Author(s): John Cobb
NZ - Pictorial
Fantastic guide to over 60 scenic driving tours around New Zealand.
This is comprehensive driving guide to New Zealand's North and South Islands that highlights the stunning diversity of scenery and other attractions en route. Explore New Zealand features:
- 61 detailed regional tours
- clear and concise route directions
- comprehensive and easy-to-follow maps
- over 240 full-colour photographs
information on each tour's distance and highlights.
New Zealand is famous for its uncrowded roads that travel through an incredible range of scenery, most of which is packed into a geographically diverse, yet compact area so that within hours it is possible to travel from one scenic extreme to another. Consider the proximity of the upper North Island's golden sand beaches to the botanical richness of the region's dense rainforests - not much more than an hour's driving separates these two scenic wonders. And the South Island offers equally diverse possibilities, among them glaciers, mountains, fiords, and world famous vineyards. It's even possible to avoid bad weather on many occasions, particularly in the South Island, simply by driving from one side of the mountains to the other.
Explore New Zealand
has been devised to help visitors and locals make the most of their time on the road. It offers over 60 tours, making it possible to design a holiday based on the attractions that are most appealing to individual circumstances.
For travellers who have only a few days to explore New Zealand, State Highway 1 offers plenty of interesting driving options, with a wealth of scenic attractions en route. There are any number of fascinating historic buildings, especially old churches, and an intriguing array of small, often privately owned museums featuring artefacts from New Zealand's past. You'll find nine tours in this book that focus on State Highway 1 alone.
However, if time is not an issue then the country's many and varied back roads are well worth investigating, too. Some will take you through remote stretches of farmland, others along kilometre after kilometre of unspoiled coastline. In any event the choice is yours, and there are over 50 of these back country tours on the quieter highways and even, in some cases, unsealed roads.
New Zealand is a paradise for travellers of all ages and Explore New Zealand is the ideal companion to help you make the most of your time spent on the road.