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New Boots In New Zealand

Author : Gillian Orrell
ISBN : 9780908988990
Genre : Social Science
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When Gillian Orrell abandoned corporate life in London to tramp New Zealand's nine Great Walks, she had little idea of what to expect. But uncertainty and inexperience soon gave way to the challenge of the walks themselves, as she embarked on the greatest adventure of her life. Fighting snowstorms, blisters and the attentions of unwanted tramping companions, she determined to enjoy whatever fate might throw her way. The hazards were soon outweighed by the natural splendour of New Zealand's great outdoors, as she trekked over mountains, through rivers, along beaches, past glaciers, into craters, around lakes, beside active volcanoes and through some of the oldest forests in the world. NEW BOOTS IN NEW ZEALAND is a day-by-day account of all nine Great Walks, from the majesty of the famous Milford Track to the unexpected variety of the Heaphy and the beguiling mystery of the Whanganui River Journey. Full of humour and joie de vivre, it is a hugely enjoyable armchair read as well as an essential source of information for anyone intending to walk in New Zealand.
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New Boots In New Zealand

Author : Gilllian Orrell
ISBN : 9781775592341
Genre : Travel
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An extended stay in New Zealand determined the content of Gillian Orrell’s first book. New Boots in New Zealand is a humorous, first-hand account of walking the nine Great Walks of New Zealand, encompassing many additional facts, anecdotes and insights about New Zealand’s culture, history and peoples. Deciding to go solo, Gillian accomplished all nine walks in the space of a few months, not only learning all she needed to know about tramping but also a huge amount about New Zealand. This superbly written and hugely enjoyable book is the result of her efforts. It describes what tramping in New Zealand is really like, offering handy tips and wry observations that you won’t find anywhere else. New Boots in New Zealand is aimed at both first-time and experienced trampers, anyone who intends to go on any of the Great Walks, as well as armchair travellers of all ages.
Category: Travel

Station Life In New Zealand

Author : Mary Anne Barker
ISBN : 9781108029612
Genre : History
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Daily life on a sheep station in colonial New Zealand, enthusiastically described in Barker's letters, first published in 1870.
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Old New Zealand

Author : Frederick Edward Maning
ISBN : 9781108039819
Genre : History
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Published in 1863, this vivid account documents the traditional Maori way of life that was vanishing due to European influences.
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The Animals Of New Zealand

Author : Frederick Wollaston Hutton
ISBN : 9781108040020
Genre : Literary Collections
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Hutton and Drummond's illustrated 1904 handbook of New Zealand fauna (mostly birds) appeared in this expanded fourth edition in 1923.
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