Tuesday 7th of April 2020 until Monday 13th of April 2020
Otago, Wheels and Warbirds Tour - 7 Days / 6 Nights - from $4990* per person (with Travel Warehouse).
Our Southern skies and wheels tour begins at Mandeville Airfield and ends at Highlands Motorsport Museum. In Invercargill on Burt Munro’s trail, we visit Classic Motorcycle Mecca and Transport World. At Te Anau jet boat the Waiau River and in Wanaka see this iconic air show with a three day Gold Pass.
Tour commences Auckland Tuesday 7th April 2020 and concludes in Auckland Mon 13 April.
Day 1: Fly to Queenstown – Mandeville Airfield – Gore – Invercargill
We drive south to Mandeville Airfield which dates back to the biplane barnstorming days after WW1. It’s home to the Croydon Heritage Museum and factory, internationally renowned for restoring vintage aircraft. Tour Gore’s Hokonui Museum for a taste of whisky on the way to Ascot Park Hotel for 2 nights.
Day 2: Invercargill – Oreti Beach – Classic Motorcycle Mecca – Transport World
Our first stop in town is E. Hayes & Sons, the home of Burt Munro’s Indian Scout, then Oreti Beach, famous as Burt’s racetrack. Later we browse the astonishing collection of wheels accumulated by a Southland family over several generations at Classic Motorcycles and Bill Richardson’s Transport World.
Day 3: Invercargill – Otautau – Jet boat Waiau River – Te Anau
We visit Allan and Beverley Stearne’s in Otautau, where Allan has a big collection of vintage audio gear, cameras and a model railway. Walk over the Clifden Suspension Bridge and at Te Anau ride the Luxmore Jet down the Upper Waiau River to Lake Manapouri. Dine and stay at Distinction Te Anau Hotel.
Day 4: Te Anau – Warbirds Over Wanaka International Air Show, Practice Day
Drive through the Southland countryside to Lake Wakatipu and over the Crown Range to Wanaka Airfield in time for lunch. Your three day Gold Pass gives you the best seats at the show in front of the runway and the air show programme. We stay three nights (with dinner) at Edgewater Hotel.
Day 5: Warbirds Over Wanaka International Air Show
We breakfast at Edgewater and arrive at the Air Show for the 10am start. Enjoy all the action of this fantastic event from your grandstand seat and lunch at a cooking station where chefs prepare the food in front of you. The show finishes at 4pm and we sightsee around Wanaka in the late afternoon.
Day 6: Warbirds Over Wanaka International Air Show
The final day of the Show – take the chance to mingle with the pilots and walk the flightline and enjoy the spectacle in the sky. Later in the day sightsee in Wanaka or walk the lakeside trail in front of your hotel. Dine in the hotel this evening.
Day 7: Wanaka – Cromwell – Arrowtown – Queenstown – Fly to Auckland
We visit the Warbirds and Wheels museum collection which tells the story of Warbird’s founder Sir Tim Wallis and then continue to Cromwell to the Highlands Motor Sport Park to visit the museum. We drive the Kawarau Gorge to Arrowtown where there’s time to explore before arriving Queenstown Airport.
Your tour is inclusive of meals while on tour, Auckland/Auckland domestic air or land or air travel as per itinerary, accommodation, activities and entrance fees plus the care of your guide. If you live outside Auckland we can book flights from your nearest airport
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