Author(s): Russell Kirkpatrick
You can find waterfalls almost everywhere in New Zealand, ranging from the smallest mountain freshet to stunning multiple cascades 500 metres or more in height. They are the perfect destination for those wanting to experience nature, whether it be a few minutes' strolling or a half-day tramp. If you are going to take any book with you when you travel around New Zealand, take this one! It highlights a hundred of the best and most accessible waterfalls in New Zealand and includes those close to urban areas, those high in the mountains and deep in the forests. Each walk is accompanied by photographs, maps and information and all material has been compiled by Russell Kirkpatrick, one of New Zealand's foremost cartographers. It includes walks for all ages, states of fitness and each waterfall is rated, the access is described in detail, and the routes are graded according to ease of use. Walks to Waterfalls is ideal to take on journeys and to use when planning holidays, but just as lovely to just sit and browse.
Russell Kirkpatrick fell in love with waterfalls as a teenager, and remembers running the track to Devil's Punchbowl Falls in Arthur's Pass, still one of his favourite New Zealand waterfalls. After completing a Ph.D. in Geography he worked as Deputy Editor of the New Zealand Historical Atlas, then authored Contemporary Atlas New Zealand and a number of other atlas projects. He has also published fiction, including two fantasy trilogies: his debut novel Across The Face Of The World was the best-selling debut fantasy novel of 2008 in the USA. He works part-time as a lecturer at the University of Waikato.