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Discover New Zealand (Au&UK) (Lonely Planet Discover Guides) Paperback – 1 Nov 2010

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  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications; 1 edition (1 Nov. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1742201032
  • ISBN-13: 978-1742201030
  • Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 1.9 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 362,437 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Clare VINE VOICE on 22 Dec. 2010
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I got this one as my parents are planning to go to NZ soon and I wanted to be able to help them plan the trip. I am really impressed with this book. It has a quick ref guide inside the cover which covers things like exchange rates, typical price ranges for accomodation, telephone info and business hour info for helping you when you're in New Zealand.
The book is then divided into the areas of NZ
-Auckland
-Upper North Island
-Lower North Island
-Marlborough & Nelson
-Christchurch & Central South
-Queenstown & the South
and within each section there is info about highlights in each area, the 'best' things including festivals, eateries, points of view, activites - including a section for children, tours, sleeping, eating, entertainment, getting around and things you need to know.
The book also includes Top 25 experiences, top itineries and info on planning your trip.
The book includes maps, coloured photos, web links, phone no.s, and colour coded sections. This book is going to be a really big help in planning the trip and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is planning or thinking about going to New Zealand
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Paul VINE VOICE on 30 Nov. 2010
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First things first, I've used Lonely Planet guides many times in the past. The information is usually invaluable, whether it's discovering a good restaurant, hotel or a nearby temple. The only issue I've tended to find in the past is the lack of pictures which set the guides somewhat apart from other travel guides - and the sheer weight of information which sometimes makes it tricky to determine what to do in a particular location as there's simply too much choice.

'Discover New Zealand' remedies this by including lots of full colour pictures along with a good number of really useful maps. If anything, Lonely Planet has sliced the information down to a more manageable volume (some of its previous books which I've taken on holiday with me run to over 1000 pages [!!!] and carrying one around in your hand luggage is the equivalent of carrying 3 Harry Potter books). It could be argued that there was simply too much information before whereas now it somewhat caters for a wider audience.

The book's nicely split up into various geographical sections. You'll find helpful charts on such topics as 'Best Place to... Eat Seafood' and 'Best Place to... See Wildlife, Up Close' etc. If you have limited time in a particular location, there are helpful tables such as 'Auckland in 2 days' and 'Auckland in 4 days', ensuring that you don't miss out on the really good stuff. Aside from literally loads of ideas of things to do and places to visit, there's also information on how to get around, excursions, museums - and importantly, the best places to eat & sleep.

Definitely recommended for visitors to New Zealand (and wanabee visitors!)
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Chris Hoare TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 15 Dec. 2010
Format: Paperback
Here I am planning the holiday of a life time and have chosen 2 guides out
of the many available This book and the latest Guide lonely planet guide.
They are both heavy weighting in total 2lb 8oz so for my next trip may chose
electronic versions.

However this guide book is different to most of its rivals. The paper and
photographs are of good quality. The pages will stand up to a lot of
handling! I can keep this book forever and bore my family and friends
with the beauty of the places we have visited. I also think many family and
friends would be interested in reading it just out of interest. If I could
only take one book it would be this one. I plan to write notes on the pages
I have visited which I have never done before.

It is one thing to read full details of such a beautiful country but to see
so many photographs with such brief and interesting information. Planning
your own itinerary could not be more simple. There are plans to meet the
most well travelled people and accommodation recommendations to cover the
financial needs from cheaper camping to hotels of every spectrum.

If you have lots of time and imagination the discover New Zealand is your
book full of wonderful information. This book has 400 pages of clear
information about everything you need to know travel, health, the always vital internet
access, some history, culture, wildlife, accommodation, activities which
gel together to make you want to go there!

All the areas are broken down into bite size chunks so to speak so you can
plan your visit depending on the time you have. The book is full of small,
clear maps for each region, towns and cities.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Tim on 28 Nov. 2010
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This new "discover" version (1st published November 2010) of Lonely Planet's guide book is very attractive, both visually and as a prospective purchase.

It is the same height and width as Lonely Planet's larger, traditional New Zealand guidebook (published since 1977), but is just over half the thickness.

From a casual comparison of the two books, the text in this "discover" version appears to be a savagely edited-down version of the text in the larger book. For example, the "History" section in this book contains very approximately every third sentence from the larger work. It also reproduces (in full) the information and comments for a fraction of the restaurants and hotels from the main book (perhaps a quarter to a third), spanning the budget, mid-range and expensive categories.

If, like me, you find the text in the full guide books a little dense and long, this editing process will be very welcome. It does, of course, necessarily mean that a lot is left out.

What this book adds over the older version is a much nicer layout, with larger fonts, coloured headings, colour photographs and colour maps.

The overall result is nothing like the visually-dry format of the parent book. It has a more inspiring feel, helped especially by the colour photos, which makes me eager to visit the places described.

The coloured maps are much easier on the eye than the black-and-white maps in the larger book.

One minor disappointment is that there are a lot of the towns detailed in the "discover" book which do not have accompanying maps, even though there are (black-and-white) maps in the main book. I would rather have seen a smaller number of towns included, but with relevant maps.

Overall this book provides a useful alternative, or possibly complement, to the more encyclopedic country guide, which is more inviting and inspiring, although shorter on detail.
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