New Zealand on Foot

Walking New Zealand - - Books - By De­nis Dwyer

Re­tired teacher, jour­nal­ist and keen walker De­nis Dwyer de­vised a plan to re­dis­cover his own coun­try by em­bark­ing on a se­ries of more than 200 day walks.

He cov­ered a vast ar­ray of land­scapes: from kauri forests to vol­ca­noes, parks and streets, old bat­tle sites, wet­lands and gar­dens, moun­tains, a crater rim and the floor of an in­ferno.

In Bill Bryson style, Dwyer in­cludes wry ob­ser­va­tions on place, his­tory and peo­ple and in­ci­dents en­coun­tered, of­ten with good-na­tured hu­mour.

Part-walk­ing guide, part-travel nar­ra­tive, this en­ter­tain­ing book also stresses the im­por­tance of con­serv­ing our walk­ways and pre­serv­ing the en­vi­ron­ment for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions.

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