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!
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.
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.
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！
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.
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.
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.
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.
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你曾经做了观光飞机？哪里是它 - 你会建议我们这样做？分享您的想法在下面的评论！