Coast New Zealand

Historian Neil Oliver is joined by a team of local experts to celebrate New Zealand's unique history, people, archeology, geography and wildlife. Shot with the trademark Coast award-winning cinematography, this series transports viewers to a picturesque paradise. With a wealth of intriguing tales and inspiring locations to draw from, this is a fun and informative tour of a remarkable coastline.


Air Date: June 22, 2019 - 42:15
South Westland covers a narrow tract of land that extends from glacier to ocean. Dave Murray lands his own plane on remote Big Bay paving the way for a historic flight of the NZ's first ever commercial aircraft
Air Date: June 15, 2019 - 43:55
It was once the country's busiest port, but Kaipara Harbour is also the deadliest; thought to have claimed up to 150 shipwrecks since the 1840s. Neil Oliver hits Ripiro Beach and is treated to a sound and light show at Gibbs Farm.
Air Date: June 08, 2019 - 44:25
Oamaru; the white-stone city is picture perfect and the entire coastline is studded with stories. Neil visits an extraordinary feat of Victorian engineering, and goes in search of the perfect penguin.
Air Date: June 01, 2019 - 43:38
Plenty by name, plenty by nature... this stretch of coast offers more than its fair share of seaside tales. Join Neil Oliver and the team as they explore Bay of Plenty.