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New Zealand videos

Here are some of my holiday videos shot in New Zealand. Each one has a separate page on this website with photos and more details.

If the videos don't work, or don't show at all, you might have better luck viewing them on my Vimeo channel at

Milford Sound scenic flight

This video is of a flight from Wanaka to Milford Sound in winter, as viewed from the front seat next to the pilot. It passes Lake Wanaka and the Treble Cone ski area, goes up the Matukituki Valley, past Mt Aspiring and the Olivine Ice plateau, over a wilderness of snowcapped peaks and forested valleys, before entering Milford Sound from the sea and landing at the tiny airstrip at the other end.

Music: "Scene of the swans" from Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky
For story and photos see Milford Sound scenic flight.

Lake Rotoiti

A large glacial lake near St Arnaud in the Nelson Lakes National Park - near the top end of of New Zealand's south island. Video shows the lake in sunny conditions, at dusk, and in snow.

Music: Sonata #1 in A by Niccolo Paganini
For story and photos see Lake Rotoiti.

Aerobatics over Queenstown

A scenic flight in a Pitts Special bi-plane with aerobatic manoeuvres such as loops, rolls, dives and spins over the magnificent landscapes of Queenstown in winter.

Music: Flying by Mark Petrie
For story and photos see Aerobatics over Queenstown.

Beech Forest at Nelson Lakes

A short walk in the beech forest near St Arnaud, in the Nelson Lakes National Park near the top end of the south island.

Music: Studio Per 'a Cirimonia - Tema 2 by Francesco Di Fiore
For story and photos see Beech Forest at Nelson Lakes.

Snow on the NZ west coast

This video captures the very rare sight of snow on the west coast of New Zealand's south island. Includes driving down a snowy Buller Gorge, snow falling in Franz Josef town and the nearby glacier, and snow-affected roads further south. Also some audio snippets of news and road reports - they were playing on the car radio when I recorded some of the footage.

Music: "Hiding Regret" by Mark Petrie
For story and photos see Snow on the NZ west coast.

Jet boating at Hanmer Springs

Parts of a fast and fabulous jet boat ride on the Waiau River near Hanmer Springs in the south island. This was my first attempt at action video, using an old-fashioned big heavy analogue camera. I'd love to do it again with a tiny GoPro camera strapped to my head.

Music: The Chase, from the soundtrack of the "The Man From Snowy River" film
For story and photos see Jet boating in New Zealand.

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