Canterbury walking guidebook by Mark Pickering, five titles
A series of guidebooks for walking tracks around the Canterbury region, written by local Mark Pickering. Mark updates the booklets regularly to keep the information current. Sold individually.
Banks Peninsula: a guide to the bays and beaches With fine beaches and bays the peninsula is something of a recreational playground for Christchurch people, and provides a good day out at a reasonable distance from the city. There are notes on all the popular beaches, available facilities, small bush reserves and walking tracks. 40 pages.
Picnic Spots and Camping Sites: Christchurch and Canterbury Christchurch and Canterbury have many attractive picnic spots from cosy city parks to sandy beaches, bush reserves to estuaries, and this guide includes the best of them. An emphasis is placed on picnic spots in a pleasant scenic situation with a good range of facilities for children. 36 pages.
The Port Hills: the complete guide to all walking tracks A concise, up-to-date guide to the current walking tracks and mountain bike trails on the Port Hills, with descriptive text and detailed maps. There are unparalleled opportunities for walking and recreation on the Port Hills, with a complexity of tracks and bush reserves that would take many weekends to explore. 40 pages.
Canterbury Coast: a guide to beaches, bays, cliffs and river mouths This booklet describes the Canterbury shoreline from Kaikoura to Timaru, including Christchurch and Lyttelton Harbour. Every area has a map with details of access, walks, picnic spots, boat ramps, toilets, playgrounds and camping. It would take quite a few summers to fully explore the Kaikoura and Canterbury coastline, and this booklet will help you do it. 68 pages.
Christchurch and Canterbury Walks: over 100 walks, short strolls and day tramps This booklet is a guide to public walking tracks in Christchurch and Canterbury, encompassing an area from Hanmer Springs in the north, to Mount Somers and Timaru in the south. In between there are walks around Christchurch city, the foothills forests, South Canterbury and Arthurs Pass. There are well over 100 walks in this book that will suit people of any age, fitness or inclination. 72 pages.