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New Zealand flag Lonely Planet: New Zealand's North Island

by Brett Atkinson, Peter Dragicevich, Charles Rawlings-Way, Sarah Bennett
Published November 2012
448 pages

NZ Frenzy: New Zealand South Island

by Scott Cook
Published 2010
208 pages
NZ Frenzy is a travel guidebook to free outdoor locations on New Zealand's South Island. This guidebook is not meant to replace a Lonely Planet/Frommers/Rough Guide, but rather to compliment them. In NZ Frenzy you'll find info about all the South's must-see spots, plus detailed info about the lesser-known and unheralded off-the-beaten-path wonder spots. This guidebook goes WAY beyond the vague outdoor info in the mainstream travel guidebooks, giving you the details you'll need to find the "real" NZ.

Lonely Planet: Discover New Zealand
by Charles Rawlings-Way
Published December 2012
368 pages
Experience The Best of New Zealand - geothermal Rotorua, scenic Queenstown, vibrant Auckland. We’ve selected the most iconic sights and incredible places so you can enjoy the real New Zealand with the minimum of fuss. Highlights reveal the must-see attractions and unbeatable experiences. Itineraries make planning your trip simpler than ever. Pull-Out Map puts the roads of New Zealand in your pocket.

The Rough Guide to New Zealand

By Paul Whitfield, Tony Mudd, Catherine Neves
Published September 2012
848 pages
The definitive guide to the world's adventure capital, now in full-color throughout, provides detailed accounts of every attraction along with crystal-clear maps and plans will show you the very best New Zealand has to offer: from white-sand beaches and vast kauri trees in the north to the hairline fiords and penguin colonies in the south. Experts steer you to little-known sights such as secluded hot pools or Wellington's best cafes. Insider tips, planning itineraries and author picks give you the inside scoop on the best accommodation across every price range, how to track down Marlborough's tastiest Sauvignon blancs and where the most delectable Maori hangi can be found.

New Zealand Driving Holidays

by Donna Blaber
Published December 2005
124 pages
This book contains 29 New Zealand holiday itineraries and touring maps for the independent traveler. It is a true “insider’s guide” to New Zealand. The itineraries enable visitors to see the country at a pace that leaves time to savour the moment, with breakout options highlighting day trips of special interest. You could also select from different itineraries to create your own pathway through this fascinating land.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: New Zealand

by Kate Hemphill
Published March 2012
400 pages
Packed with photographs, illustrations and detailed maps - discover New Zealand region by region; from the glistening glaciers on the West Coast to the surfers' paradise Central North Island. The guide provides insider tips every visitor needs from the country's best deep-sea fishing spots to the best bridges for bungee jumping, with comprehensive listings of the best hotels, resorts, restaurants and nightlife in each region for all budgets. There are 3D cutaways and floor-plans of all the must-see sites plus street-by-street maps of all the fascinating cities and towns of New Zealand.

Straying from the Flock: Travels in New Zealand

by Alexander Elder
Published April 2005
288 pages
An intimate and personal account of one passionate traveler's visit to this incredible country, its mountains and beaches, fjords, rainforests, vineyards, and hidden eateries. Each of the fifty chapters describes one day in his travels-fishing, flying, cattle herding, befriending locals at every turn. Filled with colorful stories and memorable personalities, the book not only describes the trip of a lifetime, but captures a life-altering experience for its writer. From mountains and rainforests to cities and beaches, Straying from the Flock is both a moving memoir and personal travel guide to this amazing country.

Globetrotter New Zealand Travel Map
Published September 2011 (6th edition)
This map caters specifically for the needs of tourists who are new to New Zealand. The town plans of the major centers pinpoint key buildings and places of interest as well as where to stay. Distance and climate charts enable travelers to plan their visits in advance.

Lonely Planet Tramping in New Zealand

by Jim Dufresne
Published November 2006
This guide offers 53 detailed trail descriptions for trampers of all levels, a color section on the Great Walks of New Zealand, two-color contour maps for all featured tramps, essential accommodation and transport information, and expert advice on equipment, health and environmentally responsible walking.

Lonely Planet Diving and Snorkeling New Zealand

by Jenny Enderby & Tony Enderby
Published October 2002

Lonely Planet Cycling New Zealand

by N. Wells, N. Irvine & I. Duckworth
Published August 2000

Kiwi Tracks: A New Zealand Journey

by Andrew Stevenson
Published May 2005
222 pages
Many of us dream of escaping from everyday life, tossing a few possessions in a backpack and travelling light in far-off lands. Andrew Stevenson did more than dream: he packed his rucksack and went. With insight and a gentle humour, he explores the spirit of this spectacular land at the southern end of the Pacific, its indigenous and non-indigenous peoples, and provides an illuminating view of his fellow backpackers and twilight world they inhabit, forever between destinations. He also reveals that, however much or little you may have in you rucksack, the heaviest baggage is what you carry inside.

Wines of New Zealand
51 pages (Kindle edition)
Published April 2012
The wines of New Zealand are unique, bridging the gap between the styles of the New and Old Worlds. While high quality, super-intense versions of sauvignon blanc afforded New Zealand international recognition, the wine landscape has quickly diversified and this guide gives what you need to tap into the country’s other rising stars: world-class pinot noirs, high quality red Bordeaux blends, and some up-and-coming alternative white varieties (gewurztraminer, riesling, and pinot gris).