New Zealand Locations

Near Kaikoura, South Island

NZ Tree Fern

NZ Tree Fern

Tui at Ark in the Park

Tui, 'Ark in the Park'

Champagne Pool and Artist's Palette, Roturua

Champagne Pool, Wai-O-Tapu

Lake Rotoriti

Lake Rotoriti

Waterfall, Rainbow Springs (Rotorua)

Waterfall, Rainbow Springs (Rotorua)

NZ Ferns

NZ Ferns

Kapiti Island, NZ

Kapiti Island

Wai-O-Tapu Vista, NZ

View from Waimangu

Sunset, Kaikoura Coast, NZ

Sunset, near Kaikoura

Pohutukawa, Hauraki Gulf

Pohutukawa (Hauraki Gulf)

Champagne Pool, Wai-O-Tapu (Rotorua)

Aranui Caves, Waitomo

Aranui Caves, Waitomo

There can’t be many places in the world that offer the huge range of climates and natural environments to be found in New Zealand. Snow-capped mountains, glaciers, rolling plains, dense forests and hundreds of miles of coastline have all been crammed into two islands only a little larger than the British Isles.

“New Zealand is thinly populated so – theoretically – it makes an ideal place to record sound effects. You can escape the sounds of traffic and aircraft with relative ease, and quite apart from the stunning scenery, it’s a captivating place to record because of the wealth of bird-life and its unusual range of geo-thermal activity like boiling mud pools and hot-water streams and geysers. Given all these attractions, a stop in New Zealand for an ‘out-of-pollution experience’ with a digital recorder and a camera seemed like the next logical step!” (Clive Williamson)

River

Cabbage trees on Tiritiri Matangi Island

Pohutukawa, Tiritiri Matangi Island

Pohutukawa, Tiritiri Matangi Island

Tiritiri Matangi Island, 1995

Tiritiri Matangi Island, 1995

Champagne Pool and Artist's Palette, Rotorua

Champagne Pool & Artist’s Palette, Wai-O-Tapu, nr. Rotorua

Champagn Pool, Wai-O-Tapu

Champagne Pool, Wai-O-Tapu

NZ Mud! (Rotorua region)

NZ Mud! (Rotorua region)

Entrance to Mapara Reserve (King Country)

Entrance to Mapara Reserve (King Country)

Lake Matheson, South Island

Lake Matheson, South Island

Pancake Rocks, Punakaiki, South Island

Pancake Rocks, Punakaiki, South Island

Milford Sound

Milford Sound

Lady Knox Geyser, nr. Rotorua

Lady Knox Geyser, nr. Rotorua

Slow, Penguins Crossing - Oamaru

Slow, Penguins Crossing – Oamaru

Photos on this page by Nora Correa Jimenez and Clive Williamson (1995-2017)