Wanaka Warbirds and Southern Wheels

7 Days / 6 Nights
From NZ$4,390 per person NZ$4,990 Single
NZ$4,990 Single

The tour departs from Auckland and visits Wanaka, Te Anau and Invercargill with the highlight being a Gold Pass at the Warbirds Over Wanaka Air Show.

Highlights

  • Visit Highlands Motorsport Museum
  • Visit Classic Motorcycle Mecca & Transport World
  • Jet Boat the Waiau River
  • 3 days at the iconic Air Show
  • Visit leafy Arrowtown and browse the shops.
  • Sightsee around the Wanaka region

Departure Dates

7 April 2020

Day 1:  Auckland - Queenstown - 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.

At Gore we take a tour of the Hokonui Moonshine Museum telling the colourful history of illicit whisky stills and offering us a wee dram of whisky. We continue south to Invercargill and Ascot Park Hotel, our home for two nights, and dine in this evening.

Day 2:  Oreti Beach - Motorcycle & Transport Museums
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.

We drive out to Bluff to the much photographed sign at the bottom of the South Island. 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 - Waiau River - Te Anau
We visit Allan and Beverley Stearne’s in Otautau, where Allan has a huge collection of vintage audio gear, cameras and a model railway.

We walk over the Clifden Suspension Bridge and at Te Anau ride the Fiordland Jet down the Upper Waiau River to Lake Manapouri. We stay in lakeview rooms at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and dine in this evening.

Day 4:  Te Anau - Wanaka
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 at Edgewater Hotel and dine in each evening.

Day 5:  Warbirds over Wanaka Air Show
We breakfast at Edgewater and arrive at the Air Show for the 10am start.

Enjoy all the action 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 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. Towards the end of the day we  sightsee in Wanaka and take a stroll along the lakeside trail in front of our hotel.

Day 7:  Wanaka - Queenstown - Auckland
After breakfast we depart Wanaka and on the way to Cromwell call into the Warbirds and Wheels museum collection which tells the story of Warbird’s founder Sir Tim Wallis. We lunch at Highlands Motor Sport Park, visit the museum, take our coach for a spin round the track, and check out what else is on offer.

Later in the afternoon we drive through the Kawarau Gorge to Arrowtown where there’s time to stretch our legs in this leafy town before continuing to Queenstown Airport.

 

  • All transport by comfortable, air conditioned coach (maximum of 18 travellers)
  • Services of your knowledgeable MoaTrek Kiwi guide
  • Quality accommodation chosen for a “sense of place.
  • Return airfares ex Auckland
  • All breakfasts, lunches and dinners
  • Three-day Gold Pass, includes seats in the best stand, at the Warbirds Over Wanaka International Air Show
  • Visit Mandeville airfield and the Croydon Heritage Aviation Museum
  • Entrance to the Hokonui Moonshine Museum, dram of Whiskey included!
  • Entrance to the Invercargill Classic Motorcycle Mecca and Bill Richardson's Transport World
  • Visit E. Hayes and Sons, home of Burt Monro's 1920 Indian Scout
  • Check out Allan Stearne's man shed in Otautau
  • Jet boat on the Waiau River to Lake Manapouri
  • Visit the Highlands National Motorsport Museum in Cromwell

Description & Highlights

The tour departs from Auckland and visits Wanaka, Te Anau and Invercargill with the highlight being a Gold Pass at the Warbirds Over Wanaka Air Show.

Itinerary

Day 1:  Auckland - Queenstown - 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.

At Gore we take a tour of the Hokonui Moonshine Museum telling the colourful history of illicit whisky stills and offering us a wee dram of whisky. We continue south to Invercargill and Ascot Park Hotel, our home for two nights, and dine in this evening.

Day 2:  Oreti Beach - Motorcycle & Transport Museums
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.

We drive out to Bluff to the much photographed sign at the bottom of the South Island. 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 - Waiau River - Te Anau
We visit Allan and Beverley Stearne’s in Otautau, where Allan has a huge collection of vintage audio gear, cameras and a model railway.

We walk over the Clifden Suspension Bridge and at Te Anau ride the Fiordland Jet down the Upper Waiau River to Lake Manapouri. We stay in lakeview rooms at Distinction Te Anau Hotel and dine in this evening.

Day 4:  Te Anau - Wanaka
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 at Edgewater Hotel and dine in each evening.

Day 5:  Warbirds over Wanaka Air Show
We breakfast at Edgewater and arrive at the Air Show for the 10am start.

Enjoy all the action 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 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. Towards the end of the day we  sightsee in Wanaka and take a stroll along the lakeside trail in front of our hotel.

Day 7:  Wanaka - Queenstown - Auckland
After breakfast we depart Wanaka and on the way to Cromwell call into the Warbirds and Wheels museum collection which tells the story of Warbird’s founder Sir Tim Wallis. We lunch at Highlands Motor Sport Park, visit the museum, take our coach for a spin round the track, and check out what else is on offer.

Later in the afternoon we drive through the Kawarau Gorge to Arrowtown where there’s time to stretch our legs in this leafy town before continuing to Queenstown Airport.

 

Included In Package

  • All transport by comfortable, air conditioned coach (maximum of 18 travellers)
  • Services of your knowledgeable MoaTrek Kiwi guide
  • Quality accommodation chosen for a “sense of place.
  • Return airfares ex Auckland
  • All breakfasts, lunches and dinners
  • Three-day Gold Pass, includes seats in the best stand, at the Warbirds Over Wanaka International Air Show
  • Visit Mandeville airfield and the Croydon Heritage Aviation Museum
  • Entrance to the Hokonui Moonshine Museum, dram of Whiskey included!
  • Entrance to the Invercargill Classic Motorcycle Mecca and Bill Richardson's Transport World
  • Visit E. Hayes and Sons, home of Burt Monro's 1920 Indian Scout
  • Check out Allan Stearne's man shed in Otautau
  • Jet boat on the Waiau River to Lake Manapouri
  • Visit the Highlands National Motorsport Museum in Cromwell
Download Package Details

Like to know more
about this Package?

Interested in customising a trip to suit your requirements? Simply tell us about your ideal New Zealand holiday and we'll help you experience the holiday of a lifetime.

* Required

More like this...

Southern Odyssey and Stewart Island

Southern Odyssey and Stewart Island

8 Days / 7 Nights
From NZ$4,390

If you are a nature lover then this tour is a must for you. Stewart Island and the Ulva Island bird sanctuary is a playground for birds.

View Package
From NZ$4,390
Coromandel Caper

Coromandel Caper

4 days / 3 nights
From NZ$1,490

Visit all the best Coromandel holiday spots - Coromandel Town, Whitianga and Whangamata

View Package
From NZ$1,490
High Country Stations, Gardens & Goldfields

High Country Stations, Gardens & Goldfields

7 days / 6 nights
From NZ$3,790

Visit historic sheep stations in Central Otago and follow the old route taken by stockmen and miners to Maniototo and the goldfields.

View Package
From NZ$3,790

Get your free New Zealand travel brochure

  • Detailed description & maps of our best tours
  • Details and descriptions of a multitude of activities and experiences
  • Overviews of our Family, Luxury, Self-Drive packages and Coach Tours

Simply complete the form and start planning your trip of a lifetime now!

I'd like to receive the latest deals & special offers