The 45th parallel south is a circle of latitude that lies 45 degrees south of the equator and theoretically marks the mid-way point between the equator and the South Pole. Unlike its northern equivalent, it passes mainly over ocean. New Zealand is one of the few land masses to lie in its path.
In 45 South photographer Arno Gasteiger travels the 45th parallel, documenting the dramatic variety of landscapes that lie along this invisible southern marker as well as the interesting characters who call it home. Alongside Gasteiger's photographs, award-winning novelist Laurence Fearnley writes of her deep love of this part of the world, and the events and people that have shaped it.
From the rugged river mouths on the east coast of the South Island to the sprawling landscapes of Central Otago and the untouched beauty of the west coast fiords, 45 South offers a captivating view of southern New Zealand.