New Zealand is one of the most remote countries in the world. Owing to the great distance from continents and, as a result of intense volcanic activity, unique flora and fauna as well as extraordinary landscapes have developed in this island country. The settlement of humans over the centuries has naturally also had an influence on the landscape. This film is an invitation to travel across the diverse landscapes of New Zealand.
Because of the large north-south range of the country, very different climate zones can be found in New Zealand: there is sub-tropical heat in the north, while the considerably cooler weather in the south is influenced by the proximity of the Antarctic. The large mountain ranges and individual volcanoes reach heights of thousands of metres. In geothermal areas heat energy rises to the surface from inside the earth.
The film shows impressive pictures of the extraordinary landscapes and the eco-systems they have created: the sandy beaches and the lush fern forests of the North Island as well as the bare Alpine areas of the South Island.
Naturally we won’t overlook the rich fauna either: we are going to visit the fur seal colony in Kaikoura and the gannet colony on Muriwai Beach.
In the unparalleled 3D shots the full stunning diversity of New Zealand comes to life with its geysers soaring to the skies, with its mysteriously shimmering hot springs in the geothermal areas, rushing waterfalls deep in the forests and gigantic volcanic peaks.