South Island highlights featuring the Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow

8 Day Warbirds South Island Escape

Inclusions

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 flightline
  • Entry to the Warbirds & Wheels Museum
  • Complimentary lunch voucher, tea, coffee and water

PRE PAID ATTRACTIONS

  • TranzAlpine Rail Journey
  • Lakes District Museum

TOURING

  • Return airfares from your homeport
  • Personalised Meet & Greet on arrival
  • Return airport transfers in New Zealand
  • Modern coach travel with 2 door access, restroom, reclining seats and panoramic windows
  • Professional Coach Captain
  • 7 nights 3.5 - 4 star hotel accommodation
  • 1 four night stay
  • Hotel porterage
  • 1 rail journey
  • All sightseeing and pre paid attractions
  • GST (New Zealand Goods and Services Tax)
  • Comprehensive documentation pack
  • BONUS Souvenir Wide Brimmed Hat

MEALS

  • 7 cooked breakfasts
  • 6 sumptuous dinners including 1 specialty dinner: Farewell Dinner, Christchurch

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

Itinerary

(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. Tonight enjoy dinner at the hotel and meet your fellow travellers.

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 flight (optional, weather permitting) over the spectacular glaciers.

Hotel Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (Douglas Wing) or similar

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 magical Lake Wakatipu. This evening is free and you may choose 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, stationary engines, WOWMart (used aircraft parts for sale), NASA, aviation training organisations 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 of the Airshow you will see extraordinary flying acts with famous military fighter aircraft spanning 100 years through to the jets of today. See the Corsair, Kittyhawk, Spitfire, Mustang and RNZAF’s new Black Falcons aerobatic display. The show culminates in a huge mock air battle complete with pyrotechnics.

DAY 7: Queenstown - Christchurch (B,SD)

This morning travel to Arrowtown, an old gold mining village where you will visit the Lakes District Museum, which contains a treasure trove of stories and exhibits about the exciting mining era of the late 1800s. Travel north through the Mackenzie country into Christchurch. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner with your new friends.

Hotel Sudima Christchurch Airport Hotel

DAY 8: Depart Christchurch (B)

Your tour concludes this morning. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home.

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Guaranteed Departure

2018

27 March

 

 

Pricing

AUSTRALIAN TOUR PRICES

Departure
Point
Tour
Including
Airfare
  Pre
Paid
Taxes**
  Total
Per Person
Twin Share

Sydney

Melbourne

Brisbane

Gold Coast

Canberra

Cairns

Adelaide

Hobart

Launceston

Perth

$3699

$3699

$3699

$3699

$3899

$3949

$3999

$3999

$3999

$4249

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$175

$175

$175

$175 

$195

$215

$175

$170

$170

$170

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$3874

$3874

$3874

$3874

$4094

$4164

$4174

$4169

$4169

$4419

Land Only

Single Supplement

$3399

$950

**Prepaid taxes are subject to change. Exact amounts will be confirmed by your travel agent at time of booking.

ALL INCLUSIVE TOUR PRICE

Includes airfares, taxes, modern coach travel, 3.5 - 4 star hotel accommodation, most meals, sightseeing, attractions + 3 Day Gold Pass + BONUS souvenir wide brimmed hat.

Stay a little longer

City Twin Share Single

Christchurch

$120

$240

Extra night rates are per person in Australian dollars and based on room only.

If you are outside of Australia please contact us for Travel Agent recommendations. They will advise pricing in your local currency.

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).