About Aotearoa Online

By: 07/12/2012

New Zealand, or Aotearoa as its first Polynesian discoverers named it, is an amazing country of great diversity and natural beauty. From the steep, snow capped mountains of the Southern Alps, to the drowned valleys of the Marlborough Sounds of the South Island, to the volcanic plateau of the central North Island, to the urban sprawl of Auckland, New Zealand has a lot to offer.

New Zealanders can take their country for granted, and even those who appreciate what they have don't always have an opportunity to explore this amazing country.

I've had the opportunity to travel to many parts of the South Island, and a few places in the North Island.

As a keen photographer, I've attempted to document my travels and the scenic beauty for which New Zealand/Aotearoa is renowned.

I'm hoping that you'll join with me in a pictorial journey around this beautiful country.

Please don't be offended if I request that you don't copy my photos. The collection you see on this site has been built up over years, and although it only takes an instant to capture an image, it can take hours of travel, vehicle and accomodation costs, and sometimes enduring uncomfortable conditions to capture a worthwhile image.

If you would like to use any of my images for any reason, please contact me. I don't consider myself to be a professional photographer in that I don't make a living from photography, however given the time, equipment and money, I would like to spend a lot more time capturing images of this amazing country for you to enjoy.

Christopher Cookson