Aotearoa – New Zealand – the land of magical landscapes was our year-end Christmas destination for 2012.
The 18-day road trip took us roughly 2,600 km over the North and South Islands. Our trip actually started in the South Island at Christchurch where we went southbound towards Lake Wanaka before turning north to the glacier towns of Fox Glaciers and Franz Josef and onward to Nelson. We crossed the Cook Straits on the InterIslander and, from Wellington, headed northeast to Lake Taupo before ending our journey in Coromandel.
In each of the towns that we visited, we were spell-bound by the breathtaking landscapes across the two islands. Just as you think you’ve captured ‘the’ picture of the day, you turn around and there is another view just as spectacular.
In putting this portfolio together, it was very difficult to decide what pictures should be included. In the end, the panoramas did the best justice to the amazing landscapes. This is also the first time I’m turning this portfolio into a photobook, On the Road – A Magical Roadtrip in Aotearoa.
Aotearoa, Land of the Long White Cloud, we look forward to returning to your magical land.