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11 Day Ultimate Warbirds Over Wanaka Small Group Coach Tour

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11

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$6349

South Island
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Overview

11 Day Ultimate Warbirds Over Wanaka Tour Map

Explore the best of New Zealand's South Island plus a 3-day Gold Pass to the Warbirds Over Wanaka Airshow. This 11 Day Ultimate Warbirds Over Wanaka small group coach tour features a luxury coach with 20 reclining seats and panoramic windows.

Visit iconic attractions like Franz Josef Glacier, Mt. Cook, and get on board the scenic TranzAlpine Train and Interislander Ferry.

Airshow Inclusions

  • 3 Day Warbirds Over Wanaka Gold Pass
  • Grandstand seating
  • Exclusive marquee access with CCTV
  • Souvenir Gold Cap and Badge
  • Airshow Programme
  • Opportunity to walk the flight line
  • Entry to the Warbirds & Wheels Museum
  • Complimentary drink voucher
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and water throughout the Airshow

11 Day Ultimate Warbirds Over Wanaka Coach Tour

11 Day Ultimate Warbirds Over Wanaka Coach Tour

11 Day Ultimate Warbirds Over Wanaka Coach Tour

11 Day Ultimate Warbirds Over Wanaka Coach Tour

11 Day Ultimate Warbirds Over Wanaka Coach Tour

11 Day Ultimate Warbirds Over Wanaka Coach Tour

Itinerary

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Day 1Arrive ChristchurchD

On arrival into Christchurch you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative who will transfer you to your hotel. Meet your travelling companions over a complimentary pre dinner drink.

Hotel Sudima Christchurch City

Day 2Christchurch - Mt. CookB,D

Enjoy a city sights tour of Christchurch before arriving at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand for a ‘behind the scenes’ tour which showcases the restoration projects in action and provides a rare opportunity to climb inside a Bristol Freighter aircraft. Travel through the Southern Canterbury Plains, home to Lake Tekapo, Church of the Good Shepherd and the Sheep Dog Statue, before arriving at Mt Cook, New Zealand’s highest peak. The opportunity is available to enjoy a scenic flight (optional, time and weather permitting) over the Southern Alps.

Hotel The Hermitage Hotel (Aoraki Wing)

Day 3Mt. Cook - QueenstownB

Depart Mt Cook, and travel through the Mackenzie Basin which links to the dramatic Lindis Pass. You can expect to see snow capped mountains and a landscape dominated by tussock grassland as you make your way to Queenstown, a year round resort, situation on magical Lake Wakatipu. This evening is free to dine at one of the many fine restaurants in town.

Hotel Heritage Queenstown Hotel (Studio Suite, Lakeview, 4 nights)

Day 4Queenstown - WanakaB,D

Today you have the choice of either a free day in Queenstown or travelling to Wanaka for the opening day of the Warbirds Over Wanaka Airshow. No flying will occur today, however some practice will be happening overhead. On the ground check out the static displays which include classic cars and Warhorses (military vehicles), sport aircraft and aviation trade stands. Taste wine and food from Central Otago or use your voucher to visit the Warbirds and Wheels Museum, which showcases the story of Sir Tim Wallis, founder of the Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow.

Day 5Warbirds Over WanakaB,D

Travel to Wanaka over the next two days where Wanaka Airport will become your home as you are entertained by the world’s best display pilots flying aircraft overhead. Your ticket will gain you access to the Gold Pass Enclosure. Enjoy the ultimate in airshow luxury as you will be situated on the flight line with grandstand seating and a plush marquee where you can relax in comfort and watch the show from the best seats in the house.

Day 6Warbirds Over WanakaB,D

On the final day, all eyes will be in the air as you watch some of the world’s most iconic Warbird aircraft plus modern military machines, aerobatics, sport aircraft and so much more. The aerial action is backed by world-class pyrotechnics when the Airfield is defended by the fighters from an attack by enemy aircraft. The show culminates in a massed Fighter flypast, a sight not to be missed!

