COASTS OF NEW ZEALAND
7 days/ 6 nights. Four Corners air cruise
March 7 - 13, 2022
Please join us on this unique experience circumnavigating the coasts of North, South, and Stewart Islands on our privately chartered Metroliner (maximum 12 passengers) or Saab (maximum 20 window seat passengers). Every seat a window seat and we will fly at scenic level as much as possible where safety and weather permits. Great overnight stopovers and ground sightseeing included. See places you will never see from the ground or commercial jet, and gain a new appreciation of our magnificently beautiful country.
Day 1. Monday. AUCKLAND - CAPE REINGA - BAY OF ISLANDS. (LD)
10.30am Depart Auckland and fly up the West Coast including Kaipara Harbour and Ninety Mile Beach. Circle Cape Reinga then down the East Coast to Kerikeri for an overnight stop in the Bay of Islands, and dinner at the Duke of Marlborough Hotel.
Day 2. Tuesday. BAY OF ISLANDS - NAPIER - BLENHEIM (BLD)
Continue down the East Coast including Great Barrier Island, Coromandel Peninsula, White Island, East Cape, and Gisborne. Land at Napier for lunch and tour then on down the coast past Castlepoint, Cape Palliser, Wellington, and Marlborough Sounds to Blenheim for the night.
Day 3. Wednesday. BLENHEIM - CHRISTCHURCH - DUNEDIN. (BLD)
Visit Peter Jacksons Aviation Museum at Omaka, and a winery before continuing down the East Coast over Kaikoura, Christchurch, and Banks Peninsula to the Otago Peninsula and land at Dunedin. One night at Larnachs Castle.
Day 4. Thursday. DUNEDIN - SOUTH COAST - CATLINS - STEWART ISLAND - FIORDLAND - TE ANAU. (BLD)
Continue along the southern coast over the Catlins and Nugget Point lighthouse, Bluff, Stewart Island, and loiter (weather permitting) over Fiordland to appreciate the size and beauty of this area. See Puysegur Point, Preservation, Dusky, and Doubtful Sounds (weather permitting) before landing at Te Anau.
Day 5. Friday. DOUBTFUL SOUND OVERNIGHT CRUISE (BLD)
Cruise across Lake Manapouri and drive over Wilmot Pass to join “Fiordland Navigator” for our overnight cruise on Doubtful Sound. Kayak or cruise and appreciate the beauty of nature close up.
Day 6. Saturday. MANAPOURI - MILFORD - WEST COAST - MT COOK - CAPE FAREWELL - NELSON. (BLD)
Return to Manapouri to rejoin our aircraft for the flight up the West Coast over Milford Sound Jacksons Bay, glaciers, a circuit of Mt Cook then on to Farewell Spit and the Abel Tasman National Park. Overnight Nelson.
Day 7. Sunday. NELSON - TARANAKI - KAWHIA - AUCKLAND (BL)
Free time this morning and depart early afternoon. Fly over D'urville Island, Kapiti Island, and follow the coast to Cape Egmont and on over New Plymouth, Kawhia, and Raglan returning to Auckland Airport about 3pm.