Mackenzie Country inspires photographer

02:39, Feb 13 2014
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Lupins on the edge of Lake Tekapo.
mackenzie country beauty spots
The Church of the Good Shepherd makes a great photographic subject at all times of the day.
mackenzie country beauty spots
New Zealand's highest Aoraki/Mt Cook has featured in many tourists and locals' photo albums.
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The Southern Alps form the backbone of the South Island.
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Tours on Lake Tasman give people the opportunity to get up close to glacial icebergs.

The Mackenzie Country is getting international exposure on a CNN list of beautiful South Island spots to photograph.

New Zealand Travel 2013 Photographer of the Year Mike Hollman was asked by CNN Go website to name some of his favourite spots to shoot in the South Island, and of the 14 places he listed, five are found in South Canterbury's high country.

Lupins dotting roadsides, to the Church of the Good Shepherd in Tekapo, the Southern Alps, the icebergs on Lake Tasman, and Aoraki/Mt Cook all featured.

Other places chosen by Hollman included Milford Sound, the Moeraki boulders, and the Waimakariri River.

What are your favourite things to photograph in the Mackenzie Country?

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