Bruyn et al. Paperback, 0.50kg, 128mm x 197mm, 592 pages, full colour and monochrome photographs, drawings and maps. Published Sept. 2023

    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 2023 to ensure they are still open after 2020's COVID-19 outbreak.

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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.

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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.

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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$55.00 + delivery.

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    CHATHAM ISLANDS. Heritage and Conservation
    By Ed. Colin Miskelly. Softback, 0.67kg, 185mm x 250mm, 205 pages, Colour photos. Reprint 2008

    Revised and expanded (2008) edition describes the Chatham Islands with emphasis on their geology, flora, fauna, habitats, and extinct and endangered species - on land, in freshwater and in the sea.
    It also provides an introduction to the human history of the islands, and is a guide to the many reserves and covenants that have been established to protect and conserve the islands' heritage.

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    CHATHAM ISLANDS - A PICTORIAL JOURNEY.
    By Jocelyn Powell, Andrew Underwood and Warwick Jacobson. Paperback, 0.32kg, 298mm x 210mm, 56 pages, Colour photos. Published 2016

    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 he 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$40.00 + delivery.

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