BBC's nature documentary about New Zealand has given us all the travel bug


A new BBC Two documentary series narrated by Sam Neill has begun, examining the wildlife of New Zealand, which has been left to its own devices for 80 million years.

The opening edition features the antipodean island chain's weirdest and most ancient species, including dinosaur-like reptiles, insects that have become giants and flightless birds that behave like badgers, while the people who settled developed their own unique culture, and all must battle the natural forces that shape the islands.

The beauty of the country captured on camera inspired a lot of people to pack up their belongings and head down under.

See ya later Britain! We're off!