Lodestars Anthology is a magazine-meets-journal for curious travellers who long to see, chat about and experience this big old world of ours.
It is a magazine about place, travel and exploration, one that you’d ideally like to keep on your coffee table – or filled with scribblings and safely stored in your suitcase. It is independently published, distributed internationally and dedicated to exploring the globe one country per issue.
Full of photographs, illustrations, creative writing, city guides and personal musings, it is designed to fuel your love of adventure, life and all the people, destinations and ideas this world has to offer. Printed on high quality paper and perfect-bound the focus is as much on design as it is on content and wanderlust.
Issue 7 New Zealand
Aotearoa, New Zealand, is a land of myth, created, according to Māori lore, when the Polynesian Demi-God Māui cast a fishhook crafted from an ancestor’s jawbone off the canoe in which he had stowed himself away.
With this, he hauled from the ocean’s depths a giant fish, which became the North Island, its mountains and rivers carved out by his brothers impatient to devour the catch. The South Island is their canoe, with secluded Rakiura, found at what feels like the end of the earth, formed from its anchor stone.
Today, with its sleeping volcanoes, mighty fjords, seemingly endless coastline and ability to make visitors feel deliciously small, New Zealand remains shrouded in a special kind of magic.