Friday 7 December 2018 12:55pm
Lake, Mountain, Adventure
The mountain fastness is close enough to feel powerful but not claustrophobic ... The lake has a gleaming, softening presence ... There is a serene coherence to it all.
Neville Peat describes the scenic splendour of Wanaka and the myriad activities and attractions for visitors in this updated edition of a book that serves as both a guide to one of New Zealand’s tourism hotspots, and as a souvenir.
The book covers the history of the Wanaka area and its progress into a contemporary centre renowned for an exciting range of outdoor activities and regular events, including the internationally recognized Warbirds Over Wanaka air show. Further material offers a guide to local walking and cycling tracks, local flora and fauna, and Mt Aspiring National Park.
NEVILLE PEAT, a Dunedin writer and photographer, is the author of over 30 books covering themes of geography, biography, history and the natural environment. In 2007 he was awarded New Zealand’s largest literary prize, the Creative New Zealand Michael King Writers’ Fellowship, for a book about the Tasman Sea. In the 2018 New Year Honours he was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) for services to conservation.
Paperback, 80 pages, full colour, ISBN 978 1 98 953136 6, $19.95