Wild Walks: Sixty Short South Island Walks

Author(s): Mark Pickering


The South Island of New Zealand is blessed with wild places, many of them right under our noses. Only a short way from many of the more conventional tourist centres you can visit rainforests, estuaries, granite gorges, beaches, windswept coasts and coastal lagoons, tussock plains and hot springs.

The book describes 60 short walks, each with a landscape feature or wildlife habitat that makes it unique. It is not a book for the dedicated tramper or hiker. It is for the tourist or holiday maker with an hour or three to spare, who likes to put on his or her walking shoes and take a short stroll into the unspoilt magic of wilderness.

Native wildlife abounds in these ancient and untouched spots: little blue penguins, shags, sealions, Hector dolphins, kakas, keas, kiwis, kereru, albatrosses... the list goes on. Many are unique to the habitat in which you will see them.

The walks described range from 15 minutes to about 4 hours (return) and are suitable for people of all ages. Location maps and concise directions make them easy to find and follow.

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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780908704262
  • : Shoal Bay Press
  • : Shoal Bay Press
  • : January 1995
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Mark Pickering
  • : Paperback
  • : very good
  • : 164