Close Nav

NewzRoom Topics >

Special Interest Tours     3 April 2024

Image 1 for Experience the Classic Fighters Airshow!

Experience the Classic Fighters Airshow!

Experience an extravaganza of aerial action and a taste of Marlborough’s world-famous wine at one of New Zealand’s most popular events – The Classic Fighters Airshow over Easter 2025.   

There is no better way to experience this event, than combined with a coach tour of New Zealand with Grand Pacific Tours, the New Zealand Coach Holiday Specialist. On their 13 Day Classic Fighters New Zealand Tour, spend three days at the Airshow in Marlborough combined with 10 days exploring the North Island and the top of the South Island. 

Starting in Auckland, 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.  

Enjoy 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. 

Journey on the Glenbrook Vintage Railway for a nostalgic 15-kilometer trip back in time on a beautifully restored vintage steam train. Visit the restoration workshop followed by a delightful morning tea.  

Experience the real Middle-earth™ at the Hobbiton™ Movie Set, where you can step into the lush pastures of the Shire™, as seen in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. A guided tour of the 12-acre set, will take you past Hobbit Holes, the Mill and into the Green Dragon Inn, plus venture beyond the door into an authentic Hobbit Hole interior for a fully immersive experience.  

Hobbiton™ Movie Set.

Discover New Zealand’s Māori culture with 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. 

Over Easter you will spend four nights in Blenheim while you experience an extravaganza of aerial action at the 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 on the flight line with grandstand seating.  

Enjoy a vast array of display aircraft, 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. 

Travel from Blenheim through Marlborough Country, famous for its food and wine and onto the Garden 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.  

The 13 Day Classic Fighters New Zealand Tour includes airfares and taxes, return airport transfers in New Zealand, Professional Coach Captain and Tour Leader, Classic coach travel, 4 star accommodation, most meals, sightseeing and attractions, 3 Day Gold Pass + BONUS GPT Tour Jacket. 
Share unique experiences with like-minded travellers on this exceptional itinerary. Seats are limited, so don’t miss the exciting aerial spectacle of the Classic Fighters Airshow! 

View the itinerary to learn more > 13 Day Classic Fighters New Zealand Tour.

> Read More

Port of Departure

To enable us to present you with the best Tour Pricing and Bonus Offers please select your intended Port of Departure and Accommodation Room Type. If you do not require an air inclusive package, please select LAND ONLY.

All prices are in Australian Dollars. For air inclusive package pricing, airline taxes are subject to change. Exact amounts will be confirmed by your Travel Agent at the time of booking.