Scenic View Of Mountains Against The Sky in New Zealand

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4 travel videos that will put New Zealand on the top of your bucket list

Published October 17th, 2017

With some of the world’s best ski fields, adventure activities, scenery, food and nightlife, New Zealand will tick all of your wanderlust boxes and more.

Get swept up in the magic (and accent) of New Zealand’s North Island, home to the country’s largest city, Auckland. A great starting point for seeing as much as possible is to jump on a wham bam action-packed tour with Contiki and Topdeck. Tick off bucket list activities like exploring a glowworm cave, encountering the native Kiwi, wine tastings, traditional Maori Hangi feasts and even a visit to Middle-Earth, otherwise known as the Lord of the Rings movie set, based in Wellington.

Head to the South Island tho and you’ve got glorious snow-capped mountains, tremendous lakes and monumental glaciers. Basically, they’ve got some nature things that are pretty big and people rave about them. But the only way you’re going to find out why is if you get your butt there yourself now hey?

Here are four videos to kick that wanderlust into action….

 

  1. HeyNadine’s NEW ZEALAND: 12 BEST THINGS  to Do & See! | Travel Guide

Popular Youtube travel vlogger HeyNadine shares her favourite things to do and see in New Zealand. HeyNadine has visited New Zealand more than most, not only did she live there for a while but she’s been back a few times since, and you can tell from the video why it is she keeps coming back for more.

HeyNadine’s 12 best spots to visit include Mount Cook National Park, Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers, Waiotapu- Rotorua, Queenstown, Mata Mata (Hobbiton), Tongariro National Park, Kaikoura, Wellington, Waitomo Caves, Abel Tasman National Park, Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound.

 

2. Carlos Costa’s Backpacking Around New Zealand

The next video up on this list was created by Youtuber Carlos Costa who spent a month travelling around New Zealand's South and North Islands after being sent on a GoPro shoot for a five-day kayak trip.

He stayed an extra two weeks to road trip around the country with some friends and the resulting video shows just a fraction of all the extreme adventuring on offer in this incredible country!

 

3. Samuel Elkins’ New Zealand 1.0

This video is another incredible look at NZ off the back of a sweet as two-week road trip by photographer/videographer Samuel Elkins. The video takes a rather romantic look at the wondrous nature offered up by New Zealand alongside a whole lot long hair blowing in the wind...


 

4. RayaWasHere’s Beautiful New Zealand Road Trip!

Youtuber RayaWasHere has put together a killer montage of a road trip with fellow Youtuber FunForLouis where they visit places like the Lord of the Rings village of Hobbiton, go for a light aircraft flight over some seriously epic mountains, frolick in picturesque daisy fields and hike through rainforests. Check it out.


 

If these videos don’t make you want to book a super cheap ticket to Auckland right now, well then I don’t know what will!

 
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Sam Aldenton

Sam Aldenton is a travel writer, digital content creator (read: takes photos/videos with her iphone and sometimes a real camera) and former retail and youth trend forecaster. When she's not off discovering the world’s best pizza (an obsession picked up from her 4-years in New York), she makes her home in Brisbane, Australia. Follow her on Twitter or Instagram at @samaaldenton.