Wakatipu - The Long Lake in Queenstown (Short Film)

26 February 16

A short film from www.nzonscreen.com

The rich scenery around Lake Wakatipu has inspired painters, postage stamps and director Peter Jackson. Shortly before leaving NZ in 1954, photographer Brian Brake headed south for the NFU to capture images of lake, mountain, tourist and miner. Amid the postcard perfection, Brake films mist-shrouded hills sliced open by mining, and a trio of skiers on Coronet Peak, travelling hand in hand. Tourists swap lake steamers for open top buses, en route to the Routeburn track; and one old-timer sets out on horse to pan for gold, via the abandoned mining village of Macetown.

Patrick Smyth - Narrator

Brian Blake - Camera

Oxley Hughan - Writer, Director

Bob Kingsbury - Writer Editor

 

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