• Bike and Beyond Life on Two Wheels in Aotearoa New Zealand
    Bike and Beyond Life on Two Wheels in Aotearoa New Zealand
    'The bicycle is a time machine, a link to the past. But sometimes the bicycle also feels like a link to the future - not the future we once imagined, the one with flying cars and replicators, but more like the one the Victorians might have pictured: streets crowded with bikes, strange ones of all kinds.'The bicycle - cheap, healthy and little-changed in more than a century - is, for Laura Williamson, more than just about sport or transport. Riding a bike brings moments of joy, liberation, revolution and change. From cycling suffragists to the Christchurch rebuild, life on two wheels spins us out beyond well-trod paths to a fresh and fast-moving take on New Zealand.

    ISBN: 9780947518011
    Publication date: 25/10/2016
    Price: $14.99
    Author: Williamson, Laura
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $14.99
  • Canterbury and Kaikoura Day Walks of New Zealand
    Canterbury and Kaikoura Day Walks of New Zealand
    Canterbury presents a great richness of outdoor experiences, from the Kaikoura Coast to the heights of Aoraki/Mt Cook. Day Walks of New Zealand: Canterbury and Kaikoura offers over 60 of the best short excursions throughout the region, selected by well-known outdoors writer Mark Pickering. Whether it be strolling in the exotic forests of Hanmer Springs, exploring the waterfalls and mountains around Arthur's Pass village, taking a nature walk in the heart of suburban Christchurch or admiring the rock formations at Dashing Rocks, this is the guide to have with you. Each walk has been graded and timed, and each entry contains information on access, track conditions and points of interest. These details are accompanied by descriptions of the geography and climate, fascinating notes on the history of Maori and European occupation, and handy maps.

    ISBN: 9780143565512
    Publication date: 04/01/2011
    Price: $26.00
    Author: Pickering, Mark
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
  • Canterbury Foothills and Forests Walking and Tramping Guide
    Canterbury Foothills and Forests Walking and Tramping Guide
    This new edition of Pat Barrett's popular guide to walking excursions in the greater Canterbury region adds Lewis Pass National Reserve and Western Arthur's Pass National Park to the areas included in the first edition, and also covers additional areas of Te Kahui Kaupeka and Hakatere Conservation Parks that are now accessible to the public. The book has a comprehensive introduction, with advice for planning your trip, and provides some background on landscape and climate, flora and fauna, and a brief history of the Canterbury foothills. Pat's personal accounts of some of his favourite walks and climbs will inspire even 'armchair trampers' to get out and enjoy the natural splendour of this magnificent region. Canterbury Foothills & Forests includes walks and tramps suitable for a range of fitness levels; families with children and the moderately fit will enjoy the many short walks along well-marked tracks, and there are harder trips for those who aspire to the challenge of a climb and the views gained from the tops of some of the higher summits.
    The walks and climbs are organised by region: Rangitata region, Ashburton Lakes and Rakaia Valley, Waimakariri Plains region, Waimakariri Basin and Arthur's Pass National Park, and the Lewis Pass region. The handy-sized guide is illustrated with Pat's inspiring photographs and includes 17 new full-colour maps.

    ISBN: 9781927145579
    Publication date: 20/11/2014
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Barrett, Pat
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Lonely Planet Hiking and Tramping in New Zealand
    Lonely Planet Hiking and Tramping in New Zealand
    Lonely Planet: The world's number one travel guide publisher*


    Lonely Planet's Hiking & Tramping in New Zealand is your passport to the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Spot seals and laze on golden sands along the Abel Tasman Coast Track; explore The Lord of the Rings scenery on Tongariro Northern Circuit; and tramp through ancient rainforest and along gnarly ridges on the Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk. All with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of New Zealand's trails and begin your journey now!


    Inside Lonely Planet's Hiking & Tramping in New Zealand:




    Colour maps and images throughout
    Great hiking and itineraries sections show you how to tailor your trip around the best trails
    Special features on clothing & equipment, hiking safety and other non-hiking outdoor activities
    Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
    Budget-oriented recommendations with honest reviews - including eating and sleeping reviews of towns and hiking destinations
    Cultural insights provide a richer and more rewarding travel experience - covering history, landscapes, geology and wildlife
    Covers Northland, Auckland, Coromandel, Tongariro, Urewera, Central North Island, Taranaki, Whanganui, Around Wellington, Queen Charlotte, Marlborough, Abel Tasman, Kahurangi, Nelson Lakes, Canterbury, Arthur's Pass, Aoraki/Mt Cook, West Coast, Mt Aspiring National Park, Around Queenstown, Fiordland, Stewart Island/Rakiura.


    The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet's Hiking & Tramping in New Zealand is our most comprehensive guide to hiking in New Zealand, and is perfect for those planning to explore the country on foot.


    Looking for more information on New Zealand? Check out Lonely Planet's New Zealand guide for a comprehensive look at what the country has to offer.


    About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.


