New Zealand: An island journey is an informal look at New Zealand and its people through the lens of German photographer Karl Johaentges. It is a colourful portrayal of New Zealand's stunning landscape, and the diversity, warmth and spirit that characterise its inhabitants. Looking at the country with the fresh perspective of a visitor's eye, Karl's photographs celebrate the diversity of the landscape, from green plains, mossy forests and rugged mountains to fiords, magnificent beaches, thermal springs and volcanic craters. Writer Jackie Blackwood gives an overview of the areas they have visited on their travels round the country, arranged in geographical order as they work their way down the South Island from Banks Peninsula to Bluff, and back up the West Coast to the North Island, ending at Cape Reinga. The book is not only focussed on nature however, but also features fascinating accounts of people from all walks of life who they meet along the way. New Zealand was originally published by National Geographic Germany.