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  • Published: 3 September 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143771432
  • Imprint: Random House NZ
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $45.00

New Zealand's Great Walks: The Complete Guide

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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!

  • Pub date: 3 September 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143771432
  • Imprint: Random House NZ
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $45.00

About the Authors

Paul Hersey

Dunedin-based author and photographer Paul Hersey has climbed, surfed, mountain-biked, kayaked or otherwise explored his way through most corners of New Zealand and many destinations overseas. Between adventures, he researches and writes articles for various magazines, including Alpinist, The Surfer’s Journal, New Zealand Geographic and North & South, and has authored several books, including Searching for Groundswell, High Misadventure, Our Mountains and Merino Country.

Shelley Hersey

Shelley Hersey has been tramping and climbing throughout New Zealand and many places overseas for the past 25 years. A former teacher, and a passionate conservationist, she currently works as an online educator delivering virtual field trips to schools.

Praise for New Zealand's Great Walks: The Complete Guide

“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

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