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Zack h
(want2belite) - F
NZ guidebook on 07/16/2010 05:54:49 MDT Print View

any recommendations for a good guide to backpacking in New Zealand?

nick beaudoin
(nick_beaudoin) - MLife

Locale: Palmy
Lonely Planet on 07/18/2010 05:23:15 MDT Print View

The best available today is Tramping In New Zealand, by Lonely Planet. A great resource.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Lonely Planet on 07/18/2010 12:04:29 MDT Print View

My travels abroad are "hosteling" type trips with occasional hikes out in the wilds. For this type of trips, Lonely Planet guidebooks are also one of the very best!

Edited by ben2world on 07/18/2010 12:05:05 MDT.

Barry Cuthbert
(nzbazza) - MLife

Locale: New Zealand
NZ tramping resources on 07/18/2010 15:02:06 MDT Print View

some web resources:
Department of Conservation - responsible for looking after conservation land, tracks, huts etc.

Great website with active forum community on tramping(hiking, bushwalking)in NZ.

Links to tramping clubs etc.

Some other good books available (in NZ at least)
101 Great Tramps by Mark Pickering
X Marks the Spot Tramping by Colin Moore ~400 routes

Jason Elsworth
(jephoto) - M

Locale: New Zealand
Guidebooks on 07/18/2010 16:18:24 MDT Print View

The Lp book is v.good. It has small maps and lots of useful information on the logistics of doing the tramps and covers all of NZ quite comprehensively.

I would also check out Classic Tramping in New Zealand by Shaun Barnett and Rob Brown and Classic Walks by Craig Potton for great photos and some inspiration.

Others are Bird's Eye Guide: Tramping in New Zealand 40 Great New Zealand Tramping Trips by Shaun Barnett, North Island Weekend Tramps by Shaun Barnett and an equivalent South Island version by Nick groves.