Kiwi Aviation South

11 Days departing 13th November 2020

Tour summary (click to expand)

Kiwi Aviation - South Island

While the world stands still, unable to enjoy what we know as home, we start our fully escorted 11 day journey to discover the best of New Zealand’s South Island aviation history. It will take us through some incredible landscapes and let us explore some of what we treasure in our backyard. We'll explore everything from wonderful displays at the largest polished museums, to small flood affected private collections whose owners are struggling to keep them available for viewing, small businesses showing Kiwi inginuity and some of the best restoration facilities in the world. Our visits will support them all and enlighten us to the best of Kiwi Aviation. It's the best time to travel, without the crowds!

You may have been through some areas before, you may even live there, so if you are familiar with any of the planned activities already, there is full flexibility to opt out and make some new discoveries, or even go home for the night! For this reason also, the tour is split between North and South Islands. You can do one or both, and you can add on extra time before or after if you wish to explore a particular area in more depth, just ask. We hope you can join us

Including......

South

The Argosy, Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre, Air Kaikoura Whale Watching, NZ Helicopter Museum, Air Force Museum, Ferrymead Aeronautical Society, Ashburton Aviation Museum, South Canterbury Aviation Museum, Glide Omarama, Wanaka Warbirds & Wheels, Croydon Aviation Heritage Centre, Gore Air Force & Ag-Air Museum, and other options for your leisure day including E. Hayes & Sons, Motorcycle Mecca, Transport World.

Pre Tour

Joining in Blenheim

If you are joining us for the South Island tour you may wish to add on a night pre tour in Blenheim to give you a chance to explore a little, maybe take in a few wineries or the chocolate factory, and if you are new to the area we highly recommend a night in Wellington and then the three and a half hour trip through the Marlborough Sounds to Picton, one of the most beautiful ferry rides in the world. It's then a short transfer to Blenheim. We are happy to help make arrangements for the perfect start to your trip.

Suggested Hotel - Scenic Hotel Marlborough, own cost for pre tour arrangements

 

Day 1 : Friday 13th November : Argosy Afternoon Tea

Blenheim Arrival Day

Arrive and check in at the Scenic hotel. This afternoon we will gather at The Runway café at Woodbourne, then board the “Merchant Enterprise”  –  Argosy aircraft ZK-SAE  –  for a remarkable virtual flight, complete with inflight entertainment and afternoon tea.  This unique twin-boom aircraft is the last of its kind, and you will be the only passengers anywhere in the world flying an Argosy today.

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Alternative : Stay in Blenheim for the afternoon.

What you'll love today : Getting to know your travel companions, some of whom may be friends from previous tours.

Hotel : Scenic Hotel,  Blenheim

This polished hotel is a 13-minute walk from the city centre and features a pool and a hot tub.

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Included : Welcome Dinner

Day 2 : Saturday 14th November : Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

Blenheim to Kaikoura

We spend today at Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre, a world-class destination for the appreciation of historic aircraft. Not just for enthusiasts, the centre tells the story of aviation during two World Wars, the time in which the most intense period of aviation development took place. The generosity of Sir Peter Jackson, as owner of the Great War collection, was integral in bringing the WW1 "Knights of the Sky" exhibition to life in a series of dioramas utilising the formidable creative talents of WingNut Films and enhanced by mannequins by Weta Workshop. 10 years later the equally stunning WW2 exhibition was opened. You might also like to visit the Omaka Classic Car Museum during the day, a short walk away, own cost. Late afternoon we drive the spectacular coast road to Kaikoura.

Alternative : Spend the day in Blenheim and we'll pick you up as we depart.

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Optional extras today, subject to availability

Flight in the Boeing Stearman $385 for one person for 20 mins or $192.50 each for two people sharing.

