Tramping in New Zealand

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Lonely Planet, 2006 - Travel - 392 pages
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Make tracks across the spectacular range of New Zealand landscapes. The deep valleys of Fiordland and Mt Aspiring beckon, the Marlborough Sounds call, the volcanoes of Tongariro are steaming. Explore on foot the natural wonders of this country from coast to Cook.

In This Guide:
Foreword by New Zealand adventurer Peter Hillary.
53 detailed trail descriptions for trampers of all levels.
Color section on the Great Walks of New Zealand.
Two-color contour maps for all featured tramps.
Essential accommodation and transport information.
Expert advice on equipment, health and environmentally responsible walking.
 

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A wonderful guide that I was glad to have with me on every step of every tramp I did in New Zealand. It was probably slightly out of date by the time I used it, but all of the important details were ... Read full review

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I'm not sure how big is your group, but I have recently just returned from EBC and I used a local guide. I found Sanjib's contact through the helpful reviews via TripAdvisor and I am glad that I chose to book my trip with him. Sanjib is very experienced, which ensured that our plans went smoothly. When we were stranded in Kathmandu airport due to poor weather conditions, he sought the cooperation of another guide to charter another flight the following morning, just so that we were ensured a flight. During the trek, Sanjib shared his in-depth knowledge of the country's rich culture and history. Whilst Sanjib would not necessarily explain why us tourists should avoid certain food or drinks, I later realized that his wisdom comes from the years of experience - as I suffered terrible altitude sickness even from Namche! It is also thanks to Sanjib's observant self and quick action that saved the life of one of team members, a couple of hours late and it would have been fatal. Sanjib and his team of porters were also very patient and helpful - the porters that he has worked with for over 10 years - would return to join us after dropping off our backpacks at our destination. I am not the first, but I affirm that the reviews of the previous trekkers - he is awesome and that made a difference to this one lifetime experience! Check out www.nepalguideinfo.com http://www.hikehimalayas.com/ Email-sanjib-adhikari@hotmail.com +9779841613822 

Contents

Table of Tramps
12
WaimakaririHarman Pass
14
Planning
18
Fishing
34
Rangitoto Island Loop
41
Cape Reinga Walkway
47
Great Barrier Forest
53
Kauaeranga Kauri Trail
59
DUrville Valley Track
190
Banks Peninsula Track
196
St James Walkway
205
Kaikoura Coast Track
211
Avalanche Peak
220
Route
226
Casslagoon Saddles Track
234
PAPAROA NATIONAL
240

Central North Island
65
WhakataneWaikare
73
Whirinaki Track
79
Tongariro Northern Circuit
85
KAIMANAWA FOREST
91
EGMONT NATIONAL PARK
99
Marlborough
129
Nydia Track
138
MORE TRAMPS
145
Great Walks
153
PARK
164
Wangapeka Track
172
NELSON LAKES
181
AORAKIMT COOK
247
Mueller Hut
254
Routeburn Track
261
Caples Track
269
Park
287
Rakiura
317
Health Safety
357
Equipment
363
Glossary
369
Index
376
Fiordland
384
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