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DVOW Nominee from NZ

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New Zealand 4K


New Zealand is one of the most visually interesting and dynamic islands in the world. Made up of two main islands, the landscape is marked by both volcanoes and glaciation. Popular locations include Mt. Victoria, South Island’s Fiordland and Southern Lakes, all of which played a part in the award-winning “Lord of the Rings” films. This incredible 4K aerial film, (a DVOW winner in April 2019) by drone pilot traveladdicted explores some of the incredible locations on the North Island in this memorable piece.

DVOW Nominated Video from New Zealand

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A New Zealand Adventure - 4K Drone


Professional photographer Ben Mack packed his drone on a family trip to New Zealand, and the final product was a breathtaking Drone Video of the Week nominated film that we can't stop watching.  The views of this southwestern Pacific country are woven beautifully with poignant clips of his family enjoying those same sights.  With a terrain boasting volcanoes, glaciers, forests and beaches, we can see why this two-island nation is a top tourism destination for families and drone pilots alike!

DVOW Nominee from the North Island

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New Zealand's north island, part 2


RJurevics created this beautiful DVOW-nominated video from New Zealand, the product of six months of travel through its North Island. The video uses drone footage (including timelapses) with a bit of ground camera footage to capture some epic views of the island, forever associated with the Lord of the Rings movie series.  One of the video's highlights is some rare footage of the Putangirua Pinnacles, a "badlands" area on Palliser Bay which appeared in Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003).  

NZ Road Trip

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New Zealand Drone | Road Trip 2018

French RC

New Zealand is not-infrequently cited as the world's most beautiful country.  If you want to see why, check out this stunning drone video from top contributor French RC.  The video will take you around the stunning natural scenery of both the North and South islands.  You'll see some of the country's amazing coastal cliffs and rock formations, the gigantic rocks just off its shores, endless green interior forests, gushing waterfalls, and the epic mountain scenery around Milford Sound on the South Island.

4K Tour of the Bay of Islands

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Bay of Islands: The Adventure

Cameron McGeorge

Check out this stunning 4k drone video of the Bay of Islands in New Zealand, compliments of top contributor Cameron McGeorge.  This fabled area lies off the northeastern coast of the North Island, and is one of the top attractions in the entire country.  The oddly-shaped bay is home to almost 150 islands, almost all of them uninhabited.  The first area of New Zealand to be settled by Europeans, it's known around the world as a big-game fishing destination.

Tour of NZ by Mavic Pro

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New Zealand


Contributor and drone pilot Huette skillfully condensed over a month of travel throughout New Zealand into this epic 60 second drone video of the great Pacific Ocean country.  His video features aerial footage of mountain hikes, glaciers, ocean kiteboarding, the magnificent Milford Sound, and the North Island's Cathedral Cove nature preserve.  Shot with a DJI Mavic Pro drone, the video will show you the incredible beauty of this magic Pacific Ocean country.  

Queenstown to Auckland

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New Zealand


This cinematic aerial exploration follows contributor Lilabmedia’s 18-day journey from Queenstown to Auckland, as she travels across both the North Island and South Island of New Zealand with her companion Van. A drone video rich in detail reveals tall steamy mountains, waterfall tendrils ending in glassy pools, pristine beaches, and shadows from clouds as they move across the blowing countryside. For a brief aerial tour of the length a beautiful country, it's hard to beat this production.

New Zealand by DJI Phantom 4

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Misty scenes dominate this ethereal aerial video of New Zealand by contributor Chris Grewe.   He shot this video with a DJI Phantom 4 drone over a three week trip, which covered both the North and South Islands.  Expansive beach cliffs are contrasted with detailed forest foliage and streams, and beach spray turns to mountain fog as chrisgrewe’s drone moves inland from the coast to showcase the country's wide variety of life.  For those contemplating a trip to the country, it's not to be missed.

