Fully escorted tour of the South Island highlights featuring the Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow

8 Day Classic Warbirds South Island

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

PREPAID ATTRACTIONS

  • TranzAlpine Rail Journey

COACH FEATURES

  • 48 seats on a Classic touring coach
  • 2 door access; overhead travel bag storage
  • Restroom; panoramic viewing

 

EXPERIENCE

  • Professional Coach Captain and Tour Leader
  • Personalised Meet & Greet on arrival
  • Return airport transfers in New Zealand
  • 7 nights 4 star hotel accommodation
  • 1 four night stay
  • Hotel porterage
  • 1 rail journey
  • All sightseeing and prepaid attractions
  • Extensive Optional Tours Programme
  • Classic Documentation Pack
  • BONUS GPT Tour Jacket

MEALS

  • 7 cooked breakfasts
  • 6 sumptuous dinners
  • Enjoy GPT Hotel 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.

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 meet your Tour Leader and travelling companions for dinner.

Hotel Sudima Christchurch Airport Hotel

DAY 2: Christchurch - Arthur’s Pass - Franz Josef (B,D

This morning board the TranzAlpine, renowned as one of the great train journeys of the world. Travel over massive viaducts, river valleys and spectacular gorges as you ascend to Arthur’s Pass located in the centre of the Southern Alps. Board your coach and travel to Hokitika, famous for its Greenstone before continuing to Franz Josef, where time is available to experience a scenic helicopter flight (optional, weather permitting) over the spectacular glaciers.

Hotel Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (Douglas Wing)

DAY 3: Franz Josef - Queenstown (B)

See the snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps as you travel South via the Haast Pass, an area of stunning beauty before arriving into picturesque Queenstown, a year round resort, situated on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. This evening is free to dine out at one of the many fine restaurants.

Hotel Copthorne Hotel & Resort Lakefront (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 - Christchurch (B,D)

Depart Queenstown and travel north through the dramatic Lindis Pass where the landscape is dominated by tussock grassland and snow-capped mountains. Continue through the Mackenzie country into Christchurch. This evening enjoy dinner with new found friends.

Hotel Sudima Christchurch Airport Hotel

DAY 8: Depart Christchurch (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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TOUR CODE CGPW8


STYLE Classic Group
COACH 48 Seat Classic
ACCOMMODATION 4 star


STARTS Christchurch
FINISHES Christchurch


GUARANTEED DEPARTURES*

2022

Apr 12

 

ALL INCLUSIVE TOUR PRICE

Fully escorted tour includes transfers in New Zealand, Classic 48 seat coach travel, 4 star accommodation, most meals, sightseeing and attractions.


LAND ONLY, TWIN SHARE
PER PERSON

$3749


Single Supplement $1130


PRE / POST STAYS

City Twin Share Single

Christchurch

$130

$260


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

Contact your travel agent for an airfare quotation.

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