On the track: Tramping Video Series Two Filming
We're out this summer filming series two of the Tramping Video Series. Here we will be updating everyone on our trips and progress as a lead up to the release in 2021.
See what we have achieved so far in the project, thanks to everyone involved in the planning, participation and sharing of this series. you can catch the Series One on our Youtube channel here. Disclaimer: All of our filming and use of drones was permitted by the Department of Conservation. The use of drones in National Parks is prohibited without DOC's permission, please see their website for details.
Trip 3: Southern Crossing, Tararua Ranges 14th December 2020
This filming was originally scheduled for mid-November, but very high winds meant an extended delay. Finally, Tom, Jared, Adam, Anne, and Katherine made it in to have an outstanding two days of filming on the tops. Ironically, the weather was a bit too good! Work will continue to gather poor weather footage to showcase the extreme conditions that are often experienced on the track. Highlights of the trip included one of the best (and longest) sunsets any of the group had seen in a long time, with views over to the Kaikoura ranges, as well as watching the International Space Station flyover.
Trip 2: Welcome Flat Hut, Copland Valley 8th December 2020
Nathan, Tom, Jared and Passang snuck into Douglas Rock Hut during a morning weather window before venturing through the cloud and rain to reach Welcome Flat Hut. The remnants of the storms in late 2019 are still very apparent on this section of the track, a reminder of the dynamic nature of this part of the country. The following day the team cruised back to the valley entrance in surprisingly fine weather! Highlights of the trip were the moody mountain vistas, massive swing bridges, and a lovely soak in the natural hot springs at Welcome Flat Hut.
Trip 1: Kauaeranga Kauri Trail (Pinnacles), Coromandel 26th November 2020
Our CEO Mike, his family, Tom, Julie, and Jared were delayed due to poor conditions but eventually made it up to Coromandel! This trip took them into Coromandel Forest Park and up to the largest of NZ's huts, Pinnacles Hut. Gusty winds made for tricky filming but there were some stunning moments, particularly on the Pinnacles summit track. A sun-baked saunter down the Billy Goat trip rounded out the trip well. Highlights included a first hut experience for Mike's children, the hands-on climb to the Pinnacles Summit, and some cool remnants of the logging history in the area.
Disclaimer: All of our filming and use of drones was permitted by the Department of Conservation. The use of drones in National Parks is prohibited without DOC's permission, please see their website for details.