Flight to Queenstown and TeAnau – Part 1

Another flight, this time to Queenstown and TeAnau. What better way to spend an afternoon than fying over this amazing countryside, lakes, rivers and towns.

I could sit in the plane all day, looking at the scenery and taking photos but of course I’m not doing the flying. So nice to be a passenger on these great trips. It’s a pity our weather wasn’t more reliable so we cold get out more but then you just have to take advantage of the nice days. You will have to excuse the quality of some of the photos, it’s hard to get good photos out of a plane window sometimes. However you will get the idea of the  beautiful and stunning countryside of this region.

We left Dunedin and flew to Queenstown airport (via Alexandra) where we re-fueled and carried on up the lake. We then headed up the valley to the Mavora lakes. There is a great Doc camp there with lots of space. From there we headed for Te Anau, past the beautiful lake. We returned to Dunedin via Balclutha, Milton and Wiahola.

    Through the Kawarau Gorge –  located between Cromwell and Queenstown. It seemed quite close!

 The Crown Range road from Wanaka to Queenstown

Arrowtown

 Lake Hayes

 Coming into Queenstown airport, we get to land where the big boys land 🙂

The beautiful Shotover river

Taking off after re-fueling over Frankton

Frankton

 Queenstown

 Looking up lake Wakatipu towards Glenorchy

Mt Nicholas Station above and below

 Over Mount Nicholas

Mavora Lake

 

Lake Te Anau is the largest lake by surface in the South Island and the second largest in New Zealand after lake Taupo.

 

 

 

 

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