Insight Guide New Zealand is an indispensable guide to a land of epic scenery, thrilling outdoor experiences and fascinating cultural diversity, accompanied by stunning travel photography. Be inspired by our Best of New Zealand section highlighting unmissable sights and experiences and lavish Photo Features on adventure sports, exploring the national parks, and the Lord of the Rings phenomenon.
With a longer and more in-depth history and culture section than its competitors, this travel guide provides an essential introduction to New Zealand’s Maori culture, settlement and colonization and contemporary politics and environmental issues. The informative text, written by regional experts, is a pleasure to read.
A detailed Places section, with full-color maps, guides you around the regions that make up this breathtaking country, starting in the sophisticated city of Auckland and finishing up in the vast southern extremes of Southland, Fjordland and Stewart Island.
A comprehensive Travel Tips section gives you all the travel advice you need to plan your trip. The selective listings for hotels and restaurants are the personal recommendations of a regional specialist.
Donna Blaber writes fiction and non-fiction for children and adults. She is an experienced journalist, magazine editor and author.
Check out the creative writing workshops I'm running for kids this coming school holidays!
"I've had the privilege of being both the mother of a daughter who has loved Donna Blaber's holiday writing workshops and also a teacher whose class Donna has inspired as a visiting author. The children were so excited to get to hear the beginning of her newest book and it sparked great discussion on the importance of that first opening sentence in our writing. Donna spoke to all classes that day from the Year 0's through to the Year 8's. She also took a selected group of children for a special writers' workshop. They loved it! If your child has a passion for writing, definitely get them along to the workshops and if you need to inspire your class, organise a visit from Donna!" - Becky Overeem, Maungatapere School