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12 Days - Fully Escorted and Inclusive.
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DC3 Panoramic NZ Air Tour (12 days)

DEPARTURE DATE
Tuesday 24 March 2020

(ends Sun 5 April 2020 - morning) 


TOUR PRICES

NZ $12,985 per person share twin / double

 

NZ $14,995 for guaranteed single room



TOUR SUMMARY

Delight in 12 days of discovery and fun as you explore the scenic wonders of New Zealand’s two main islands in a classic, beautifully maintained DC-3 airliner. Start your adventure in Auckland (NZ) aboard the DC-3 then finish in Christchurch after a ‘coast to coast’ Tranz Alpine railway journey on Day 12. Enjoy a final tour night in Christchurch then follow your own arrangements to home or to your next destination. Pacific Trailways will be happy to assist with ongoing domestic travel arrangements (within NZ) if you wish. 

Flying ‘low and slow’ on a yesteryear DC-3 is a fabulous way to see and enjoy far, far more! 

There are fun grass runway landings and you can even visit the DC-3 cockpit during flight – yes, just like the good old days! 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 to 5-star hotels each evening with breakfast and dinner included each day plus some lunches. Enjoy two fabulous 2-night lake view stopovers (Te Anau and Queenstown) plus overnight stops in a variety of charming city or scenic destinations.  

With only 24 guests per tour, this really is small group touring at its very best… 

You’ll see breath-taking natural wonders in the most enchanting way – rolling farmland, pretty coastlines, beautiful beaches, braided rivers, exquisite lakes, majestic mountains and glaciers, colourful plains and exciting geothermal regions are all part of your air tour route. There is simply so much more to see and enjoy from your ‘flying grandstand’ viewpoint! 

Meanwhile, ground sightseeing has been carefully selected to enrich your appreciation of this remarkable country. A variety of unique experiences and interesting local encounters create memories and add even more value to each day of your tour. 

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

 

WHY CHOOSE A DC-3 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
  • DC-3 airliner flights on 8 tour days
  • Air Safaris alpine scenic flight
  • Exceptional flight-seeing and pre-paid ground attractions
  • Two ‘yesteryear’ grass runway landings & take offs
  • Pelorus Sound Wine & Mussel Cruise
  • Milford Sound Nature Cruise
  • Earnslaw Vintage Steamship Cruise
  • Lake Te Anau cruise or jet-boat ride 
  • TranzAlpine rail journey 
  • Three premier Aviation Museum visits
  • Wine and beer tasting
  • Cultural, Eco and Art & Craft visits
  • Two 2-night stopovers (Queenstown and Te Anau lakefront)
  • Quality 4 & 5 star hotels
  • Meals every day: Full breakfast (12), Dinner (12), Lunch (4)
  • Luxury tour coach sightseeing and transfers
  • Transfers to Ardmore (Auckland) and in Christchurch
  • Fully hosted tour (Tour Director/ Host)
Inclusions

Meals

28 Meals:
12 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 12 Dinners
 

Accommodation

12 Nights:
4  to  5 Star Hotels

Transport

Rebuilt & refurbished Douglas DC-3 Airliner
Air Safaris Cessna Grand Caravan or Nomad 
TranzAlpine train
Luxury Coach 
 

Itinerary Visits and Activities

Aviation Museum Visits
Milford Sound Nature Cruise
Earnslaw Vintage Steamship Cruise
Pelorus Sound Wine & Mussel Cruise
Wine and beer tasting
Cultural, Eco and Art & Craft visits
Air Safaris alpine scenic flight
TranzAlpine rail journey 
and much more...
 
Itinerary
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Day 1
DC3 Flight - AUCKLAND to ROTORUA (Tue)
Day 2
DC3 Flights (2) - ROTORUA to NAPIER then MASTERTON (Wed)
Day 3
DC3 Flight - MASTERTON to WELLINGTON (Thu)
Day 4
DC3 Flight - WELLINGTON to OMAKA / BLENHEIM (Fri)
Day 5
DC3 Flight - BLENHEIM to CHRISTCHURCH (Sat)
Day 6
DC3 Flights (2) - CHRISTCHURCH to ASHBURTON then DUNEDIN (Sun)
Day 7
DC3 Flight - DUNEDIN to TE ANAU (2-night stay) (Mon)
Day 8
Coach & Cruise - TE ANAU to MILFORD SOUND and return (Tue)
Day 9
DC3 Flight - TE ANAU to QUEENSTOWN (2-night stay) (Wed)
Day 10
QUEENSTOWN AT LEISURE. Evening dinner cruise (Thu)
Day 11
Coach & Scenic Flight - QUEENSTOWN to WANAKA, then FRANZ JOSEF (Fri)
Day 12
FRANZ JOSEF to GREYMOUTH (Coach), then to CHRISTCHURCH (TranzAlpine) (Sat)
Departure Day
(Sun 5 April) Own arrangements to home or next destination
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Steve Reeve (Director/CEO)
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