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New Zealand : the great walks : including Auckland and Wellington city guides

Author: Alexander Stewart
Publisher: Hindhead : Trailblazer, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd ed
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Everything the traveler needs for a hiking holiday in New Zealand: arranging a trip and getting there from the US; city guides to the gateways of Auckland and Wellington; 50 detailed hiking maps in  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Guidebooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Stewart
ISBN: 9781905864119 1905864116
OCLC Number: 258100988
Notes: Previous edition: 2004.
Description: 287 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 18 cm
Contents: INTRODUCTION (1) PART 1: PLANNING YOUR TRIP - With a group or on your own, Independent tramping 9 - Guided walks 10 - Getting to New Zealand 10 - When to go 14 - Budgeting and costs 16 - What to take 18 - Photographic equipment 22 - Money 23 - Maps 24 - Recommended reading 24 - Websites 26 - Route options (Facts and figures 27 - Pros and cons of each route 27) - Health precautions, inoculations and insurance 30; (3) MINIMUM IMPACT TRAMPING (Environmental impact 33 - Cultural impact 35 - Economic impact 35), Safe tramping (Fires 36 - Rivers 37 - In the event of an accident 38); (4) NEW ZEALAND: FACTS ABOUT THE COUNTRY(Geography 39 - Climate 42 - History 44 - New Zealand today 55 - Flora and fauna 57, New Zealand: Practical information for the visitor (Documents and visas 65 - Money 66 - Getting around 67 - Language 67 - Embassies 68 - Time 68 - Post and telecommunications 68 - Media 68 - Holidays 69 - Driving 69 -- Food 69 - Drink 70 - Things to buy 71 - Security and crime 72); (5) GATEWAY CITIES - Auckland (Introduction 73 - History 73 - Arrival and departure 75 - Orientation 76 - Where to stay 76 - Where to eat 79 - Nightlife 81 - Services 82 - Getting around 83 - What to see and do 84 - Moving on 88), Wellington (Introduction 88 - History 89 - Arrival and departure 90 - Orientation 91 - Where to stay 92 - Where to eat 95 - Nightlife 96 - Services 97 - Getting around 99 - What to see and do 100 - Moving on 104); (6) ROUTE GUIDE & MAPS: Using this guide 105 - Lake Waikaremoana Track (Introduction 107 - History 108 - Geology 109 - Flora and fauna 110 - Planning your tramp 111 - Track description 115 - Onepoto to Panekiri Hut 115 - Panekiri Hut to Waiopaoa Hut 117 - Waiopaoa Hut to Marauiti Hut 119 - Marauiti Hut to Hopuruahine Bridge 119), Tongariro Northern Circuit (Introduction 123 - History 123 - Geology 126 - Flora and fauna 127 - Planning your tramp 128 - Track description 131 - Whakapapa village to Mangatepo Hut 131 - Mangatepo Hut to Ketetahi Hut 133 - Ketetahi Hut to Waihohonu Hut 136 - Waihohonu Hut to Whakapapa village 140), Whanganui River Journey (Introduction 141 - History 141 - Geology 144 - Flora and fauna 145 - Planning your tramp 145 - Journey description 151 - Cherry Grove to Poukaria Campsite 151 - Poukaria Campsite to Whakahoro Hut 153 - Whakahoro Hut to John Coull Hut 154 - John Coull Hut to Tieke Kainga Hut 157 - Tieke Kainga Hut to Pipiriki 161), Abel Tasman Coast Track (Introduction 163 - History 163 - Geology 165 - Flora and fauna 165 Planning your tramp 166 - Track description 171 - Marahau to Anchorage Hut 171 - Anchorage Hut to Bark Bay Hut 173 - Bark Bay Hut to Awaroa Hut 176 - Awaroa Hut to Whariwharangi Hut 177 - Whariwharangi Hut to Wainui Bay 179), Heaphy Track (Introduction 181 - History 181 - Geology 183 - Flora and fauna 183 Planning your tramp 185 - Track description 188 - Brown Hut to Perry Saddle Hut 188 - Perry Saddle Hut to Saxon Hut 189 - Saxon Hut to Mackay Hut 191 - Mackay Hut to Heaphy Hut 192 - Heaphy Hut to Kohaihai Shelter 194), Routeburn Track (Introduction 197 - History 197 - Geology 198 - Flora and fauna 199 Planning your tramp 200 - Track description 206 - The Divide to Lake Mackenzie Hut 206 - Lake Mackenzie Hut to Routeburn Falls Hut 208 - Routeburn Falls Hut to Routeburn Shelter 211), Milford Track (Introduction 213 - History 214 - Geology 215 - Flora and fauna 216 Planning your tramp 217 - Track description 220 - Glade Wharf to Clinton Hut 220 - Clinton Hut to Mintaro Hut 222 - Mintaro Hut to Dumpling Hut 224 - Dumpling Hut to Sandfly Point 227), Kepler Track (Introduction 231 - History 231 - Geology 232 - Flora and fauna 233 - Planning your tramp 234 - Track description 237 - Luxmore Hut to Iris Burn Hut 239 - Iris Burn Hut to Moturau Hut 242 - Moturau Hut to Te Anau 245), Rakiura Track (Introduction 247 - History 247 - Geology 250 - Flora and fauna 250 - Planning your tramp 251 - Track description 255 - Oban to Port William Hut 255 - Port William Hut to North Arm Hut 259 - North Arm Hut to Oban 259); (7) APPENDICES: A: Glossary of Maori terms, B: Accommodation hut booking; (8) INDEX
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'...a great guide to the star trails.' - Country Walking. '...an essential read for anyone planning a walking trip to New Zealand.' - Trek & Mountain. 'Recommended.' - Wanderlust

 
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