Kaikoura & Yealands Classic Fighters Airshow
5 Day / 4 Night Tour with stays in Kaikoura and Picton, with Gold Passes at the Yealands Classic Fighters Airshow in Omaka

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

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Kaikoura & Yealands Classic Fighters Airshow
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Day 1: Auckland - Christchurch - Kaikoura

Coldstream Garden Hurunui North Canterbury

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

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

Knights of the Sky exhibition, 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.

What you'll love today
  • The Kaikoura Coastal road
  • Opening night fireworks at the airshow

Day 3: Yealands Classic Fighters Airshow, Omaka

Formation flying at the Yealands  Classic Fighters Airshow in 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
     

Day 4: Yealands Classic Fighters Airshow, Omaka

Pilots in uniform at the Yealands Classic Fighters Airshow - Classic Aircraft Photography

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

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

Enjoying green lipped Mussels on the Kenepuru Sound

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