New Zealand Travel Videos, DVD, Touring, Sightseeing, Vacation, Destination
Item Code : COMP21591DVD. The Compulsive Traveler. 30 Minutes. The Compulsive Traveler is addicted to the encounter with different cultures and their folklore. This is where history, traditions and myths get together and this is the quintessential travel experience. He travels to the South Pacific to see how strongly the Maori experience has survived assimilation and how it shapes life in New Zealand. He gets a Ta Moko (face tattoo) and run with the Maori across the land. He returns to one of his favorite places in the world and one the last unspoiled Caribbean countries: St Vincent and the Grenadines. Here he plunges into a week of Carnival madness to live the ultimate cultural tradition. This is not for the fainthearted. Unless you become one with the music you will not survive the days dancing under the blazing sun: worth every drop of sweat. He goes to Mexico in November to experience the unique and mind-blowing way Mexicans greet their dead each year, Mexicans believe the dead come back for a couple of days every year to socialize with the living, so welcoming them with food drinks and much music is a most important activity. He continues to Puhket, Thailand to check on the reconstruction after the tsunami and the way this beautiful island and its traditions are coming back to life. If you are totally addicted to travel, the only cure is MORE travel! The Compulsive Traveler is undeniably hooked! Follow him around the world as he shows us the worldâs Greatest Ports, Magical Dive Sites and the most Romantic Spots. Go on a Hemingway Adventure, a Shopping Spree, a Culinary, a Spiritual and an Anthropological Journey. Travel to the Hottest Cities and most Festive Locations, traverse the High Seas and explore Weird America.
- $24.95 DVD Regions 1 & 2
Item Code : GLOB20828DVD. Globe Trekker. 60 Minutes. New Zealand is a land of unspoilt landscapes and immense natural beauty, with amazing extremes of climate and terrain. From rainforest to reef and glacier to volcano, Globe Trekkers Ian Wright and Zay Harding explore the four corners of the country. As they head out on individual expeditions of New Zealand, they take in Maori cultural heritage, empty wilderness, and bustling cities where even the skyscrapers are home to some of the world’s most extreme sports. Ian Wright sets off from Auckland to visit the hot springs of Rotorua and then heads north to the Bay of Islands. He travels to genteel Christchurch before heading to New Zealand’s extreme sports capital, Queenstown. Ian’s journey ends with an overnight stay atop the Fox Glacier while Zay Harding’s begins in the capital, Wellington. He travels to the nearby town of Masterton to participate in a sheep shearing competition before taking the Tranzalpine train to Hokitika and the Wild Foods festival. Zay’s journey ends with a retreat into the wilderness of Lake Te Anau and a two day trek along the Milford Track. Along the way... Attend a Maori regatta in Ngaruawhaia. Hitch a ride in a 1950s house truck. Enter the mysterious world of The Lord of the Rings. Play a game of rugby with the Black Ferns.
- $19.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide
Item Code : TWLD20707DVD. Travel Wild. 26 Minutes. New Zealand has built its reputation on its clean green image and spirit of adventure so Lin takes on the southern island with the same spirit and travels to some of the places that truly out this place on the map. However the places Lin chooses to travel all have one thing in common their environment comes first. In a fully self-contained mobile camper Lin travels the south island with her five year old son. First stop is Oamaru home of the fairy penguins, then over to Dart River to jet boat the place that was the Lord of the Rings, north to New Zealands most travelled national park and finally into the small town of Kaikoura. After 10 days of wild fun its five star all the way Limos, lavish meals and plenty of wine and cheese in Auckland as Lin investigates how the high end of town are managing their tourism footprint. She even takes the time out to check out if airport are playing their part toward our future.
