James Cameron's New Zealand

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See New Zealand through the eyes of world-renowned filmmaker James Cameron.

Four years ago, James Cameron and his wife Suzy chose New Zealand as their second home. Inspired by the infinite possibilites of nature, they’ve teamed up with Tourism New Zealand to create a new series of videos that will engage your curiosity and encourage you to explore vast landscapes that roll towards you like an IMAX movie. 

If you enjoy the outdoors and you enjoy a sense of adventure, you’re not going to be able to beat this place anywhere in the world.

James Cameron World-renowned filmmaker

James Cameron’s Top New Zealand Experiences

“There is so much to see and experience in New Zealand and you can do it all because everything is so close together. If I had to choose my favourite experiences they would include:

Whale Watching in Kaikoura

“It’s an amazing place. There’s a deep valley under the ocean there so there’s an upswelling of nutrients and the place is just going crazy offshore. You’ve got dolphins, pilot whales and sperm whales feeding on squid down in the Kaikoura Canyon so you can see just about every kind of marine life in there.”

Learn more about the coastal highlights of New Zealand.

Christchurch - Canterbury
Whale watching in Kaikoura, Christchurch - Canterbury

By Sara Orme

Exploring Abel Tasman National Park

“It’s not difficult to find great hikes in Abel Tasman National Park. You can kayak in the ocean before you start your hike in the forest. You can do both in one day because everything is fairly close together.”

Learn more about hiking in New Zealand.

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Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand

By Gareth Eyres

Scenic Flights in Fiordland

“Take a scenic flight across one of the most dramatic and beautiful regions of the South Island. The views of Fiordland from the air are just breathtaking. There are spectacular mountains and waterfalls absolutely everywhere but especially around places like Milford Sound.”

Learn more about alpine experiences in New Zealand.

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Milford Sound, New Zealand

By Milford Sound

Discovering the Wine Regions

“Rent a car and drive to wine country.  From Wellington, you can drive over the Rimutaka Ranges, into Featherston and then down into Martinborough, home of some of the best pinot noir. It’s only an hour’s drive from Wellington”. 

Learn more about the wine regions of New Zealand.

Waiheke Island, Auckland

By Miles Holden

Experiencing Local Arts & Culture

“Walk the streets of Wellington or Auckland. There's a huge art scene with a lot of energy. New Zealanders have always been inventive, they've always been individualistic and when that’s funnelled into the arts, you get some pretty amazing things.”

Learn more about the arts scene and culture of New Zealand.

Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington

By Two Bearded Men

Find out more about New Zealand and start planning your holiday now.