Flight in the Yak 3 "Full Noise" from $2300 for 20 mins

Flight in the Anson $990

What you''ll love today : Immersing your self in the two collections and the opportunity to take a flight in a Stearman, Yak 3 or the Anson

Hotel : Panorama Motel, Kaikoura

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Included : Breakfast

Day 3 : Sunday 15th November : Kaikoura Whale Watch and NZ Helicopter Musuem

Kaikoura to Christchurch

Few places in the world can boast of such natural wonders as those offered by land and sea in Kaikōura. Included for you today today is a 30 minute whale watch flight with Air Kaikoura or if you prefer, a three and a half hour boat experience with Whale Watch Kaikoura. The boat trip is subject to availability and may be a very early start.

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After lunch we continue down towards Christchurch stopping off at the NZ Helicopter Museum. You'll be surprised here by the collection which also includes about 70 classic cars.

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What you'll love today : Hopefully an encounter with a whale!

Hotel : Ibis Hotel, Christchurch

Centrally located in the heart of Christchurch, the Ibis is the ideal base to explore New Zealand's iconic 'Garden City' on foot,  and just a short stroll from the beautiful Botanic Gardens

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Included : Breakfast

 

Day 4 : Monday 16th November : Air Force Museum & Ferrymead Aeronautical Society

Christchurch

Our first stop this morning is the Ferrymead Aeronautical Society where we will have a workshop tour and see their restored aircraft collection including a Mosquito and a Hudson, both with NZ history.

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We then head over to the Air Force Museum. The collection here is very diverse and includes objects from the early years through to the present day, occupying huge display areas and some 14000m2 of storage space.

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Alternative : Make your own arrangements for the day.

What you'll love today : A very personal story of NZ service and sacrifice, along with seeing Mosquito HR339.

Hotel : Ibis Hotel, Christchurch

Centrally located in the heart of Christchurch, the Ibis is the ideal base to explore New Zealand's iconic 'Garden City' on foot,  and just a short stroll from the beautiful Botanic Gardens

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Included : Breakfast

 

Day 5 : Tuesday 17th November : Ashburton Aviation Museum and South Canterbury Aviation Heritage Centre

Christchurch to Lake Tekapo

We spend the morning at Ashburton Aviation Museum which has a strong aviation history, being a training base in World War 2. Today there are over 20 aircraft on display and in the workshop, including a Thompson Refueller one of only 9 in the world.

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Later we head on to Timaru and the South Canterbury Aviation Heritage Centre. Here we will have a tour and remember flying activity that took place in the early 1900s when Richard Pearse built his first aircraft.

We finish our day on the shores of the wonderful Lake Tekapo

Optional extra

The Dark Sky Project -  with some of the purest skies in the world you might like to make the most of the evening with dinner at the Dark Sky Diner or one of these options https://www.darkskyproject.co.nz/tours/astronomy-stargazing-tours/

What you'll love today : Early NZ flying history and those clear skies

Hotel : Peppers Bluewater Resort, Lake Tekapo

Overlooking Lake Tekapo, this relaxed hotel in wood-panelled buildings is a 13-minute walk from picturesque Church of the Good Shepherd

Included : Breakfast

Day 6 : Weds 18th November : Glide Omarama

Lake Tekapo to Wanaka

This morning we travel towards Wanaka making a stop at Glide Omarama to hear about their gliding operations. With Omarama approximately in the centre of the South Island, the area produces some of the world’s best wave flying as well as astonishing ridge, thermal and convergence soaring amidst the spectacular and dramatic mountains of the Southern Alps.You might like to take a flight and see this beautiful region from air.

Optional extra 

Flight in a glider $386 for 30 mins

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We then traverse the stunning Lindis Pass, the highest point on the South Island's highway network, before settling in to our Wanaka accommodation

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What you'll love today : The insight into the world of gliding and the incredible scenery.

Hotel : Edgewater Hotel, Wanaka

Wanaka's only accommodation directly on the lake edge

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Included : Breakfast

 

Day 7 : Thursday 19th November : Warbirds and Wheels

Wanaka to Queenstown

We spend the morning at leisure, lunch will be at the Warbirds & Wheels award winning retro diner, and in the afternoon we'll be absorbed into the world of warbirds, classic cars, bikes and trucks, and be inspired by the life of legendary pilot Sir Tim Wallace, founder of the Warbirds over Wanaka International Airshow.

