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Whitianga Oceans Festival Day Trip by DC-3!

DC-3 Whitianga Oceans Fest Day Trip

Saturday 9th SEPTEMBER 2023


NZ $395 per person return

DC-3 return flight deal from Ardmore Airport, Auckland!

Your deal includes return DC-3 flights, Oceans Festival ticket, Whitianga transfers and free parking at Ardmore Airport...

Why drive for hours when you can FLY instead? Take the smart option – park for free at Auckland’s Ardmore Airport and hop aboard a classic DC-3 airliner. Enjoy a relaxing 25 minute low-level scenic flight over the Firth of Thames and Coromandel Peninsula to land at Whitianga Airport. On arrival you’ll be transferred to the fabulous Oceans Festival. How easy is that!

Depart Ardmore 9.35 am, arrive Whitianga 10.00 am 
Depart Whitianga 4.00 pm, arrive Ardmore 4.25 pm 

Whitianga Oceans Festival 

The new 2023 Whitianga Oceans Festival (previously known as the Whitianga Scallop Festival Inc) is a superb day centred on seafood, music, beverages and entertainment. The festival celebrates New Zealand caught seafood along with our nation’s marine heritage – while local scallop beds rest and recover. The 2023 festival event continues a significant tradition as one of New Zealand’s most iconic seafood/ kaimoana celebrations.

You’ll get to savour a variety of seafood cooked in a myriad of different ways by renowned chefs, along with food trucks and local community groups. The seafood is complemented with an array of local and New Zealand beverages, and you’ll be entertained by live bands, buskers, seafood cooking classes and much more!

Top Chefs: Showcasing kaimoana are some of NZ’s top chefs. They'll make fresh, delicious dishes look quick and easy to prepare. Each chef will perform a 40 minute culinary presentation, so prepare to be inspired with seafood cooking master classes! 

Entertainment: Expect a fabulous line up of talented entertainers with live music on two stages playing from start to finish. 

Food: Over 30 food stalls and food trucks offer a variety of delicious seafood and other tasty treats. You’ll be able to taste and indulge with delicious, fresh aromatic dishes from foodie vendors. Expect prices to range from around $5 to $15, depending on your tastes and preferences. 

Beverages: Enjoy some of NZ’s finest wines, beers and ciders and match them with the delicious variety of seafood on offer. Look forward to lagers, pilsners, pale ales and hazy ales from excellent brewers. Plenty of delicious non-alcoholic drinks are available too. 

Wineries: Up to eight wineries are hosted at the Festival, offering a variety of fine wines to complement the food. Pair the wine varieties with the many dishes you’ll taste on the day.   

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Highlights and Inclusions
•    Return DC-3 flights from Auckland’s Ardmore Airport
•    Whitianga Oceans Festival entry ticket
•    Whitianga transfers (airport to Oceans Festival and return)
•    Free parking at Ardmore Airport
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