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The ultimate guide to exploring New Zealand’s magnificent Great Walks.

New Zealand’s Great Walks are truly world class. In a country blessed with hundreds of spectacular tracks to choose from, these are considered the best of the best. They pass through some of our most breathtaking landscapes – including golden sand beaches, ancient rainforests and high mountains.

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!


This book is all you need to bone up on and complete any of these diverse, spectacular and well-maintained walks.

Peter Shand, Hawkes Bay Weekend

Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    September 3, 2018

    Random House NZ

    224 pages

    RRP $45.00

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A guide to choosing the right Great Walk for you and your group, from New Zealand's Great Walks.

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