Stunning New Zealand scenery showcased in UK bank advert

Stunning New Zealand scenery has been showcased in a new UK bank advertisement.

Lloyds Banking Group, which has branches in England and Wales, released the advertisement this week, which shows a group of black horses galloping along Tomahawk Beach in Dunedin. 

The video shows residents getting up in the early hours of the morning to watch the horses run along the beach. 

In February, Dunedin residents were wowed by the sight of the horses galloping along the beach. 

At the time local woman Dee Sorrell told Newshub it was a sight to behold.

"They had two big pens and almost a little racetrack and they'd been practicing with the horses these last few days, getting the horses used to running in the water," she said.

"There were more horses today, it was hard to see in the dark, but I think there were about 20.

"When they let them go, I swear to God I almost cried. It was just so unbelievably gorgeous to see all these black horses galloping flat-out down the beach in the surf."

Enterprise Dunedin director John Christie confirmed the horses were being filmed as part of an international production which was believed to be for Lloyds Banking Group.