Author(s): Graham Hutchins
Many travel books concentrate only on the major routes that link tourist attractions with the main centres, provincial cities and significant tourism towns. This book also highlights many routes that are less well known, yet take travellers through remarkable and highly scenic regions often bypassed by both the major routes and many conventional travel guides. Several of the ‘minor’ routes are easily accessible from New Zealand’s major cities. Some provide an alternative means of travelling further afield, a factor that will have appeal for dedicated travellers. Not only do you get to where you want to go, it is possible to discover fascinating scenery and unheralded settlements along the way.
Other routes are remote no-exit byways with their own charms.
Graham Hutchins is the author of many books - rugby, cricket, history, travel and rock music. He is an ardent aficionado of his country's routes of passage. This new work not only encompasses the whole country from 'North Cape to the Bluff', but seeks out many side roads, byways, railways and indeed highways that have remained largely unsung and untravelled by both New Zealand and international tourists.