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Full of life, locals and an irresistible sense of fun, Let’s Get Lost showcases the New Zealand you don’t yet know.

There are few things as sweet as throwing some clothes, your togs, your jandals, some good sounds and your best mate into the car and shouting, ‘ROADIE!’ as you leave your everyday life behind.

Chuck this book in while you’re at it.

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, take a dip in a secret lake, visit a village entirely populated by guinea pigs, share a yarn with many a local good bugger - and so much more.

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


Whether it's a day trip or a weekend away, [Let's Get Lost] will inspire the traveller to detour from the main highways.

Rowena Mara, Australian Women's Weekly

The book delves into the areas of New Zealand that are least trod: back roads, scenic routes and many, many diversions, with cafe suggestions, walking trails and snippets of history on every page.


In Let’s Get Lost quirky local attractions are always fascinating, the scenery is always wonderful, and keepers of pubs, cafes, and bookshops are always charming, helpful and hospitable.

Nicholas Reid, Reid's Reader

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    October 29, 2018

    Random House NZ

    288 pages

    RRP $45.00

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From Tatapouri, we made our way into Gisborne and slowly adapted to things like traffic lights and – well – traffic! We headed into the centre of town and parked the car. It was a hot day and plenty of brave (or crazy) young guys were jumping off bridges into the river nearby. Two rivers flow through Gisborne – the Taruheru and the Waimata – then join together to create the Tūranganui River, which spills into the Pacific Ocean at Poverty Bay. At just under a kilometre long, this is the shortest river in the southern hemisphere.

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