Southern Lights web site is based in Wanaka, on the shores of Lake Wanaka in the heart of Central Otago, and part of the Southern Lakes, a beautiful area comprised of a number of well known large lakes with their sources in the Southern Alps of New Zealand. An area known for it's tourism attractions, clear air and land forms, which are many and varied.

The site is a commitment by owner Donald Lousley, a photographer, computer technician, and writer with iCommunicate and MacAssist Wanaka to share his love of New Zealand landscapes and the values they instill in people. A mountaineer by inclination Donald has spent a life time involved in horse trekking, helicopters, mountain guiding and instruction, fishing, tramping, skiing, ski touring, search and rescue, four wheel driving, mountain biking and rafting. And has also dabbled in hunting, yoga, canoeing and expedition sailing. His greatest love of them all however is parenting and growing up with young people in this unique environment.

Southern Lights New Zealand
Ralph Miller Art, Dunedin New ZealandDolphins by Dougal Lousley, at dusky Sound New ZealandWanaka Snow Farm nordic skiing area

About Southern Lights

Contact Info:

19 Rata St.
Wanaka 9305
New Zealand
Phone: 64 3 443 8101

  - Featuring Art....

Ralph Miller water colour sketch - Dunedin street scene 1940

Ralph Miller was a prolific artist & designer who died in 1956 at the young age of 37. An exhibition of his work was held in the Dunedin Art Gallery in 1969 - and a new exhibition of selected works in the Hocken library in 2006. People were the focus of Ralph Miller’s art. In every sketch, drawing or watercolour it is the activities of the people within them that grab our attention...... more>>

The shadow of Veronigue Desmet

Video artist Veronique Desmet creates moments of coexistence:

"For me, coexistence allows everyone to be who they are and to give the richness of their personality without having to change. Coexistence doesn't require any specific action for it to be possible to create together. Presence is the creative agent." more>>