Day 7Queenstown - Franz Josef GlacierB,D

Travel to Arrowtown, an old goldmining village. Visit the Lakes District Museum, which contains a treasure trove of stories and exhibits about the exciting mining era of the late 1800s. Continue via the Haast Pass to the West Coast, an area of stunning beauty. See the snow capped peaks of the Southern Alps as you travel north to Franz Josef Glacier. Time is available (weather permitting) to experience a scenic helicopter flight (optional) over the spectacular glaciers before arriving at your hotel.

Hotel Te Waonui Forest Retreat

Day 8TranzAlpine Train to ChristchurchB,D

Travel to Hokitika and visit the Greenstone Factory. Continue to Arthur’s Pass and board the TranzAlpine, renowned as one of the great train journeys of the world. View rivers and valleys as you travel through the Waimakariri Basin, over massive viaducts and through the patchwork farmlands of the Canterbury Plains to the elegant city of Christchurch. On arrival your Ultimate Coach will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel.

Hotel Sudima Christchurch City

Day 9Christchurch - BlenheimB,D

Travel along the East Coast to the seaside village of Kaikoura. Enjoy spectacular scenery as you travel through Marlborough Country, famous for its food & wine. Your accommodation is set amongst a picturesque vineyard setting. This evening at dinner sample some of the local wines from the Marlborough region.

Hotel Marlborough Vintners Hotel

Day 10Interislander Ferry to WellingtonB,SD

This morning enjoy a fascinating guided tour of the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre which will transport you from WWI to WWII featuring an extensive collection of aircraft belonging to Sir Peter Jackson. Continue to Picton, where you board the Interislander Ferry for your journey through the Marlborough Sounds and across Cook Strait to Wellington. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner including selected beverages with your new found friends.

Hotel InterContinental Wellington (Deluxe Room)

Day 11Depart WellingtonB

Time to say goodbye. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand holiday.

COST PER PERSON TWIN SHARE

April 2020  
Land Only AU$6,349
Single Supplement AU$1,950
Extra nights accommodation Pre/Post Tour
City Twin Share Single
Christchurch^ AU$245 AU$490
Wellington AU$155 AU$310
Extra night rates are per person in Australian Dollars, based on room only. 

^Extra night rates in Christchurch are per person and include full breakfast and other luxe benefits. Subject to availability.

Extra night rates in Wellington are per person and based on room only. Subject to availability.

 

* PLEASE NOTE*

Prices are correct at time of printing, but are subject to exchange rate variations and component price changes.

 

NOT ATTENDING THE AIRSHOW?

If you do not wish to attend the 3 Day Warbirds Over Wanaka Airshow deduct $300 per person. Please advise at time of booking. There are a number of sightseeing options available in Queenstown (own expense).

 

PAYMENT

  • Deposit: $300 per person on booking
  • Full Payment: 60 Days before travel
  • Airfares (if applicable): Paid in full on booking

CANCELLATION CHARGES

  • 60 days or more prior to departure, loss of deposit plus the cost of the airline ticket if issued.
  • Between 7 and 59 days prior to departure, 50% of the tour package price.
  • Less than 7 days prior to departure, 100% of the tour package price.

If a traveller wishes to cancel their existing booking and transfer to a new departure date, the above cancellation fees still apply.

Itinerary

Open All
Day 1Arrive ChristchurchD

On arrival into Christchurch you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative who will transfer you to your hotel. Meet your travelling companions over a complimentary pre dinner drink.

Hotel Sudima Christchurch City

Day 2Christchurch - Mt. CookB,D

Enjoy a city sights tour of Christchurch before arriving at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand for a ‘behind the scenes’ tour which showcases the restoration projects in action and provides a rare opportunity to climb inside a Bristol Freighter aircraft. Travel through the Southern Canterbury Plains, home to Lake Tekapo, Church of the Good Shepherd and the Sheep Dog Statue, before arriving at Mt Cook, New Zealand’s highest peak. The opportunity is available to enjoy a scenic flight (optional, time and weather permitting) over the Southern Alps.

