Awaroa is located in the depths of the Abel Tasman National Park on the South Island and the Awaroa Lodge is well worth a stay-over for a couple of days, so you can explore the beautiful area. Awaroa beach, also known as “Peoples Beach”, made headlines in 2016, when its former owner planned to sell this property. Not wanting to see this popular holiday destination fall into private ownership, two Christchurch men launched a crowdfunding campaign that saw the beach purchased for NZ$2.8 million and handed over to the Department of Conservation for current and future generations to enjoy.
Our plane, as unique as Awaroa, is the 1917 French Dorand AR1.
This map should give you a rough idea, from where I take off. On my way to Wellington, I pass by Duncan Bay and Marlborough Sounds. What a beautiful area to pass over low and slow.
Passing over Marlborough Sounds, west of the Endeavour Inlet
Passing the last body of land of the South Island and on to the Cook Strait, which is considered one of the most dangerous and unpredictable waters in the world. So I will cross it at its narrowest point, where it is 22 km (14 mi) wide
North Island is dead ahead
Before I land at Wellington Intern. I want to explore a bit the city’s scenery
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