The Lake Wanaka Region
Wanaka is a gem. In summer, visitors outnumber the resident population by as many as ten to one as boating, fishing, climbing, walking and cycling absorb large numbers of holiday makers into the terrain. In winter, snowboarders and skiers gather to take advantage of snow capped peaks.
Neville Peat introduces this glorious environment in Wanaka: The Lake Wanaka Region, published by University of Otago Press. This is a comprehensive guide to the natural features and attractions of the Wanaka region. It extends from the town and immediate surrounds to the Cardrona Valley and Mount Aspiring National Park, and from Lake Hawea to the Haast Road.
Information provided includes a brief history, what to see and do, detailed descriptions of walks and an introduction to the local flora and fauna. With its maps and stunning colour photographs, the book will be a lasting souvenir.
About the author
Neville Peat is a Dunedin-based writer and photographer, and the author of numerous guides to southern New Zealand natural features and attractions, including Catlins and Stewart Island in this series.
Papeback, ISBN: 1 877276 35 9, 64 pages, $19.95
Full colour illustrations throughout