Wherever you are in the North Island you're sure to be within reach of a short walk with an excellent destination. Peter Janssen has hand- picked more than 250 short but memorable walks throughout the mainland and offshore islands.
All walks will suit those who enjoy walking but do not want a long tramp with heavy boots and a pack, or travellers who are short on time and those with young families. Every walk includes a highlight, whether it's an historic landmark such as Kerikeri's Stone Store; a spectacular natural feature, such as the Craters of the Moon near Lake Taupo; or simply a great view, such as can be had from Makorori Point on East Cape or Wellington's Mt Victoria. Each description includes: * highlight(s) * how to get there * grade and duration.
If you like stretching your legs without going too far, pack a copy of Excellent Short Walks. Travel writer Peter Janssen is the best-selling author of many travel guides, including Touring the Natural Wonders of New Zealand and the recent Best Short Nature Walks in New Zealand published by New Holland. Peter has travelled the country extensively over the years, both enjoying the popular spots and finding those hidden-away places.