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Until sold out
5 day/4 night tour from
per person share twin
Warbirds over Wanaka is unlike any other aviation event – the mountain scenery and amphitheatre provide a stunning backdrop to an extravaganza of action over Easter weekend. During the show you will see over 80 aircraft including warbirds, jets, helicopters, aerobatic displays and much more! One of the top four Warbirds Airshows in the world, the airshow showcases a stunning array of WWII aircraft along with some exciting modern jets. You will be so close to the aircraft you feel as though you can touch them. See static displays of aircraft for sale and Warhorse military vehicles, vintage machinery, tractors and cars and a special display of sport craft..
✔ Door to door home collection & drop off service available from select areas
✔ 4 nights accommodation
✔ Touring in modern air conditioned tour coach
✔ Auckland to Queenstown return flights with Air New Zealand - other ports on application (extra charge may apply)
✔ 4 breakfasts and 1 dinner
✔ 2 Day General Admission pass to Warbirds over Wanaka (Gold Pass upgrade available at additional cost)
From $2375 per person share twin
Travel: Fri 15 - Tue 19 Apr 22
Day 1 Friday 15 April 2022
ARRIVE QUEENSTOWN (D)
Our tour commences today with our flight from Auckland to Queenstown. On arrival in Queenstown we will meet our driver and coach and enjoy an orientation tour of Queenstown, before being transferred to our accommodation for the next few days. The remainder of the day is at leisure to relax or stroll around Queenstown. Dinner tonight is included at the hotel.
Accommodation: Copthorne Hotel & Resort Lakefront, Queenstown – 4 nights
Day 2 Saturday 16 April 2022
WARBIRDS OVER WANAKA AIRSHOW (B)
Today we take the journey across to Wanaka for our tour highlight – the Warbirds over Wanaka Airshow. This event held biennially is the largest warbird airshow in the Southern Hemisphere and showcases some of the world’s best examples of WWII flying aircraft in action. A General Admission Pass to the airshow is included for the weekend giving us the ability to watch the airshow from the flight path (please note there is no seating available with the General Admission pass). There is the option to upgrade at extra cost to a Gold Pass. Warbirds Over Wanaka is famous for attracting a wide variety of privately owned Warbird aircraft along with their modern-day counterparts from the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF), Royal Australia Air Force (RAAF), United States Air Force (USAF) and French Air Force. While the aircraft are the main focus of the event, there are a lot of other displays on the ground which have made this show so successful over the past 33-years. Some of the aircraft already confirmed for the airshow are the Yak-52 aerobatic team, the Polikarpov 1-16, the RNZAF Helicopter NH90, RNZAF Hercules C130H and the RNZAF SSH-2G(I) Seasprite with many more to be announced closer to the date of the show. At the conclusion of the day’s events, we retrace our journey back to Queenstown. Tonight is at leisure to sample some of Queenstown’s excellent restaurants, cafés and bars.
Day 3 Sunday 17 April 2022
WARBIRDS OVER WANAKA AIRSHOW (B)
We travel through the Kawarau Gorge past Cromwell to Wanaka for the final day of the Warbirds over Wanaka Airshow. The flying and ground programme is the same as yesterday giving you the perfect opportunity to see your favourite aircraft again or explore the amazing ground displays including aviation trade stands, static display aircraft, market stalls and the Wanaka Warhorses military vehicles. At the conclusion of the airshow we travel back to Queenstown where the remainder of the evening is at leisure.
Day 4 Monday 18 April 2022
Day at leisure to explore Queenstown. There is a wide choice of optional tours and activities in this marvellous alpine resort such as lake cruises; jet boating; 4WD excursion to Lord of the Rings filming locations; winery tours or if you dare - bungy jumping (extra cost for optional activities). This evening perhaps as an option you may wish to take a cruise across Lake Wakatipu on the steamer TSS Earnslaw to Walter Peak Station to dine at the Colonel’s Homestead. This is an additional cost and needs to be pre-booked. Enquire with the office if you wish to book any optional sightseeing.
Day 5 Tuesday 19 April 2022
DEPART QUEENSTOWN (B)
Today our tour concludes with our flight from Queenstown to Auckland.
Gold Pass inclusions:
The Gold Pass ticket upgrade gives you the best seats at the airshow in a grandstand situated directly in front of the runway. The Gold Pass area has its own bathroom facilities, food and drink stalls and a closed circuit television to watch the airshow. With your Gold Pass you also receive a pack with an eco-branded bag, dated Gold cap and badge, airshow programme, a voucher for one free drink and free entry to the Warbirds and Wheels visitor attraction located on site.
A reminder that the Warbirds flying programme for both days may vary in content and sequence and will be subject to aircraft availability and serviceability.
Please note that full terms and conditions apply - see your House of Travel consultant for details.
• Package price is based on twin share and is priced in New Zealand Dollars.
• Pricing is correct at the time of submission but is subject to change without notice.
• Valid for travel as specified.
• Inclusions are subject to change based on supplier operational capabilities.
• Warbirds flying programme for both days may vary in content and sequence and will be subject to aircraft availability and serviceability.
• Cancellation and Amendment fees apply.
• Airfares are included from Auckland, ask your House of Travel consultant for flights from other cities.
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