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Douglas DC-3 Summer Weekend Escape

Douglas DC-3 Summer Weekend Escape

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Package Includes

  • Return Air Travel on the Douglas DC-3 between Auckland and Whakatane. Saturday morning departure, and returning on Sunday afternoon. 
  • Accommodation at White Island Rendezvous in Whakatane CBD. Includes a night in either a Deluxe Twin Studio or Micro Village Cabin, subject to availability. 
  • Return Airport Transfers with JNP Transport


Ever wanted to experience 'real flying'. Now you can with the Air Chathams Flight Back in Time experience. 

Fly from Auckland to Whakatane & back again in style and comfort aboard our majestic Douglas DC-3. 

On the flight down you can enjoy a cold beer compliments of Mata Breweries in Kawarau, or a glass of locally produced wine. As well as a light snack. 

Let the humm of the engines transport you back to the 1950's when these amazing machines frequented the New Zealand countryside. Our flight attendants are dressed in 'era' uniforms, and classic tunes will be playing over the PA system.
An experiance not to be missed!

Once in Whakatane you can enjoy the best that the Eastern Bay of Plenty has to offer, including beautiful beaches such as Ohope, amazing bush walks, and cultural experiences. This really is an amazing weekend escape to one of New Zealand's hidden gems. 

White Island Rendezvous Accommodation

White Island Rendezvous Accommodation

Nestled between the Whakatane River and a Pohutukawa tree lined escarpment lies White Island Rendezvous. Whether you're travelling for leisure or in Whakatane on business, their 4.5 star motel accommodation has a room type to suit every traveller.

A quiet waterfront location only minutes walk from Whakatane's boutique shopping centre & numerous restaurants.  White Island Rendezvous is a 10-minute drive from Ohope Beach, the Otarawairere Bay and Kapu Te Rangi Historic Reserve. .

White Island Rendezvous is the only motel accommodation in Whakatane to boast its own onsite café - a favourite amongst locals. Let their barista make you the perfect coffee to go with your gourmet breakfast. Choose to have it delivered to your room or enjoy in the atmosphere of the café, buzzing with adventurers about to head to White Island volcano

Visit the White Island Rendezvous website

Trip Prices

Single  = $450
Couple = $750

Book online or via our call centre on 0800 580 127 Option #1

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Call us on 0800 580 127

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