- $19.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide
Item Code : TWLD20703DVD. Travel Wild. 26 Minutes. The small coastal township of Kaikoura was once best known for its high unemployment, but today, it’s the whale watching capital of the world. Back in the 1980s, the local Iwi (Maori tribe) mortgaged their homes and purchased the first of what would become a fleet of whale watching vessels; transforming the community’s fortunes in the process. According to Kati Kuri legend, Paikea travelled to New Zealand on the back of a whale. So, when looking for a means to create local employment, it seemed only appropriate for his descendants to look to the whale for a better way of life. Whale Watch Kaikoura helped rally the local community around a single focus in purpose and today, this small coastal town is bursting at the seams with trendy eco-accommodations, cafes and galleries that attract nature lovers from across the globe. They come to get close to the biggest attraction of them all, sperm whales, a few hundred dolphins and a few thousand seals. What are all these creatures hanging around Kaikoura for? Lin head’s below the surface to find out.
- $69.95 DVD + $8.80 p&h or $18.80 foreign delivery All Regions Worldwide
Item Code : QUES1926DVD. 8 Hours. "Shot in high-definition, the photography...pops, even on conventional TV sets."-The Seattle Post-Intelligence. Disc #1 - Northwest to the Max: Seattle, San Francisco, Vancouver and Victoria, B.C. - Rudy Maxa serves up a generous sampling of San Francisco's flavors, from tangy sourdough bread at the Boudin Bakery to the rich aroma of coffee beans wafting through the North Beach neighborhood. Rudy explores Seattle's lively downtown and waterfront areas and its dynamic cultural scene, as well as its natural wonders. Rudy captures the charm and character of Vancouver and its sister city, Victoria. Extra Features: Museum of Flight; Asian Art Museum; Chinatown street musicians; and more! Disc # 2 - Mexico to the Max: Guadalajara, Mexico City, Puerto Vallarta and Zihuatanejo - Rudy etches a vivid portrait of Guadalajara with its rich history, vibrant culture and passionate artists. Next, it is an easy hop to the coast to bask in the traditional charms of Puerto Vallarta. Rudy visits Mexico City, the world's largest metropolis, and explores its ancient roots at pre-Aztec Teotihuacon. For contemporary excitement, Rudy hangs at the Zocalo, the world's second largest square, and heads for the beaches of Mexican Riviera. Extra Features - Ballet Folklorico; Anthropology Museum; Tasting tequila; and more! Disc # 3 - Hawaii to the Max: Maui, The Big Island Oahu and Kauai - Experience the Hawaiian vacation of your dreams as Rudy visits Maui, where he braves the twisting road to Hana with its cascading waterfalls. On Hawaii's Big Island, Rudy takes a helicopter tour of the world's most active volcano. Honolulu offers fabulous Waikiki Beach, and Rudy remembers World War II history at Pearl Harbor. Head north to the tropical paradise of Kauai, hike the Waimea Canyon and kayak past traditional Hawaiian villages. Extra Features: Kamokane sing-along; Fire Dancing; USS Arizona memorial; and more! Disc # 4 - Australia to the Max: Sydney and Queensland - Rudy tours Sydney's famed Opera House, goes pub hopping in the old Rocks quarter, explores the cliffs and rainforests of the Blue Mountains, captures glimpses of Australia's legendary wildlife at the Featherdale Park preserve, and swims with sharks at Oceanworld Manly. In Queensland, Rudy goes "troco" for the awe-inspiring Great Barrier Reef and ancient Daintree Rainforest. Extra Features - Rainforest bird revue; Sydney by air; The Great Barrier Reef; and more! Disc # 5 - New Zealand to the Max: South Island and North Island - Whether you are into extreme sports or exhilarating landscapes, New Zealand's South Island has it all! Rudy gets a crash course in Maori bone carving at a local artists' colony, braves white-water rapids on river boards and rides a hot air balloon over "Lord of the Rings" country. On North Island, Rudy kayaks along the glorious coastline, and visits the site where local tribes signed a controversial treaty with European settlers. Extra Features - Maori warrior practice; Hot air balloon ride; Mussel cruise; and more! Disc # 6 - China to the Max: Shanghai and Hong Kong - Shanghai dazzles with fantastic skyscrapers, non-stop shopping and delicious dining. From traditional Tai Chi in the parks and teahouses to tumbling acrobats and teeming markets, Rudy explores how tradition and modernity co-exist in the burgeoning city. In ever-changing Hong Kong, Rudy savors one of the most majestic skylines on Earth aboard the famous Star Ferry. Extra Features - Hong Kong jade market; Shanghai parade; Chinese teahouse; and more!