Hotel The Hermitage Hotel (Aoraki Wing)

Day 3Mt. Cook - QueenstownB

Depart Mt Cook, and travel through the Mackenzie Basin which links to the dramatic Lindis Pass. You can expect to see snow capped mountains and a landscape dominated by tussock grassland as you make your way to Queenstown, a year round resort, situation on magical Lake Wakatipu. This evening is free to dine at one of the many fine restaurants in town.

Hotel Heritage Queenstown Hotel (Studio Suite, Lakeview, 4 nights)

Day 4Queenstown - WanakaB,D

Today you have the choice of either a free day in Queenstown or travelling to Wanaka for the opening day of the Warbirds Over Wanaka Airshow. No flying will occur today, however some practice will be happening overhead. On the ground check out the static displays which include classic cars and Warhorses (military vehicles), sport aircraft and aviation trade stands. Taste wine and food from Central Otago or use your voucher to visit the Warbirds and Wheels Museum, which showcases the story of Sir Tim Wallis, founder of the Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow.

Day 5Warbirds Over WanakaB,D

Travel to Wanaka over the next two days where Wanaka Airport will become your home as you are entertained by the world’s best display pilots flying aircraft overhead. Your ticket will gain you access to the Gold Pass Enclosure. Enjoy the ultimate in airshow luxury as you will be situated on the flight line with grandstand seating and a plush marquee where you can relax in comfort and watch the show from the best seats in the house.

Day 6Warbirds Over WanakaB,D

On the final day, all eyes will be in the air as you watch some of the world’s most iconic Warbird aircraft plus modern military machines, aerobatics, sport aircraft and so much more. The aerial action is backed by world-class pyrotechnics when the Airfield is defended by the fighters from an attack by enemy aircraft. The show culminates in a massed Fighter flypast, a sight not to be missed!

Day 7Queenstown - Franz Josef GlacierB,D

Travel to Arrowtown, an old goldmining village. Visit the Lakes District Museum, which contains a treasure trove of stories and exhibits about the exciting mining era of the late 1800s. Continue via the Haast Pass to the West Coast, an area of stunning beauty. See the snow capped peaks of the Southern Alps as you travel north to Franz Josef Glacier. Time is available (weather permitting) to experience a scenic helicopter flight (optional) over the spectacular glaciers before arriving at your hotel.

Hotel Te Waonui Forest Retreat

Day 8TranzAlpine Train to ChristchurchB,D

Travel to Hokitika and visit the Greenstone Factory. Continue to Arthur’s Pass and board the TranzAlpine, renowned as one of the great train journeys of the world. View rivers and valleys as you travel through the Waimakariri Basin, over massive viaducts and through the patchwork farmlands of the Canterbury Plains to the elegant city of Christchurch. On arrival your Ultimate Coach will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel.

Hotel Sudima Christchurch City

Day 9Christchurch - BlenheimB,D

Travel along the East Coast to the seaside village of Kaikoura. Enjoy spectacular scenery as you travel through Marlborough Country, famous for its food & wine. Your accommodation is set amongst a picturesque vineyard setting. This evening at dinner sample some of the local wines from the Marlborough region.

Hotel Marlborough Vintners Hotel

Day 10Interislander Ferry to WellingtonB,SD

This morning enjoy a fascinating guided tour of the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre which will transport you from WWI to WWII featuring an extensive collection of aircraft belonging to Sir Peter Jackson. Continue to Picton, where you board the Interislander Ferry for your journey through the Marlborough Sounds and across Cook Strait to Wellington. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner including selected beverages with your new found friends.

Hotel InterContinental Wellington (Deluxe Room)

Day 11Depart WellingtonB

Time to say goodbye. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand holiday.

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