Home to one of New Zealand's most famous landscape icons, The Wanaka Tree, Wanaka is a gorgeous part of the South Island surrounded by mountains including the Southern Alps, and situated along the shores of Lake Wanaka. Surrounding areas include The Crown Range, Haast Pass and Mount Aspiring National Park, making New Zealand photography opportunities here are endless. Wanaka landscapes are some of my absolute favourite to photograph and it is another part of New Zealand I feel quite connected to. I hope this shows through my Wanaka photos and Wanaka landscapes. If you are interested in prints or purchasing images please visit my print store or contact me.
Ah Wanaka, the small town nestled in the mountains, surrounded by lakes, and home to one very famous Wanaka Tree.
When I first really began to take New Zealand landscape photography seriously about 7 years ago there was one place I wanted to visit, and this was the place. I had seen a photo of the famous Wanaka Tree on Instagram and that incredible scene of a small Willow Tree growing in a lake surrounded by mountains just had to be seen with my own eyes. Wanaka landscapes were on my bucketlist and I just had to get there to experience them.
Little did I know how famous the Wanaka Tree would become, and how it would help my career and put me on the map. It was a photo of the Wanaka tree during one winter in 2015 that catapulted my social media profile and became viral all over the world. The Lone Wanaka Tree forced me to take my landscape photography from a hobby to a career. I have a lot to be grateful for because of this beautiful little tree and the Wanaka landscapes that have since helped my career go further.
Many people love it, many people hate it, but I LOVE the Wanaka tree and to date it is still the most popular New Zealand landscape image I sell.
I hope by sharing these NZ images of The Wanaka tree and Wanaka landscapes might inspire you to come and explore Wanaka Photography yourself.