29 January 2013

And the return flight NZ2010 out of Wanaka.

Tomorrow marks the of Air New Zealand's service to Wanaka. This is an account of my flight out of Wanaka on the 8th of January 2013... 

Wanaka's terminal... 
Lake Hawea across the aisle

The Cadrona Valley

Lake Wanaka

Lake Hawea

A left turn looking back to Lake Wanaka

The upper reaches of Lake Hawea looking at The Neck where the Haast Pass crosses the ridge to follow Lake Wanaka on the other side.

The Ahuriri Valley 

Lake Ohau

The Ohau Canal left joining the Pukaki Canal right flowing into the headwaters of Lake Ruataniwha


Pukaki Airport

Mount Cook left and Mount Tasman right

The Rakaia River again

Hororata with the gliding airfield clearly visible

Safely back in Christchurch


  1. Very sad to see this service go. What a spectacular route you took.

  2. Wanaka is my home town, although I now live in Hamilton...This was always a great ride home on a fine day!!! Still got the family home there,...oh well just have to fly into ZQN...Take the hint Air Nelson.