Author(s): Danilo Hegg; Geoff Spearpoint
This comprehensive tramping and transalpine route guide covers the Otago Southern Alps (Routeburn, Earnslaw and Aspiring), South Westland (the Hollyford north to the Karangarua), Haast Pass and the Ohau/Hawea valleys. Moir's offers a source of inspiration for trips throughout the region, with detailed route notes to assist trampers, hunters, and mountaineers. Although all the popular routes are described, Moir's greatest strength remains it's thorough coverage of the less-visited backcountry in the region. This is a tramping guide to the valleys and passes; climbing in the Aspiring area is covered in The Mount Aspiring Region guidebook, while climbing opportunities north of Haast Pass are covered by the Barron - Brewster Guide (see Mountaineering Guides).