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|Title||:||Lonely Planet Hiking & Tramping in New Zealand (Travel Guide)|
|Publisher||:||Lonely Planet Auflage 7 1 September 2014|
|Number of Pages||:||168 Pages|
|File Size||:||771 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Lonely Planet Hiking & Tramping in New Zealand (Travel Guide) Reviews
I wanted to go hiking in NZ and though this book would perfectly suit my needs. I however couldn't possibly know when I bought it that all hikes described here are also described on the website of the Department of Conservation DOC (where the information is available for free). The book focusses on the 9 Great Walks and some others highlighted by the DOC. The description of some hikes is 1:1 copied from the website. For the regions I visited the book contains no information on additional hikes, and nearly no shorter day walks are described.Also the information on towns, transport etc. is poor and often incorrect. E.g. bus routes in the book described as "several services per day" are served only once per day, thus the book doesn't help to plan the trip in any way.
I'd agree with the other reviewers here -- a lot of the same information can be found on various web sites. However, the book is portable, and can be used on the road to give some background on the various areas. Not great for day hiking though, which was kind of what I was looking for.
Pretty good. But Moires South is better for South Island tramping/trekking/hiking. Everyone in NZ will tell you that. Too bad it's out of print. But you can go to any local library in NZ and take a look at it for reference. Very worth it.
I purchased this book as I assumed it would have DAY hikes as well as multi-day hikes in it. Once I began using it in New Zealand, I found that its focus was on multi-day hikes in national parks, which would not be a bummer except it was all information which I could obtain, for FREE, from the Department of Conservation (DOC) website and at I-Sites all around New Zealand. My suggestion to people traveling to NZ who want to day hike along the way (there are lots of regional and conservation parks which are totally worthwhile experiencing) is to stop by a town's I-Site (which are everywhere in NZ), ask about local hikes and/or purchase local day hike guides which are much better than this book.
This guide book has good information about MANY areas and routes in New Zealand. It's well organized, and the amount on each subject is brief enough to avoid overwhelming the reader. You might use this book to decide what few areas really interest you, and then seek more information on those few.
Great guide for those who like the great outdoors and want to experience the amazing beauty of NZ by foot. There are some awesome hikes in here and some I have even done myself. This guide is full of lots of useful information and many great hints and tips to help you get the best out of the trails you explore.