Friday, November 06, 2009
The Penguin New Zealand Travel Guide: North Island Diana and Jeremy Pope
The Penguin New Zealand Travel Guide: North Island, a unique travel guide written by New Zealanders for New Zealanders, is making a return!
The Penguin New Zealand Travel Guides are the most comprehensive handbooks to touring New Zealand and are the indispensable accompaniment for all New Zealanders and others travelling or planning to travel around New Zealand Aotearoa. They belong in the glove box of every New Zealander’s car.
This North Island edition provides unparalleled coverage of where to go and what to do in the hundreds of places listed - from major cities to tiny country towns, from rugged national parks to sun-warmed coastal resorts. A special feature is the history and folklore as well as the natural history of each area.
Now 30 years since first publication (then known as the ‘Mobil Guides’) and into its tenth edition, this award-winning guide has been fully rewritten and expanded to reflect a wealth of new content, and to further enrich the pleasure of exploring New Zealand. The South Island counterpart is in preparation.
Diana and Jeremy Pope, after seeing the world on their OE, returned to New Zealand and in 1973 wrote the first of what they hoped would be the sort of travel guides they, as fourth-generation New Zealanders, would have liked to have been able to buy. These struck an instant chord and, well over 200,000 copies later, are now recognised as one of New Zealand’s greatest publishing successes.
When the pair is not travelling the country, Diana, who has a degree in history and a diploma in archaeology, pursues her interest in photography. Jeremy, a lawyer, is a New Zealand Human Rights Commissioner. Diana and Jeremy have received the Horwath Sir Jack Newman Award that recognises outstanding individual contributions to travel in New Zealand.