Jazz Up Your Next Video Call with These Scenic Backdrops

Bringing some picturesque scenes from New Zealand


Who says you have to make your video calls in the confines of your own room while working from home? Surprise your family, friends and even colleagues when you call them from the lush forests of Rotorua or against the starry backdrop of Mount Cook.

If you are also itching for an adventure, take a virtual trip to New Zealand this weekend via New Zealand’s extensive archive of high-resolution images that will transform any video call or weekend plan into one that is filled with wonder and exploration.

Take a dip in one of the world’s most stunning fjords – Dusky Sound

Explore the crystal-clear waters of Doubtful Sound and Dusky Sound, located on the untamed west coast of New Zealand’s South Island. As one of the world’s most stunning fjords, Dusky Sound is the largest and most spectacular of the Fiords at the Fiordland National Park. It is virtually untouched, despite being discovered more than 240 years ago; access is available via a helicopter or float plane ride only. Discover more of New Zealand’s collection of majestic fjords HERE.

Experience the magic of New Zealand’s largest kauri tree at Waipoua Forest

Of all New Zealand’s kauri forests, none is more famous than Waipoua Forest on the west coast, just north of Dargaville. As the largest remaining tract of native forest in Northland, Waipoua is an ancient green world of towering trees and rare birds. This forest is also the home of Tane Mahuta – rightly called ‘The Lord of the Forest’, as it is the country’s largest kauri tree. It is approximately 2,000 years old and still growing. Discover more of New Zealand’s lush native forests HERE.

The beauty of night-time at Mount Cook is just as spectacular as its day-time view

At the foot of the New Zealand’s highest mountain sits the village of Mount Cook – a comfortable haven in one of the most unforgiving parts of the country. On every side, the Southern Alps scrape the sky. Lauded as one of the best places for stargazing in New Zealand, the Aoraki Mount Cook National Park is an exceptionally beautiful place to experience at twilight. Discover more of New Zealand’s romantic night skies HERE.

As our local front-liners prepare for a slowdown in the pandemic across Malaysia, let us remember to stay home and stay safe. Just kick back, relax and take a trip virtually until the day it is safe for New Zealand to welcome its friends again.

For more scenic backgrounds, visit https://media.newzealand.com/en/images/