- $19.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide
Item Code : ALTR1923DVD. Alternate Routes. 30 Minutes. A heavy metalhead from New Zealand rocks out in the adventure capital of the world .He discovers that this cool town on New Zealand's South Island is the perfect fit for his persona.Bungee jumping, white water river boarding down a canyon and some serious jet boating on the lake gets his hair standing on end. Experience the rush of traveling the world for the first time with a crew of international back-packers, ages 16 - 22 on their quest for adventure, romance and the perfect moment.A variety of hosts from around the globe and the young people they hook up with on location are relentless in their pursuit of fun (and don't forget that culture, mate!)American girls explore Rome, Brits take on Thailand and things get wild when the Aussie's arrive in Copenhagen.Five continents, Unlimited Adventure.Take the alternate route, dude.
- $24.95 VHS NTSC
Item Code : DOUG1922VHS. Doug Jones. Welcome Aboard! Explore the QE2 and sail through the New Zealand's geothermal world of geysers, mud pots and steaming lakes and cliffs. See Fiordland National Parks and Milford Sound with their incomparable beauty. Fly in a ski plane to the Tasman Glacier and experience the glory of Mount Cook and the Southern Alps. Visit Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington and Queenstown. Enjoy the T.S.S. Earnslaw Steamer, the Kingston Flyer Railroad and jet boat on the Shotover River, and much much more. c2000. 80 minutes.
- $24.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide
Item Code : DOUG1921DVD. A Doug Jones Travelog. 80 Minutes. Join Doug Jones, one of America's premier travelogue producers, as the QE2 sets sail for a voyage" down under" to New Zealand and Australia and experience three of the world's most popular travel experiences - the sweeping panorama of Australia, the majestic scenic spectacle of New Zealand, and the last of the super liners, the one and only Queen Elizabeth 2. Explore Rotorua, New Zealand's geothermal world of geysers, mud pots and steaming lakes and cliffs. See Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound with their incomparable beauty. Fly in a sky plane to the Tasman Glacier and experience the glory of Mount Cook and the Southern Alps. Visit Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington and Queenstown. Enjoy the T.S.S.. Earnslaw Steamer, the Kingston Flyer Railroad and a jet boat on the Shotover River. Experience the welcome Australia gives as the QE2 sails into Sydney Harbor where the Opera House, Harbor Bridge, koalas and kangaroos await. Visit the Australian Island State of Tasmania, visit a sheep station while shearing is underway. See Perth, the Pinnacles, and experience an unforgettable trip to the "center" as Alice Springs and Ayers Rock beckon you to explore the mighty outback. QE2 sails New Zealand and Australia tells not only the story of these two amazing lands but also the story of one of the world's greatest liners, the 67,000 ton, thirteen story high, 964 foot long Queen Elizabeth 2. Take a behind-the-scenes look at life aboard the ship from the bridge and the engine control center to the largest floating kitchens in the world. So joint the crowd, step aboard and set sail in style to the Lands Down Under as Doug Jones takes you to New Zealand and Australia aboard the one and only QE2!
