Hello from New Zealand

For the last few weeks my friend and I have been backpacking through both North and South Island of New Zealand. It’s an incredible country with about every single type of landscape and weather combination possible. I visited during what would be the Southern Hemisphere’s late Spring. I was excitedly anticipating temperatures hovering around 60-70°F. Home was going through a disgustingly, humid heat wave. I decided to ditch the sticky mugginess and urban cityscape in exchange for beautiful scenery, open roads, and a hint of snow.

The trip began with flying out from LAX and landing in Auckland (AKL.) From there we hired a car and headed south.

Locations Visited:

North Island

South Island

  • Picton
  • Abel Tasman National Park
  • Paparoa National Park
  • Franz Josef Glacier
  • Fox Glacier
  • Queenstown
  • Ben Lomond
  • Kiwi Birdlife Park
  • Te Anau (Kepler Track)
  • Haast Pass
  • Milford Sound
  • Tunnel Beach
  • Catlins National Park
  • Surat Bay
  • Nugget Point
  • Tautuku Bay
  • Purakaunui Falls
  • Slope Point
  • Moeraki Boulder
  • Christchurch

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I have to mention though, the number one thing I missed while abroad was the abundance of wi-fi. There isn’t much accessible public wi-fi in New Zealand. Hotspots that are available generally run at dial-up speed. –Minus the nostalgic 56k modem sound.

Shops, stores, and businesses also typically close rather early. For instance 8pm is considered late. This is conjunction with the country’s lack of wi-fi provided me with ample editing time to string together a collection of clips I filmed while moving about the country. It’s truly a remarkable country. I encourage you to visit at least once. Enjoy the short film! 🙂

Equipment

Camera:

Sony A7r II
GoPro HERO 4 Black Edition + Blackout Housing + JOBY GPod Mini Magnetic Stand (full review)
iPhone 5s

Lens: 
Sony 28mm f/2 FE

Accessories:
Peak Design Slide Strap
Blackout Housing
JOBY GPod Mini Magnetic Stand (full review)
Quick Clip

 


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