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7 Day Wanaka Warbirds and Southern Wheels Small Group Coach Tour

Days
7

Pricing From
$4390

South Island
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Overview

Our 7 Day Wanaka Warbirds and Southern Wheels Small Group Coach Tour begins in Auckland, New Zealand; where we take a domestic flight to Queenstown*.  The highlight of this trip is your Gold Pass at the Warbirds Over Wanaka Airshow. We will explore the gems of the southern region; staying in Invercargill, Te Anau, Queenstown, and Wanaka.

*You can also start in Queenstown. Please enquire upon booking.

All Activities & Entrance Fees Are Included

  • Three-day Gold Pass, includes seats in the best stand, at the Warbirds Over Wanaka International Air Show.
  • Visit Mandeville airfield and the Croydon Heritage Aviation Museum.
  • Entrance to the Hokonui Moonshine Museum, dram of Whiskey included!
  • Entrance to the Invercargill Classic Motorcycle Mecca and Bill Richardson's Transport World.
  • Visit E. Hayes and Sons, home of Burt Monro's 1920 Indian Scout.
  • Check out Allan Stearne's man shed in Otautau.
  • Jet boat on the Waiau River to Lake Manapouri.
  • Visit the Highlands National Motorsport Museum in Cromwell.

Included Sightseeing & Exploring

  • Visit leafy Arrowtown and browse the shops.
  • Sightsee around the Wanaka region.

Wanaka Warbirds and Southern Wheels Small Group Coach Tour

Aviation Museum

Wanaka Warbirds and Southern Wheels Small Group Coach Tour

Wanaka Warbirds and Southern Wheels Small Group Coach Tour

Wanaka Warbirds and Southern Wheels Small Group Coach Tour

Wanaka Warbirds and Southern Wheels Small Group Coach Tour

Itinerary

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Day 1Auckland - Queenstown - Invercargill

We drive south to Mandeville Airfield which dates back to the biplane barnstorming days after WW1. It’s home to the Croydon Heritage Museum and factory, internationally renowned for restoring vintage aircraft.

At Gore Jim takes us on a tour of the Hokonui Moonshine Museum telling the colourful history of illicit whisky stills and offering us a wee dram of whisky. We continuje south to Invercargill and Ascot Park Hotel, our home for two nights, and dine in this evening.

Stay 2 nights at Ascot Park, Invercargill

Day 2Invercargill - Waiau River - Te Anau

We visit Allan and Beverley Stearne’s in Otautau, where Allan has a huge collection of vintage audio gear, cameras and a model railway.  We walk over the Clifden Suspension Bridge and at Te Anau ride the Fiordland Jet down the Upper Waiau River to Lake Manapouri. We stay in lakeview rooms at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and dine in this evening.

Day 3Te Anau - Wanaka

Drive through the Southland countryside to Lake Wakatipu and over the Crown Range to Wanaka Airfield in time for lunch.

Your three day Gold Pass gives you the best seats at the show in front of the runway and the air show programme. We stay three nights at Edgewater Hotel and dine in each evening.

Stay 3 nights Edgewater Resort, Wanaka

Day 4Warbirds Over Wanaka International Air Show

We breakfast at Edgewater and arrive at the Air Show for the 10am start.  Enjoy all the action from your grandstand seat and lunch at a cooking station where chefs prepare the food in front of you. The show finishes at 4pm and we sightsee around Wanaka in the late afternoon.

Day 5Warbirds Over Wanaka International Air Show

The final day of the Show – take the chance to mingle with the pilots and walk the flightline and enjoy the spectacle in the sky.  Towards the end of the day we  sightsee in Wanaka and take a stroll along the lakeside trail in front of our hotel.

Day 6Wanaka - Cromwell - Arrowtown - Queenstown - Auckland

After breakfast we depart Wanaka and on the way to Cromwell call into the Warbirds and Wheels museum collection which tells the story of Warbird’s founder Sir Tim Wallis. We lunch at Highlands Motor Sport Park, visit the museum, take our coach for a spin round the track, and check out what else is on offer.

Later in the afternoon we drive through the Kawarau Gorge to Arrowtown where there’s time to stretch our legs in this leafy town before continuing to Queenstown Airport.

Cost per person

April 2022
Twin:   NZ$4,390 
Single: NZ$4,990

20% Deposit per person on booking, balance 60 days before departure

Baggage Please note:  Try to keep to one suitcase weighing around 23kgs and one small carry on bag. 

Pricing: Single share price is base on one person in a single room. Twin share price is based on 2 people sharing one room.

  • Payment can be made by cheque, internet banking, Visa or Mastercard.
  • Please note, payments made by credit card will incur an additional merchant fee of 2%.

CANCELLATIONS AND AMENDMENTS

Cancellation fees depend on when we receive notice of your cancellation:

  • The 20% deposit is not refundable and not transferable.
  • Bookings cancelled between 59 days and 45 days incur 50% of tour cost.
  • Bookings cancelled between 44 days and 31 days incur 75% of tour cost.
  • Bookings cancelled within 30 days or less of tour departure incur 100% of tour cost.
  • No refunds will be made after travel has commenced.

Itinerary

Open All
Day 1Auckland - Queenstown - Invercargill

We drive south to Mandeville Airfield which dates back to the biplane barnstorming days after WW1. It’s home to the Croydon Heritage Museum and factory, internationally renowned for restoring vintage aircraft.

At Gore Jim takes us on a tour of the Hokonui Moonshine Museum telling the colourful history of illicit whisky stills and offering us a wee dram of whisky. We continuje south to Invercargill and Ascot Park Hotel, our home for two nights, and dine in this evening.

Stay 2 nights at Ascot Park, Invercargill

Day 2Invercargill - Waiau River - Te Anau

We visit Allan and Beverley Stearne’s in Otautau, where Allan has a huge collection of vintage audio gear, cameras and a model railway.  We walk over the Clifden Suspension Bridge and at Te Anau ride the Fiordland Jet down the Upper Waiau River to Lake Manapouri. We stay in lakeview rooms at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and dine in this evening.

Day 3Te Anau - Wanaka

Drive through the Southland countryside to Lake Wakatipu and over the Crown Range to Wanaka Airfield in time for lunch.

Your three day Gold Pass gives you the best seats at the show in front of the runway and the air show programme. We stay three nights at Edgewater Hotel and dine in each evening.

Stay 3 nights Edgewater Resort, Wanaka

Day 4Warbirds Over Wanaka International Air Show

We breakfast at Edgewater and arrive at the Air Show for the 10am start.  Enjoy all the action from your grandstand seat and lunch at a cooking station where chefs prepare the food in front of you. The show finishes at 4pm and we sightsee around Wanaka in the late afternoon.

Day 5Warbirds Over Wanaka International Air Show

The final day of the Show – take the chance to mingle with the pilots and walk the flightline and enjoy the spectacle in the sky.  Towards the end of the day we  sightsee in Wanaka and take a stroll along the lakeside trail in front of our hotel.

Day 6Wanaka - Cromwell - Arrowtown - Queenstown - Auckland

After breakfast we depart Wanaka and on the way to Cromwell call into the Warbirds and Wheels museum collection which tells the story of Warbird’s founder Sir Tim Wallis. We lunch at Highlands Motor Sport Park, visit the museum, take our coach for a spin round the track, and check out what else is on offer.

Later in the afternoon we drive through the Kawarau Gorge to Arrowtown where there’s time to stretch our legs in this leafy town before continuing to Queenstown Airport.

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