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Flying by DC-3 Charter

Bay of Islands Weekend Escape

We are excited to bring you a one-off opportunity to fly to Keri Keri 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.

  • DC-3 Warbird
  • Russell
  • Paihia
  • DC-3 Warbird
  • Hole in the Rock cruise - Paihia
  • DC-3 inside the cabin
  • Stone store- KeriKeri
  • DC-3 inside the cabin

Your travel itinerary

Friday 26 October

Auckland – Keri Keri

Dinner iconDinner

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

Saturday 27 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.

Sunday 28 October

Paihia – Auckland

Breakfast iconBreakfast

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


  • Return flights on the DC-3 Warbird
  • Return transfers Keri Keri - 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 
   $1,195 $1,395

*This is a cash or cheque price. Credit cards will incur a 2% fee
*Itinerary and costs subject to change


  • Cancellation Insurance
  • Items of a person nature

Booking Conditions

  • A non-refundable deposit of $250 per person will secure a place on the tour
  • Full payment by Monday 03 September 2018


  • Deposit is non refundable
  • After full payment 03 September 2018 – no refund is available

Travel Insurance

We recommend travel insurance to our clients. Please contact the office for a quote 

General Information

  • Mobility frames and wheelchairs are not practical or permitted
  • Please limit the size of your bag to 15kg per person
  • The tour departure is subject to a minimum number of 20 guests travelling

Health and Fitness

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

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