Author(s): Sarah Bennett
New Zealanders love travelling around their beautiful country and part of that experience encompasses the time-honoured ritual of pitching a tent in the great outdoors. Happy campers Sarah Bennett and Lee Slater have travelled the length and the breadth of the country to inspire you to get out on the road and experience the best camping that New Zealand has to offer. Each site has been hand-picked, focusing on those with the most stunning locations, exceptional facilities or best ambience, making this book the essential guide for campers. The entries have in-depth reviews describing each campsite's special features, practical and background information on the region, plus the all-important things to do in the area. At the end of each regional section is a listing of other campsites provided by the AA. The book's introduction includes the different kinds of camping; hints, tips and tricks on how to camp well, plus light-hearted features such as campfire songs and recipes. The authors also focus on how to camp responsibly and sustainably. Whether you prefer to pitch a tent or roll up in a campervan, this is the book for you.
Sarah Bennett and Lee Slater are co-directors of Sarah Bennett Books, a company that specialises in travel writing. Sarah writes for Lonely Planet New Zealand and has published The Best of Wellington, a guidebook to the city, now in its fourth edition. Sarah and Lee have also written a tramping book called Don't Forget Your Scroggin for Craig Potton. They are very experienced and enthusiastic campers.