New Zealand: Wild at Heart

New Zealand: Wild at Heart

album is a record of my three-month trip around New
Zealand, in particular the South Island. I travelled along the west
coast from Marlborough Sounds to the Fiords and then spent time in
Otago and the Mackenzie Basin, before visiting Oamaru and Moeraki
on the east coast.

Fiordland is the place of unforgettable beauty and grandeur.
Mountain walls rise upwards out of the ocean and waterfalls cascade
down the cliff faces. People come and go, but the landscape remains
unchanged, barely touched by humans. This is the place where you
can learn humility, rediscover an ability to wonder and dream with
your eyes wide open.

Marlborough Sounds offer a different kind of beauty. Calm and
peaceful, they are best experienced along the walking tracks or
from a boat on the water either. Central Otago, with its glassy
lakes and snowy Alps seems to cry out for adventure, offering
climbing, walking, cycling trails, white-water rafting and bungee

We go to New Zealand when we want to experience the sheer
wilderness. It’s a land which seems to be between worlds, born out
of fantasy and fairytales, with its lakes, mountains, forests and
Maori culture. Its beauty has a universal quality that almost
familiar, like we’ve been here before – probably in our dreams.

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