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    Mount Cook Park

    by grets Written Sep 16, 2004
    David in the park

    We also stop at the Park Visitors Centre for a short walk in the park.

    Mount Cook National Park encompasses 22 mountains over the height of 3000 metres, including New Zealand's highest mountain - Mt Cook, which is 3755 metres high.

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    Mountains 5

    by grets Written Sep 16, 2004

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    We really couldn't have wished for better weather for this flight, the sun is shining and there is a lovely blue sky. I am sure the flight wouldn't be quite so spectacular in grey dull weather. Talk about lucky!

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    Lake Tekapo

    by grets Written Sep 16, 2004

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    Lake Tekapo from the air

    We take off from the little airstrip near the lake and initially the flight goes over the beautiful turquoise waters of the lake. From up here you really can appreciate the clear bright colours of the lake and its little islands.

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    About the trip

    by grets Written Sep 16, 2004

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    We were on an organised coach tour of New Zealand, and the coach driver arranged for those of us who wanted to take this flight to board in Tekapo and he drove the rest of the passengers down to Glentanner Park to pick us up.

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    The Route

    by grets Written Sep 16, 2004

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    Our flight took us from Tekapo, right over the mountains - Franz Josef Glacier, Fox Glacier, Mt Cook and Tasman Glcier down to Glentanner Park. We basically didn't follow the blue or the red line on the map, as we chartered the whole plane, we could choose our own route.

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    Mountains 6

    by grets Written Sep 16, 2004

    We fly back towards Glentanner Park and over Tasman River. Unfortunately, this wonderful flight is coming to an end - but what memories and photographs. I am really glad we did this flight!

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    Mountains 4

    by grets Written Sep 16, 2004

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    We hit a couple of air pockets which make the plane drop rapidly - leaving your stomach up above in your throat. Nothing can detract from the fantastic scenery below though.

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    Mountains 3

    by grets Written Sep 16, 2004

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    I am so captivated, I don't know which side to look, to take photos or to just awe! I am terrified of missing something by looking through the wrong window at the srong time!

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    Mountains 2

    by grets Written Sep 16, 2004

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    Talk about spectacular. I am quite overwhelmed. This flight is - in my opinion - even better than the flight we took over Mount Everest and the Himalayas some years ago.

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    Mountains 1

    by grets Written Sep 16, 2004

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    We fly right in amongst the mountains, it feels like we are so near that we can just reach out and touch them. I am amazed at just how low he can / is allowed to fly.

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    Godley River

    by grets Written Sep 16, 2004
    Godley River

    Godley River feeds Lake Tekapo with glacier water as it snakes its way along the bottom of the valley, making a beautiful pattern on the landscape.

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    Flightseeing

    by grets Written Sep 16, 2004

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    From the small airstrip near Tekapo we board a 16 seater plane, where everybody has a window seat. We sit in single seats, seven on each side plus two in the front (including the pilot).

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    mount cook

    by dragontml Written Nov 17, 2003

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    it was a clear bright sunny day. remembered that there was not a single cloud in sight and i actually ended having a miserable headache in the evening ! it was that hot !

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