James Cameron explores the dramatic alpine vistas, breathtaking landscapes and blue ice worlds of New Zealand.
I take inspiration from any natural place I go... up here on the mountains... or being on the Tasman Glacier, I do think of scenes.James Cameron World-renowned filmmaker
It's difficult to avoid the mountains in New Zealand. In the South Island, the Southern Alps form an impressive backbone that fill the horizon and depict a rugged landscape of ice and rock. Picturesque mountains, glaciers, and azure lakes will have you reaching for your camera at every turn.
Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park is home to some of New Zealand's highest mountains and the longest glacier. Witness skyscraping peaks and a puzzle of ice valleys that extend almost to the sea.
We had a very experienced mountain guide take us into an ice cave... I'd never been in an ice cave before, it was spectacular.James Cameron World-renowned filmmaker
Glacier country can be found on the west coast of the South Island, where the nation’s two most accessible glaciers – Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier – are located. These glaciers are well worth including as part of your New Zealand itinerary.
Exploring some of New Zealand’s walking and hiking trails. Experience dramatic schist bluffs and rock tors that stand like sculptures in the tussock landscape.
Further north, emerald lakes, alpine meadows and hot springs surround the largest volcanoes in the North Island, offering an environment of stunning diversity. Tongariro National Park is famous for the Tongariro Alpine Crossing among other things, where a day trek traverses otherworldly terrain along the slopes of three mountains.