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Optional extra : Tigermoth flights with Classic Flights 

Wanaka Highlights $299 for 20 mins or Ultimate Barnstormer $349 for 30 mins

At the end of the day we arrive in Queenstown, set against the backdrop of the dramatic Southern Alps.

What you'll love today : The warbirds and everything retro!

Hotel : Ramada Hotel, Queenstown

Perfectly positioned in the heart of Queenstown on a wonderfully elevated position allowing spectacular views that include Lake Wakatipu, The Remarkables Mountain Range, the Queenstown Golf Course, Walter Peak and many other parts of the iconic Central Otago landscape Queenstown is famous for.


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Included : Breakfast

 

 

Day 8 : Friday 20th November : Queenstown at Leisure

Queenstown

Queenstown is nestled on the shores of Lake Wakatipu and renowned for being NZs adventure capital. Today you can explore at your leisure, pop up on the Gondola for panoramic views, walk through the gardens, take a cruise on the TSS Earnslaw Steamship, a scenic flight over Milford Sound, or a bit of retail therapy, own costs.

You can combine the TSS Earnslaw cruise with a Walter Peak scenic flight from only $159 with Air Milford, or take a look at their most popular packages for Milford Sound here

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What you'll love today : Having as much or as little adventure as you choose.

Hotel : Ramada Hotel, Queenstown

Perfectly positioned in the heart of Queenstown on a wonderfully elevated position allowing spectacular views that include Lake Wakatipu, The Remarkables Mountain Range, the Queenstown Golf Course, Walter Peak and many other parts of the iconic Central Otago landscape Queenstown is famous for.


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Included : Breakfast

Day 9 : Saturday 21st November : Croydon Aviation Heritage Centre and Gore Air Force Museum

Queenstown to Invercargill

The Croydon Aviation Heritage Centre houses mostly aircraft from the 1920s and 30s. ​This nationally significant museum is unique in that nearly all of the aircraft on display actually fly. Many of the aircraft on display have been restored and are maintained by the Mandeville based Croydon Aircraft Company. We will visit their Restoration Workshop as part of our tour today.  The de Havilland aircraft featured in the collection incorporate 4 Tiger Moths, an NAC Dominie (Tui), a very rare Dragonfly, Canadian Fox Moth and of particular significance is a Fox Moth (ZK ADI) which is the first Commercially Registered Aircraft in NZ.

There are various other aircraft on display from a 1910 Pither Replica through to an Aermacchi Jet Trainer. 

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Optional extra : Flight in a Tiger Moth $150 for 15 mins

Beside the Heritage Centre is the developing Waimea Plains Railway. This restored Steam Loco first operated on the South Island Mainline until the ‘Rogers’ were transferred to the Waimea Line (Gore to Lumsden – Kingston) so they earnt the name Kingston Flyer until they were deemed to have reached the end of their lifespan and dumped into the Oreti River.  The name continued with the later Steam Train Tourist Operation. There will be opportunities to take photos with the Rogers K92 Locomotive which dates from 1878 and subject to schedule we may have a ride too.

After lunch it's a short trip to the Gore Air Force and Ag Aviation Musuem. On display here are a Tiger Moth and three other aircraft; a helicopter, a 1943 ex-army personnel carrier, a 1938 'Morris' gun puller (under restoration), as well as ex-airforce wartime memorabilia including more than 60 hats/caps, hundreds of books, photographs and uniforms.

Alternatively we can drop you off in town to do your own thing. There is a famous art gallery and the Hokonui Moonshine Museuem that could be of interest.

What you'll love today : Seeing the largest collection of de Havilland aircraft in the Southern Hemisphere

Hotel : Quest Apartments, Invercargill

Serviced apartments conveniently located within walking distance of the town centre.

