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Kaikoura and Yealands Classic Fighters Airshow

Categories:

  • Holidays
  • New Zealand
  • Shows
  • Nelson/Marlborough

Price:

From $2,990

Stay:

4 nights

Travel Dates:

Thursday 1st of April 2021 until Monday 5th of April 2021

Description:

Kaikoura and Yealands Classic Fighters Airshow - 5 Days / 4 Nights - from $2990* per person (with Moa Tours).

Our Easter escape heads north from Christchurch to lunch with Vicki and Andrew at Coldstream Farm on the way to Kaikoura. Drive the transformed coastal highway to Blenheim and onto the Airshow at Omaka. Discover the beauty of Pelorus Sound and Kenepuru Sound on a cruise to a mussel farm.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Auckland - Christchurch - Kaikoura

On arrival in Christchurch we drive to lunch at Culverden with Vicki Collett and Andrew Dalzell at Coldstream Farm set in beautiful gardens. 

In Kaikoura we visit Fyffe House, built in the 1840s on whalebone foundations, the oldest building in Kaikoura. At the Museum the displays include the “New Normal, the Kaikoura Earthquake Exhibition”.

We stay at The White Morph right across from the ocean in Kaikoura and dine out this evening.

What you'll love today

  • Home hosted lunch and South Island hospitality at Coldstream farm
  • An evening walk on the seaside in Kaikoura, right across from our accommodation

Accommodation

KAIKOURA - WHITE MORPH INN

Day 2: Kaikoura - Blenheim - Yealands Classic Fighters Airshow, Omaka - Picton

This morning we visit the nearby seal colony and take in the views of the peninsula from the lookout. We stop for lunch at The Store at Kekerangu beside the sea, then continue on to Blenheim. At the airfield the opening night's Twilight Extravaganza and fireworks.show gets underway early.

In the mid evening we drive out to Picton to the Picton Yacht Club Hotel where we stay three nights.

What you'll love today

  • The Kaikoura Coastal road
  • Opening night fireworks at the airshow

Accommodation

PICTON - YACHT CLUB HOTEL

Day 3: Yealands Classic Fighters Airshow, Omaka

Enjoy a full day at the Airshow from 10am to 4pm. Your Gold Pass provides grandstand seating and access to the Gold Pass Marquee where lunch is served and complimentary tea and coffee. 

Visit the Knights of the Sky exhibtion at Omaka - Sir Peter Jackson's own collection of First World War aircraft and artefacts. This story of aviation is brought to life in sets created by Weta Workshop

In the late afternoon we return to our hotel and dine in this evening.

What you'll love today

  • A full day to enjoy the airshow
     

Accommodation

PICTON - YACHT CLUB HOTEL

Day 4: Yealands Classic Fighters Airshow, Omaka

We return to Omaka Airfield to watch the aerial displays on the final day at the Airshow. 

First World War and Second World War aircraft are featured and the world’s only air worthy Avro Anson Mk1 along with other classy vintage machines. A complimentary lunch is served.

We sight see around the Blenheim vineyards before returning for dinner in Picton.

What you'll love today

  • The final day finale of the Airshow
  • Our final dinner together in the South Island

Accommodation

PICTON - YACHT CLUB HOTEL

Day 5: Picton - Havelock - Kenepuru Sound - Blenheim - Auckland

Departing Picton after breakfast we arrive in Havelock to join our launch cruise through the inner Pelorus Sound and out into Kenepuru Sound to a Greenshell mussel farm. Hear about mussel farming and sample the fresh produce. 

We return to the Slip Inn at Havelock Marina for lunch and to stroll a nearby short track. Then in the mid afternoon we transfer to Blenheim Airport for your flight to Auckland.

What you'll love today

  • Cruise the Kenepuru Sound and try fresh mussels
  • Lunch at Slip Inn on the Havelock Marina 

General Inclusions

  • All transport by comfortable, air conditioned coach (maximum of 18 travellers).
  • Services of your knowledgeable MoaTours Kiwi guide.
  • Quality accommodation chosen for a “sense of place".
  • Return airfares ex Auckland.

All Meals Are Included

  • All breakfasts(B)
  • All lunches (L) including special lunch at: Coldstream Farm, Culverden, with Vicki Collett and Andrew Dalzell.
  • All dinners (D)

All Activities & Entrance Fees Are Included

  • Take a guided tour of historic Fyffe House in Kaikoura.
  • Visit the Kaikoura Museum Earthquake exhibition.
  • Stay three nights at the Picton Yacht Club Hotel.
  • Three Day Gold Pass to Classic Fighters Airshow.
  • Lunch in the Gold Pass Marquee at the Airshow.
  • Opening night Twilight Extravaganza and fireworks.
  • See the Knights of the Sky exhibition at Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre.
  • Take a mussel cruise and taste freshly steamed Greenshell mussels.

Included Sightseeing & Exploring

  • Drive the Kaikoura Coast highway.
  • Cruise out from Havelock on Pelorus and Kenepuru Sounds to a Greenshell mussel farm.

Departs: 01 Apr 2021.

Conditions: * It is our policy to present the cost of our flights & holidays inclusive of all airport and government charges. Please accept however that these charges are not within our control, therefore we reserve the right to pass on any increase. Travel agent professional service fees where charged, will be additional to the advertised prices.

 

 

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