Kaikoura & Classic Fighters Omaka Airshow

Kaikoura & Classic Fighters Omaka Airshow

5 day small group tour to Marlborough & Kaikoura

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 sit back and enjoy Gold Passes to the Airshow at Omaka. On our final day we cruise out on Queen Charlotte Sound on a private lunch cruise.

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.

  • $3,690 (NZD) pp twin
  • $4,290 (NZD) pp single

Day 1

Fly to Christchurch - Coldstream Farm, Hurunui - Kaikoura

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.

  • Home hosted lunch and South Island hospitality at Coldstream farm
  • An evening walk on the seaside in Kaikoura, right across from our accommodation

Accommodation

Kaikoura, White Morph Inn

Kaikoura - White Morph Inn

Here’s how someone summed it up on Tripadvisor recently: “You can sit and watch the whales from your balcony – town is a 5 min walk away and the views of Kaikoura are stunning. The staff were all very friendly and helpful, nice people all round.”

What we love about the White Morph – The great coffee next door, being right across from the beach and on a quiet street.

Day 2

Kaikoura - Blenheim - Opening night, Classic Fighters Airshow, Omaka

This morning we visit the nearby seal colony and take in the views of the peninsula from the lookout. We stop at The Store at Kekerengu beside the sea, then continue to Blenheim and check into the Scenic Hotel Marlborough, our home for three nights.

We arrive at the airfield in the late afternoon where the Twilight Extravaganza and fireworks show is getting underway.

  • The Kaikoura Coastal road
  • Opening night fireworks at the airshow

Accommodation

Scenic Hotel Blenheim

BLENHEIM - SCENIC HOTEL MARLBOROUGH

Located in the heart of sunny Marlborough, this Blenheim hotel is just minutes walk from the middle of town. This contemporary 4-star plus property sparkles with style and comfort and has signature kiwi-made wool and down bedding. 

What we love about Scenic Hotel Marlborough – You will know you are in the heart of Sauvignon Blanc country with the hotel offering a wine tasting which includes a selection of six of the best wines of the region. Head to the the bar and enjoy.

Day 3

Kaikoura & Classic Fighters Airshow, Omaka

Enjoy a full day at the Airshow from 10am to 4pm. Your Gold Pass provides grandstand seating, covered if required, and lunch in the Gold Pass Marquee.

Visit the Knights of the Sky exhibition 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.

  • A full day to enjoy the Airshow
  • See the Knights of the Sky exhibition

Accommodation

Scenic Hotel Blenheim

BLENHEIM - SCENIC HOTEL MARLBOROUGH

Located in the heart of sunny Marlborough, this Blenheim hotel is just minutes walk from the middle of town. This contemporary 4-star plus property sparkles with style and comfort and has signature kiwi-made wool and down bedding. 

What we love about Scenic Hotel Marlborough – You will know you are in the heart of Sauvignon Blanc country with the hotel offering a wine tasting which includes a selection of six of the best wines of the region. Head to the the bar and enjoy.

Day 4

Classic Fighters Airshow, Omaka

We return to Omaka Airfield to watch the aerial displays on the final day of the Airshow. First World War and Second World War aircraft are featured and fighter and bomber aircraft from both world wars, glamorous Art Deco aircraft from between the wars and other classy vintage machines.

We sight see around the Blenheim vineyards before returning to our hotel and dining in.

  • The finale of the Airshow
  • Our final dinner together in the South Island

Accommodation

Scenic Hotel Blenheim

BLENHEIM - SCENIC HOTEL MARLBOROUGH

Located in the heart of sunny Marlborough, this Blenheim hotel is just minutes walk from the middle of town. This contemporary 4-star plus property sparkles with style and comfort and has signature kiwi-made wool and down bedding. 

What we love about Scenic Hotel Marlborough – You will know you are in the heart of Sauvignon Blanc country with the hotel offering a wine tasting which includes a selection of six of the best wines of the region. Head to the the bar and enjoy.

Day 5

Blenheim - Queen Charlotte Sound - Blenheim - Return flight

From Picton we take a private catamaran launch cruise down Queen Charlotte Sound. Lunch is served on the cruise with fresh seafood on the menu. Along the way you will learn about the aquaculture industry – Greenshell mussels, clams and salmon farms.

in the mid afternoon we transfer to Blenheim Airport for your return flight.

  • Relax on a private lunch cruise on Queen Charlotte Sound
  • Learn about the Sound’s acquaculture industry 

Next departures

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17 Apr 2025 - 21 Apr 2025
$3,690 (NZD)
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General inclusions

  • All transport by comfortable, air conditioned coach (maximum of 18 travellers).
  • Services of your knowledgeable MoaTours Kiwi guide.
  • Quality accommodation chosen for a “sense of place”.
  • Return airfares from Auckland (please ask us about flights from other airports)

All Meals Are Included

  • All Breakfasts
  • All Lunches
  • All Dinners

Included Experiences

The following activities and attractions are all included in the price of your tour:

Sightseeing & Exploring

You’ll visit all the following spots on the tour.

Please contact us if you have any questions about our tour departure dates.

Tour DatePrice (from)Availability
17 Apr 2025 - 21 Apr 2025
$3,690 (NZD)
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