Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher*Lonely Planet Best Day Walks New Zealand is your passport to 60 easy escapes into nature. Stretch your legs away from the city by picking a walk that works for you, from just a couple of hours to a full day, from easy to hard. Wind your way around volcanoes, feast your eyes on dramatic vistas, and scale breathtaking mountains. Get to the heart of New Zealand and begin your journey now!Inside Lonely Planet Best Day Walks New Zealand Travel Guide: Colour maps and images throughout Special features – on New Zealand’s highlights for walkers, kid-friendly walks, accessible trails and what to take Best for… section helps you plan your trip and select walks that appeal to your interests Region profiles cover when to go, where to stay, what’s on, cultural insights, and local food and drink recommendations to refuel and refresh. Featured regions include: The North, Central North Island, Southern North Island, Top of the South, Canterbury, West Coast, Otago, The South Essential info at your fingertips – walk itineraries accompanied by illustrative maps are combined with details about walk duration, distance, terrain, start/end locations and difficulty (classified as easy, easy-moderate, moderate, moderate-hard, or hard) Over 65 mapsThe Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Best Day Walks New Zealand, our most comprehensive guide to walking in New Zealand, is perfect for those planning to explore New Zealand on foot.Looking for more information on New Zealand? Check out Lonely Planet New Zealand guide for a comprehensive look at what the country has to offer.Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, and Craig McLachlan, Andrew Bain & Peter Dragicevich.