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Address: Spitfire Lane | Wanaka Airport, Wanaka 9343, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3 4434043
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Description: Vintage Tiger Moth Scenic Flights with Classic Flights Wanaka, New...
Vintage Tiger Moth Scenic Flights with Classic Flights Wanaka, New Zealand. Have you ever dreamed of experiencing a piece of aviation history? To step back in time where Pilots were larger than life, and heroes to all those who lifted their eyes skyward to the sound of an old Tigermoth flying overhead? Then take a flightseeing trip around Wanaka and see breathtaking New Zealand scenery in a Vintage Aircraft. Experience the excitement of the early flyers and their flying machines; the smell of oil and aviation fuel, combined with the aroma of fresh leather. As you don the old-style leather flying helmet, complete with flying goggles and silk scarf, experience the anticipation of being taken back in time to the nostalgia of this by-gone era.The exhilaration of the open cockpit and the wind in your face - discover the freedom and romance of a vintage scenic flight from Wanaka, one of the most spectacular scenic locations in New Zealand.
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I have been putting off this review for the simple reason that I can't find the words to describe my flight. My husband and I had booked a flight for both of us in the Waco but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
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Adelaide
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35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I have been putting off this review for the simple reason that I can't find the words to describe my flight. My husband and I had booked a flight for both of us in the Waco but when we arrived the sight of a beautifully maintained Tiger Moth was my undoing! I have for a very long time wanted to... More 

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Ko Samui, Thailand
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

My husband went up in the Tiger Moth with Devon and my 7 year old son and I in the Waco with Pete on a picture perfect day in Wanaka. It was, as I said in the review title, breathtaking. The scenery was stunning and the crisp autumn air was invigorating. The thrill of the open cockpit is something every... More 

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London, UK
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33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

.A really magnificent experience and if you are ever in Wanaka a must do. The atmosphere in the "waiting room" is period and for those interested in vintage aircraft the hanger is a treasure. We could not get off at the time we were originally booked as it was windy but were rebooked for the next day when the weather... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

What an amazing experience. A little apprehensive given the open cockpit etc. That quickly changed once we took off - so gentle and truly breathtaking. We, my husband and I, and our 2 adult sons, took a flight to a remote station airstrip where the pilots set up a picnic lunch with great local wine (Julie did a fantastic job... More 

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Incredible experience flying in the tiger moths with my partner flying next to me! The sense of freedom as you're flying in an open cockpit is indescribable and the highlight of the flight for me was going upside down in the loop-the-loop! You've gotta try it!

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Wanaka
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

From the moment you make the phone call - Classic Flights are a standout company. Walking into the operation gives you a whole hearted sense that you have made the right decision. The small details and the passion runs through the whole experience. I booked my Mum age 72 and my son age 14 to take the two Tiger Moths... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Amazing experience, very kind and welcoming staff. The view is just like a dream, and flying in the Waco was trully a treat.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This is a brilliant holiday activity. Far more than just a flight over the stunning Lake Wanaka, on arrival you are kitted out in overalls, leather jacket and flying goggles before boarding a WW2 era plane (in our case, a Waco) for a brilliant picturesque flight over the turquoise waters and emerald islands of Wanaka. For thrill-seekers the pilot will... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Brilliant - our own private plane gave us a super nearly two-hour flight on a lovely day. Our pilot Ash was very good at telling us what we were looking at, and helped ensure we had a super and comfortable experience. We had perfect weather, and it was comforting to know the company alters their itinerary to ensure the best... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Took the Barnstorming Flight with Peter for my Birthday on Xmas Eve. Best Birthday yet. Very informative briefing and kitting out in overalls, jacket and goggles, and headset. Amazing flight before the aerobatics, Peter is totally enthusiastic about his job and the love shows Don't let your friends tell you that you are mad! just do it!!

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Address: Spitfire Lane | Wanaka Airport, Wanaka 9343, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3 4434043
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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