One Year in New Zealand

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My Year 2017 | New Zealand


“As important as that is to look where you’re going, also take the time to stop and look back at where you’ve been.” In this vivid aerial showcase, filmmaker Michael Roberts reflects on an epic year of travel around New Zealand with his drone and his imagination.  The video features epic aerials of iconic New Zealand scenes such as boating Milford Sound and fishing the cliffs of Canterbury. A year in the making, this is a drone video which is not to be missed! 

Exploring New Zealand by Drone

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New Zealand, the Magnificent!

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Merriam-Webster defines ‘phantasmagoria’ as “a constantly shifting complex succession of things seen or imagined; a bizarre or fantastic combination, collection, or assemblage,” and this aerial showcase complete with snowy mountains, sand dunes, steamy rainforests, and scenic vistas makes it easy to see why drone video creator Jtupe uses the word to describe his exploration of New Zealand.  This video was shot with a DJI Mavic Pro drone.

Drone Tour of the North Island

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New Zealand's North Island


Take an aerial tour of the North Island of New Zealand, compliments of contributor and drone pilot RJurevics.  The North Island, while smaller in land area than the South, is by far the more populous of the country's two main islands.  It includes most of the country's main cities, as well as some of its most spectacular natural scenery.  This video of the world's 14th largest island was nominated for the Drone Video of the Week contest in April, 2019.

New Zealand's Great Barrier Island

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Great Barrier Island: The 4K Adventure

Cameron McGeorge

You've heard of the Great Barrier Reef, but what about the Great Barrier Island? This dynamic drone video showcases the natural beauty of New Zealand’s Great Barrier Island, which lies to the northwest of the country's North Island. About 60% of the island is a nature reserve and boasts some of the best diving and boating in the country in its turquoise-colored eastern bays. On the island, dramatic rocky shoreline contrasts with sweeping sand beaches and thick tropical forest.

Aerial Tour of the North Island

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HEAD OVER North Island #2 New Zealand 4K


AirVuz contributor and drone pilot Damienlair takes us on an epic aerial tour of the North Island of New Zealand.  The North Island is home to roughly three in four New Zealanders, most of whom live in its two largest cities, Auckland and Wellington.  In this video, you will see that the North Island also has some of the most exotic scenery to be found in this or any other country.  The video combines epic drone footage with some amazing post-production editing to amazing effect.  

Mount Cook National Park

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Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park

8 Fifty Productions

Florida drone pilot 8Fifty Productions traveled from native Florida to New Zealand and captured some incredible aerial footage of the country.  In this video he takes us through Mt. Cook National Park on the South Island, home of Mt. Cook, the country's tallest peak, with an altitude of almost 3.8k meters (12.3k ft), as well as other amazing sights. It's part of the Southern Alps, an range which runs almost the length of the South Island and is one of the country's top tourist attractions.

Skateboarding in Auckland

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Skateboarding Adventure in Auckland with Mavic Pro

Thib from Above

It’s hard not to have fun with drone pilot Thib from Above as he explores urban Auckland, New Zealand on his Penny skateboard with his guitar and DJI Mavic Pro. It's a perfect setting for the action; Auckland is the largest city in New Zealand and often counted amongst the most beautiful urban areas in the world.  From dodging traffic and pedestrians to visiting city landmarks, the only thing more impressive than his skating is his flying - he says he does it all manually!  

New Zealand's Hobbiton

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New Zealand's Hobbiton

FreD ...///...

Contributor FreD used a drone to give us an aerial view of one of the most famous spots in New Zealand.  Matamata is a small town in the state of Waikato on the country's North Island.  It achieved world reknown as the closest town to a primary shooting location known as Hobbiton in the Lord of the Rings and later the Hobbit movie series. The area was "discovered" in the late 1990's via an aerial search during the pre-production phase of the Lord of the Rings series. 

