In a new video clip shot in New Zealand, Cameron appears with his wife Suzy Amis Cameron in several locations – hiking through an ancient forest on the Routeburn Track, exploring an ice cave on the Tasman Glacier, cycling beside Lake Pukaki, kayaking through a Dart River canyon – discovering natural wonders and revealing his deep passion for the people and country where he lives and works.
Here are James Cameron's top tips for an inspiring holiday:
Take in the outdoors
I always say nature's imagination is unlimited, it's infinite. When you see something you have never seen before, it's a wonderful experience. It's like a living painting. It's never the same. It's never the same view two days in a row.
Do as the locals do
Talk to the locals and find out where to go and you can just get away. If you treat them with respect you make a friend. They'll show you some things that they don't show everybody.
View from the top
Where and when you can, find an activity that enables you to take in a view from the top – helicopter rides, mountain climbs or hikes to the top of a hill. The clouds are different, the quality of the light on the land is different and the weather's different. You can really appreciate where you are in the world when you're sitting on top of it.
Take a self-drive holiday
Just driving around you can't go wrong. Just drive around and feel it. It will be just beautiful, the country will unroll towards you like an IMAX movie.