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OZ Encounter 01: Hang Gliding in Wollongong, Australia

By Luyi Zhong (People's Daily Online)    17:12, October 14, 2016

In Wollongong of Australia, walk along the Lawrence Hargreaves Avenue all the way to north, you will arrive at the famous Bird Hill scenic spot. Here, you can not only enjoy spectacular views where the mountain connects with the sea and the sea melted into sky, but also experience the fast and the furious by driving on the winding and zigzagging highway. Of course, the most exciting part is to have a panoramic view by hang gliding.

In early 20th century which is nearly a hundred years ago, Australian pioneer in aviation science Lawrence Hargreaves tried to glide at Bird Hill. There is now a stone tablet, dedicated to commemorate his achievements and contributions. Imagine yourself travelling in the sky like Hargreaves, you must not miss hang gliding trip in Bird Hill.

Experienced instructors will patiently explain the flight steps, precautions and even teach you how to build a hang glide hand by hand. Of course, in the end he will take you on a tandem hang glide and play selfie with you while flying. Starting from the steep hilltops, take off nearly to the cliff, followed by a smooth glide in the air, everything is like a dream. At that moment you can imagine yourself as a sea gull, you are free to circumnavigate in the arms of sky.

OZ Encounter is a program produced by People’s Daily Online Australia with introductions and comprehensive information on Australia’s tourism, food, leisure culture, news etc. The program brings information on beautiful views and delicious food around Australia, lead audience to experience the unique landscape and cultural glamour of Australia with micro-video. 

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