New Zealand from Above

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  • 2012
  • 1 Season
  • 8.6  (53)

New Zealand from Above is a thrilling documentary series that explores the picturesque beauty and diverse landscapes of New Zealand from a bird's-eye view. The show takes the audience on an exhilarating journey through the country's breathtaking mountains, pristine lakes, lush rainforests, golden beaches and more, capturing the stunning views and extraordinary natural phenomena that make New Zealand a top tourist destination.

Narrated by Julian Pulvermacher, the series features stunning aerial footage captured by cutting-edge drones and helicopters, providing a unique perspective on the country's most iconic sights. From the snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps and the rugged coastlines of the South Island to the geothermal wonders of the North Island and the vibrant cities of Auckland and Wellington, the show covers every aspect of New Zealand's fascinating landscape.

The first episode of the series takes the audience on a journey through the Southern Alps, showcasing the majestic Mount Cook, the highest peak in New Zealand, and the stunning Franz Josef Glacier, one of the few glaciers in the world that descends through a lush rainforest. The episode also explores the remote Milford Sound, a World Heritage site renowned for its towering peaks, cascading waterfalls and abundant wildlife.

The second episode focuses on the stunning beaches and rugged coastlines of the South Island, including the famous Abel Tasman National Park, where visitors can enjoy kayaking, hiking or simply relaxing on the pristine white sand beaches. The episode also features the breathtaking views from the top of New Zealand's tallest lighthouse, located on the rugged and windswept Cape Reinga.

The third episode turns its attention to the fascinating geothermal wonders of the North Island, including the world-famous geysers of Rotorua and the colorful Hot Water Beach, where visitors can dig their own hot pools in the sand. The episode also explores the stunning Lake Taupo, the largest lake in New Zealand, and the Tongariro National Park, home to the popular Tongariro Alpine Crossing.

The final episode of the series showcases the vibrant cities of Auckland and Wellington, providing a glimpse of the country's modern culture and urban lifestyle. From the iconic Sky Tower and the bustling Queen Street in Auckland to the charming cafés and street art of Wellington, the episode captures the unique character and energy of these two bustling cities.

Overall, New Zealand from Above is a mesmerizing series that offers a unique perspective on New Zealand's stunning natural beauty and diverse landscape. Through its breathtaking aerial footage and informative narration, the series is sure to inspire and captivate viewers, whether they are planning a trip to New Zealand or simply looking to experience the country's awe-inspiring scenery from the comfort of their own home.

New Zealand from Above is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (4 episodes). The series first aired on October 16, 2012.

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4. Northland
October 19, 2012
We travel towards the Far North, above Auckland, New Zealand's largest city and then on to the region of Northland, the home to many Maori. The northern part of the North Island is the most densely populated region of the country. Auckland, the nation's largest city and often referred to as the 'City of Sails', is situated at the narrowest part of the island.
Southern North Island and Volcanic Plateau
3. Southern North Island and Volcanic Plateau
October 18, 2012
We cross from the South to the North Island, flying over Cook Strait and the capital city Wellington, then on to the centre of the North Island and the Volcanic Plateau located on the fault line of the Pacific "ring of fire". The Islands are separated by Cook Strait crossed by ferries sailing between the small town of Picton in the South and the nation's capital Wellington in the north.
The West Coast and Northern South Island
2. The West Coast and Northern South Island
October 17, 2012
We travel to the wild West coast and see a pristine environment dominated by rain forest, glaciers and fast flowing rivers, then we fly to the East coast and see whales feeding before flying on to Christchurch and the Northern region of the South Island. The landscape that gives the West Coast of New Zealand its beauty also makes it inhospitable.
Central South Island
1. Central South Island
October 16, 2012
We travel to the Southern Alps in the Central South Island and discover the dramatic alpine landscape carved by glaciers, learn about the 1860's gold rush and the Pinot Noir now being produced in the region. We fly over the interior of Otago, the center of an 1860's gold rush which saw thousands travel to New Zealand by ship, arriving at the east coast city of Dunedin.
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New Zealand from Above is available for streaming on the website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch New Zealand from Above on demand at Amazon and Plex.
  • Premiere Date
    October 16, 2012
  • IMDB Rating
    8.6  (53)