There's something oh-so-relaxing about staring at the sea. Lucky then that the farthest point from the ocean in New Zealand is just over 100 kilometres. The Ocean Film Festival World Tour returns to Wellington from Tuesday, 2 April to Wednesday, 3 April when it'll unleash a cinematic feast of water-focused wonders onto the big screen at Embassy Theatre.
Viewers will spend time both above and below the ocean's surface thanks to a compilation of short films from around the world. While the full program is yet to be announced, expect to chase big waves, explore a range of sea life and get a hefty ocean rush, plus a heap of other sea adventures.
Together, the program is united by a love of the ocean, an appreciation of the creatures who dwell in its waters and a curiosity to explore the substance that comprises more than two-thirds of the earth. It's the next best thing to diving in, all without getting wet.
Image: Travis Burke.