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14 Days - Fully Escorted and Inclusive.
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Plane, Train & Coach Combo NZ Tour - March 2018

NZ $7,995 per person/twin share

NZ $9,990 for guaranteed single room 

 

Departs: 03 March 2018

Tour New Zealand as never before and see it all in one refreshing combination – by air, by rail and by road! 

Enjoy this unique tour that combines the thrill of the classic DC3 aircraft, along with relaxing train and coach touring. 

 

YOUR DC3 AIR TOUR AIRCRAFT – ‘ZK-DAK’

Whether you think of her as a DC3, a C47 or a Dakota, ‘ZK-DAK’ is a familiar sight in Auckland skies on Sunday mornings. Operated by ‘Fly DC3 New Zealand’, her two Pratt & Whitney engines draw eyes skywards as she hosts and entertains her passengers on frequent sightseeing flights. Her other roles include attendance at air shows throughout New Zealand and she is popular for charters, team building events, special interest flights and more.

Her history goes back to 1944 when she was built in Oklahoma City as a C-47B by the Douglas Aircraft Company. She saw service in the continental United States before being converted to a C-47D aircraft in 1946. Later service included wartime and civilian airline roles 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.

Today, ZK-DAK is one of a very few DC3 aircraft worldwide that is fully maintained and operated with an Airline Operating Certificate (AOC).

Her captains and flight crew are current or former airline or air force pilots and cabin crew are also current commercial airline staff. Annual crew training and checks ensure ongoing professional Civil Aviation operating standards are fully maintained.


THE TAIERI GORGE RAILWAY

Departing from Dunedin’s beautiful railway station the Taieri Gorge Railway begins its scenic journey into some of New Zealand’s most ever-changing, spectacular and iconic scenery. The train travels through the Southern parts of Dunedin city until it arrives at Wingatui junction where it turns off onto the Taieri branch. From here the train sneaks across the Taieri Plains and climbs into the Taieri Gorge, a narrow and deep gorge carved out over aeons by the ancient Taieri River. 

The train negotiates the gorge with ease as it travels through ten tunnels and over countless bridges and viaducts.
The natural wonders combined with the challenge of man made engineering will leave you amazed, but somehow the railway blends into the natural environment perfectly. It is a wonderful example of the sheer determination of early railway pioneers.
 

 
 
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Highlights
  • 6 ‘low and slow’ flights in a classic DC3 airliner
  • Exceptional flight-seeing and pre-paid ground attractions
  • Two DC3 ‘yesteryear’ grass runway landings & take offs
  • Tranz Alpine Train journey
  • Taieri Gorge Train journey
  • Pelorus Sound Wine & Mussel Cruise
  • Milford Sound Nature Cruise & picnic lunch
  • Earnslaw Vintage Steamship Cruise & Gourmet BBQ Dinner
  • Three premier Aviation Museum visits
  • Three 2-night stopovers (Christchurch, Queenstown & Te Anau)
  • Quality 4 to 5 star hotels 
  • Meals every day: Full breakfast (13), Dinner (13), Lunch (2)
  • Luxury tour coach sightseeing and transfers
  • Two Air NZ domestic flights
  • Airport transfers to Ardmore/from Auckland Domestic (Auckland area only)
  • Fully hosted tour (Tour Director/ Host) 
Itinerary
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Day 1
Two DC3 Flights - AUCKLAND - ROTORUA - NAPIER (Sat)
Day 2
DC3 Flight - NAPIER - MASTERTON (Sun)
Day 3
MASTERTON - WELLINGTON (Mon)
Day 4
DC3 Flight - WELLINGTON - KAPITI - BLENHEIM (Tue)
Day 5
Two DC3 Flights - BLENHEIM - ASHBURTON - CHRISTCHURCH (Wed)
Day 6
CHRISTCHURCH Sightseeing (Thu)
Day 7
Tranz Alpine train journey - CHRISTCHURCH - GREYMOUTH - FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER (Fri)
Day 8
FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER - WANAKA - QUEENSTOWN (Sat)
Day 9
QUEENSTOWN at leisure - Earnslaw Cruise & Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ Dinner (Sun)
Day 10
QUEENSTOWN - TE ANAU (Mon)
Day 11
TE ANAU - MILFORD SOUND - TE ANAU - Milford Sound Nature Cruise & picnic lunch (Tue)
Day 12
TE ANAU - DUNEDIN (Wed)
Day 13
DUNEDIN - TAIERI GORGE - CHRISTCHURCH - Taieri Gorge train journey (Thu)
Day 14
CHRISTCHURCH to AUCKLAND - Air NZ Domestic Flight (Fri)
T & Cs
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Inclusions

Meals

28 Meals:
13 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 13 Dinners
 

Accomodation

13 Nights:
3.5 Star -  5 Star Hotels

Transport

Refurbished Douglas DC-3 Airliner
Luxury Coach Transfers
Taieri Gorge Train
 

Included Activities

Tranz Alpine Train journey
Taieri Gorge Train journey
Pelorus Sound Wine & Mussel Cruise
Milford Sound Nature Cruise & picnic lunch Earnslaw Vintage Steamship Cruise
hree premier Aviation Museum visits

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Freephone within NZ: 

0800 TOUR NOW 

(0800 868766)

0275 311405 (Mobile)


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+64 9 2989180

General enquiries
info@pacifictrailways.co.nz

Steve Reeve (Director/CEO)
steve@pacifictrailways.co.nz