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  • Excellent Short Walks South Island

    This completely revised and updated New Zealand best-selling walking book, inveterate tramper Peter Janssen presents more than 450 short walks in the South Island and Stewart Island that are ideal for those people who like to stretch their legs without having to tackle a full tramp. Among others, this includes parents with young families or visitors who have come to New Zealand without full walking kit. All of the walks include a memorable highlight, whether it s a spectacular landscape feature, an historic site or just a great view. The walks are grouped by region, and each can be accomplished within the span of a couple of hours (and some much less), putting them well within the grasp of most walkers. Every walk includes a highlight, whether it's an historic landmark such as goldminers' cottages in Arrowtown; a spectacular feature of the landscape, such as the Fox Glacier; nature in the raw, such as penguin colonies on the Otago coast; or simply an unbeatable view. Each description includes: highlight(s) how to get there grade time and full track notes. Maps are included, and a short introduction gives information on bush safety, practical considerations and information on how to use the book. Please note: Peter has personally walked every entry! Auckland based Peter Janssen is a highly recognised respected New Zealand travel writer who constantly travels the country researching his books. The author of more than 15 books, his recent titles with New Holland include Worth a Detour (North Island), Worth a Detour (South Island, A Walk A Day, Exploring Aotearoa, Short Nature Walks in New Zealand and NZ Pubs 175 Classic Pubs to Visit.