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Southern Lakes Tracks & Trails
A Walking & Tramping Guide

Pat Barrett

• Known author of popular guides on Canterbury, Westland and Nelson
• Covers lower half of the South Island
• Walks for everyone – from families to the fit and experienced
• 46 easy walks, 59 moderate tramps, 27 hard routes
• Perfect holiday planner: 15 maps showing locations of walks

The Book

Essential guide to the many tracks and trails of the beautiful inland regions of the lower half of the South Island, with an emphasis on foothills and forests.

In each chapter:
• Brief overview of the geography, vegetation, and history of the region
• Maps showing locations of walks in each walk description
• Location and access information (including contact details for landowners)
• Walk time involved
• Difficulty grade (Easy to Hard+)
• Description of route and its attractions
• If needed, notes on the weather, terrain, and equipment you may need to carry

The author has drawn on his extensive transalpine tramping experience and skills as a photographer to provide an indispensable guide.


Preface, About this Book, The Southern Lakes, Alpine Plants
MACKENZIE COUNTRY Lake Tekapo, Lake Pukaki, Mount Cook National Park, Ruataniwha Conservation Park, Ben Ohau Range, Lake Ohau & Hopkins Valley, Ahuriri Conservation Park WANAKA–HAWEA Lindis Valley, Hawea Conservation Park, Lake Wanaka, Mount Alta Conservation Area, Mount Aspiring National Park
HAAST PASS & MOUNT ASPIRING NATIONAL PARK Mount Aspiring National Park, Haast Pass WAKATIPU Queenstown, Arrowtown & Skippers Canyon, The Remarkables, Glenorchy & Mount Aspiring National Park, Multi-day trips in Mount Aspiring National Park


Pat Barrett is an active tramper and adventurer who has authored five South Island tramping guides. He has led three-week expeditions to Nepal and South America and competed in three coast-to-coast events as well as the Southern Traverse. He is a regular contributor to Wilderness magazine, The Press and The Dominion Post. He lives with his wife and three children in Christchurch.

Publication details

In-store: 20 August 2012 NZ
Guidebook / NZ Walks / NZ Tramping / South Island
Paperback, 210 x 148 mm, 192 pp, colour throughout ISBN 978 1 877578 06 9, $40 / £25.00 UK