Coast New Zealand

May 2019

Season 2 Episode 6 - Taranaki

Expired 4.0 7 x
Neil Oliver's final journey on this trip around the New Zealand coast takes him to Taranaki. Starting at Tongaporutu, the team travels to Waitara, New Plymouth, Patea River Mouth, finishing at Waiinui Beach. Marine archaeologist Matt Carter investigates the fate of a ghost from the land wars, an old paddle steamer. Geologi...

Season 2 Episode 5 - Christchurch

Expired 4.0 2 x
Neil Oliver visits Christchurch and Banks Peninsula. He investigates the origin of the New Zealand accent and goes in search of a toxic arachnid with a tortured love life. Hamish Campbell investigates the science behind the devastation caused by the recent earthquakes. Jacky Geurts meets a family determined to save their v...
April 2019

Season 2 Episode 4 - Hawkes Bay

Expired 4.0 1 x
Our journey this time takes in Bay View, Napier, Cape Kidnappers, and Porangahau. Neil Oliver visits Cape Kidnappers to see the largest restoration of nature in New Zealand. Tuatara, Takahe and Giant Weta are among the creatures that Neil has a chance to see. Matt Carter visits Napier, the site of the only enemy shot fired...

Season 2 Episode 3 - Stewart Island

Expired 4.0 1 x
The smallest of the three main islands of New Zealand, Stewart Island is 85% National Park and home to 400 human inhabitants and 15,000 kiwis along with other endangered species. The team visit Doughboy Bay, Whenua Hou, Halfmoon Bay, Ulva Island and Price's Inlet. Riria Hotere visits Whenua Hou, the home of the endangered ...

Season 2 Episode 2 - Coromandel

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Neil Oliver's journey round the Coromandel Peninsula takes in Te Puru, to Long Bay, across to Great Mercury Island, through Pauanui to Whangamata. Neil has his world turned upside down in Pauanui, while marine biologist Jacky Guerts delves into Whangamata's mangrove wars. Hamish Campbell is on the hunt for evidence of when...

Season 2 Episode 1 - West Coast

Expired 3.0 4 x
From Greymouth, to Charleston, Westport, and Granity to finish at Mokihinui, Neil Oliver and his team take us on a journey of fascination. Neil abseils down a giddy cliff near Charleston, Dr Hamish Campbell takes us to visit a coal mine high in the mountains, and Matt Carter takes on wild waters at Westport. Riria Hotere b...
March 2019

Season 1 Episode 6 - Far North

Expired 4.5 17 x
The warm subtropical top of the North Island is famed for its beauty and history. Nowhere in New Zealand is land entangled more vividly with the sea than around the beautiful but sometimes wild Far North peninsula. Nor is there a region where landscape speaks more potently of its history. There are 144 islands in the aptly...

Season 1 Episode 5 - Deep South

Expired 3.0 7 x
The Deep South is a formidable place to live. Cold winds and waves roll in from Antarctica battering the wildlife, flora, and people - so much so that they are all shaped by their environment. On this journey, Jacky Geurts visits the birth place of the World's Fastest Indian. Riria Hotere discovers that while New Zealand's...

Season 1 Episode 4 - Auckland

Expired 3.0 19 x
New Zealand’s largest city is also the most coastal city in the country. It has hundreds of kilometres of coastlines and its many bays, inlets and creeks mean that most Aucklander’s live within 5 kilometres of the sea. But few cities in the world also have a stronger claim to the title ‘City of Volcanoes’. Over fifty have...

Season 1 Episode 3 - Top Of The South

Expired 4.0 4 x
Neil uncovers an invasion that ruffled more than a few feathers in the Abel Tasman National Park and discovers the incredible story of one woman's vision to return the park back to how it sounded before the arrival of mankind. Marine archaeologist Matt Carter goes in search of a disaster from the Cold War era in the magnif...