Visit French Pass

Produced by New Zealand Geographic

The narrow channel that separates D’Urville Island from the South Island mainland has the fastest tidal current in the country, reaching eight knots (15 km/h, or 4 m/s). It can be treacherous for vessels, which can only navigate the pass at slack water.

Episodes From This Location

Visit a kiwi creche

1 minute / 2022

Go rowing with Shack

1 minute / 2022

Ride the Sounds

1 minute / 2022

Load the logs

1 minute / 2022

Harvest the mussels

1 minute / 2022

Whack the weeds

1 minute / 2022

Check the tunnels

1 minute / 2022

Meet a Maud Island frog

1 minute / 2022

Fly over Maud Island

1 minute / 2022

Deliver the post

1 minute / 2022

Shipping out

1 minute / 2022

Visit French Pass

1 minute / 2022