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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.

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Saturday 24 October

Auckland – Kerikeri

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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 25 October


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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 any one of the waterfront eateries overlooking the harbour.

Monday 26 October

Paihia – Auckland

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


  • 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 Paihia
  • Pukekohe Travel escort (subject to 20 people travelling)


Cost Per Person *
Auckland - Auckland
Twin ShareSinglE
   $1,497 $1,648

*This is a cash or cheque 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 Friday 11 September 2020


  • Deposit is non refundable
  • After full payment 11 September 2020 – no refund is available

Travel Insurance

We recommend travel insurance for our clients. For a quote please contact the office. 

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

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