Wellington: New Zealand's Capital City

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Four Seasons in Wellington, New Zealand

Vaughan Wilson

In this video, you'll get a bird's eye look at Wellington, New Zealand and its surrounding area.  Wellington is the capital of this Australasian country, as well as its second largest city.  It is situated near the southern tip of the North Island, some distance from New Zealand's #1 city Auckland, which lies nearer to its northern end.  Wellington generally appears at the top of lists of the world's most beautiful capital cities, and when you watch this drone video by Vaughan Wilson you'll see why.

Auckland, Hobbiton, Lake Taupo, and More

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Journey from The Shire to Mordor


Check out this magnificent 4k drone video from New Zealand's North Island, compliments of Zonieland. The locations featured in the video include (1) Auckland, the country's most populous city; (2) Hobbiton, site of the most well known film set for the "Hobbit" movie franchise; (3) Lake Taupo, a caldera which is New Zealand's largest lake; (4) Huka Falls, on the Waikato River; and (5) Tongariro National Park, the country's oldest national park, which is located near the center of the island.  

Karangahake Gorge

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Aerial Views of Karangahake Gorge, New Zealand


Contributor theStyleJungle created this amazing drone video of one of the most spectacular sights of New Zealand.  The Karangahake Gorge is situated on the Coromandel Peninsula on the North Island.  It offers some of the best hiking in New Zealand, particularly the Windows Walk, which passes through old gold mining areas and over a suspension bridge.  The canyon was formed by the Ohinemuri River, which is a tributary of the Waihou River, one of the main waterways on the North Island.

Mt. Hutt

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Mount Hutt Snow Palooza 2018


The moutains of the Southern Alps in New Zealand provide an abundance of recreation for its winter season, and travel blogger YoumiTrip caught the highlight of winter fun when he flew his drone over the 'mad spring party' known as the Mount Hutt Snow Palooza.  Revelers cruise their way down the ski mountain either via snow kayaking, proving that the winter in the Southern Hemisphere is not to be missed. This video was a Drone Video of the Month Staff Pick.

Milford Sound

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Milford Sound, on New Zealand's South Island,

8 Fifty Productions

New Zealand's Milford Sound is home to some of the world's most beautiful natural scenery.  It's surrounded by the Southern Alps, a chain of mountains which run up and down the country's South Island.   The area received a boost in terms of exposure when it appeared as a primary filming location for Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018), the sixth installment of the Mission Impossible series.  Both the opening scene and the now-famous helicopter chase scene were filmed near Milford Sound.  

South Island: Queenstown

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Queenstown, NZ


Behold this beautiful drone video of Queenstown, New Zealand by Tathra_Kendall.  Queenstown is on Lake Wapatiku in the foothills of the Southern Alps, the chain of mountains which runs down the western side of the island.  The area around Queenstown, disguised as Kashmir, was a primary filming location for the 2018 film Mission: Impossible – Fallout.  The famous scene where Tom Cruise races a helicopter through a canyon was filmed in the area between Queenstown and Milford Sound.  

Hiking to Milford Sound

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Road to Milford | DJI Mavic Pro + Sony a6500


Without doubt, New Zealand is a hiker's dream.  On both the North and South Islands you'll find a wealth of walking treks through some of the world's most beautiful scenery.  In this video, contributor Michael Roberts used a DJI Mavic Pro supplemented with a ground camera to record the highlights of a five day hike to Milford Sound.  Situated in a national park on the South Island, Milford routinely appears atop authoritative lists for the best hiking areas in the world.

Across the North Island

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CH drone

Check out this absolutely stunning drone video of New Zealand's North Island, compliments of contributor CH Drone.  The North Island spans almost 115k square km (about 44k square mi.), making it the world's 14th largest island by land area.  It's about 30% smaller than the South Island, but about 3x as populous.  Even with its higher population density, the North Island is still characterized by vast spaces which are rarely touched by humans.  It's known as Te Ika-a-Māui in the aboriginal language.  

