Adventuring in New Zealand
New Zealand offers of diversity of scenery that is hard to match anywhere in the world. Here are glaciated mountains, active volcanoes, dense rain forests, tumbling waterfalls, crystal-clear lakes, magnificent fiords, rich rolling farmlands, dramatic cliffs, and secluded beaches.
Adventuring in New Zealandis the essential guidebook for anyone who wants to discover the natural wonders to be found here. Completely revised and updated, it details the astounding variety of outdoor recreational opportunities available on the country's two islands: day hikes, mountaineering, cycling, horse trekking, boating, rafting, fishing, skiing, spelunking, and more.
The opening chapters outline the country's human and natural history, typical weather patterns, accommodations, transportation, and major activities. Each region is then covered in depth, with maps, information on trail access, and addresses for further information. Appendices include lists of common plants and commonly and rarely sighted birds, a Maori glossary, and recommended reading.
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