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Tramping in Fiordland: The Most Popular Tracks in New Zealand's South-West Wilderness



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Tramping in Fiordland: The Most Popular Tracks in New Zealand's South-West Wilderness by Marios Gavalas
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"Great book for the adventures"
4 stars"
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Fantastic book for those who love tramping. Very informative. It spurred me on to go and try out one of theĀ tracks

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"Handy reference!"
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It is a great wee book detailing the tracks with what to expect each day! Good maps and lovely photos.

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A great untamed mosaic of deep-watered glacial lakes and fiords, towering peaks and bush-clad valleys, Fiordland has a unique appeal among New Zealand's wilderness areas, and the walks that lace its remote regions attract thousands of visitors each year. Marios Gavalas's meticulously researched guidebook leads the reader on seven tracks, all located in or near Fiordland: the Greenstone/Caples, Hollyford, Tuatapere Hump Ridge, Kepler, Milford, Rees/Dart and Routeburn. An introductory section describes the topography, geology, climate, botany and history of the region, and deals with the technical aspects of tramping, including mountain safety and hut etiquette. Each walk description has a map of the route and gives all the interval timings, distances, track conditions and other essentials that the walker might need, as well as notes on special points of interest. Sixteen pages of the author's photographs complement the text.

Author Biography

Freelance writer, tramping guide and photographer Marios Gavalas is the author of Coastal Walks in the North Island, also published by New Holland. The author of five other walking books, he has also been published in the New Zealand Herald, Wilderness magazine and New Zealand Geographic. Formerly based in Fiordland, Marios lives in the Coromandel.
Release date NZ
December 7th, 2007
Country of Publication
New Zealand
approx. 30 full-colour photos on 16pp., eight maps
New Holland Publishers (New Zealand) Ltd
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