Author(s): Shaun Barnett
In print for nearly 10 years, Tramping in New Zealand has become a best-selling tramping guide to 40 of the most popular tramps in New Zealand. In order to keep the title current and accurate, Tramping in New Zealand has been fully revised and updated. Each tramp is illustrated with at least one accurate panoramic Geographx map, and is supported by relevant, up-to-date route information, as well as photographs from Shaun Barnett, one of New Zealand's most respected tramping authors. The tramps covered include New Zealand's best known Great Walks, such as the Milford Track, the Routeburn and the Tongariro Crossing, and many others from both islands, such as the Queen Charlotte Track, the Rees-Dart near Queenstown, and the Pinnacles Hut on the Coromandel. If you were to have one guide book on New Zealand tramping, this is the one to have.
SHAUN BARNETT began tramping in the Kaweka and Ruahine ranges as a boy and has tramped throughout New Zealand, including a piecemeal traverse of the Southern Alps, and also in Tasmania, Alaska, Canada and South America. He holds a degree in ecology from Massey University and a Diploma in Parks & Recreation from Lincoln University. After working for the Department of Conservation, he turned to full-time writing and photography, and co-authored the award-winning Classic Tramping in New Zealand (1999). Several other best-selling tramping guides followed. More recently, Shaun co-authored Booksellers' Choice Award winner Shelter from the Storm: The story of New Zealand's backcountry huts (2012) and Tramping: A New Zealand history (2014). Shaun, who is the editor of Federated Mountain Clubs' Bulletin and roving editor of Wilderness magazine, lives with his wife and three children on Wellington's south coast.