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DC-3 East Coast Air Tour (5 Days)

 

DEPARTURE DATE
Sat 24 February 2024 (returns Wed 28 Feb)

Starts and ends in Auckland, NZ (Ardmore Airport).

FINAL DEPARTURE – your LAST EVER opportunity!


TOUR PRICES
NZ $6,985 per person share twin/double

NZ $7,750 Guaranteed single occupancy room

 

Explore this intriguing corner of New Zealand with us, while you still can...
 

Professional aircrew availability for our DC-3 air tours has become increasingly challenging. Regrettably, that means we expect this DC-3 East Coast Air Tour departure will have to be our ‘last ever’. So if our exclusive 'low and slow' DC-3 air tour is still on your bucket list, do not miss this!

New Zealand’s North Island East Coast region is a scenic gem – especially in summer! Your unique air tour route will show you the delightful Bay of Plenty, plus Whakaari White Island (from a safe, respectful distance), East Cape, Gisborne, Napier, Taupo and much more too – from above!

This amazing tour is nostalgic and classy. Expect a comfortable DC-3 cabin and ‘yesteryear’ aviation touches... Relaxed small airport departures and visits to the DC-3 cockpit during flights – just like the good old days! Meanwhile your quality ground visits include Hobbiton, Gisborne’s famous stingrays, Eastwoodhill Arboretum, the Cape Kidnappers gannet colony, and an exhilarating jet boat ride to see the famous Huka Falls near Taupo.

Expect deluxe hotels and all meals. 
You’ll be accompanied by a tour director and your DC-3 crew includes two professional pilots and a flight attendant. Stay in quality 4-star + hotels with meals included every day. There are two excellent one night stays (Tauranga and Gisborne) then a 2-night sea-view stopover in Napier. With only 24 guests at most, this remarkable tour is sociable and relaxed. 

Book now to secure your place on our final 5-day DC-3 East Coast air tour adventure.

Just this one departure available!

A great trip! A great way to see the country. Bill S (NZ)

Highly recommend this tour. You are so very well looked after and the activities are superb. Do it!! Once in a lifetime experience. Pam G (NZ)

 

YOUR DC3 AIR TOUR AIRCRAFT – ‘ZK-DAK’

The DC-3 airliner revolutionised air travel with an innovative design featuring 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 into the 1960’s and beyond. Today, the DC-3’s gracious charm, sedate speed and lower altitude cruising make it ideal for scenic flightseeing and comfortable air touring.

Your extensively restored Air Tour DC-3, meticulously maintained and operated by Fly DC-3 NZ, is one of only a few in the world with a full, current ‘Airline Operating Certificate’ (AOC). ‘ZK-DAK’ operates on sightseeing flights, special interest and corporate flights and in regular air show displays. Her distinctive Pratt & Whitney radial 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 NZ pilots and Warbird members and brought here 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 are from a Boeing 767, with standard airline seat belts. Generous square windows offer pleasant outside viewing and photo opportunities.

A fabulous trip. Couldn't recommend more highly! Linda McC (NZ)

An excellent trip. The DC3 crew, the activities and hotels were top class and the plane was just fabulous! Marg C (NZ)

 
 
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Highlights and Inclusions
  • DC-3 airliner flights on 4 tour days (5 flights)
  • Coromandel, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Napier, Taupo from above
  • Exceptional flight-seeing and pre-paid ground attractions
  • Quality 4-star hotels; two-night Napier stopover (sea-front)
  • Hobbiton tour
  • Whakaari / White Island volcano from above 
  • Eastwoodhill Arboretum near Gisborne
  • Reef Ecology Tour – feeding stingrays
  • Cape Kidnappers Overland Gannet Safari  
  • Napier sightseeing and wine tasting
  • Huka Falls Jet boat
  • All meals: Breakfast (4), Dinner (4), Lunch (5)
  • Luxury coach sightseeing and transfers
  • Transfers to and from Ardmore Airport (Auckland area only)
  • Fully hosted tour (Tour Director/ Host) 
Inclusions

Meals

13 Meals:
4 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 4 Dinners
 

Accommodation

4 Nights:
4-Star Hotels

 

Transport

Douglas DC-3 Airliner (rebuilt & refurbished)
Luxury coach for ground sightseeing
Transfers to & from Ardmore (Auckland area only)
 

Itinerary Visits and Activities

Hobbiton tour
Whakaari / White Island volcano from above 
Eastwoodhill Arboretum 
Reef Ecology Tour – feeding stingrays
Cape Kidnappers Overland Gannet Safari  
Napier sightseeing and wine tasting
Huka Falls Jet boat
and much more...
Itinerary
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Day 1
DC3 Flights & Coach AUCKLAND to HOBBITON then TAURANGA
Day 2
DC-3 Flight TAURANGA to WHAKAARI WHITE ISLAND then GISBORNE
Day 3
DC-3 Flight GISBORNE to NAPIER (2-night stay)
Day 4
Coach & Leisure NAPIER SIGHTSEEING & CAPE KIDNAPPERS VISIT
Day 5
DC-3 Flights (2) NAPIER to TAUPO then AUCKLAND
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