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    ISBN: 9781786572691
    Publication date: 26/11/2018
    Edition: 8
    Price: $34.99
    Author: Lonely Planet
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.99
  • Never Ever Give Up
    Never Ever Give Up
    ‘John has written an account that had me alternately laughing and crying as I read it. … A fascinating introduction to the sport of triathlon, its personalities and its progression to the Olympic sport it is today.’ Erin Baker.

    In Never, Ever Give Up? John Hellemans looks back on his long career in triathlon, initially as a successful competitor, and subsequently as a coach, sports medicine doctor and advisor for some of New Zealand’s best-performing triathletes, including Erin Baker, Kris Gemmell and Andrea Hewitt. In this frank, entertaining and often poignant account he provides a fascinating insight into the professional triathlon world and its personalities, including athletes and other coaches. His exploration of the compulsive attraction of one of the toughest sports, which has kept him hooked into his 60s, will appeal to anyone with an interest in human nature as well as to sports enthusiasts. Adding context and subtext to his sporting career, Hellemans relives significant episodes from his family life in Holland where he grew up under the threat of the Cold War, and his adventures as a young doctor in rural New Zealand, adjusting to a different culture and its customs. A former competitive swimmer, he was captivated by a TV broadcast of the 1979 Les Mills New Zealand Ironman Championships in Auckland and his passion for the new sport was ignited. Along with Erin Baker, whom he coached in her early career, Hellemans competed at the forefront of triathlon as it swept the world, experimenting with training strategies and technical innovations. Struggling to balance his medical and family responsibilities with professional competition, he made a successful move into coaching and mentoring. As well as relating his own trials, triumphs and tribulations in the sport, Hellemans describes the courage and determination of athletes he has coached, as they overcame injury and other setbacks to compete at world level, and he shares the excruciating intensity of watching when they sometimes came to grief. Never, Ever Give Up? explores the motivation that kept Hellemans going back for more and that saw him completing the gruelling Hawaii Ironman in searing heat at the age of 60. Less than two years later, he suffered an exercise-induced cardiac event after a local cross-country run. Was his body telling him that it was time to give up?

    ISBN: 9781988503059
    Publication date: 20/08/2018
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Hellemans, John
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Only Two for Everest
    Only Two for Everest
    The First New Zealand Himalayan Expedition, in 1951, was initiated by Earle Riddiford, who with Ed Cotter and Pasang Dawa Lama made the first ascent of Mukut Parbat, their target peak in the Garhwal Himalaya. Accompanying them on that expedition, though not to that summit, were two other New Zealand climbers, Edmund Hillary and George Lowe. Hearing of the success on Mukut Parbat, the New Zealand Alpine Club suggested to the Alpine Club in London that acclimatised New Zealanders would be a valuable asset on the forthcoming 1951 British Reconnaissance of Mt Everest, to be led by Eric Shipton. This resulted in an invitation for two New Zealanders to join the party: thrilling news the four climbers received while they were ensconced in the hill-country village of Ranikhet. A day and a half of bitter dispute rent the party asunder. Which two should go to Everest? In this enthralling narrative, journalist Lyn McKinnon tells the stories of Earle Riddiford and Ed Cotter, two extraordinary New Zealanders whose climbing achievements were forever eclipsed by the exploits of others. She draws on private papers as well as published work, and extensively interviews Cotter himself, and the families of both men, as well as many other contemporary climbers, to set the record straight.



    ISBN: 9781927322406
    Publication date: 01/10/2016
    Price: $49.99
    Author: McKinnon, Lyn
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $49.99
  • Our Game New Zealand Rugby at 150
    Our Game New Zealand Rugby at 150
    The year 2020 marks the 150th anniversary of the first game of rugby in Nelson; this book celebrates 150 years of New Zealand's national game, the game more than any other that has helped shape the New Zealand psyche and identity. It will take the form of 150 short stories - stories about the players, the teams, the provinces, the trophies, everything that helped make the game what it is, from the first in the horse and buggy days to the latest in the days of ultra-modern technology. It will talk of players who no one living saw play; and it will talk of players who are recognised wherever they go in the widening rugby world. And who can talk of players and resist speculating who the greatest of all might have been? It's opinions and speculation that make up some of the enduring appeal of the game New Zealanders are (mostly) better at than anyone else

    ISBN: 9781988516981
    Publication date: 14/05/2020
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Palanski, Ron
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Swim A Year of Swimming Outdoors in New Zealand
    Swim A Year of Swimming Outdoors in New Zealand
    This is a book about New Zealanders and their deep connection to swimming in the outdoors. Every neighbourhood has its swimming hole up the river, its local beach, or a back road to the lake. A love of swimming is one of the things that defines Kiwis, and all over the country the start of summer is marked by most of us heading for the water. Swim is the result of Annette Lees' personal quest to swim every day of a full year in the natural waterways of New Zealand. From Northland to Fiordland, she swam outdoors through the four seasons in rivers, lakes, ponds, the sea, estuaries, wetlands, springs and outdoor lido pools. Across the country people shared swimming stories of their own, introduced elderly family swimmers who swim right through winter, and invited her to try their local, often secret, swimming places. During her watery adventure Annette discovered New Zealanders' serious passion for water and swimming. She collected stories of urban swims, night swims, forbidden swims, swimming in the dead of winter, M?ori legends of swimming feats, the endurance swimmers of the Depression, and the swimming ANZACs. These memories and stories go back hundreds of years and this inspiring and beautifully written book reminds us to appreciate this precious aspect of New Zealand life.