Bay of Islands

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Bay of Islands: Shot on EVO

Autel Robotics

Autel Robotics used New Zealand's stunningly beautiful Bay of Islands to show off the power of their EVO drone.  The area is formed by a group of islands off the northeastern coast of the country's North Island, near the city of Whangarei.  The bay contains nearly 150 islands, most of which are uninhabited.  It's one of the most popular destinations on the North Island, and is considered a world class fishing area.  It's also become a magnet for the worldwide sailing community.  

Whaakari Island

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Whakaari Island: Shot on EVO

Autel Robotics

New Zealand is much more than its two main (North and South) islands.  One of the country's lesser known islands is called Whakaari.  Formed by a volcano, it is situated off the northern coast of the North Island, in a body of water called the Bay of Plenty.  With an altitude of about 320 meters (just over 1k ft.), it's only about 3 square km (just over a square mile) in area.  Check it out from above in this beautiful drone video by Autel Robotics, who used their EVO drone to film the beautiful island-mountain.  

Six Weeks in New Zealand

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40 Days in New Zealand

Chris Jeon

Top contributor Chris Jeon condensed a 40 day trip to New Zealand into this epic five minute drone video.  Covering both islands, the video features some amazing timelapse shots, including an amazing sequence of a moon "rising" and another of rotating constellations.  Specific locations include the North Island's Tongariro National Park and its famous crater lakes, the Bluff seaport near the country's southern extremity, the South Island's Milford Sound, and much more.

Aerial Tour of NZ

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New Zealand, Earth & Water

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Contributor Silas used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create this spectacular aerial collage of New Zealand, one of the jewels of the South Pacific.  Strap yourself in for a ride across what many consider to be the world's most beautiful country.  You will get bird's eye views of some of the country's famous coastal rock formations, its pristine forests, mountainous interior, and iconic lighthouses.  Specific areas include Milford Sound, Mt. Aoroki (NZ's tallest mountain), and many more of the country's top sights.

Coromandel Peninsula and Cape palliser

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HEAD OVER North Island #1 New Zealand 4K


Top contributor damienlair created this stunning aerial tour of the northern and southern extremities of New Zealand's North Island.  From the north end you'll see some epic footage of the Coromandel Peninsula in the Bay of Plenty, as well as Ninety Mile Beach.  The video also features footage from the southern tip of the island, around Palliser Bay.  The trip will take you all the way to the tip of Cape Palliser, the southernmost point on the North Island.

The South Island by Drone

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South island, New Zealand


Contributor MavicExplorer created this fantastic aerial video from a two week road trip across the South Island of New Zealand.  Larger and far less populated than the North Island, the South Island is home to some of the world's most pristine natural scenery.  The video includes epic bird's eye footage of some of these spots, including Lake Wanaka, Lake Pukaki, and Lake Tekapo.  It also includes aerial views of some of the island's better known sights, such as the Southern Alps and Milford Sound.  

Northland and Taupo

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New Zealand, Weekends in Middle Earth

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Contributor Silas used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create this magnificent aerial video of a couple of areas on New Zealand's North Island.  The Northland Region covers the northernmost part of the island.  It's sometimes called the Winterless North in reference to its subtropical climate.  The other area covered in the video is around the town of Taupo.  Located near the middle of the island, Taupo is home to an eponymously named lake as well as a volcano.  

South Island Drone Tour

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South Island of New Zealand [4K]

Cameron McGeorge

Top contributor Cameron McGeorge created this stunning drone video from the South Island of New Zealand.  The video features footage from the following locations: Lake Pukaka, an alpine lake in the McKenzie Basin in the center of the island; Lake Wanaka, a bit to the southwest of Pukaka, New Zealand's fourth-largest lake; Aoraki, also known as Mt Cook), the country's highest mountain; and the Tasman Glacier, the country's largest glacier, which flows into the McKenzie Basin.  

