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DC-3 Classic Eastland Air Tour (5 Days)

 

DEPARTURE DATE
Thursday 14 January 2021

(Returns Monday 18 January 2021) 


TOUR PRICES

NZ $3,995 per person share twin/double

 

NZ $4,490 for guaranteed single room

 

TOUR SUMMARY

Now in its third year, this remarkable 5-day air tour is the premium way to explore Coromandel, the Bay of Plenty, East Cape, Napier, Taupo and more – from above! The breath-taking lower altitude views of summer landscapes and pretty coastal scenery are simply superb. The dramatic Whakaari White Island flypast is back too – at a safe, respectful distance. Meanwhile the carefully selected ground activities create a rich appreciation of this incredible part of New Zealand. Visit enchanting Hobbiton and the Redwood Treewalk (Rotorua’s newest eco-attraction). Cruise on Lake Taupo, see Eastwoodhill Arboretum then walk with stingrays near Gisborne if you dare! And of course there’ll be Gisborne and Hawkes Bay wine tasting too!
Expect some ‘yesteryear’ aviation touches too. Enjoy a relaxed small airport departure, grass runway landings, and visits to the DC-3 cockpit during flights – yes, just like the good old days! 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 each day. There are two excellent one night stays (Rotorua and Gisborne) then a 2-night sea-view stopover in Napier. With only 24 guests at most, this tour really is sociable and fun. See New Zealand without the crowds – you know there’ll never be a better opportunity than this!



 

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.

 
 
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Highlights and Inclusions
  • DC-3 airliner flights on 4 tour days (6 flights)
  • Coromandel, Rotorua, Gisborne, Napier, Taupo from above
  • Exceptional flight-seeing and pre-paid ground attractions
  • ‘Yesteryear’ grass runway landing / take off
  • Quality 4-star hotels; 2-night Napier stopover (sea-front)
  • Hobbiton tour, White Island volcano from above 
  • Redwood Treewalk, Eastwoodhill Arboretum
  • Reef Ecology Tour – feeding stingrays
  • Napier sightseeing, including Art Deco and Te Mata Peak 
  • Church Road Winery tasting 
  • Lake Taupo cruise to Rock Carvings
  • Meals every day: Full breakfast (4), Dinner (4), Lunch (2)
  • Luxury coach sightseeing and transfers
  • Transfers to and from Ardmore Airport (Auckland area only)
  • Fully hosted tour (Tour Director/ Host)  
Inclusions

Meals

10 Meals:
4 Breakfasts, 2 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
White Island volcano from above
Gisborne Reef Ecology Tour
Church Road Wine Tasting    
Redwood Treewalk
Napier Art Deco visits
Lake Taupo cruise
and much more...
Itinerary
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Day 1
Two DC3 Flights & Coach AUCKLAND to HOBBITON then ROTORUA (Thu))
Day 2
DC-3 Flight ROTORUA to WHAKAARI WHITE ISLAND then GISBORNE (Fri)
Day 3
DC-3 Flight GISBORNE to NAPIER (2-night stay) (Sat)
Day 4
Coach & Leisure NAPIER SIGHTSEEING & VISITS (Sun)
Day 5
DC-3 Flights (2) NAPIER to TAUPO then AUCKLAND (Mon)
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