A great guide
This book is a great guide if you are planning an adventurous trip on New Zealand's North Island. The author tells you all about his trip by kayaks and on foot along the most beautiful tracks of Te Ika-a-Maui. The first part is about preparing the trip. Here you can find some tips and inspiration for your own preparation. The... This book is a great guide if you are planning an adventurous trip on New Zealand's North Island. The author tells you all about his trip by kayaks and on foot along the most beautiful tracks of Te Ika-a-Maui. The first part is about preparing the trip. Here you can find some tips and inspiration for your own preparation. The biggest part is an interesting diary about all the adventures the author had. You will learn a lot about some famous tracks and see beautiful pictures of many places. In the last part you will find some good tips for photographing and making maps. All in all it's a different but great guide to New Zealand's North Island. It will take you on a journey to beautiful places and helps you with your own preparation.
Journey to Te Ika-a-Maui
Adventures on New Zealand's North Island
Journey to Te Ika-a-Maui (the Maori name for the North Island of New Zealand) details an adventurous trip to New Zealand to kayak the remote Whanganui River and to hike the Great Walks of the Tongariro Northern Circuit, and the Waikaremoana Track.
The Whanganui River Journey is a five-day adventure down the Whanganui River in kayaks or canoes from Taumarunui to Pipiriki, down countless rapids over a distance of 150 km. Preparation is key here, and tips are given concerning trip planning and hiring equipment.
Not far from the Whanganui River the volcanoes of Ruapehu, Tongariro and Ngauruhoe rise from the limestone plains and valleys. Tourists may be familiar with the one-day Tongariro Crossing, but the mountains can also be circled by the 3-4 day Tongariro Northern Circuit, which passes by the picturesque Tama Lakes and over lava tongues, with exhilarating views of the mountains on clear days.
In the remote east of New Zealand lies the third of the North Island Great Walks, Waikaremoana, whose lakeside track can be undertaken in 3-4 days.
Lee Traynor spent a total of two months in New Zealand on these and other tracks and recounts his adventures on and off the track. In addition to detailed information about travel and accommodation in New Zealand, he presents technical advice on photography, image processing and map-making.
Lee Traynor lectures in Technical English at the Centre for Applied Languages at the Leibniz University, Hannover, Germany. He was born in Melbourne, Australia and studied Biochemistry at Oxford University.
He is an eager skeptic and hopes one day to make a contribution to improving how people learn.