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Special Interest Tours 21 February 2022
Classic Fighters Extravaganza!
Experience the scenic beauty and must-see icons of New Zealand combined with an extravaganza of aerial action and a taste of Marlborough’s world-famous wine at one of New Zealand’s most popular events – The Yealands Classic Fighters Airshow.
When travelling New Zealand by coach, every day is different and more exciting than the last. Sit back and relax on this 13 Day Classic Fighters New Zealand Tour knowing the hassle of overlooking hidden locations or taking a wrong turn is removed.
Begin your journey in cosmopolitan Auckland. Exclusive to this itinerary, visit the Auckland War Memorial Museum for a guided tour, where you will hear how warfare played a major role in shaping New Zealand’s identity. The display is extensive and includes a Spitfire and Japanese Zero.
Another tour exclusive is a visit to the aviation display hall at the Museum of Transport and Technology. The impressive collection includes the only Solent Mark IV Flying Boat left in the world, a rare World War II era Avro Lancaster Bomber as well as the de Havilland Mosquito and the modern Skyhawk and Aermacchi.
As you travel south you will experience a range of breathtaking attractions and memorable experiences such as the nostalgic 15km journey on the Glenbrook Vintage Railway; enjoy lunch in Middle Earth whilst visiting the Hobbiton Movie Set; immerse yourself in Māori culture by experiencing a Traditional Māori Hangi and Concert in the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua; explore Napier’s beautifully preserved art deco architecture and wander through Te Papa, New Zealand’s National Museum in Wellington.
Board the Interislander Ferry and cross the Cook Strait through the stunning Marlborough Sounds to where your action-packed South Island adventure begins.
Over Easter you will spend four nights in Blenheim enjoying the tastes of Marlborough while experiencing an extravaganza of aerial action at the Yealands Classic Fighters Airshow. With your 3 Day Gold Pass enjoy a range of exclusive extras including access to the best seats at the Airshow, situated in front of the runway.
Immerse yourself in a vast array of aircraft and extraordinary flying acts with famous military fighter aircraft spanning 100 years through to the jets of today. The show culminates a huge mock air battle complete with pyrotechnics.
On the ground check out the static displays which include classic cars and military vehicles. Visit the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre, which houses the exhibition entitled ‘Knights of the Sky’, a dedicated tribute to the Great War in the air displaying over 20 WW1 aircraft.
Tour through Marlborough country, famous for its food and wine, before enjoying your two final nights in the vibrant city of Christchurch. Visit the Air Force Museum of New Zealand, where a ‘Behind the scenes’ tour showcases the restoration projects in action and provides the rare opportunity to walk through the Bristol Freighter and Andover.
Enjoy a city sights tour and journey onboard the iconic Christchurch Tram before relishing in a farewell dinner with your newfound friends.
The 13 Day Classic Fighters New Zealand Tour is fully inclusive of airfares and taxes*, personalised meet and greet on arrival in New Zealand, return airport transfers, porterage, coach travel, 4 Star hotel accommodation, most meals including a speciality dinner, plus sightseeing and attractions, 3 Day Gold Pass + BONUS GPT Tour Jacket.
Share unique experiences with like-minded travellers on this exceptional itinerary. Places on this exclusive departure are limited, Yealands Classic Fighters Airshow 2023 is an exciting aerial spectacle not to be missed!
*Airfares and taxes are only included on tours that depart from Australia.
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