The intense clarity of the sky over Wanaka and Hawea brings the countryside to life in a vivid colour palette of green meadows, sparkling blue waterways and golden hills.
Looking up at the mountains is one thing, looking down on the whole picture is quite another and around Lakes Wanaka and Hawea there are plenty of chances to sightsee from the air.
The region is one of New Zealand’s aviation hotspots with a well-deserved reputation for having plenty of ways to enjoy an airborne adventure whether its skydiving, paragliding, learning to fly, on a scenic flight or a helicopter flight to a glacier. Watching the scenery laid out beneath you is breath-taking with views that take in vast tracts of lush green wilderness, towering peaks and stunning waterways all the way to the west coast.
Leaping out of a plane at 15,000 feet puts it in a whole new context but either way, it’s a New Zealand perspective nobody ever forgets.
Lake Wanaka and Hawea
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