Footprint: New Zealand Handbook
The Travel Guide
by Donald, Darroch
Footprint Travel Guides
Publisher: Footprint Travel Guides
Series: Footprint Travel Guides
Author: Donald, Darroch
Format: Hardback, 744pp, 180 x 145 mm
Illustrations: 80 Illustrations And Colour Maps,
The guide opens with a beautiful colour section full of inspirational photographs and advice to help you plan your trip giving you a flavour of the best things to see and do. The guide then includes carefully selected itineraries for two week and three week trips to both North Island and South Island. From the spectacular Waitangi Treaty Grounds to the massive wilderness of Doubtful Sound, this guide provides extensive, thoroughly researched information which will help you plan your trip as well as advise you on the ground.
The Essentials section provides great advice on how to get there and how to get around as well as information on sleeping, eating, drinking and shopping giving you an idea of what you can expect to pay. The heart of the guide is broken in to the key regions of New Zealand and gives you comprehensive information on each of the regions from the Southland and the Fjords to Auckland and Northland. Each regional section has an overview map, local information on how to get around with transport and street maps where relevant, a short history of the region, thorough advice on what to see and do and a directory of key local information on banks, embassies, internet cafes, medical and even laundry services.
There is a full-colour mini atlas which has maps of each region to help you get your bearings and a distance chart so you can plan your journeys. New Zealand is the perfect remedy for anyone wanting to truly escape from it all. With stunning natural beauty aplenty, from its swathes of empty beaches, to mountaintops and fjords there is something here for everyone.
Footprint's fully updated 5th edition New Zealand Handbook will show you how to make the most of both the north and south islands. With extensive listings of all the fantastic adventure activities and sports on offer, this guide will inspire anyone wanting to get the most from nature's playground.