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Griff's Great New Zealand Adventure

  • 2019
  • Season 1
  • 4 episodes
  • Documentary and factual
  • Lifestyle
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Episode 4: Lake Coleridge to Bluff - Jump Off a Cliff

Summary

Griff hires a camper van and takes to the roads of the South Isle, as his journey heads towards a conclusion, and a gliding adventure and a jet boat ride are among his highlights. He is then taken by the Milford Sound avalanche squad to see how they keep the road to the famed Milford Sound clear during the winter months, before ending his trip on an isolated rocky beach, where the next stop is the Southern Ocean and the Antarctic

Review

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars,” wrote Oscar Wilde. Griff Rhys Jones isn’t in a gutter but is lying in a hammock to star-gaze – and they’re breath-taking. He’s on the final leg of his off-main-road trip through New Zealand using helicopters, a glider, a powerboat and a campervan to travel to the southernmost tip of South Island.
The views from the first three are splendid. From the campervan, it’s of drivers hurtling past. Griff is worried about losing his breakfast when the glider loops the loop, but next up is a bungee jump. He’s terrified but all credit to him, he takes the leap of faith.

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DirectorDan Salmon
DirectorJohn Hagen
Executive producerDavid Alrich
Executive producerBrendan Dahill
Executive producerRichard Fletcher
Series producerAlex Clark

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  • Summary

    Griff hires a camper van and takes to the roads of the South Isle, as his journey heads towards a conclusion, and a gliding adventure and a jet boat ride are among his highlights. He is then taken by the Milford Sound avalanche squad to see how they keep the road to the famed Milford Sound clear during the winter months, before ending his trip on an isolated rocky beach, where the next stop is the Southern Ocean and the Antarctic

    Review

    “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars,” wrote Oscar Wilde. Griff Rhys Jones isn’t in a gutter but is lying in a hammock to star-gaze – and they’re breath-taking. He’s on the final leg of his off-main-road trip through New Zealand using helicopters, a glider, a powerboat and a campervan to travel to the southernmost tip of South Island.
    The views from the first three are splendid. From the campervan, it’s of drivers hurtling past. Griff is worried about losing his breakfast when the glider loops the loop, but next up is a bungee jump. He’s terrified but all credit to him, he takes the leap of faith.

    Details

    Languages
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorDan Salmon
    DirectorJohn Hagen
    Executive producerDavid Alrich
    Executive producerBrendan Dahill
    Executive producerRichard Fletcher
    Series producerAlex Clark
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