A Walk a Day

A Walk a Day

Best Short Nature Walks

Best Short Nature Walks

Exploring Aotearoa

Short Walks to Reveal the Māori Landscape

$34.99
ISBN
9781869663438

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More Information
By Peter Janssen
Format Paperback / softback
Page Extent 208
Book Size 243 x 166
Imprint New Holland Publishers
Release Date 1/10/2012
Subject Classification Travel & holiday / Travel & holiday guides / Travel with children / family holidays

Take a short walk with this book and see the Maori landscape through fresh eyes. Maori culture has close ties with the landscape, in pa and early battle sites, and in myths and legends. From north to south, nearly 200 of the most accessible and memorable landmarks can be visited including volcanic summits, headlands, lakes and islands as well as pa sites urupa (graveyards), and hunting and fishing grounds. Where relevant, the text provides a brief history of battlefields where fierce fighting erupted between tribes or between Maori and Pakeha. 

Exploring Aotearoa has been researched, walked and written by popular outdoorsman Peter Janssen; it extends his successful short walks book series, while also tapping into the growth and interest in Maori tourism.

Every entry in the book is linked to a short walk that, in most cases, will be well within the scope of all age groups and fitness levels. Details of the grade, duration and directions for the walk complete the entry. All the walks are on well-maintained tracks with good signage and on public land. Most walks take 30 minutes to an hour and no walks are more than 3 hours.

Peter Janssen

Award-winning travel writer Peter Janssen is the best-selling author of many travel guides. He is a keen outdoorsman who has traveled the country extensively over the years, both enjoying the popular spots and finding those hidden-away places.

Some of his more recent books include: A Walk a Day, Excellent Walks in the North Island, Excellent Walks in the South Island, Exploring Aotearoa, Best Short Nature Walks, Wild Auckland, Outstanding Scenic Walks of New Zealand, Pubs, and Best selling Worth a Detour North Island and Worth a Detour South Island.