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.
What Tracy loves about this tour:
It’s exciting and heart stopping to see Omaka’s Heritage Centre’s vintage aircraft leave the hangars and take to the skies. With mock airfield attacks, ground theatre and pyrotechnics just for starters, the organisers are promising more than a few extra tricks up their sleeve.
5 Day / 4 Night Tour departing Auckland, with stays in Kaikoura and Picton, with the highlight being 3 days at the Yealands Classic Fighters Airshow in Omaka
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.
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.
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.