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Included : Breakfast

 

Day 10 : Sunday 22nd November : Invercargill at Leisure

Invercargill

Invercargill is fast becoming NZs premier destination for petrolheads. Today you can visit at your leisure - E.Hayes with the Burt Munro/Fastest Indian history, Bill Richardsons Transport World and Motorcycle Mecca with the newly opened George Begg exhibition. A day trip to Stewart Island  might be a good option or wind down and walk some of the heritage trail. Todays activities are your choice and at your own cost.

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What you'll love today or maybe not : Coming together for our farewell dinner

Hotel : Quest Apartments, Invercargill

Serviced apartments conveniently located within walking distance of the town centre.

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Included : Breakfast and Farewell Dinner

 

Day 11 : Monday 23rd November : Tour ends

Homeward bound or fly to Auckland to join North Island Tour

Our tour ends today with a transfer to the airport at any time.  You might like a bit more time in Invercargill or to make your own way back up the island under your own steam, a campervan perhaps? Otherwise we can help with your homeward arrangements.

If you would like to stay with us for the North Island itinerary we will be flying to Auckland on the 8.10am flight to start our next adventure. Your flight will be included free of charge, subject to numbers.

Included : Breakfast

Click here for the North Island Itinerary

Costs and inclusions

What you get

 

Tour Cost per person $2995 twin share

Single Supplement $795

3 to 5* Accommodation including all breakfasts

Welcome and Farewell Dinners

Private coach travel 

Entrance costs and all attractions in itinerary unless otherwise stated.

Full tour host

If following on to the North Island tour, flights from Invercargill to Auckland will be included subject to numbers. Seat and bag fare, 23kg baggage allowance.

 

Printable Itinerary and Terms & Conditions

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Tour T&Cs

Prices are per person twin share in NZD. A fully refundable $500 deposit is payable to secure your place. If you change your mind for any reason we will refund your deposit.

The free flights connecting the South to the North itinerary are limited, subject to availability and the offer may be withdrawn at any time.

For passengers travelling alone, a single supplement is payable, or there is the possibility of a same sex room share. If you cannot be matched, the single supplement is payable.

Tour costs are based on a minimum number of 14 passengers. Should numbers not reach 14 we reserve the right to cancel the tour and a full refund will be made. There will be no further obligation on the part of Aviation Tours NZ.

Pre and post tour accommodation is at passengers own expense.
A reasonable level of fitness is required to make the most of the museums and sightseeing.
Due to the nature of some of our hotels you may be expected to manage a set of stairs; however, there will be porterage for your luggage on these occasions. Some hotels have showers over the bath, please let us know if you prefer a walk in shower and we will do our best to accommodate you. Twin rooms will have separate beds but these are sometimes still quite close together.
If improvements can be made to the itinerary or circumstances beyond our control make it necessary to make any changes, including to the costs, we reserve the right to do so. This is especially important to note as we are entering a period of economic recovery. 
Notice of cancellation must be in writing. Changes to flights once ticketed will incur charges.


After final balance has been paid, the following scale of charges will apply.
Cancellation periods as follows
Up to 31st August - No loss of deposit - fully refundable
1st to 30th September - 50% loss
1st October to departure - 100% loss

For cancellations, we regret that we are not able to make refunds against any unused part of the tour. It is therefore essential that you have sufficient insurance to cover your loss. We strongly recommend a complete and comprehensive domestic travel insurance policy. Be sure to obtain medical certificates and documentation to support any claim you may need to make.
We accept no responsibility for any loss caused through insufficient or lack of insurance cover.

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Jetstar requires that passengers are able to travel independently. The airline does not have the systems, staff or facilities required to assume responsibility for assistance and supervision of passengers. Children requiring supervision will not be regarded as able to travel independently on the basis that they may cause a disruption or endanger themselves or others if travelling unaccompanied. As a guide, children who are not yet attending secondary school will be regarded as unable to travel independently and will not be eligible to travel unless they are accompanied by an appropriate Accompanying Passenger. An Accompanying Passenger generally will be at least 15 years old.

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These terms were last updated on 10/06/2020

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