This is a book with something for everyone: there are walks that suit families and walks for those that want a real leg-stretcher. Times range from 1-2 hours to 5-6 hours, but all longer walks have shorter 1-2 hour turn-around options. Every walk has been thoroughly checked, with notes on track conditions, access, facilities and walking times, with the added bonus of a topographical map with each walk. This is the companion volume to Mark Pickering's 101 Great Tramps. A special feature of this book is the inclusion of many city walks that explore the scenically surprising corners of New Zealand's urban areas. The text is brief and to the point, and Mark Pickering adds his his own personal observations that capture the authentic landscape and spirit of each walk. If you do all the walks in this book, then you will have seen New Zealand.