Explore Otherworldly New Zealand by Drone

After one swooping panoramic, filmed with a 3D Robotics drone, you’ll see why New Zealand is such a popular place to go, according to Travel + Leisure magazine.

“I was out exploring New Zealand [with] photographers at their favourite spots to take photos across the nation,” said Oren Schauble, the cinematographer who created this incredible video and showcased the unique viewpoint drones are providing.

What Schauble filmed with his drone – dramatic, volcanic landscapes and gravity-defying rock formations, utopic beaches, verdant grasslands, and waters so impossibly blue they hardly look real – is so otherworldly it’s hardly a surprise blockbuster hits like The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and The Chronicles of Narnia were shot here.

Of course, this video is just a glimpse of what the rugged country of New Zealand can offer travellers. “I focused on areas within driving distance from Queenstown and Auckland,” Schauble told Travel + Leisure. “We barely scratched the surface. There were weeks worth of locations left to shoot in New Zealand.”

Original article by Melanie Lieberman, Travel + Leisure, April 1, 2016.

Photo by Oren Schauble.


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The New York Times Sends the World to Northland

The New York Times Sends the World to Northland

In Northland, “cultural lessons await, as do hot springs where visitors can recharge body and soul,” according to Daniel Scheffler writing for The New York Times. The region is included in…