Tramping book reviews

New Zealand produces a fair number of books about tramping that are really worth reading.

Some are primarily factual: Lonely Planet's Tramping in New Zealand, for the popular tracks, or Sven Brabyn's various Tramping in the South Island guidebooks, or Moir's Guide for when you want to go more remote.

There are also more personal books: Geoff Chapple's 2002 Te Araroa The New Zealand Trail: One Man Walks his Dream.

Here are a few book reviews . . .

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"New Zealand Backcountry Cooking | Recipes for trampers, campers and other outdoor adventures"

backcountry cooking book review

Food rates high on the enjoyment scale after any day’s efforts in the outdoors. Something tasty and filling is always highly appreciated. And with the calorie burn off, for once there is no guilt in having a decent scoff out.

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"So Far So Good"

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Potton hopes his journeys in the wilderness will change him. For me, older now, I enjoy long scale trips to shear off the unnecessary parts of life, take me back to my more essential self.

Maybe it’s actually the same thing.

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"A Bunk for the Night | A Guide to New Zealand's Best Backcountry Huts"

A Bunk for the Night book review

Show Bunk to tramping enthusiasts and immediately stories of various trips start flowing. People are rivetted.

“Remember when . . .” Or, “I always wanted to go there . . .”