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DC-3 ‘Omaka Air Show & Nelson Lakes’ (5-Days)

DEPARTURE DATE

Thursday 1 April 2021

(Returns Monday 5 April 2021 
Starts and ends in Auckland.


TOUR PRICES

NZ $3,450 per person share twin/double

 

NZ $3,845 for guaranteed single room

 

TOUR SUMMARY

EASTER WINGS, WINE & WONDERS! 

This new DC-3 tour links the iconic Omaka Air Show with live aviation nostalgia, beautiful scenic gems and much more too. Expect wine and craft beer tasting, foodie delights, a Pelorus Sound cruise, a Nelson Lakes day trip (with picnic lunch), heritage car and pleasure boat museum visits and a few more treats we’ll squeeze in too! Your classic DC-3 ‘low and slow’ flying experience offers exciting ‘yesteryear’ aviation touches with relaxed conviviality, a retro small airport departure, grass runway landing, and visits to the DC-3 cockpit during flights – just like the good old days! Your tour is fully hosted and inclusive with quality hotels, meals daily and all the fun and sociability of small group touring. Your best Easter holiday idea yet! 

You’ll be accompanied by a Tour Director and your DC-3 crew includes two professional pilots and a flight attendant (or two). Stay in quality 4-star + hotels with meals included each day. There are two excellent 2-night stopovers – in Picton and Nelson. With only 24 guests at most, this really is sociable, small group touring at its very best…

See NZ 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. 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 elegant style and distinctive radial engines draw admiration wherever she goes. Built in 1944 as a C-47B by the Douglas Aircraft Company (in Oklahoma City) her initial service was in the continental USA. Converted to a C-47D in 1946, she served 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 flights. Ardmore to Omaka and return
•    Western North Isl & Marlborough from above
•    DC-3 in-flight cockpit visit
•    Grass runway landing at Omaka 
•    Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre
•    Cloudy Bay Vineyard and wine tasting
•    Omaka Classic Fighters Air Show (Friday visit) 
•    Chocolate and craft beer tasting
•    Green Shell Mussel (and wine) cruise
•    Nelson Classic Car Museum
•    Nelson Lakes and St Arnaud alpine village
•    NZ Antique and Classic Boat Museum 
•    Two 2-night stopovers (Picton and Nelson)
•    Quality hotels
•    Meals every day: Full breakfast (4), Dinner (4), Lunch (1)
•    Luxury coach sightseeing and transfers
•    Transfers to and from Ardmore Airport (Auckland area only)
•    Fully hosted tour (Tour Director/ Host)
Inclusions

Meals

9 Meals:
4 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 4 Dinners
 

Accommodation

4 Nights:
Two 2-night stopovers 
4-star+ Hotels
 

Transport

Douglas DC-3 Airliner (rebuilt & refurbished)
Luxury coach 
 

Itinerary Visits and Activities

Omaka Classic Fighters Air Show
Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre
Wine tasting at a significant local vineyard
Chocolate and craft beer tasting
Greenshell Mussel and wine cruise 
Nelson Classic Car Museum
Nelson Lakes & St Arnaud alpine village
NZ Antique and Classic Boat Museum
and much more...
Itinerary
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Day 1
DC3 Flight AUCKLAND to OMAKA/ PICTON (Thu)
Day 2
OMAKA CLASSIC FIGHTERS AIR SHOW DAY (Fri)
Day 3
Coach PICTON to NELSON (and CRUISE) (Sat)
Day 4
Coach NELSON LAKES DAY TRIP (Sun)
Day 5
Coach NELSON to BLENHEIM. DC3 Flight BLENHEIM to AUCKLAND (Mon)
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