Tramping in Fiordland: The Most Popular Tracks in New Zealand's South-West WildernessPaperback
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- Publisher: New Holland Publishers (New Zealand) Ltd
- Format: Paperback | 160 pages
- Dimensions: 148mm x 210mm 329g
- Publication date: 7 December 2007
- Publication City/Country: Birkenhead
- ISBN 10: 1869661532
- ISBN 13: 9781869661533
- Illustrations note: approx. 30 full-colour photos on 16pp., eight maps
- Sales rank: 1,904,450
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.
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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.