Milford Sound Reflections

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Reflecting Aoteroa


Top contributor sfdrones created this stunning drone video of the area around Milford Sound on the South Island of New Zealand.  The title of the video is a play on words; "Aoteroa" is the name for New Zealand used by the Māori, the country's indigenous inhabitants.  The video brilliantly captures the reflections of the Southern Alps onthe pristine waters of the area, some of the most beautiful in the world.  Milford Sound lies in the southwestern part of the South Island.

NZ Road Trip

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New Zealand Road trip


If it wasn’t for the occasional car or farm fence, this wide-ranging drone video compilation would be straight out of Lord of the Rings’ Middle Earth. Shot on a DJI Mavic Pro across New Zealand’s North and South Islands, this video by contributor jasone_drone visits rolling green hills, white cliffs, steaming geothermal fields, turquoise lakes, and more.  The "otherworldliness" of these islands, which drew the producers of the Lord of the Rings series, is on full display here.  

Cathedral Cove

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Cathedral Cove view from a Drone (New Zealand)

Picta Drone

Here's an excellent aerial view of a famous spot on the coast of New Zealand, compliments of contributor Picta Drone.  It's called Cathedral Cove, and it's a sea cave and surrounding beach area which are part of the Te Whanganui-A-Hei Nature Reserve on the Coromandel Peninsula, an appendage to the northeastern part of the North Island.  The cove was a filming scene for the 2008 blockbuster The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.  

From Auckland to the Southern Alps

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For a three minute aerial tour of New Zealand, check out this awesome drone video compilation by last2raven.  It opens with a brilliant shot of the skyline of Auckland, the country's largest city, which is distinguished by the nearly 330 meter (just under 1.1k ft.) Auckland Skytower.  From there you'll be able to see a mix of natural and cultural scenery from both islands, including some epic shots of the coastline, the Southern Alps mountains, and the obelisk atop the One Tree Hill on the outskirts of Auckland.  

Three Lakes on the North Island

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Rotokakahi, Waikaremoana and Tikitapu lakes (New Zealand)

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Contributor and drone pilot Marmot put together this beautiful drone tour of three lakes on New Zealand's North Island. First up is Lake Rotokakahi, or Green Lake. It's one of the smaller lakes within a group that sits just south of the Bay of Plenty, towards the northern end of the island.  The next stop is Lake Tikitapu, or Blue Lake, an even smaller lake just to the north of Green Lake.  The last stop is Lake Waikaremoana, which is located well to the southeast of the other two lakes, in Te Urewera.

NZ Road Trip Video

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New Zealand | Road Trip

French RC

Strap yourself in for this brilliant aerial tour of New Zealand, compliments of contributor FrenchRC.  The video features footage from some of the country's top spots, including: (1) the Waiotapu active geological zone near the Bay of Plenty on the North Island, (2) the Putangirua Pinnacles in the Wellington Region of the North Island, (3) the South Island coastal town of Kaoura, (4) some spectacular rocks off the coast near Auckland, (5) the Moeraki Boulders on the South Island's Otago Coast, and more.

White Island, Bay of Plenty

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White Island - NZ

Walker Vision

Some of the most other-worldly scenery to be found in New Zealand is on neither the North Island nor the South Island but rather on a small island which sits off the coast of the North Island in the Bay of Plenty.  It's called White Island (Whakaari), and it's formed by one of the country's most active volcanoes.  The circular island is only about 2 km (around 1.2 mi.) in diameter but what's visible - most of the volcano is underwater.  You can check it out in this awesome video by Walker Vision.  

Three Spots on the South Island

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New Zealand - Head Over South Island #2 2017 4K


As the title suggests, in this video by top contributor damienlair you can head over to the South Island of New Zealand and check out some of its epic scenery.  The three spots covered in the video are as follows: (1) Abel Tasman National Park, located between Golden Bay and Tasman Bay at the north end of the island ; (2) Farewell Spit, a sand spit on the half-moon-shaped Golden Bay; and (3) Colac Bay, which is situated at the opposite (southern) end of the island.

