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DC3 Southern Delight Air Tour (10 Days)

NZ $8,590 per person/share twin

NZ $10,250 guaranteed single room


DEPARTING

Thursday 14th February, 2019
 

Delight in 10 days of discovery and fun as you explore the highlights of New Zealand’s scenic wonders from above in a classic, beautifully maintained DC-3 airliner. You’ll see New Zealand’s ever changing landscape as never before!

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 each daily destination sooner and that means more relaxation time on arrival. There is simply no other New Zealand touring experience that comes close to 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 quality 4-star hotels each evening with breakfast and dinner included each day. Enjoy two delightful 2-night stopovers – one in scenic Franz Josef, the other lakeside in Queenstown.  

With only 24 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 scenic heart of the North Island from low altitude then cross Cook Strait to see the splendour of the Marlborough Sounds. Explore the dramatic West Coast from above, then Wanaka, Queenstown and the exquisite central South Island lakes region. An exceptional experience awaits at Franz Josef when you board a specially chartered Air Safaris ‘Grand Traverse’ flight that will show you the most majestic mountain scenery New Zealand has to offer – a truly memorable and breath-taking encounter. There’s nothing else quite like this!

Meanwhile ground sightseeing has been carefully selected to add value and interest to your leisurely paced air tour… two fabulous cruises (Taupo and Queenstown), a jet boat ride on the beautiful Haast River, wine and beer tasting, Pukaha Mt Bruce Wildlife Centre, the International Antarctic Centre, two premier aviation museum visits and much, much more. 

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

WHY CHOOSE A DC3 FOR THE AIR TOUR?

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 DC3 AIR TOUR AIRCRAFT – ‘ZK-DAK’
 

 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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Highlights and Inclusions
•    7 fabulous ‘low and slow’ flights in a classic DC-3 airliner
•    Air Safaris Grand Traverse flight to Aoraki Mt Cook, the glaciers and more
•    Taupo, West Coast, Mt Cook, Wanaka, Queenstown and more – from above
•    Exceptional flightseeing and prepaid ground attractions 
•    One ‘yesteryear’ grass runway landing and take off
•    Two 2-night stopovers (Franz Josef Glacier and lakeside in Queenstown)
•    Earnslaw Steamship Gourmet BBQ Dinner Cruise
•    Taste of Taupo Lake Cruise
•    Jet boat ride (Haast River)
•    Pukaha Mt Bruce Wildlife Centre 
•    Wine tasting (Martinborough), beer tasting (Nelson)
•    Two premier Aviation Museums (Ashburton & Christchurch)
•    International Antarctic Centre 
•    Quality 4 star hotels (and 5-star lakeside in Queenstown)
•    Meals every day: Full breakfast (9), Dinner (9)
•    Air NZ flight to home airport (within New Zealand)  
•    Luxury coach for sightseeing
•    Tour transfers (Day-1 in Auckland & Day-10 to home – conditions apply)
•    Fully hosted tour (Tour Director/ Host)
Itinerary
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Day 1
DC3 Flight - AUCKLAND to TAUPO
Day 2
DC3 Flight - TAUPO to MASTERTON
Day 3
DC3 Flight - MASTERTON to NELSON
Day 4
DC3 Flight - NELSON to HOKITIKA by DC-3, then coach to FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER
Day 5
FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER AIR SAFARIS GRAND TRAVERSE FLIGHT
Day 6
FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER to WANAKA by Coach
Day 7
DC3 Flight - WANAKA to QUEENSTOWN
Day 8
QUEENSTOWN AT LEISURE then EVENING DINNER CRUISE - No flights today
Day 9
Two DC3 Flights - QUEENSTOWN to ASHBURTON, then to CHRISTCHURCH
Day 10
CHRISTCHURCH DEPARTURE to home airport (NZ Only) Scheduled Air NZ flight
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Meals

18 Meals:
9 Breakfasts, 9 Dinners
 

Accommodation

Wairakei Resort, Taupo (4-Star)
Copthorne Solway Resort, Masterton (4-Star)
Rutherford Hotel, Nelson (4.5-Star)
Scenic Hotel, Franz Josef Glacier (4-Star) 
Edgewater Resort, Wanaka (4-Star)
The Rees Hotel, Queenstown (5 star)
Distinction Hotel Christchurch (4.5 star)
 

Transport

Classic DC-3 Airliner
Air New Zealand flight (last day of tour) 

Luxury coach for ground sightseeing

Transfer to Ardmore Airport (Day 1. Auckland area only)
Transfer from home NZ airport (Day 10. Super Shuttle network & urban area only)
 

Itinerary Visits and Activities

Air Safaris Grand Traverse flight
Earnslaw Steamship Gourmet BBQ Dinner Cruise
Taste of Taupo Lake Cruise
Jet boat ride (Haast River)
Pukaha Mt Bruce Wildlife Centre
Wine tasting (Martinborough)
Beer tasting (Nelson)
Two premier Aviation Museums (Ashburton & Christchurch)
International Antarctic Centre 
And much more…

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