One Month Road Trip Itinerary New Zealand

Time to plan that road trip through New Zealand? Our newest travel video in our collection shares a 33-day journey across the country from Christchurch to Auckland. Many of us do not have a month to visit a country but this video will provide some great inspiration and ideas for even a two-week trip across New Zealand's two main Islands.

 Moeraki Otago Beach Miles Holden

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 Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopter Tour

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.

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:

The Sweet Wanderlust 2 Week Road Trip

Have Seat Will Travel 10 Day Intinerary for the North Island

Ink and Adventure 3 Week Itinerary

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:
Milford Sound
Arthurs's Pass
Mount Taranaki
Tongarino Crossing
Gertrude Saddle
Mount Cook
Giant Sand Dunes
Golden Bay
Cathedral Cove
Oreti Beach

Cameras Used:
Sony A6500 (4K/25 & 1080/100)
20mm - 2.8 Sony SEL
55mm - 1.8 Zeiss SEL
18-105mm - 4.0 Sony SEL

GoPro Hero4 Black Edition

Gimbals:
Zhiyun Crane V2
Feiyu FY-G4 QD

Drone:
DJI Mavic Pro (4K/25) (we love this)
Modus: Cine

Music:
Threads - Roary
(via musicbed.com)

Editing:
Final Cut Pro with the Summer '18 LUT from Christian Mate Grab
(sellfy.com/christianmategrab)


 

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