Central Otago is a unique area, located in the heartland of New Zealand's stunning South Island. Semi-arid, with a Mediterranean climate of hot summers, but just as prone to heavy snowfalls and hoar frosts in the winters, the region is renowned for its often stark, unforgiving but always beautiful landscape. Rich in orcharding, farming and goldmining history, home to an array of wildlife, and a hub of sport and recreation, Central Otago offers endless sightseeing and outdoors opportunities, photographed and presented here for all to enjoy. Central Otago takes the reader on a tour of one of New Zealand's scenic meccas - a truly special place.
Gerald Cunningham is the author of several books on Central Otago and is also an accomplished photographer. He lives with his wife Susan, in a 95-year-old mudbrick villa, in the Central Otago village of Lauder.