Aviation & Sea Tour

  • War plane exhibit with soldiers
  • War plane exhibit with tree and soldiers
  • War plane exhibit with soldiers
  • Large launch cruising the Marlborough Sounds
  • Clams, mussels and salmon
  • Couple onboard boat take mussels from a bowl
  • Silver luxury vehicle at Picton Marina

Aviation & Sea Tour

Enjoy a brilliant mix of Aviation History and Marlborough Sounds cruising in one day.   

Start with a private guided tour through the stunning Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre, a stunning exhibit bringing to life the private collection of Sir Peter Jackson - director of Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Then enjoy a gourmet lunch, followed by a leisurely seafood cruise of the Marlborough Sounds for the afternoon. 

Included in tour:

  • World War 1 exhibit at Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre
  • Omaka Aviation's World War 2 exhibition
  • Gourmet lunch (own cost)
  • Marlborough Sounds seafood cruise (shared cruise) with seafood tasting and glass of wine 

 

JULY-AUG SPECIAL

Book this tour for July-August 2018 and a 3 course lunch is on us.

Write 'LUNCH DEAL' in the Notes box of your booking

 

Tour Overview

Duration:
8 hours
Departure:
9.30am
Cost:

NZ$750 per person - minimum 2 people

Price valid until 31 March 2019.

Season:
Tour operates daily year round (except 25 & 26 December, 1 January, Easter weekend & ANZAC Day - 25 April)
Transport:
Luxury vehicle
Numbers:
Minimum 2 people

The tour in detail

9.30am Collection from accommodation. Your tour this morning is on a private basis by luxury vehicle.  

Start with a private guided tour through the stunning Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre. Best described as a “movie set” this stunning exhibit brings to life the private collection of Sir Peter Jackson (Movie director from Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit). Tour through the World War 1 and World War 2 exhibit taking in the history, the stories, and the truly unique and rare collection of aircraft and memorabilia.

Depart through to the Marlborough Sounds. This drive takes you from the flat fertile Wairau plains through farm land and steep hill country to the start of the Marlborough Sounds. Once in Picton enjoy a light lunch (own cost) at a Picton café on the waterfront.

After lunch board our launch for a stunning and unique scenic cruise through the Marlborough Sounds. (This is a shared cruise with other people). This afternoon cruise takes in the fabulous scenery along with great commentary on the area and the people who have settled here. Visit marine farms and see a different style of farming along with a fabulous tasting of fresh seafood matched to award winning Sauvignon Blanc. A wonderful wine and food match in a beautiful part of Marlborough.

At the completion of the cruise transfer back to accommodation. (5pm/5.30pm drop off)

Itinerary

9.30am
Collection Picton or Blenheim accommodation, Picton ferry or Blenheim Airport
Am
Guided tour Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre
Lunch
Waterfront cafe lunch (own cost)
Pm
Marlborough Sounds seafood cruise (shared cruise) including seafood tasting and glass of wine
5/5.30pm
Drop off accommodation Picton/Blenheim
 
 

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