Vast Central Otago LandscapeS
After eons of sculpting by the forces of nature, Central Otago’s wind-whipped landscapes, vast open spaces and treeless vistas give a sense of space and scale like no other region in New Zealand.
When you discover NZ and theCentral Otago region, an overpowering sense of clean, decongested space brings you to a reality that in this world there are still places like this. Places where unequalled beauty is heightened by the presence of open plains and steep, cutting valleys. To locals, the space and scale provide a sense of place that is difficult to take for granted.
By the general subtlety of man’s current footprint on the Central Otago landscape, a largely structure-less imposition adds to the sense of complete sparseness, echoed in the scattered population and their call for space and not pace.
The New Zealand Central Otago landscapes reflect the impressive scale and clean form of the Central Otago sky vistas - dramatic in their variety and presence, defined by climatic cloud artistry interacting with Central Otago’s weather, dictating landforms. The linear sweep of the skylines and the almost unbroken form of the land is a photographer’s paradise.
Massive honed block mountain sequences, with their interlinking valley and plain systems, enhance scale and provide distinctive unspoiled landform. The near monochromatic vegetation blankets the land – the naturalness of form and tones of brown, fawn and yellow add to the uniformity and an expanded sense of space. Unforgettable and unequivocal – in that it etches on to the soul. Even the dusk light silhouettes of layered ridgelines, backdropped by the transitioning hues of dusk night-light, emphasize the vast horizons. The vast Clutha Mata-au, surging hoarsely in its rock-bound gorge, is a voluminous torrent within this big region.
Imagine...a gentle walk... you are the only one for miles...no noise...just pure space and land. Humbling and inspiring in this world of difference. Discover Central Otago New Zealand.