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紐西蘭最高公路 The Crown Range Summit

這段公路建於著名的 Wanaka 和 Queenstown 之間。由於建在海拔1076 米,天氣冷時地上會結霜。

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山巒上都點上了薄薄的一層雪。山上的草都枯了, 別有一份古寂的風姿。

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路多彎,還有點霜,駕車的可要特別留神。

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看,雲在我們腳下。

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路的最高點。

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雖然很冷,但我們還是很想下車走走。這就讓我們發現了以下關於這路的歷史:

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THE PASS, THE CROWN RANGE SUMMIT, AT 1076 METRES ABOVE SEA LEVEL, IS THE HIGHEST SEALED ROAD IN NEW ZEALAND.

IN FEBRUARY 1860, W.G.REES AND P.VON TUNZELMAN WERE THE FIRST EUROPEANS TO CROSS THE PASS, SEARCHING FOR SHEEP PASTURE AND BURNING THE SPEARGRASS AND MATAFOURI ON ROUTE.

IN 1861, ALFRED DUNCAN DROVE THE FIRST SHEEP TO THE REES RUN AT WAKATIPU. AFTER CROSSING THE CLUTHA RIVER AT ALBERT TOWN, THEY MOVED UP THE CARDRONA VALLEY AND OVER THIS PASS, WHERE THEY SAW “THE PROMISED LAND OF REES".

EARLY IN 1863 HUNDREDS OF GOLD SEEKERS USED THIS ROUTE TO THE ARROW AND SKIPPERS DIGGINGS.

IN 1877 THE FIRST TOURIST TRIPS HORSE DRAWN COACHES DROVE OVER THE PASS.

IN THE YEAR 2000, THE ROAD WAS FINALLY SEALED. IT IS NOW A MAJOR TOURIST ROUTE, BRINGING THE COMMUNITIES AND SKIFIELDS OF QUEENSTOWN AND WANAKA CLOSER TOGETHER.

THE QUEENSTOWN AND DISTRICTS HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND UPPER CLUTHA HISTORICAL RECORDS SOCIETY PROJECT.

很難想像以前的人或徒步或乘馬車經過這路,生活可真艱辛。

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籠在一層水氣下的,就是美麗的Queenstown。

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遠觀 Queesnstown。能在這樣的環境生活,就算是一兩個月都好。

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  1. 艾力 says

    成坐山啡晒咁,香港真係未見過,那些草會變色的啊….

    不過都係好靚~ :)

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