Sunrise presenters David Koch (left) and Mark Beretta brace
themselves for a brisk dip in Lake Wakatipu yesterday
morning during a live broadcast of the Australian breakfast
show from Queenstown. Photo by Tracey Roxburgh.
Woollen hats, gloves, blankets and hot drinks were not
enough to keep the hosts of Australian breakfast show Sunrise
warm yesterday morning as they broadcast live from Queenstown
A crew of 60 travelled with the presenters, who today plan to
broadcast from Coronet Peak.
It is the first time the entire show has been broadcast from
New Zealand, with Skippers Canyon, Amisfield Winery &
Bistro and Minus 5 Icebar also to feature on the show, which
is viewed by an average of 3 million people a week.
Yesterday, more than 100 people - 60 of them visitors from
Australia - braced themselves against the biting wind to take
in the live show, which included a quick dip in the freezing
waters of Lake Wakatipu by presenters David Kock and Mark
Beretta and a performance by New Zealand musicians Stan
Walker and Ginny Blackmore.