Day Walks in New Zealand


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This revised edition of the best-selling guide to 100 of the best walks in New Zealand is a must for anyone wanting to set out for the day in New Zealand’s unique landscape. By Shaun Barnett.


New Zealand has an unparalleled selection of superb day walks, ranging from the easiest short strolls to more strenuous full-day tramps.  These encompass all of New Zealand’s landscape diversity, from Cape Reinga to Stewart Island.  Day Walks in New Zealand is a guide to the best of them, with short track descriptions, beautiful photography, and high-quality maps from Geographx.  This edition is completely revised, with a refreshed selection of walks, new text, photography and maps.

About the author

Shaun Barnett, Wilderness Magazine’s roving editor, started tramping in the Kaweka Ranges as a teenager in Hawkes Bay and since then has tramped extensively throughout New Zealand and also in Tasmania, Alaska, Canada and South America. He holds a degree in ecology from Massey University and a Diploma in Parks & Recreation from Lincoln University and after working for the Department of Conservation, he turned to full-time writing and photography in 1996. He currently edits the Federated Mountain ClubsBulletin, edited New Zealand Wilderness Magazine for some years, and has written the bestselling Bird’s Eye Guides Tramping in New Zealand and Day Walks in New Zealand, North Island Weekend Tramps, Natural New Zealand, and is the co-author of the Montana Award Winning Classic Tramping in New Zealand.

He lives in Wellington with his wife and family.


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