Ultimate Warbirds Over Wanaka Tour

11 Day Small Group Tour from Christchurch to Wellington with Grand Pacific

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Grand Pacific's 11 Day Ultimate Warbirds Over Wanaka Tour. The ultimate experience including the Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow in a small group. Tour includes a 3 day Gold Pass incorporating exclusive marquee access and grandstand seating.

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4 - 4 .5 Star
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Small Group
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Small Group
Air Show
Trip Style
Air Show
Scenic / Cultural
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Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
New Zealand
Trip Operated By:
Grand Pacific
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1 Arrival Christchurch
On arrival in Christchurch you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative and transferred to your hotel. Your afternoon is free to explore this wonderful city. Meet your travelling companions over a complimentary pre dinner drink. Stay: Sudima Christchurch City (D)
2 Christchurch - Mt Cook
Enjoy a city sights tour of Christchurch before arriving at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand where a 'behind the scenes' tour showcases the restoration projects in action and provides the rare opportunity to walk through the Bristol Freighter and Andover. Travel through the Southern Canterbury Plains to Lake Tekapo. Visit the Church of the Good Shepherd and view the Sheep Dog Statue before arriving at Mt Cook, New Zealand's highest peak. The opportunity is available to enjoy a scenic flight (optional, time and weather permitting) over the Southern Alps. Stay: The Hermitage Hotel (Aoraki Wing) (B/D)
3 Mt Cook - Queenstown
Depart Mt Cook, and travel through the Mackenzie Basin which links to the dramatic Lindis Pass. You can expect to see snow capped mountains and a landscape dominated by tussock grassland as you make your way to Queenstown, a year round resort, situation on magical Lake Wakatipu. This evening is free to dine at one of the many fine restaurants in town. Stay Four Nights: Heritage Queenstown Hotel (Studio Suite, Lakeview) (B)
4 Queenstown - Wanaka
Today you have the choice of either a free day in Queenstown or travelling to Wanaka for the opening day of the Warbirds Over Wanaka Airshow. No flying will occur today, however some practice will be happening overhead. On the ground check out the static displays which include classic cars and Warhorses (military vehicles), sport aircraft, stationary engines, WOWMart (used aircraft parts for sale), NASA, aviation training organisations and aviation trade stands. Taste wine and food from Central Otago, or use your voucher to visit the Warbirds and Wheels Museum, which showcases the story of Sir Tim Wallis, founder of the Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow. (B/D)
5 Warbirds Over Wanaka
Travel to Wanaka over the next two days where Wanaka Airport will become your home as you are entertained by the world's best display pilots flying aircraft overhead. Your ticket will gain you access to the Gold Pass Enclosure. Enjoy the ultimate in airshow luxury as you will be situated on the flight line with grandstand seating and a plush marquee where you can relax in comfort and watch the show from the best seats in the house. (B/D)
6 Warbirds Over Wanaka
On the final day, all eyes will be in the air as you watch some of the world’s most iconic Warbird aircraft plus modern military machines, aerobatics, sport aircraft and so much more. The aerial action is backed by world-class pyrotechnics when the Airfield is defended by the fighters from an attack by enemy aircraft. The show culminates in a massed Fighter flypast, a sight not to be missed! (B/D)
7 Queenstown – Franz Josef Glacier
Travel to Arrowtown, an old goldmining village. Visit the Lakes District Museum, which contains a treasure trove of stories and exhibits about the exciting mining era of the late 1800s. Continue via the Haast Pass to the West Coast, an area of stunning beauty. See the snow capped peaks of the Southern Alps as you travel north to Franz Josef Glacier. Time is available (weather permitting) to experience a scenic helicopter flight (optional) over the spectacular glaciers before arriving at your hotel. Stay: Te Waonui Forest Retreat (B/D)
8 Franz Josef Glacier - Arthur's Pass - Christchurch
Travel to Hokitika and visit the Greenstone Factory. Continue to Arthur's Pass and board the TranzAlpine, renowned as one of the great train journeys of the world. View rivers and valleys as you travel through the Waimakariri Basin, over massive viaducts and through the patchwork farmlands of the Canterbury Plains to the elegant city of Christchurch. On arrival your Ultimate Coach will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. Stay: Sudima Christchurch City (B/D)
9 Christchurch - Blenheim
Travel along the East Coast to the seaside village of Kaikoura. Enjoy spectacular scenery as you travel through Marlborough Country, famous for its food & wine. Your accommodation is set amongst a picturesque vineyard setting. This evening at dinner sample some of the local wines from the Marlborough region. Stay: Marlborough Vintners Hotel (B/D)
10 Wellington
This morning enjoy a fascinating guided tour of the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre which will transport you from WWI to WWII featuring an extensive collection of aircraft belonging to Sir Peter Jackson. Continue to Picton, where you board the Interislander Ferry for your journey through the Marlborough Sounds and across Cook Strait to Wellington. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner including selected beverages with your new found friends. Stay: InterContinental Wellington (Deluxe Room) (B/SD)
11 Depart Wellington
Time to say goodbye. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand holiday. (B)

Grand Pacific Inclusions

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Journey Highlights
Warbirds Over Wanaka Airshow
  • 3 Day Warbirds Over Wanaka Gold Pass
  • Grandstand seating
  • Exclusive marquee access with CCTV
  • Souvenir Gold Cap and Badge
  • Airshow Programme
  • Opportunity to walk the flight line
  • Entry to the Warbirds & Wheels Museum
  • Complimentary drink voucher, tea, coffee and water throughout the Airshow
Even More Highlights
  • Air Force Museum of New Zealand
  • Lakes District Museum
  • TranzAlpine Rail Journey
  • Omaka Aviaton Heritage Centre
  • Cruise on the Interislander Ferry
  • City sights tour of Christchurch
Trip Inclusions
  • Small group travel – limited to 20 travellers
  • Exclusive purpose built luxury touring vehicle - with 20 luxury leather reclining seats on a full size vehicle, 2 door access and panoramic windows
  • Return airfares from your homeport
  • Personalised Meet & Greet on arrival
  • Return airport transfers in New Zealand
  • Professional Coach Captain
  • 10 nights 4.5 star hotel accommodation
  • 1 four night stay
  • Hotel porterage
  • 1 cruise
  • 1 rail journey
  • All sightseeing and pre paid attractions 
  • Comprehensive documentation pack
  • Bonus GPT Tour Jacket
Included Meals
  • 10 cooked breakfasts
  • 9 sumptuous dinners including 1 specialty dinner: Farewell Dinner, selected beverages, Wellington
  • (Dinner on Day 1 not included for anyone arriving later than 8pm)


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