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World's Most Hair-Raising Airports: Wellington International, Wellington, New Zealand

Taranaki St., Wellington, New Zealand went up this every day on my way to work!

Wellington, New Zealand - Will always feel like home

Wellington, New Zealand A hair-raisingly short runway and the landing strip sees constant windy conditions. The runway at Wellington is relatively short at 6,647ft, which is barely enough for larger aircraft, and the strong crosswinds caused by nearby Cook Strait can make landing there a wild experience.

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Southern California: Between Long Beach (Los Angeles) and Avalon on Catalina Island

New Zealand - Across the Cook Strait between Wellington and Picton


New Zealand awaits on

Moeraki beach New Zealand