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Address: Spitfire Lane | Wanaka Airport, Wanaka 9343, New Zealand
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Vintage Tiger Moth Scenic Flights with Classic Flights Wanaka, New Zealand....

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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Not to be missed, No. 1 "must do" in Wanaka

We had the most amazing flight over Lake Wanaka into the national park with Classic Flights. The weather was outstanding and the views, incredible. To be flying without any... read more

Reviewed 24 November 2013
Mark G
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Auckland Region, New Zealand

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2013

We had the most amazing flight over Lake Wanaka into the national park with Classic Flights. The weather was outstanding and the views, incredible. To be flying without any barrier to the outside gave us exhilarating 360 degree views. The cockpit was surprisingly roomy and the windscreen gave great protection from the wind. To do this in two vintage tiger... More 

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1 Thank Mark G
ClassicFlights, Manager at Classic Flights, responded to this review

Thanks Mark and Sally for your wonderful feedback. The "Freedom of Romance" is a very special product and one that is truly unique. The added bonus of the stunning scenery here in Wanaka is just the icing on the cake! Hope to see you both back in Wanaka at some stage - do call in for a catchup if you're... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2013

I have been lucky enough to have flown in a number of Tiger Moths, but the Classic Flights experience at Wanaka was by far the best. My 30 minutes of soaring above beautiful valleys and snow capped mountains was just amazing. The Tiger Moth lets you feel the romance and rawness of flying. The fact you sit at the front... More 

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Thank Holtontrio
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2013

We were so excited that the weather was good enough for our trip with Peter at Classic Flights - it was just amazing, word can't express the feeling of flying, the scenery and the experience. So relaxed, organised and creative (take some time to see the exhibits) Just do it - worth every $. Thanks Peter for making our trip... More 

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2 Thank TravelMad1088
Hong Kong, China
1 review
Reviewed 18 September 2013

Peter & Julie are both so lovely and welcoming and you feel right at home as soon as you walk into the reception. The hangar was really well-decorated and had some great planes. We were really lucky with the weather as it was blue skies for our entire stay in Wanaka. The views were unbelievable -- never seen anything so... More 

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Thank Phoebe S
Rio Verde, Arizona
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2013

Want to have the best experience of your life? Take a Tiger Moth flight with Peter at Classic Flights. He has a 100% safety record and has flown various aircraft for more than 25 years. His specialty is the Tiger Moth. (Since I was a bit anxious about going up in a small plane, I asked all the vital questions... More 

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ClassicFlights, Manager at Classic Flights, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great comments and really thrilled you enjoyed your tiger flight over Wanaka so much. We feel this is the most scenic location in NZ in which to take a flight in one of these beautiful vintage aircraft. We never tire of it so Im sure seeing the beauty of the place for the first time... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2013 via mobile

Superlatives fail to adequately describe this thoroughly exhilarating experience. From the warm and friendly reception provided by Julie, to the silky aerobatic skills of Peter, the whole experience was faultless. The fact that the skies were blue, the windsock limp, and the temperature, for mid winter, a very generous 2 degrees Celsius, certainly added icing to an already perfect cake.... More 

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Thank Steve J
ClassicFlights, Manager at Classic Flights, responded to this review

Wow Steve, thanks so much. Its undeniable just how much Pete loves flying these old girls. For him its such a delight every time he goes flying. Thanks for sharing our passion and we hope to see you back in Wanaka again sometime – maybe with your girls next time for a flight in our gorgeous new Waco. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2013

We booked the freedom of romance flight months in advance for my partner's 50th birthday, an activity to share together. We made it quite clear when booking that this trip was for a special event.We were telephoned at 2pm on Sunday, the day before the trip to say it was cancelled due to there being one pilot available, the other... More 

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3 Thank Mark G
ClassicFlights, Owner at Classic Flights, responded to this review

The Owner Peter, had gone to Auckland to fly an aircraft back to Wanaka 5 days before your booking and was due back in Wanaka 3.5 days before your flight. Due to severe, unexpected weather throughout NZ, Peter got stuck in the North Island and couldn’t safely get back to Wanaka for the day of your flight despite countless attempts... More 

Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 26 May 2013

I decided to book a Tiger Moth flight for my husband as I knew he would love it and chose the Freedom of Romance package as I knew I would love that. Everything was excellent. Julie, Peter and Shaun could not have been more helpful or attentive. The flights were everything we could have hoped for and the food was... More 

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ClassicFlights, Manager at Classic Flights, responded to this review

Thanks guys. We think romance is still alive and well and this is such a special location to share together. We now a new 1930's open cockpit bi-plane called a WACO where you can take 2 passengers in the front side by side. More 

Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia
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77 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2013 via mobile

I would definitely recommend the Tiger Moth flight to all who visit Wanaka. Julie, Peter and Shaun made our flights an experience we will always remember. Thanks! We will be back.

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Thank Narelle S
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2013

This was, without a single doubt, the best thing we did on our entire around the world trip. I cannot rate this highly enough. If you are in Wanaka, and you don't do this, you have stolen one of life's greatest experiences from yourself. Seriously, save for a year if need be, but do it. My wife and I did... More 

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ClassicFlights, Manager at Classic Flights, responded to this review

Thanks guys for the most amazing feedback!! Its hard to truly explain this experience to people.. so we don't tend to - we just suggest they go and try it for themselves. More 

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