|Format||Paperback / softback|
|Book Size||210 x 148 mm|
|Imprint||New Holland Publishers|
|Subject Classification||Sports & outdoor recreation / Active outdoor pursuits / Walking, hiking, trekking|
Practical, attractive, informative and easy to carry about, Walking Auckland has remained in print since its launch in 2000, and this new edition not only has 23 fully updated walks but also offers two that are new: Okura Bush Walkway and Dacre Cottage (a leafy portion of the Te Araroa Trail), and Mangere Ihumatao Foreshore (a recently redeveloped portion of harbour shore where migratory birds visit in their thousands).
Walking Auckland begins with a general introduction that includes a brief history of the city’s settlement, some background on the flora and fauna one may expect to encounter en route, and a practical map of the whole region. Each of the 25 walks, covering the coastline, regional parks, native bush areas and the inner city, features an introduction incorporating the level of fitness required, whether or not dogs are permitted, refreshment stops including picnic sites if applicable, and other useful facts.
Also included in each walk is a route map along with attractively designed information panels throughout the text.