Drive Thru New Zealand

Watch Drive Thru New Zealand

  • 2008
  • 5 Seasons

Drive Thru New Zealand is an adrenaline-fueled travel show that takes viewers on a wild ride through some of New Zealand's most breathtaking and challenging landscapes. The show is hosted by Chris Bryan, a seasoned surf cinematographer, and skateboarder and surfer Dylan Graves. Together, they set out on a mission to discover the best waves, most spectacular scenery, and wildest adventures that New Zealand has to offer.

Each episode takes viewers on a road trip through a different region of New Zealand, from the rugged coastline of the North Island to the epic mountain ranges of the South Island. Along the way, Chris and Dylan meet up with local athletes and adventurers who share their passion for extreme sports and outdoor exploration.

The show is a combination of travelogue, adventure sports, and documentary filmmaking, with stunning cinematography, high-energy music, and plenty of heart-pumping action. Whether they are catching waves in the world-class surf breaks of Raglan, snowboarding in the backcountry of Queenstown, or bungee jumping off a bridge in Taupo, Chris and Dylan always bring a sense of fun, enthusiasm, and high-octane energy to everything they do.

In addition to showcasing the natural beauty and cultural richness of New Zealand, Drive Thru also highlights the incredible athleticism and creativity of the local surfers, skaters, snowboarders, and other extreme sports enthusiasts. From the soulful surfing of Daniel Kereopa to the death-defying mountain biking of Kelly McGarry, these athletes push the limits of what is possible and inspire viewers to pursue their own passions and dreams.

Throughout the series, Chris and Dylan also provide insider tips and insights on the best places to eat, drink, and stay in each region, showcasing the unique flavors and hospitality of New Zealand's vibrant culinary and hospitality scene. They also share their own personal stories and experiences, offering a candid and entertaining look into their lives as professional athletes and adventurers.

Overall, Drive Thru New Zealand is a thrilling and visually stunning travel show that celebrates the beauty, creativity, and spirit of one of the world's most unique and captivating countries. Whether you are a fan of extreme sports, travel, or just looking for a little inspiration to get out and explore the world around you, this show is not to be missed.

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The End of the Road
7. The End of the Road
June 29, 2008
Nearing the end the trip the crew hooks up with another Kiwi local who leads them to one of the best surf sessions of the entire trip.
The Drive Thru Song
6. The Drive Thru Song
June 22, 2008
Following tradition, Donavon buys an organ at an antique shop which results in an impromptu jam session and an official theme song is created. Max leaves the tour, and Alex tows-in at a well known South Island big wave spot.
Dono and Gandalf
5. Dono and Gandalf
June 15, 2008
The crew packs up and leaves the bitter cold of Greymouth and go south over the Southern Alps where a snowball fight is had. Once they reach the coast again, the boys find more fun surf.
Planes, Trains and Automobiles
4. Planes, Trains and Automobiles
June 8, 2008
News of an arriving swell gets the crew packing up their gear and heading towards the chilly South Island. A snowball fight erupts as the boys travel across the interior of the North Island.
3. Handbags
June 1, 2008
Frustration finally results in a blowout between Pat and Donavon, with hilarious results. Then, Maz leads the crew to the best surf of the trip at a local sandbar afterward everyone takes on a natural waterslide where someone gets injured
Kiwis, Ozzies and Occys
2. Kiwis, Ozzies and Occys
May 25, 2008
After picking up special guests Mark "Occy" Occhilupo and Oscar "Ozzie" Wright, they all travel to Gisborne to pick up photographer Cory Scott and local pro surfer Maz Quinn.
1. Zorbonauts
May 18, 2008
Tour veterans Benji Weatherley and Donavon Frankenrieter, along with newcomer Alex Gray, arrive in Auckland, New Zealand. After they get the RV's ready and loaded, a friendly local leads the boys to the beach for their first surf.
  • Premiere Date
    May 18, 2008