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4 days - Fully Escorted & Inclusive

DC3 Classic Northland Air Tour (4 Days)

NZ $3,185 per person/share twin

NZ $3,600 guaranteed single room


Tuesday 5th March, 2019

Explore Northland’s scenic highlights from above with a refreshing 4-day air tour adventure! Climb aboard your classic DC-3 airliner for an exciting new way to see Northland (eastern and western coasts) including the delightful Bay of Islands. Then enjoy more by coach – pristine Karikari Peninsula and the charming northern bays and beaches of Taipa, Cable Bay, Mangonui, Whangaroa Harbour, Matauri Bay and so much more! 

Flying ‘low and slow’ on a DC-3 gives you a refreshingly new and exciting touring experience. No matter where you may have been in New Zealand, you won’t have seen it quite like this! Have far more fun, see so much more and enjoy the generous yesteryear DC-3 leg room as you fly! You’ll reach your destination sooner and that means more relaxation time on arrival. There is simply no other New Zealand touring experience quite like this! 

Your air tour is accompanied by an experienced Tour Director and your DC-3 crew includes two professional pilots and a flight attendant (or two). Stay in a quality 4-star Paihia hotel with breakfast and dinner included each day plus two lunches.  

With only 25 guests per tour, this really is small group touring at its very best… 

Flightseeing by classic DC-3 is a truly exceptional experience – you’ll see and enjoy so much more from your ‘flying grandstand’ viewpoint. You can even visit the DC-3 cockpit during flight – yes, just like the good old days!  

View the dramatic West Coast harbours and thrill to the sight of the stunning Tasman Sea coastline by air. Explore the dramatic Eastern Northland coastline from low altitude including Whangarei City, Waipu, Matakana, Warkworth and views towards the Coromandel Peninsula, Little Barrier Island, Great Barrier Island and the expansive Hauraki Gulf. You’ll see New Zealand’s ever changing landscape as never before!

Meanwhile ground sightseeing has been carefully selected to add value and interest to your leisurely paced air tour… Enjoy lunch at two renowned wineries plus a wine tasting opportunity; take the iconic Hole in the Rock Dolphin Cruise; visit the award-winning Waitangi Treaty Grounds and Museum; see the historic Kerikeri Mission Station and enjoy a feature dinner at the famous Duke of Marlborough Hotel in Russell plus much, much more.  

This tour really is in a class of its own so be sure to book soon!


The DC-3 airliner revolutionised air travel with an innovative design that featured 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 that extended into the 1960’s and beyond. Today, the DC-3’s gracious charm, sedate speed and lower altitude cruising make it an ideal choice 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 to hold 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 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 New Zealand pilots and Warbird members and brought to New Zealand 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 were sourced from a Boeing 767 and include standard airline seat belts. Generous square shaped windows offer pleasant outside viewing and photo opportunities.
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4 Days
NZ $3,185.00 / Total
4 Days
NZ $3,185.00
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Highlights and Inclusions
•    2 fabulous ‘low and slow’ flights in a classic DC3 airliner
•    Northland, Bay of Islands, Auckland City & West Coast harbours from above!
•    Beautiful Karikari Peninsula, Taipa, Mangonui, Kerikeri and more by coach
•    Exceptional flightseeing and prepaid ground attractions 
•    A 3-night stopover in Paihia (Bay of Islands)
•    Two leisure afternoons in Paihia for optional activities or relaxation
•    Renowned Karikari Estate Café and Winery for lunch and wine tasting
•    Iconic Hole in the Rock Dolphin Cruise (Bay of Islands)
•    Award-winning Waitangi Treaty Grounds and Museum of Waitangi
•    Feature dinner at the famous Duke of Marlborough Hotel, Russell
•    Historic Kerikeri Mission Station with New Zealand’s oldest buildings
•    Hararu Falls and Rainbow Falls
•    Significant Kerikeri Winery lunch
•    Quality 4 star hotel (Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands)
•    Meals every day: Full breakfast (3), Dinner (3), Lunch (2)
•    Luxury coach sightseeing and transfers
•    Transfers to and from Ardmore Airport (Auckland area only)
•    Fully hosted tour (Tour Director/ Host) 
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Day 1
One DC3 Flight - AUCKLAND to KAITAIA by DC-3, then coach to PAIHIA (BAY OF ISLANDS)
Day 2
Day 3
WAITANGI and RUSSELL (No DC-3 flight today - Special ‘farewell dinner’ this evening)
Day 4
T & Cs
Booking Terms & Conditions


8 Meals:
3 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 3 Dinners


Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands (4-star)


Classic DC3 Airliner 
Luxury coach for ground sightseeing
Transfers to & from Ardmore (Auckland area only)

Itinerary Visits and Activities

Hole in the Rock Dolphin Cruise
Waitangi Treaty Grounds 
Museum of Waitangi
Karikari Estate Café and Winery
Duke of Marlborough Hotel
Kerikeri Winery Lunch
and much more!...

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