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DC3 Autumn Colours NZ Air Tour - April 2018

NZ $9,790 per person/share twin

NZ $11,260 for guaranteed single room 

 

Departs: 10 April 2018

 

YOUR DC3 AIR TOUR AIRCRAFT – ‘ZK-DAK’

 
Whether you think of her as a DC3, a C47 or a Dakota, ‘ZK-DAK’ is a familiar sight in Auckland skies on Sunday mornings. Operated by ‘Fly DC3 New Zealand’, her two Pratt & Whitney engines draw eyes skywards as she hosts and entertains her passengers on frequent sightseeing flights. Her other roles include attendance at air shows throughout New Zealand and she is popular for charters, team building events, special interest flights and more.
 
Her history goes back to 1944 when she was built in Oklahoma City as a C-47B by the Douglas Aircraft Company. She saw service in the continental United States before being converted to a C-47D aircraft in 1946. Later service included wartime and civilian airline roles 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.
 
Today, ZK-DAK is one of a very few DC3 aircraft worldwide that is fully maintained and operated with an Airline Operating Certificate (AOC).
 
Her captains and flight crew are current or former airline or air force pilots and cabin crew are also current commercial airline staff. Annual crew training and checks ensure ongoing professional Civil Aviation operating standards are fully maintained.  

Take a look at this story about ZK-DAK, or as she is more affectionately known...'Betsy'    
 
 

WHY CHOOSE A DC3 FOR THE AIR TOUR?

 
The DC3 is a classic design that revolutionised air travel in the years leading up to WW2 and beyond. This immortal aircraft featured the very best design elements of her day and is often regarded as one of the most significant transport aircraft ever made. She flies comfortably at a sedate speed and a lower altitude and that makes her an ideal platform for air touring and aerial sightseeing.
 
Inside ZK-DAK you will find a pleasant, commercially styled cabin with a single aisle and two seats either side of the aisle. The seats are from a Boeing 767 aircraft and include standard airline seat belts. Cabin bags are stored under the seats as there are no overhead lockers. Generous square shaped windows offer good outside viewing and photo opportunities.
 
 
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Highlights
  • 12 ‘low and slow’ flights in a classic DC3 airliner
  • 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
  • Three premier Aviation Museum visits
  • Wine and beer tasting visits
  • One 2-night stopover (Queenstown lakefront)
  • Quality 4 & 5 star hotels (one 3.5 star - best at location)
  • Meals every day: Full breakfast (11), Dinner (11), Lunch (4)
  • Luxury tour coach sightseeing and transfers
  • Transfers to and from Ardmore (Auckland area only)
  • Fully hosted tour (Tour Director/ Host)
Itinerary
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Day 1
DC3 Flight - AUCKLAND to ROTORUA (Tue)
Day 2
DC3 Flight - ROTORUA to BLENHEIM (Wed)
Day 3
DC3 Flight - BLENHEIM to CHRISTCHURCH (Thu)
Day 4
DC3 Flights (2) - CHRISTCHURCH - ASHBURTON - DUNEDIN (Fri)
Day 5
DC3 Flight - DUNEDIN - TE ANAU (Sat)
Day 6
DC3 FLight - TE ANAU - MILFORD SOUND - QUEENSTOWN (Sun)
Day 7
QUEENSTOWN - Day at leisure plus evening cruise (Mon)
Day 8
DC3 Flight - QUEENSTOWN to WANAKA (Tue)
Day 9
DC3 Flight - WANAKA - HOKITIKA - GREYMOUTH (Wed)
Day 10
DC3 Flight - GREYMOUTH - WESTPORT - NELSON (Thu)
Day 11
DC3 Flight - NELSON to NEW PLYMOUTH (Fri)
Day 12
DC3 Flight - NEW PLYMOUTH to AUCKLAND, Ardmore Airport (Sat)
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Inclusions

Meals

26 Meals:
11 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 11 Dinners
 

Accomodation

11 Nights:
3.5 Star plus -  5 Star Hotels

Transport

Refurbished Douglas DC-3 Airliner
Luxury Coach Transfers
 

Included Activities

Milford Sound Nature Cruise
Aviation Museum Visits
Earnslaw Vintage Steamship Cruise
Pelorus Sound Wine & Mussel Cruise
and much more!...
Ashburton Airport Ashburton Airport Ashburton Airport Clarence River DC3 Cabin Foxy Lady boat Te Mata Peak lookout. DC3 Flight Deck Kaikoura Coastline Lake Benmore, South Canterbury Milford Road Milford Road Milford Road Milford Sound cruise Milford Sound cruise Milford Sound Omaka, Blenheim. Coach. Marlborough Vineyards Lake Hayes, Queenstown. Queenstown lakefront Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown. Te Mata Peak, Hawkes Bay Te Rewa Rewa bridge, New Plymouth. Whale watching, Kaikoura. Wine and Mussels.

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info@pacifictrailways.co.nz

Steve Reeve (Director/CEO)
steve@pacifictrailways.co.nz