Burnie's Vlog in New Zealand

RT Life: Burnie's Vlog in New Zealand

Burnie and Ashley encounter all number of travel problems, hang out with Hideo Kojima, explore a spooky former nunnery, and enjoy some truly stunning scenery.

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  • zZeroK FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold zZeroK

    3 months ago

    Dayummm that's some impressive cinematography at the end!! New Zealand is beautiful! <3

  • adrianragot FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    Wow fantastic shots and accompanying music, great work you guys!

  • ktgcake FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    I had no idea New Zealand was so beautiful. Wow. Might have to put that on the bucket list.

  • Brandonatron FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    Glad you guys had a good time and got the chance to see some of the awesome sights over here! It was really cool getting to meet and chat with you both on either side of that... unusual flight, thanks for being so patient and friendly even though so much stuff was going haywire. Hope the technical difficulties of our airlines and the unfortunate sense of timing in our hotels hasn't put you off coming back!

  • Rook291 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    Man I've always wanted to go to New Zealand and Burnie's amazing footage was jaw-dropping. Eat Take that Casey Neistat  smile

  • RakielKanan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    Modded this as "Cool" because there's no FUCKING AWESOME option.

  • BABBS FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    You two are adorbs.  Keep being good to each other.  Also, plane shenanigans are a pretty decent trade-off for those experiences, I think.  Although, that doesn't make it any less frustrating at the time, it was cool to see you take it in stride.

  • Skychaserr FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    We all know but. Ashley is like super pretty. 

  • cdlr4v1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Lost in the Wasteland

    3 months ago

    If these vlogs are going to continue to be this quality, Burnie should get the office. 

  • Jessieatscheese FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    Burnie, dude. I have no idea whether taking those shots with the drone are easy or hard, if you're naturally gifted or have worked incredibly hard to be able to get that kind of quality, but I don't care. That last couple of minutes hit me hard in the emotion spot of my brain. I've been considering it for a while but you have decided for me. I am going to New Zealand one day. 

  • emmaming FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Actual Giraffe tho

    3 months ago

    I love Burnie's vlogs because you get to see/experience places you may never get to visit.

  • MiniHoss FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    Burnie has the dankest fuckin' vlogs.

  • Pakusan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Hannah Pachoud

    3 months ago

    You came to New Zealand and I didn't even get to see you, again 

  • kellibean123 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    this is so insanely cool. thank you for sharing! those drone shots & the music paired with them legit left me speechless

  • EVApilot_011 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    Those last shots from Queens Town, they really make me feel like New Zealand is a place in the world where a classic adventure can still happen. No wonder they film so much there.

  • Axiom_Bias FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    New Zealand is amazing, fuck going to the cities though, just driving around the landscape is rad enough 

  • MakoFirewall FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    What was the name of the music piece at the end? It seems so familiar.

  • JazzMastaJ

    3 months ago

    Did you guys do the Mambo on a pile of broken mirrors under a line of ladders while holding black cats or something? It's just a saga of bad luck.

  • ZachChillman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    I am getting so many Lord of the Rings feel from the drone. OH I WONDER WHY?!?!?!

  • stardust24

    3 months ago

    Kojima? fuuuuu that's awesome. 

  • ConwaytheWizard FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Conway the Wizard

    3 months ago

    New Zealand is so fuckin pretty I teared up watching those drone shots. So gorgeous.

  • TFaith FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    The ending was one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen. Stunning

  • deadmeat243 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    Shit, New Zealand is gorgeous.

  • Tastytony FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold AnthonyMD

    3 months ago

    Jesus Christ, amazing camera-work guys

  • UltraPrimal FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    Oh, my GAAWWWD! Someone put me on toast because I'm SO jelly!

  • BusWindow FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    I'm seeing tons of (rightfully) positive comments on the drone shots at the end, but that music partnered with it so incredibly.  I'm just blown away.  I regret not watching these vlog videos until very recently.

  • truckiii FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    they should definitely use those shots in adverts to make people go to new zealand because im seriously considering it now 

  • JLKNichols FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    10/10 would see those drone shots 50 more times.

  • BigRedGamer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    Man I've driven that road out of Queenstown near 100 times never seen it from that angle tho, over the other side of that mountain range some of LOTR was shot pitty you couldn't have gone over and taken more landscape shots.

  • Cornlin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    Damn. Those drone shots though. I take it for granted far too often that I live in this spectacular country.

  • xdrfiredogx FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    Dang, that was awesome. Both the meeting you arranged and the insane drone footage.


    Kind of feel like we need a "wicked" mod button now. 

  • Nick-ilicious141 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    Those drone shots are fucking beautiful.

