Since he arrived from England in the 1990s, Marios Gavalas has taken New Zealand's shores to his heart. A dedicated coast walker, he researched this book in true Kiwi style ? by touring the entire coastline in a VW Kombi. He is a member of the New Zealand Society of Authors and has five other NZ walking books to his credit. Like Coastal Walks in the North Island, they are illustrated with his own expert photography. He has also been published in the NZ Herald, NZ Wilderness and NZ Geographic.