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New Zealand Travel Books & DVDs

 

A selection of the best New Zealand travel books and guides to help you more effectively plan your next New Zealand holiday.

1

Lonely Planet New Zealand (Country Guide)
This Lonely Planet New Zealand country guide book covers accommodation (including budget accommodation), food and drink, activities, and sightseeing. Read more »

2

Kiwi Country New Zealand – 2009 Edition – 3 Video’s On One DVD
“Kiwi Country New Zealand” is the best selling special interest travel and holiday DVD about New Zealand. This DVD covers all leading tourist attractions and free sights from North Cape to Milford Sound. This DVD takes you to Northland, The Bay of Islands, Kauri Forests, Auckland, Waitomo Caves, Rotorua, Napier, Taupo, Wellington, Picton, Nelson, The West Coast, Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers, Mount Cook, Lake Tekapo, Wanaka, Christchurch, plus many more spectacular sights and attractions of both the North and South Islands. This DVD can help you decide which sites in New Zealand to visit. Read more »

3

New Zealand (Eyewitness Travel Guides)
This guide starts off with the standard historical chapter before getting to an area-by-area description and summary of both the North Island and South Island of New Zealand. It offers color photos on every page that are invaluable in helping you decide which sights are a must-see and which ones you can skip if you are short on time. This New Zealand travel book is meant to be used before, during, and after your stay. Read more »

4

Let’s Go New Zealand
This New Zealand travel book is for independent travelers on a budget, with an emphasis on whatever’s hip, fun, or free. It offers candid listings of hundreds of places to eat, sleep, drink, and tramp like a local. It provides maps to get you around cities, towns, islands, and New Zealand’s nine Great Walks. It has insider’s tips on where to dig your own thermal pool, which ski towns are worth the trip, and how to spot the elusive kiwi. And it includes in-depth exploration of Maori villages and where to enjoy the hangi. Read more »

5

A Guide to New Zealand Waterfalls
As a nature lover, you’ll be able to use this book to find New Zealand’s most spectacular waterfalls in rainforests, alpine mountains, fiords, volcanic moonscapes, and soothing sandy beaches. This book includes color photos, easy-to-follow directions, color maps, and interesting information for each waterfall excursion. The guide book also informs you of nearby attractions. Read more »

6

Lonely Planet Tramping in New Zealand (Walking)
This guide book describes walks and hikes in the deep valleys of Fiordland and Mt Aspiring, Marlborough Sounds, around the volcanoes of Tongariro, and more. It includes 53 detailed trail descriptions for hikers of all levels, a color section on the Great Walks of New Zealand, contour maps for all featured walks, accommodation and transport information, and expert advice on equipment, health and environmentally responsible walking. Read more »

7

The Rough Guide to New Zealand
This book provides lively coverage of New Zealand’s coolest cafes, most vibrant nightlife, best sights and hotels and tastiest restaurants and bars. Everyone from the country rambler to the fearless adventurer, wine buffs to Lord of the Rings fanatics are catered for in this comprehensive guide; with colour sections providing a guide to New Zealand’s highlights – whether exploring Maori culture, getting stuck into adventure sports or keying into New Zealand’s unique ecology. There’s coverage of New Zealand’s craggy coastlines, sweeping beaches, primeval forests, snow-capped mountains and bubbling volcanic mud pools. You’ll also find historical and cultural information – even teaching you how to do the world-famous haka. This New Zealand guide book is rounded off with detailed town maps to help you get around. Read more »

8

Moon New Zealand
This Moon handbook is packed with information on dining, transportation, and accommodations, including options for a range of travel budgets. This book further includes recommendations for must-see sights and maps. Read more »