起来,起来和远!一个新西兰观光飞机到米尔福德峡湾

正如我们在我们的小座位坐着,鼻子压在窗口,我们的小6个座位的飞机开始滑行在跑道上。下一分钟,我们在空气中瓦纳卡的玩具汽车和房屋窥视上涨。

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新西兰观光飞行

We were heading west, over the Southern Alps and towards Milford Sound, on the South Island’s west coast.

If you’re a geography and landscape nerd like me, you love seeing the land from above. I just can’t get enough of it – flying from Auckland to Queenstown a few days prior I had paid extra to sit next to the window just to see the mountains!

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So when we had the opportunity to do a scenic flight withSouthern Alps Air我知道这将是我们此行去南方的一大亮点。因此,这是。

Remember to check out our video at the end of this post!

We climbed high above the teal waters of Lake Wanaka, New Zealand’s fourth-largest lake. Our pilot, Nick, pointed out local sights such as Roy’s Peak (a tough 5 hour hike with amazing views), Treble Cone Ski Field, and Glendhu Bay – now empty but come summer will be full of campervans and holidaymakers.

望着北方,我们飞过去艾斯派林,最高峰外Aoraki/Mt Cook区域以远大3033米。在山脸上的冰川几乎足够接近触摸。

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现在我们是很好的南阿尔卑斯山之间,与雪山拉伸尽可能的眼睛可以看到。这听起来很愚蠢,但我不知道有多少山有在该国的那部分!它不是,直到你的眼平与他们,他们只是似乎永远继续。

标题再往西,我们飞到了Aspiring国家公园,进入峡湾国家公园,并飞过一群湖泊和森林峡谷在海岸北部的米尔福德峡湾弹出之前。它看起来相当多风那里!

嗡嗡到米尔福德峡湾的张开血盆大口令人难忘。我们飞了过去纯粹的绿树成荫的悬崖和瀑布众多暴跌直入峡湾的深蓝色的海水。降落在米尔福德峡湾的蝇头纤细机场后,我们穿梭于码头,跳上了我们Mitre Peak Cruisesboat for a 2-hour cruise.

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那米特峰巡游运行的船只比其他公司要小很多,所以你得到一个更加个性化的体验 - 而不是一百元左右周围的人,我们有大约十对我们的船!

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It was great seeing Milford Sound from the air and then from the water. Although we have been to Milford before, it was special being one of only two boats on the fiord – owing to our late afternoon departure, all the bus tourists had left hours before – and the soft afternoon light was just gorgeous.

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Our boat drove into a couple of waterfalls, spraying mist all over the boat and the passengers on the deck. We saw a colony of New Zealand fur seals basking on a rock in the last warm rays of the day. The captain gave us a history lesson on why the fiord is named as a sound (a sound is a drowned river valley, whereas a fiord is a drowned glacial valley – a bit of a mistake in the naming there!), and eventually we headed back to the dock.

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What a place! We could have stayed there for much longer. With views like this, who would want to leave? But alas, we had to climb back into our little plane and head back to Wanaka. Sniff.

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这是很难相信的意见能得到我们的归途任何好转。随着夕阳西下山顶被点燃起来,阴影溅入山谷。我们飞过的路特本范围(其中路特轨道,新西兰大的一个自助游,横梁)和达特河,排入的瓦卡蒂普湖(即皇后坐在旁边的湖)。

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All too soon, we were descending over Lake Wanaka towards the little airport. Bumpedy-bump, touchdown!

好了,我失去了对如何结束这一职位的话。风景秀丽的飞行是最令人惊奇的事情我做过一个 - 我不说随便。在飞涨的雪峰,进入米尔福德峡湾是太不可思议了。对不起所有我在这篇文章中使用的最高级 - 但这样的经历确实证明他们!

I know that hashtag #nzmustdo gets thrown around a lot on Instagram – over 100,000 times, apparently – but this experience is truly something that visitors to New Zealand – and New Zealanders of course – should most definitely do. Seeing New Zealand’s amazing landscapes from the ground is fantastic but seeing them from the air in a tiny plane, well, it’s indescribable. Just do it.

谢谢Southern Alps AirMitre Peak Cruisesfor hosting us. As always, you’ll receive our honest opinion regardless of who foots the bill. LikeSouthern Alps AirMitre Peak Cruiseson Facebook!

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  1. Dan

    Absolutely incredible photography here, it almost feels as if it might not be possible to truly understand the magnificence of these spaces without experiencing them directly!

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  3. 伟大的职位。我已经走过6个188金宝搏月的新西兰和它从来没有发生在我坐飞机坐看国从上面。这些图像仅仅是惊人的,谢谢你的分享。

  4. 优秀的帖子!我喜欢读它,新西兰这是一个很好的地方参观,我希望能够访问它在明年某个时候!它有很多的野生动物,我想探索的!

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