Valerie Monk | 160 pages | softcover
The streets of Auckland seem increasingly busy, but not too far beyond them lie expanses of spectacular coastline and undisturbed bush, much of which has been snapped up by the Auckland Regional Council and preserved for us all to enjoy. Visitors and residents alike will love this useful little book, which gives a first-hand account of each and every one of the ARC’s 20 parks ? opening times, distance from the city, amenities and special features, local history and the wildlife, plus much more besides. Valerie Monk’s highly instructive book has been fully endorsed by the ARC and will complement any trip, from a day out at Long Beach to a good long tramp in the Waitakeres.