New Zealand on Foot
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.