Insight Guide New Zealand is your comprehensive guide to one of the world’s most remote but rewarding destinations. Full-color photos throughout combine with the lively text to help you discover this small but amazingly diverse group of islands.
Our inspirational “Best Of New Zealand” section outlines top attractions and activities not to miss, while features by local writers cover a whole range of subjects – where to explore glaciers, caves, volcanoes and thermal springs, where to sample the country’s delicious food and respected wines, and where to experience the adrenalin buzz of a whole range of adventure sports, including the world’s original bungee jump off the Kawarau Bridge. History and Culture are covered in more detail than any other guidebook in features on Maori art and society, Kiwi life today, and the Lord of the Rings phenomenon. The Places chapters cover all the sights and attractions of the North and South Islands as well as the smaller islands. Evocative accounts of the country’s 14 beautiful national parks and wildernesses combine with lively descriptions of the main towns and cities. Full-color maps throughout help you get around, and the travel tips provide all the planning information you’ll need for your trip, such as how to get around and how much to budget. Our selective listings for hotel and restaurants are the personal recommendations of our local authors and direct visitors to authentic establishments with local character.
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