One Year on the South Island

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New Zealand - A year around the South Island by Phantom 3


Top contributor YoumiTrip spent a year traveling through the South Island of New Zealand with a drone.  He put some of his best footage together to make this amazing video, which covers nearly three-dozen spots on the island.  Here is what you'll see: Fishermans Bay, New Brighton, Wanaka, Mount Aspiring, Nugget Point lighthouse, Hooker Lake, Wharariki Beach, Castle Hill, Roy's Peak, Angelus Hut, Avalanche Peak, Waiau river, the Kaikoura Peninsula, Hinapouri Tarn (Angelus Hut), and more.

Lake Coleridge, Canterbury

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New Zealand - Lake Coleridge

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Lake Coleridge is one of the northernmost of a series of lakes which run through New Zealand's South Island, parallel to its western coastline and east of its mountains. It's part of the Canterbury region, which covers much of the northern part of the island. Formed by a glacier roughly 20k years ago, the lake covers about 47 square km (around 18 square mi.) and is up to 200 meters deep (around 660 ft.).  Check out this beautiful glacial lake from above in this drone video by Marmot.

Coromandel and Auckland

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Coromandel and Auckland 4K Drone Visit

Thib from Above

Top contributor Thib from Above created this beautiful drone view from two of the top sights on the North Island of New Zealand.  The first part of the video features the Coromandel Peninsula, which sits opposite (east of) the  Hauraki Gulf from Auckland.  Then the video shifts about 75 km (around 50 mi. as the crow flies) west to Auckland, the country's largest city and home to one of the world's most recognized skylines.  The video was shot with a DJI Mavic Pro drone.

FPV Video from Tongariro

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The volcanic Giants


Check out this stunning first person view (FPV) video from one of the most famous spots in New Zealand.  It was shot in the Tongariro National Park, which is located in the middle of the North Island.  The oldest national park in the country and only the sixth park in the world to be so designated by its national government, Tongariro is known for its three active volcanoes and their crater lakes.  Check out this natural treasure (a UNESCO World Heritage site) from an entirely new perspective!  

Lake Pukaki, Mackenzie Basin

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Lake Pukaki, New Zealand

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New Zealand's South Island has a series of long, narrow lakes which run parallel to its western coast and on the opposite (eastern) side of the mountains which also run parallel to the coast.  Lake Pukaki is the largest of three lakes which lie in the Mackenzie Basin, which covers an area southeast of Mt. Cook.  In this drone video by noeels, you will get a great aerial view of this beautiful lake, which was used as a filming location for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012).

Turoa, Tongariro National Park

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Hiking in Turoa, New Zealand


Some of the most beautiful scenery on New Zealand's North Island are to be found in Tongariro National Park, near the center of the island.  Among the highlights of the park is the Turoa ski field on the slopes of Mt. Ruapehu, the North Island's highest mountain.  Turoa "played the role" of Lonely Mountain in the The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013), part of the Hobbit prequel series.  Check out Turua from a bird's eye perspective in this drone video by contributor AndrewAchter.

Around the South Island

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Vaughan Wilson

Let top contributor Vaughan Wilson light up your screen with this epic aerial collage from a trip to New Zealand.  In quick succession, you'll get to see some of the most beautiful spots in this country, often considered one of the 2-3 most beautiful lands in the world.  Some of the highlights include an epic selfie from Queenstown (the main city on the South Island), beautiful shots of Mt. Cook (the country's tallest peak), waterfalls, wildlife, and more.   

New Zealand Compilation Video

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New Zealand from Above 🇳🇿

AirVūz Social

Some of our most stunning aerial videos are from New Zealand.; there's a reason why these islands are perennial movie filming locations notably for the "Hobbit" fantasy series.  In this video, we've put together highlights from some of the best New Zealand (North and South Islands) drone footage on AirVuz.  Sit back and enjoy the view from above while learning about some of this country’s quirkiest facts compiled and put together by the team at AirVūz.


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Lake Emma (New Zealand)

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Above my imagination

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CH drone