Cruise the canal

Produced by New Zealand Geographic

The hydro canals of the Mackenzie Basin were constructed in the 1970s and 80s to connect Lake Tekapo, Pukaki and Ōhau to syphon off the electrical potential before the water hit Lake Benmore. The power stations make up a significant proportion of the renewable energy for New Zealand.

Episodes From This Location

Dusk til dawn at Tekapo

1 minute / 2022

Climb Aoraki/Mt Cook

1 minute / 2022

Feed the fish

1 minute / 2022

Gone fishing

1 minute / 2022

Plan a route

1 minute / 2022

Star gaze with the Gilmours

1 minute / 2022

Fly over Aoraki/Mt Cook

1 minute / 2022

Feed the kakī

1 minute / 2022

Spot a stilt

1 minute / 2022

Please mind the gap

1 minute / 2022

Explore the ice cave

1 minute / 2022

Get rescued by LandSAR

1 minute / 2022

Get in behind

1 minute / 2022

Hunt with the hounds

1 minute / 2022

Fly the Tasman Glacier

1 minute / 2022

Soar over the Tasman River

1 minute / 2022

Cruise the canal

1 minute / 2022