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.
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.
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.
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!
About the author
Travel writer Peter Janssen is the best-selling author of many travel guides, including Touring the Natural Wonders of New Zealand and the recent Best Short Nature Walks in New Zealand published by New Holland. Peter has travelled the country extensively over the years, both enjoying the popular spots and finding those hidden-away places. He is also co-author of Day Walks of Greater Auckland and the author of the bestselling 1001 Things to See and Do in New Zealand.