    ISBN: 9780947503956
    Publication date: 23/10/2018
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Lees, Annette
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Tramping in New Zealand: 40 Great Tramping Trips
    Tramping in New Zealand: 40 Great Tramping Trips
    In print for nearly 10 years, Tramping in New Zealand has become a best-selling tramping guide to 40 of the most popular tramps in New Zealand. In order to keep the title current and accurate, Tramping in New Zealand has been fully revised and updated. Each tramp is illustrated with at least one accurate panoramic Geographx map, and is supported by relevant, up-to-date route information, as well as photographs from Shaun Barnett, one of New Zealand's most respected tramping authors. The tramps covered include New Zealand's best known Great Walks, such as the Milford Track, the Routeburn and the Tongariro Crossing, and many others from both islands, such as the Queen Charlotte Track, the Rees-Dart near Queenstown, and the Pinnacles Hut on the Coromandel. If you were to have one guide book on New Zealand tramping, this is the one to have.

    ISBN: 9781927213728
    Publication date: 14/12/2015
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Barnett, Shaun
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Trout Dreams
    Trout Dreams
    In the years since writing his second book, The Trout Bohemia, Derek Grazelewski has returned to guiding, sharing his passion and secrets for fly fishing with enthusiastic anglers from around the world.

    But his life is about to change when he is contacted by `a simple Colorado girl who just loves to fly fish'. They strike up a long-distance relationship, and Jennifer soon flies out to New Zealand to join Derek for a season of fly-fishing - an experience that will transform their approach to life and trout fishing forever. With Jennifer's fly-casting technique best described as `punk rock', Derek has his work cut out for him, sharing with her his skills and techniques for successfully fishing New Zealand's waterways and landing that prize trout.

    Join Derek and Jennifer as they embark upon an angling adventure that takes them from the banks of the Clutha River in the South Island of New Zealand, to the roaring rivers of Colorado, USA. Filled with Derek's wry story telling and expert advice and secrets tips for fly-fishing, this is a true tale of finding trout and love in New Zealand.

    ISBN: 9781869538255
    Publication date: 10/07/2019
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Grzelewski, Derek
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Walk A Day 365 Short Walks in New Zealand
    Walk A Day 365 Short Walks in New Zealand
    Walking is one of the most popular recreational activities in New Zealand. The 365 revised and updated short walks presented here, mean both locals and overseas visitors will never be at a loss to find a short walk anywhere in the country. All of the walks are three hours or less and 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.
    Arranged according to region, and prefaced with a handy map overview, it’s easy to see at a glance where the walks can be found in each region. Every walk entry has a brief summary, with notes on track gradient, access, and walking times.
    A special feature of the book is the engaging writing style of the author, describing history, anecdote, and points of interest along the walk. Two inserts of attractive colour photographs highlight particular places of scenic interest in the three main islands of the country.

    ISBN: 9781869665326
    Publication date: 19/12/2019
    Price: $37.99
    Author: Janssen, Peter
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.99
  • West Coast Walking a Naturalist's Guide
    West Coast Walking a Naturalist's Guide
    The West Coast of New Zealand's South Island arguably boasts the greatest range of the country's natural attractions. From the warm, temperate nikau palm forests at Karamea to the cool beech forests of Haast, from the alpine heights of Arthur's Pass to the dramatic Paparoa coast, glaciers that descend into valleys filled with unique podocarp rainforests, plus pristine lakes and lagoons - the West Coast has it all. New Zealand is a centre of endemicity, with over 80% of our native non-marine birds, reptiles, flowering plants, gymnosperms, land-snails and insects restricted to this country, and hundreds of those species are found on the West Coast. The Coast is an essential destination for any overseas naturalist or bird-watcher, and a place New Zealanders interested in nature should return to time and again. This remote part of the country is New Zealand as tourists and many Kiwis imagine it to be. Remote and wild it may seem, yet most of its natural attractions are accessible from sealed roads and well-formed paths, some even wheelchair accessible.
    This book presents an introduction to the West Coast's physical environment, plants and animals, and a guide to the walks, lakes and highways of the region. Short easy paths are described in some detail, along with the plants, animals and natural features to look for along the way. Longer, more demanding trails are described in less detail. The lakes and lagoons are best explored by kayak, and guidance is given for the paddling naturalist.

    ISBN: 9781927145425
    Publication date: 01/11/2017
    Edition: RE
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Wilson, Kerry-Jane
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.99
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