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.

5 Day / 4 Night Tour departing Auckland, with stays in Kaikoura and Blenheim, with the highlight being 3 days at the Yealands Classic Fighters Airshow in Omaka

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Day 1: Auckland - Christchurch - Kaikoura

Coldstream Garden Hurunui North Canterbury

On arrival in Christchurch we drive to Coldstream Farm to lunch with Vicki Collett and Andrew Dalziel. In Kaikoura we visit Fyfe House, built in the 1840s on whalebones, and the “New Normal, the Kaikoura Earthquake Exhibition”.

We stay at The White Morph right across from the ocean in Kaikoura.

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

Knights of the Sky exhibition, Omaka

We drive up the coast road to Blenheim and visit the Omaka Heritage Centre’s Knights of the Sky, First World War Exhibition. At the airfield we watch the Twilight Extravaganza and fireworks.

We stay three nights in the Scenic Hotel, Marlborough in Blenheim.

What you'll love today
  • The new 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.

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

Curtiss P40 Warhawk at the Yealands Classic Fighters Airshow in Omaka

Watch the aerial displays on the final day at the Airshow featuring First World War and Second World War aircraft and the world’s only air worthy Avro Anson Mk1 along with other classy vintage machines.

We return to the hotel for dinner.

What you'll love today
  • The final day finale of the Airshow
  • Our final dinner together in the South Island

Day 5: Blenheim - Kenepuru Sound - Auckland

Enjoying green lipped Mussels on the Kenepuru Sound

We cruise from Havelock through the inner Pelorus Sound and out into Kenepuru Sound to a Greenshell mussel farm.

We return to the Slip Inn at Havelock Marina for lunch then transfer to Blenheim Airport for your flight to Auckland.

What you'll love today
  • Cruise the Kenepuru Sound and try fresh mussels
  • You'll be dropped off right at your door back in Auckland

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