Moeraki Boulders, Waitaki
Photo Credit: Miles Holden
"This is New Zealand" Travel Video
New Zealand has become a popular destination for world travelers even years after the hype from the Lord of the Rings series. This travel video captures the allure that has made this rugged natural landscape in the southern hemisphere a great place for an epic road trip. Imagine yourself having a picnic and sunset moment on one of the amazing natural beaches that have magically left city life an afterthought. As sunset turns to another day we see the beautiful crystal clear blue waters of mountain feed rivers and streams captured in amazing drone video. The water is so inviting it is worth a dive, although probably cold.
Have you been considering a helicopter ride in your itinerary? At 1:30 into the video we get a good idea why quickly ascending to the mountain tops could be something you might regret not doing. The helicopter company featured is The Helicopter Line that offers rides from four locations (Fox Glacier, Franz Josef, Mount Cook and Queenstown). One reviewer says this is a must, commenting "Eat 2-minute noodles for half the trip if you have to, but do this ride".
If you are undecided on a trip to New Zealand we have a few words for you - watch this video. If you like what you see, make it one for your list and spend at least two weeks exploring the island.
Clarke Glacier Queenstown
Photo Credit: Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters
Here are some more helicopter tour images if the idea has got your rotors spinning.
11 More Reasons To Visit
If the "This is New Zealand" video did not tip the balance on a dream trip to New Zealand, perhaps this gallery of images can help you decide. Enjoy your SomedayTrips dreaming.
- Shotover Jet Ride Shotover Jet Ride
- Amazing Coastal Views Amazing Coastal Views
- Penguin Place Otago Penguin Place Otago
- Cathedral Cove Cathedral Cove
- Fresh Air in Milford Sound Fresh Air in Milford Sound
- The Land of Hobbits The Land of Hobbits
- 300 Kilometers of Cycle Trail 300 Kilometers of Cycle Trail
- Catlins Coastal Area Catlins Coastal Area
- Amazing Snow Feed Rivers Amazing Snow Feed Rivers
- Pancake Rock Area Pancake Rock Area
- Coastal Outcrops Coastal Outcrops
Thanks to New Zealand Tourism and our SomedayTrips contributor, Sondra Furgerson, for providing images for this gallery.
Tips and Links for New Zealand
Get some great ideas on options for your trip to New Zealand on the official tourism site. This is one of the better country tourism bureas in the world which might be because tourism contributes over 7% of the GDP in the economy.
Eight road trips in the North and South Islands including alpine lakes to glaciers provides beautiful images of what you can expect and itineraries that can be your launch point for ideas. Most are short and can be combined into longer trips. For example the Alpine to Glaciers intinerary is 4 days starting in Queenstown and ending in glacier country and Mount Cook National Park. Oh, and yes, they have put a wine stop in there. A trip through New Zealand without popping into some of their world famous vineyards would be a shame.
If you are looking for that camper-van experience as part of a road trip, Backpacker Guide has some great tips that will perhaps smooth your trip planning and ultimate journey. Rental prices are seasonally priced. You can start exploring on a couple of sites for pricing including Motorhome Republic.
Here are a couple of blogger road trips links you might also find of value in planning your trip to New Zealand:
Video Producer Comments
This is a video about being 33 days on the road - going from Christchurch to Auckland. Locations: Milford Sound Arthurs's Pass Mount Taranaki Tongarino Crossing Gertrude Saddle
This is New Zealand.
This is a video about being 33 days on the road - going from Christchurch to Auckland.
Travel video road trip locations:
Giant Sand Dunes
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