The Hauraki Gulf is one of New Zealand's most beautiful natural playgrounds. Diverse in their stunning natural landscapes and the array of opportunities they provide for fun and recreation, the islands are an idyllic haven for boating, sailing, fishing, a variety of water-sports, exploring, rest and relaxation. They are also home to endangered native birds, wildlife and marine life. This book is a celebration of the Hauraki Gulf islands - the beautiful land and seascape we are fortunate to have access to. Jane explores the multitude of recreational activities, the rich history, the nature and conservation success stories, and yarns from people who live, work and love spending time in the gulf.
Originally from the UK, Jane's love for the outdoors is a perfect match for life in New Zealand. Based on Auckland's North Shore, Jane seeks out adventures and enjoys exploring new places whenever she gets the chance. Whether scouting for secluded bays on Hauraki Gulf islands or walking and running along east coast beaches or the Waitakere Ranges, rarely a day goes by when she doesn't appreciate how lucky she is to have stunning natural playgrounds, only minutes away, to escape to, relax in and explore. This is Jane's first book.