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  • Published: 15 October 2024
  • ISBN: 9781776950508
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $50.00
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Wild Walks Aotearoa

A Guide to Tramping in New Zealand



Wild Walks Aotearoa is an informative, inspiring and visually stunning guide to tramping in New Zealand, for walkers of all levels and experiences.

‘Welcome to the land of Aotearoa, where waterfalls cascade from mountains that touch the clouds, ancient trees whisper and wild, untamed wilderness lies.’

Clip together your waist strap and tighten your boots, this practical and vibrant guide from experienced adventurer Hannah-Rose Watt is for anyone interested in exploring our wilderness — from absolute beginners looking to dip their toes into the world of tramping, to families, to seasoned adventurers seeking inspiration for technical backcountry journeys.

Featuring 60 walks across New Zealand’s North and South Islands, this comprehensive book contains everything you need to know about tramping including, essential gear; safety information; how to read topographical maps and trail markers; hut and track etiquette; advice for solo and female trampers; key details and logistics for each walk; hot tips and Hannah’s own ‘Heck Rating’ to determine the level of difficulty.

Packed with well-known and lesser-known walks — from quickies while on a roadie, to hikes for tykes, to multi-day journeys — this is the perfect book for all types of fitness and experience levels. Lavishly illustrated with photographs of New Zealand’s picturesque landscape, Wild Walks Aotearoa will also look good sitting on your coffee table while you plan your next adventure.

  • Published: 15 October 2024
  • ISBN: 9781776950508
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $50.00
Categories:

About the author

Hannah-Rose Watt

Hannah-Rose Watt is a passionate and experienced tramper, mountaineer and adventurer. She grew up tramping and camping with her family in the rugged beauty of New Zealand’s South Island, and she has a deep-rooted connection to the wilderness.

Alongside her professional work in the outdoor industry, including for DOC and Macpac, Hannah dedicates her time to exploring Aotearoa, leading tramping trips, educating new trampers, and fostering safe and inclusive outdoor experiences through her wild social media channels. Her mission is to inspire others to explore enchanting landscapes and to foster an appreciation for the natural world.

Hannah lives and works in Ōtautahi Christchurch.