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DC3 Classic Eastland Air Tour - Nov 2017

NZ $3,985 per person/share twin

NZ $4,460 guaranteed single room


DEPARTS - Wed 15 November 2017

 
Explore New Zealand from above with an amazing 5-day ‘Short Break’ adventure! Climb aboard a classic DC3 airliner to see Coromandel, the Bay of Plenty, White Island and Eastland from an exciting new perspective – flying ‘low and slow’ on a leisurely paced air tour! With only 26 passengers per tour, this is small group touring at its very best… 
 
Your air tour is accompanied by an experienced Tour Director and your DC3 crew includes two professional pilots and a flight attendant. You will stay in quality hotels each evening with breakfast and dinner included each day. Enjoy two 2-night stopovers – stay harbourside in Tauranga and riverside in central Gisborne! 

Ground sightseeing has been carefully selected to add value and interest to your tour… Visit Classic Flyers Aviation Museum, enjoy Mt Maunganui leisure time, see White Island volcano and spectacular Eastland from above – including Hicks Bay, Tokomaru Bay, Tologa Bay, Young Nicks Head and more. 

See the best of Gisborne – the first city in the world to greet each new day. Visit the Wine Centre, Tairawhiti Museum and even feed stingrays if you are keen! And weather permitting, view Urewera National Park and Lake Waikaremoana from above on the way back to Auckland. This tour really is in a class of its own so do not miss this amazing opportunity!
 

WHY CHOOSE A DC3 FOR THE AIR TOUR?
 

 The DC3 airliner revolutionised air travel with an innovative design that featured the very best performance elements of the period. It’s enduring character and robust reputation was established in wartime and sealed in faithful airline service that extended into the 1960’s and beyond. Today, the DC3’s gracious charm, sedate speed and lower altitude cruising make it an ideal choice for scenic flightseeing and comfortable air touring. 
 

YOUR DC3 AIR TOUR AIRCRAFT – ‘ZK-DAK’
 

Your extensively restored air tour DC3, meticulously maintained and operated by Fly DC3 NZ, is one of only a few in the world to hold a full, current ‘Airline Operating Certificate’ (AOC). ‘ZK-DAK’ operates on sightseeing flights, special interest and corporate flights and in regular air show displays. A familiar sight in Auckland skies, her distinctive Pratt & Whitney engines always draw admiring eyes skywards. 
 
Built in 1944 as a C-47B by the Douglas Aircraft Company (in Oklahoma City) her initial service was in the continental United States. Conversion to a C-47D in 1946 was followed by service in Japan, the Philippines, Hong Kong, New Guinea and Australia. 

In 1987 she was purchased by a group of New Zealand pilots and Warbird members and brought to New Zealand for an extensive rebuild. Inside ZK-DAK today you will find a pleasant, commercially styled cabin with two seats either side of the single aisle. The seats were sourced from a Boeing 767 and include standard airline seat belts. Generous square shaped windows offer pleasant outside viewing and photo opportunities.
 

NOTES

Luggage is limited to a maximum of 10 kilograms per person and is required to be soft-sided to facilitate stowage on the DC3 aircraft. 
Tours are subject to minimum numbers.
 
 
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Highlights
  • 4 ‘low and slow’ flights in a classic DC3 airliner
  • Exceptional flight-seeing & ground attractions
  • One ‘yesteryear’ grass runway landing and take off
  • Classic Flyers Aviation Museum
  • Hobbiton
  • Gisborne wine tasting
  • Bay of Plenty and Eastland from above
  • White Is. volcano & Lake Waikaremoana from the air
  • Two 2-night stopovers (Tauranga and Gisborne)
  • Quality 4.5 star hotels
  • Meals: Full breakfast (4), Dinner (4), Lunch (2)
  • Luxury tour coach sightseeing and transfers
  • Transfers to and from Ardmore (Auckland area only)
  • Fully hosted tour (Tour Director/ Host) 
Itinerary
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Day 1
(Wed) Two DC3 Flights - AUCKLAND to WHITIANGA, TAURANGA
Day 2
(Thu) TAURANGA - HOBBITON - TAURANGA
Day 3
(Fri) DC3 Flight - TAURANGA to WHITE ISLAND then GISBORNE
Day 4
(Sat) GISBORNE sightseeing.
Day 5
(Sun) DC3 Flight - GISBORNE to AUCKLAND
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Inclusions

Meals

10 Meals:
4 Breakfasts, 2 Lunch, 4 Dinners
 

Accommodation

4 Nights:
Tauranga 2 nights (Trinity Wharf Hotel; 4.5-star)
Gisborne 2 nights (Quality Hotel Emerald; 4.5-star)
 

Transport

Classic DC3 Airliner (4 flights)
Luxury coach for ground sightseeing
Transfers to & from Ardmore (Auckland area only)
 

Ground Activities Included

Classic Flyers Aviation Museum
Hobbiton
Gisborne Wine Centre
Tairawhiti Museum
and much more!...

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Steve Reeve (Director/CEO)
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