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Kiwi tracks : a New Zealand journey / Andrew Stevenson.

By: Stevenson, Andrew.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Lonely Planet journeys: Publisher: Footscray, Vic. : Lonely Planet, 1999Description: 222 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1741046793 (pbk.).Other title: New Zealand journey.Subject(s): Stevenson, Andrew -- Travel -- New Zealand | New Zealand -- Description and travelDDC classification: 919.30438
Item type Current location Collection Call number Copy number Status Date due Barcode Item holds
Non-Fiction Davis (Central) Library
Non-Fiction 993 STE 1 Available T00421652
Total holds: 0

Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Following the success of the original edition, this reissued travel literature classic is sure to capture the imagination of all who long to visit New Zealand -- one of the world's most popular travel destinations.

Published: 1999. Reprinted (twice) in 2005.

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Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Map (p. 10)
  • Acknowledgements (p. 11)
  • South Island
  • November
  • Fiordland (p. 15)
  • Milford Track (p. 18)
  • Milford Sound (p. 33)
  • The Grand Traverse: Caples-Routeburn Tracks (p. 38)
  • Kepler Track (p. 43)
  • Stewart Island (p. 49)
  • December
  • Queenstown-Wanaka-Greymouth-Christchurch (p. 63)
  • Akaroa (p. 71)
  • Christchurch-Kaikoura-Nelson (p. 76)
  • Abel Tasman National Park (p. 85)
  • Heaphy Track (p. 93)
  • Christmas Day, Karamea (p. 100)
  • Boxing Day, Westport (p. 102)
  • Nelson Lakes National Park (p. 103)
  • North Island
  • January
  • Wellington (p. 113)
  • National Park (p. 116)
  • Tongariro Northern Circuit (p. 120)
  • Ruapehu (p. 131)
  • Whanganui National Park (p. 132)
  • National Park-Taupo-Rotorua (p. 143)
  • February
  • Lake Waikaremoana (p. 161)
  • East Cape (p. 181)
  • Coromandel Peninsula (p. 188)
  • Coromandel-Auckland-Kerikeri (p. 191)
  • Northland (p. 198)
  • Ninety Mile Beach-Cape Maria van Diemen-Cape Reinga (p. 209)

Reviews provided by Syndetics

Library Journal Review

These days, the travel sections of bookstores and libraries are so full that it's difficult for most writers to distinguish themselves. Stevenson, a professional travel writer who spent four months bopping around New Zealand, blends anthropological, biological, and practical observations for an irresistible read. He covers the rural and urban sections of both islands as well as national parks, ably describing the array of travel enthusiasts and native characters he encounters. Throughout, his writing is engaging without being cloying. People who enjoy travel writing for its own sake will like this, and those seeking "on the ground" information about New Zealand will also find it useful. For larger public libraries.--David S. Azzolina, Univ. of Pennsylvania Libs., Philadelphia (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Booklist Review

That this Canadian author is an expert traveler is obvious in his selection of travel destinations and modes: in this instance, a four-month backpacking trip through New Zealand. Stevenson has elevated "traveling light" to an art form; and his natural intrepidness, partnered with good writing skills, means that the reader is treated to some wonderfully told stories. From snowfalls to seasickness, from swimming with dolphins to the ultimate pleasure of having accomplished something major, the author remembers incidents and people, both enjoyable and not, with clear detail. His journey also took him inward to learn lessons about himself in times of trouble or triumph. For all armchair travelers. --Brad Hooper