  • vegcorndog FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    queenstown looks god damn stunning omg

    • Fez_bb FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Rex

      3 months ago

      ive been there, its absolutely beautiful, would recommend going there for a holiday

  • bassiva FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    Dang, that drone footage at the end looks like it belongs in a Planet Earth episode

  • mollyflood FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    Your shots of Queenstown, Burnie, with your drone are so beautiful it brought tears to my eyes.

    • PixieDee FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 months ago

      I felt the same way, and damn does it remind me how lucky i am to live in such a beautiful country! 

  • Firearrow5235 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Web Developer

    3 months ago

    Burnie, thanks once again for taking time out of your trips to make the vlog. It's fantastic in every way!

  • Geislor FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Handshake Wizard

    3 months ago

    Always love the vlogs! Also, Burnie always rocks aviator sunglasses. Keep bein' classy, my man

  • missolivecrona FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    I don't normally write comments to videos, in fact this it my first time commenting. I just wanted to say that I got such a kick from watching this video. As a kiwi who is currently living in Auckland(another NZ city) but grew up in Wellington, seeing the shots of Wellington really made me miss home. The drone footage at the end was amazing, it made me feel very privileged to call New Zealand home, thank you for doing our country justice in your filming. Hope you enjoyed your visit!

  • Sk8Dem0n23 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    Burnie... you take the most amazing shots ever with that drone! Keep up the amazing footage! So fucking cool.

  • PhoenixFilms FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Community Hunter, Austin

    3 months ago

    Beautiful drone videography, Burnie!

  • Tybo215 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    Rooster Teeth should have a side business selling all of the great landscape shots Burnie takes as B-Roll.

  • forgottenlor FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    I would assume that what happened was on approach to Wellington, fog set in and the pilot felt the visibility was too low to safely land (there's specific visibility restrictions and they're quite different for landing and takeoff).  Might have been some other issue either weather or incident on the tarmac (maybe someone was on the runway or something) but I'm guessing fog 'cause it looked like there might have been some fog when you were landing.  If you have reasonable reason to believe that it'll clear up reasonably soon (eg: fog is intermittent), you would then circle the airport with a backup airport in mind.  If your fuel reserves are low that you would not be able to reach, land and potentially handle any weird situations that require a go around or something at your backup airport, that's the point when you'd fly to your backup airport.  So what he really means isn't so much that he's low on fuel but rather he's low enough on fuel that his backup plan (Christchurch) would be risked by continuing to remain at Wellington


    And yes, I know those trips where EVERYTHING goes wrong.  My last trip included a 2.5 hr delay, a missed connection resulting in an overnight, dropping my passport, learning my driver's license was expired at the car rental, and two airlines' computer systems not being able to talk to one another so neither could issue me a boarding pass even though both could see me booked on the flight.

    • Maskullking FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold A Person

      3 months ago

      Speaking as someone living in Wellington. I suspect it was more likely wind was the issue.

      Wellington is extremely windy, to the point that planes quiet often get diverted to Christchurch because the wind has picked up too much to safely land. So as you said, the pilot felt that with the remaining fuel it was too risky to wait for the wind to die down, so diverted like usual to Christchurch to refuel then return for another attempt.

    • Cornlin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 months ago

      Windiest city in the world. I've never landed on first try there...

    • Brandonatron FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 months ago

      I was on the flight as well and Maskullking is pretty dead on with it, visibility was definitely a factor but I remember the flight attendant specifically mentioning a sudden gust of wind (see: more powerful than the shit you can see in the video) hitting right as we were touching down.


      There was also a search and rescue operation on the other side of the bay which meant that air traffic had to be put on hold which was why we didnt just circle above Wellington: we couldve ended up using more fuel doing that than we would flying to Christchurch.

    • forgottenlor FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 months ago

      I was debating on whether to mention wind as a possibility (it actually makes more sense from a last-minute divert perspective - realize you're off course as you near the ground so abort whereas fog is a lot more predictable) but I said fog just 'cause Burnie's update from the hotel had some in the background and I thought I saw some clouds below during the abort.

  • iEatDONUT FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    You could literally take near the entirety of the final 30 seconds and get on the front page of /r/earthporn

  • lunchbox8 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    Holy sweet hell! You have the worst luck!!!

  • AlthiosGames FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    Queenstown is gorgeous 

  • AlexanderTheMostlyOkay FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    The shots you have in here make me want to move to NZ, so beautiful

  • ARCDave FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    Nobody solves a problem like Ashley!

  • drjace FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    Good lord - how tall was that guy?!

  • NickM555 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    Great drone footage there. You would prob make tourism NZ Jealous with it. The Road to Milford sound has to be one of the best driving roads in NZ

  • LHprs FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    I need to go somewhere.

    I don't care where.  Just someplace other than where I'm at.

    • lunchbox8 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 months ago

      you must live in new jersey, because that is the only place where it doesnt matter where you go because its an improvement.

    • LHprs FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 months ago

      Eh, southeast Michigan.  Not a bad area, there's just... not much in it.