Riding side by side, artist John Z Robinson and writer Annie Villiers recreate the hypnotising landscape of the Central Otago Rail Trail. This is an enchanting tribute in paint and words, to one of the world's most spectacular scenic routes. In Parallel Lines, we are taken along the first rail trail in New Zealand to be dedicated to cyclists, hikers and horse riders. At 150 kilometres long, the trail runs through an astonishingly diverse landscape, much of which can't be seen by car from the roads or highways. Through their complementary visions, Robinson and Villiers guide us over mountain ranges, past lakes and gorges, across the immense Maniototo plain; through snow and sun, river and blossom-time, through memory and the heart's winding paths.