Reading List: New Zealand

New Zealand: Hiker’s Paradise, Land of Kiwi Birds and Kiwi Smoothies. Let’s take a look into what makes NZ tick:

Alexander Elder.Straying from the Flock: Travels in New Zealand. Love ir or hate it, a great travel memoir about New Zealand.

Scott Cook. NZ Frenzy: New Zealand South Island. An off-the-beaten-path guide to New Zealand’s south island.

Kate Llewellyn. Lilies, Feathers and Frangipani. A short book written in journal-style, revealing odds and ends about NZ culture.

Joe Bennett. A Land of Two Halves. The amusing account of Bennett’s hitchhiking and wandering in the countryside.

Keri Hulme. The Bone People: A Novel. One of the best-known NZ novels, this is the story of a half-Maori artist and her journey into culture clashes, mystery, and love.

Katherine Mansfield. New Zealand Stories. A collection from one of the finest kiwi authors.

Andrew Stevenson. Kiwi Tracks: A New Zealand Journey. One traveler’s journey into the primeval forests, glaciers, beaches of NZ armed with only a rucksack.

Polly Evans. Kiwis Might Fly. A motorcyclist’s account through the landscapes of NZ.

Witi Ihimaera. Whale Rider. A bittersweet story about a Maori girl and her destiny, against the backdrop of heavy subjects such as seixism, tradition, faith.

Michael Cooper and John McDermott. Wine Atlas of New Zealand. A guide to navigate through Pinots, Savs, and Rieslings of the Hawkes Bay region.

Gregor Paul. Redemption: How the All Blacks Defied History to Win the World Cup. The story of NZ’s All Black rugby team and their victory in worldwide soccer. 

Alexander Stewart. New Zealand—The Great Walks. As is to be expected in a land of stunning natural beauty, there are some amazing walks and trails to explore in New Zealand. Here’s a comprehensive guide from the Milford Track to lesser known walks.

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  1. Pingback: NZ’s Nine Great Walks | New Us, New Zealand

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