Gus Roxburgh soft cover 280 pp
Wild About New Zealand: Our National Parks is based on the Natural History New Zealand-produced television series made to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the New Zealand’s first national park. This comprehensive book with magnificent photographs and lively text, digs deep into what each of New Zealand’s 14 national parks, plus the Hauraki Gulf marine park, offers the visitor.
The generous sections on each park include an overview essay that covers the park’s history and outstanding natural features, compelling interviews that give the ‘character’ of each park through profiles of people who live work and play in the parks, a helpful ‘visitors’ guide’ of ‘The Five Top Activities’ in the park and what to do if you have one day, 2–3 days, or 3–5 days, also fantastic bird’s-eye-view maps that show the key points of the terrain.
Mostly written by outdoor adventurer Gus Roxburgh (the TV series appealing presenter) and generously illustrated throughout with outstanding photographs by Jason Hosking, Wild About New Zealand is both an entertaining and useful guide as well as being a stunning celebration of New Zealand’s amazingly diverse national parks.