New Zealand Travellers Road Atlas, spiral-bound, handy size, 178-page road atlas, with enlargements for environs of main towns, street plans of town centres, an index of localities, roads/tracks and streets, plus information driving regulations.
The main section of the atlas is at 1:500,000 with detailed presentation of the road network from motorways to 4WD tracks. Railway lines, ferry routes, local airfields and airstrips are marked. National Parks and protected areas are highlighted, and symbols mark places of interest, a very wide range of sport and recreational facilities, wine growing areas, hot springs and thermal areas, campsites and motorhome/caravan parks, etc. Selected waking tracks are also shown, including the New Zealand Walkway and the Te Araroa Walkway. Topography is indicated by very effective relief shading, spot heights and names of various mountain ranges, plus colouring for protected areas. No geographical coordinates are provided.
More detailed mapping at scales between 1:350,000 and 1:175,000, conveniently summarized on an overview map of the whole country, covers Northland and Auckland area, Waikato and Bay of Plenty, Hawkes Bay – Manawatu – Wellington area, Nelson – Marlborough area, and Christchurch – Otago – Southland area. Street plans are provided for over 30 town centres, including all main cities, showing one way streets, parking facilities, public toilets and places of interest. All the different types of map pages are clearly colour coded and labelled.
A 47-page index has separate lists of cities/towns/localities and rural features (mountain and passes, coastal and water features, ski fields/tracks/parks/forests) plus road and street names on the enlargements and street plans. The atlas also includes a list of over 100 of the country’s main places of interest, each with a brief description and cross-referenced to the road maps, a list of the visitor centres, a section on road safety and traffic signs, and a distance table.