Hooker Valley Grasslands

Mount Sefton

The Hooker Valley walk begins from a carpark a short distance from the remote Mount Cook Village. Travelling over a large swing bridge and then along a path cut into the cliff-side no wider than a footpath above a roaring river. You eventually cross another bridge and emerge into the grasslands of the Hooker Valley, [...]

View Over Christchurch

View over Christchurch

Looking out over Christchurch from the hills to its East. You can see the city below, the Pacific Ocean to the right and in the distance, the northern edge of New Zealand’s Southern Alps are covered in snow.



This shot was taken on the Crown Range road, New Zealand highest sealed road. It must be a real struggle to survive up here, with lots of wind, snow and other generally inhospitable conditions. I really like the slightly spooky look of this tree, not to mention the beautiful colour the setting sun was providing. [...]