Discover Top NZ Aerial Videos

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, DVOW nominated 4K aerial film 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

  • BenMack
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    • 32
  • 7 months ago

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!

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!

  • Jtupe
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    • 22
  • a year ago

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.

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.

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.  

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.), it's 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 much higher population density, the North Island is still characterized by vast spaces which are rarely touched by humans.  The North Island is known as Te Ika-a-Māui in the aboriginal language.  

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

  • Silas
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    • 40
    • 38
  • a year ago

Contributor Zilas 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 (the country'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

  • Silas
    • 1.3k VŪZ
    • 23
    • 24
  • a year ago

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.  

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.  

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.