Go South



Year of Production


Production Company

CJZ / Greenstone


SBS Australia / Prime



The vast overland route from Auckland to the Deep South is a part of our national imagination - an iconic piece of kiwiana . . . a journey where city and sprawl gently yields to rolling pastures, volcanic extremes, tranquil waterways, the rough Otago high country and grandeur of the Southern Alps and Fiordland.

Imagine taking this epic trip from the tip to tail of the country with a group of your most interesting friends. Curating more than 40 hours of total travel time into individual 3 hour and 12 hour programmes, GO SOUTH embraces taking the slow route by traveling overland across the length of the country and in nearly real-time. It’s a curated road trip through some of the best destinations the country has to offer.

From the classic Interislander ferry trip, to KiwiRail’s Great Journeys, the recently opened Coastal Pacific rail route through the Kaikōura coast, a vintage landrover in the heart of Otago and a heritage sailboat passing through Milford Sound, Go South explores the country while harkening back to a simpler, slower, time.

With no score, no narration, an intentionally immersive sound design, and beauty shots held far longer than expected, the experience is a signature piece of television – and a first for New Zealand and New Zealand on Air.

Series 1: 1x180/1x720 | HD | 2019