The south island of New Zealand has a reputation for being one of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring areas in the entire world. This video shows you exactly why that is the case.

Music: Water by SaReGaMa

Hot Air Balloon Pilot: Hugh McLellan
Sunrise Balloons, Queenstown

Aoraki / Mt.Cook, Mt.Tasman, Milford Sound, Lake Matheson, Lake Tekapo,
Castle Hill, Arthur’s Pass, Tasman Glacier Lake, Hooker Glacier Lake,
Gillespies Beach, The Remarkables, Queenstown

Set of “Making Of” photos can be found here:


About The Author

Mitch Lex

Mitch grew up in Flagstaff, Arizona where he fell in love with kayaking, backpacking and just about everything else there is to do outside. Since moving to the Midwest, Mitch has continued to explore trails and rivers throughout the country. His greatest adventures include roaming with grizzlies and caribou on a NOLS course in Canada's Yukon Territory, swimming with dolphins while studying abroad in New Zealand, and guiding backpacking trips in southwestern Colorado and Utah. He sees the outdoors as a place where you can discover what is truly important in life while exploring a little bit about oneself along the way. Contrary to popular demand, he enjoys dried pineapple and Reese's pieces over M&M's and raisins in his trail mix any day of the week. Sorry GORP.