- $34.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide
Item Code : FOST1917DVD. Grant Foster Productions. 77 Minutes. New Zealand's dramatic scenic locations have visually enhanced the epic "lord of the Rings" trilogy and continue to attract film producers from other countries. Join filmmaker Grant Foster on a nostalgic tour of both North and South Islands and you may be surprised to learn just how "world famous" this small diverse Pacific nation has become. Program highlights includes: AUCKLAND - World's largest Polynesian city COROMANDEL - World's most spectacular bush railway WHITE ISLAND - World's only privately owned volcano ROTORUA - World's most volatile thermal area CAPE KIDNAPPERS - World's only mainland gannet colony WELLINGTON - World's southernmost capital city CHRISTCHRUCH - World's most English city outside of England DUNEDIN - World's rarest penguin colony MILFORD - World's tallest sea cliffs QUEENSTOWN - World's adventure capital Grant Foster is a native of New Zealand and is his country's most acclaimed travel film producer and lecturer. During 35 years of Adventure filming, he has traveled extensively throughout Australia, the Pacific and many exotic countries of Southeast Asia. His outstanding cinematography and sensitive travel documentaries have earned him the title of New Zealand's Film Ambassador. This video is the same as his live presentations for World Adventure Tours across Canada, The National Geographic Society in Washington D.C. and other major travelogue series throughout the U.S.A.
- $19.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide
Item Code : ALTR1916
- $24.95 Blu-ray Disc High Definition
Item Code : ADVN191560 Minutes. New Zealand in HD Take a breathtaking tour of New Zealand s natural beauty in high definition. Visit Mount Aspiring National Park, ice climb on the Franz Josef Glacier and spend a night in an environmentally friendly ecolodge. Plus, whale-watch in Kaikoura, visit vibrant Wellington, beautiful bird-friendly Kapiti Island and sacred Cape Reinga. Along the way, join explorer Richard Bangs on a journey to uncover the modern-day meaning of the ancient concept of Kaitiakitanga, or the view that humans are the earthly guardians of the planet, and see how this practice of environmental caretaking is finding new popularity in New Zealand, winner of the 2008 CINE Golden Eagle Award and a 2008 Environmental Media Association Awards nominee. Preserving the Planet Today s Kiwis, people of both European and Maori descent, are promoting the idea that the knowledge of ancient civilizations may be the secret to the preservation of the planet. Richard Bangs will travel 1,000 miles, the length of New Zealand, in order to decode the meaning of Kaitiakitanga. A Pioneer Richard Bangs has spent more than 30 years as an explorer, and is a pioneer in travel that makes a difference. In fact, Expedia.com founder Rich Barton called him Indiana Jones with a conscience. Bangs is the host and co-executive producer of the popular public television series Adventures with Purpose. Product Features As seen on public television Filmed in high definition Travel the entire length of New Zealand! Learn how travel can make a difference in the world Host Richard Bangs, known as the father of modern adventure travel, also is the author of the Adventures with Purpose books
- $19.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide
Item Code : QUES1914DVD. 1 Hour and 20 Minutes. Whether you are into extreme sports or exhilarating landscapes, New Zealand's South Island has it all! Rudy gets a crash course in Maori bone carving at a local artists' colony, braves white-water rapids on river boards and rides a hot air balloon over "Lord of the Rings" country. On North Island, Rudy kayaks along the glorious coastline, and visits the site where local tribes signed a controversial treaty with European settlers. Extra Features - Maori warrior practice; Hot air balloon ride; Mussel cruise; and more!
- $24.95 DVD Region 1 & 2
Item Code : GLOB1913Globe Trekker Video DVD. New Zealand - two large islands in the middle of the south Pacific - is a beautiful land of contrasts; the North Island is flat, green and densely populated, while the South Island is rugged, mountainous, and snowy. Ian Wright starts his journey in Auckland, where the city skyscrapers are home to the most extreme sports in the world. He then heads up the coast to Matauri Bay and the Bay of the Islands. On the South Island he visits Wellington, Christchurch, and Queenstown, before an amazing climb of the Fox Glacier. 55 minutes Along the way... $_$_START_LIST ? Wreck dive the Rainbow Warrior. ? Attend a "pofori" ceremony in a Maori Community. ? Go punting in Christchurch. ? Sample a piece of Kiwi weirdness and do a bit of "zorbing". $_$_END_LIST