This is the essential walking companion to nearly 60 of the best short scenic walks throughout Marlborough including the Marlborough Sounds, Queen Charlotte Sounds, Kaikoura, Eastern Marlborough, Mount Richmond Forest Park and Pelorous Bridge Scenic Reserve. As well as containing interesting information on the geology and birdlife of the area, this book details access points and track conditions to guide you to some of the best known - and some of the not so well known - scenic and recreation reserves, lookout points, summit tracks, beaches, bridges, caves and wildlife centres. A wealth of tracks and easy bush walks are described including the Piwakawaka Track, French's Pass, around Mount Stokes, Mount Robertson, Mount Fyffe, Mount Royal and Mount Patriarch, Titirangi Farm Park, Governors Bay and Momorangi, Motuara Island, Ship Cove, Mistletoe Bay, Black Jack Track, Riverside Walk, Tawa Path and Waterfalls Track as well as many more.
Marios is an experienced outdoors writer for Reed with several successful backlist titles such as Day Walks of the Coromandel, Day Walks of Greater Auckland (with Peter Janssen) and of Greater Wellington to his recent credit. In 2005 he wrote Coromandel Landmarks: Past and Present.