The Guide to Travelling in New Zealand with the Family

The Guide to Travelling in New Zealand with the Family

Excellent Short Walks in the North Island: Totally Revised and Updated

Over 400 Walks under 2 hours


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By Peter Janssen
Format Paperback / softback
Page Extent 304
Book Size 500 mm (H x W x D)
Imprint New Holland Publishers
Release Date 25 Oct 2021
Subject Classification Travel & holiday / Travel & holiday guides

Peter Janssen has Revised and Updated this best-selling book to include more than 400+ North Island short walks with a difference. They 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 people. What’s more, all of them have a memorable highlight as their destination, whether it’s a spectacular feature of the natural landscape, an historic site or similar landmark, giving readers motivation to stretch their legs.

The book is ideal for those walkers who are not at their peak level or fitness, those with children or – like many visitors to New Zealand – those who do not have full tramping kit to hand.

Every walk includes a highlight, whether it's an historic landmark such as Kerikeri's Stone Store; a spectacular natural feature, such as the Craters of the Moon near Lake Taupo; or simply a great view, such as can be had from Makorori Point on East Cape or Wellington's Mt Victoria.

Each walk includes:

  • highlight(s)
  • how to get there
  • grade
  • time

…and full track notes.

A short introduction gives information on bush safety, practical considerations and information on how to use the book.

Important note – Peter has walked every entry.

Auckland based Peter Janssen is a highly recognised & respected New Zealand travel writer who constantly travels the country researching his books.

The author of more than 15 books, his recent titles with New Holland include Worth a Detour (North Island), Worth a Detour (South Island, A Walk A Day, Exploring Aotearoa, Short Nature Walks in New Zealand and NZ Pubs – 175 Classic Pubs to Visit.

Peter Janssen

Award-winning travel writer Peter Janssen is the best-selling author of many travel guides. He is a keen outdoorsman who has traveled the country extensively over the years, both enjoying the popular spots and finding those hidden-away places.

Some of his more recent books include: A Walk a Day, Excellent Walks in the North Island, Excellent Walks in the South Island, Exploring Aotearoa, Best Short Nature Walks, Wild Auckland, Outstanding Scenic Walks of New Zealand, Pubs, and Best selling Worth a Detour North Island and Worth a Detour South Island.