The ultimate experience including the Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow in a small group

11 Day Ultimate Warbirds Over Wanaka Tour


  • 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


  • Air Force Museum of New Zealand*
  • Lakes District Museum
  • TranzAlpine Rail Journey
  • Cloudy Bay Estate Wine Tasting
  • Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre*
  • Cruise on the Interislander Ferry
  • City sights tour of Christchurch

*Guided tour is included with 1 guide per 24 travellers.


  • 20 Business Class seats on a full-size coach
  • 2 door access; dedicated seat side storage with tray table; cup holder
  • Restroom; daily onboard Wi-Fi allowance



  • Professional Coach Captain
  • Personalised Meet & Greet on arrival
  • Return airport transfers in New Zealand
  • 10 nights 4.5 star hotel accommodation
  • 1 four night stay
  • Hotel porterage
  • 1 cruise
  • 1 rail journey
  • All sightseeing and prepaid attractions
  • Extensive Optional Tours Programme
  • Deluxe Documentation Pack
  • BONUS GPT Tour Jacket


  • 10 cooked breakfasts
  • 9 sumptuous dinners including a Complimentary pre-dinner drink at the Welcome Dinner and 1 specialty dinner: Intimate Farewell Dinner, selected beverages, Wellington
  • Enjoy GPT Wine Time (discounted drinks)

Dinner on Day 1 not included for anyone arriving later than 8pm.

Itinerary and Hotels

(B) Breakfast. (L) Lunch. (D) Dinner. (SD) Specialty Dinner.

DAY 1: Arrive Christchurch (D)

On arrival into Christchurch you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative and transferred to your hotel. This evening enjoy a complimentary pre-dinner drink as you meet your travelling companions.

Hotel Sudima Christchurch City

DAY 2: Christchurch - Mt Cook (B,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 3: Mt Cook - Queenstown (B)

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. 4 nights)

DAY 4: Queenstown - Wanaka (B,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 5: Warbirds Over Wanaka (B,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 6: Warbirds Over Wanaka (B,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 7: Queenstown - Fox Glacier (B,D)

Travel to Arrowtown, an old goldmining village. Visit the Lakes District Museum,
which contains a treasure trove of stories and exhibits depicting 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 the township of Fox Glacier. Time is available to experience a scenic flight (optional. weather permitting) over the spectacular glaciers before arriving at your hotel.

Hotel Distinction Fox Glacier

DAY 8: Fox Glacier - Arthur’s Pass - Christchurch (B,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. On arrival into the elegant city of Christchurch, your Ultimate Coach will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel.

Hotel Sudima Christchurch City

DAY 9: Christchurch - Blenheim (B,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. This afternoon you will be treated to a unique wine and cheese tasting experience, set amongst the wine barrels at Cloudy Bay Estate, one of the original wine makers in the Marlborough region.

Hotel Marlborough Vintners Hotel

DAY 10: Blenheim – Picton - Wellington (B,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 11: Depart Wellington (B)

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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STYLE Ultimate Small Group
COACH 20 seat Business Class

STARTS Christchurch
FINISHES Wellington



Apr 12



Tour includes transfers in New Zealand,
Business Class 20 seat coach travel, 4.5 star accommodation, most meals, sightseeing, attractions and a range of VIP extras.



Single Supplement $1950


City Twin Share Single







Extra night rates are per person, room only. Subject to availability. Prices are in Australian Dollars.

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