Excellent Short Walks in the South Island (Updated Edition)

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More than 250 short walks in the South Island and Stewart Island.


Wherever you are in the South Island you’re sure to be within reach of a short walk with an excellent destination. Peter Janssen has picked more than 250 short but memorable walks throughout the mainland and Rakiura/Stewart Island. All walks will suit those who enjoy walking but do not want a long tramp with heavy boots and a pack, or travellers who are short on time and those with young families.

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 and duration … and track notes where they’re needed.

If you like stretching your legs without going too far, pack a copy of Excellent Short Walks.


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.


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