Posted by: kiwitravelandtours | September 16, 2010

Antarctica -Sightseeing flights

Whatever your opinions on causal factors for global warming -most of us agree that the planet is heating up.  Down here in New Zealand, proof of the effects of this comes in the form of chunks of the Antarctic continent breaking off and floating up for a visit! Last November, over 100 icebergs, some measuring more than 200 metres wide, bore down on our most Southern shores, threatening shipping lanes and prompting entrepreneurial Aussie boys to plan Berg Booze Parties. When a similar event occurred in 2006, and brought icebergs to within 25 kms of our shores, the wool industry had a sheep shorn on one -unfair when you think how cold it was!

For those Kiwis who would like to see Antarctica in her own backyard rather than ours -Mike and I have arranged a great deal, working in conjunction with an Australian Charter Company experienced in running Antarctica sightseeing flights. Footage of a flight was shown on Campbell Live last night (15 September) so take a look here –

http://www.3news.co.nz/Seeing-the-southern-sights-of-Antarctica/tabid/367/articleID/176259/Default.aspx

You can read more at our website –http://www.kiwitravelandtours.com/AntarcticaFlight.html

Antarctica is the world’s highest, driest, coldest and windiest continent.  During the flight, expert lecturers are onboard to talk on the polar environment and video screenings depict life on the ground. Sit back, relax and watch the majesty of this extraordinary land and its varied scenery unfold beneath you during the experience of a lifetime.

Nicola

http://www.kiwitravelandtours.com

Antarctica sightseeing

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