• Escorted Tour

Bay of Islands Weekend Escape

Flying By DC-3 Charter

We are excited to bring you this opportunity to fly to Kerikeri from Auckland, on board the meticulously well maintained warbird – a Douglas DC3.
The DC-3 is a dream way to travel, with large ‘skyliner’ windows and comfortable
seating. Be one of only 20 passengers on this must do experience and enjoy flying like it was in the ‘good old days’.
Two nights in Paihia will make it a weekend not to forget, including a Bay of Islands Harbour Cruise and lunch at the Duke of
Marlborough Hotel.

Your travel itinerary

Saturday 23 October

Auckland - KeriKeri

Dinner iconDinner

Our journey begins mid-morning in Auckland Domestic terminal,
as we step aboard the DC-3 Warbird and take off for Kerikeri.
After our scenic flight north we enjoy a local tour of the historical
town of Kerikeri before arrival at our centrally-located hotel in
Paihia for a two night stay. Enjoy a welcome dinner tonight

Sunday 24 October


Breakfast iconBreakfast Lunch iconLunch

After breakfast we board our cruise boat for a harbour
cruise which includes visiting the famous ‘Hole in the Rock’
landmark (weather permitting). We disembark in Russell for
lunch at the Duke of Marlborough Hotel, “Refreshing Rascals and
Reprobates since 1827”. This afternoon you have time to
explore Russell before catching the ferry back to Paihia. This
evening you are free to relax and dine at anyone of the waterfront
eateries overlooking the harbour.

Monday 25 October

Paihia – Auckland

Breakfast iconBreakfast

A relaxing morning before we travel to Kerikeri for our return
scenic flight home onboard the DC-3. Arrive Auckland midafternoon.


•Return flights on the DC-3 Warbird

•Return transfers KeriKeri - Paihia

•Welcome Dinner

•Daily breakfast

•Lunch at the Duke of Marlborough

•Bay of Islands Harbour Cruise

•2 nights hotel accommodation in Pahia

•Pukekohe Travel escort (subject to 20 people travelling)


Cost Per Person *
Auckland - Auckland
Twin ShareSingle 
   $1,461  $1,579

*This is a cash or direct debit price. Credit cards will incur a 2% fee
*Itinerary and costs subject to change, airline and fuel charges and currency fluctuations prior to final payment


• Cancellation Insurance

• Items of a personal nature

Booking Conditions

•A non-refundable deposit of $300 per person will secure a place on the tour

•Full payment by 10 September 2021


•Deposit is non refundable
•After full payment 10 September 2021– no refund is available
• If this tour is cancelled due to Covid 19 government travel restrictions, and a refund is available,Pukekohe Travel reserves the right in addition to any supplier imposed amendment and cancellation fees, to charge a service and administrative fee of $100 per person

Travel Insurance

We recommend travel insurance. Please feel free to contact us for a quote.

General Information

•Please limit the size of your bag to 15kg per person

•The tour departure is subject to a minimum number of  20 guests travelling

  •The tour departs and returns to the Auckland domestic airport

Health and Fitness

•To ensure the tour is enjoyable for the whole group, a reasonable standard of fitness is required.

•Mobility frames and wheelchairs are not practical or permitted

Note: Pukekohe Travel reserves the right to correct errors and omissions on our website without recourse.
* Itinerary subject to change