October 2018

Out of stock


9.00 for Wildcard members

Featuring all 10 of New Zealand’s Great Walks, with stunning maps, downloadable route notes, reader advice and tips, plus the best time to go, this is the ultimate guide to the best walks in the world. It’s sure to become a collector’s item. So save yourself a trip to the shops and buy directly from us. We’ll post it out on the day we receive your order (excluding weekends and public holidays).


Table of contents, October 2018
The Great Walks

16 The Tongariro Northern Circuit
Through an eruption zone

20 Whanganui Journey
Paddling in the past

28 Lake Waikaremoana
A North Island wilderness

32 Abel Tasman Coast Track
Beach life

40 Heaphy Track
Heaps to see on the Heaphy

46 Routeburn Track
Crossing the Divide

52 Milford Track
Greatest of the greats

58 Kepler Track
Lake to lake

62 Rakiura Track
Up anchor

66 Paparoa Track
A great memorial

Great Walk extras

24 See more
Five places to see historical sites on Great Walks

26 Birds of a feather
10 birds to look for on the Great Walks

30 Camping on the Great Walks
Where pitching a tent is better than booking a bunk

36 The Great Walks cookbook
Great food for great tramps

38 Great walkers
Family holidaying on the Great Walks

43 Great facts
By the numbers

44 The great contest
A look at the options for the next Great Walk

50 Wild fitness
Six exercises to get you Great Walk fit

56 Five ways to beat the crowds
How to have the track to yourself

68 In the shadow of greatness
Ten walks that offer a more challenging experience

74 What’s in my pack
Sarah Currie and her daughter Hannah share what they pack for a Great Walk


4 Editorial

6 Last weekend
What did you get up to last weekend?

8 Walkshorts
News from the wild

10 Wilderness word
Enter our crossword competition to win great prizes

12 Trail life
Flora and fauna of NZ’s Great Walks 

82 Track chat
DOC director general Lou Sanson



75 Buyer’s guide to packs
From day to multi-day packs, there’s something for every adventure


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