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Excellent Short Walks in the South Island: Completely Revised and Updated


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By Peter Janssen
Format Paperback / softback
Page Extent 304
Book Size 420 mm (H x W x D)
Imprint New Holland Publishers
Release Date 17 Jan 2022
Subject Classification Sports & outdoor recreation / Active outdoor pursuits / Walking, hiking, trekking

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. Among others, this includes parents with young families or visitors who have come to New Zealand without full walking kit. All of the walks include a memorable highlight, whether it’s a spectacular landscape feature, an historic site or just a great view. 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.

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.

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!

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.