The skies above Avalon are set to erupt when the Australian International Airshow returns – with the Centenary of The Royal Australian Air Force! It’s going to be a huge weekend of high octane excitement and fun for the whole family. This once-in-a-lifetime event will bring together the largest variety of RAAF assets ever assembled at Avalon, including historical and modern aircraft spanning the 100 years of the Royal Australian Air Force. They’ll be joined by a cavalcade of civil aircraft including historic barnstormers, WWI, WWII, breath-taking aerobatics and the latest jet power from around the globe.
The team at Airshow Travel are again planning an escorted group trip to Melbourne to take in and enjoy this once in a lifetime event!
Departing New Zealand on Thursday 2nd March and spending four nights in a 4-star central city hotel in Melbourne, we’ll be having a personalised guided tour through the Moorabbin Air Museum finishing with a bbq and a few cold drinks to end(see their incredible display including their rare Sea Venom & Bristol Beaufighter!) we’ll also be visiting the historic R.A.A.F. base/museum at Point Cook seeing their incredible display (F-111, Mirage, Caribou etc) and also taking in the 3-day airshow which includes the Friday evening fireworks and two main show days Saturday/Sunday and then heading home on Monday.
Melbourne Hotel – King or Twin Room
The convenient location of this 4 star hotel, as well as superb accommodation and exemplary service ensure that guests are treated to a memorable stay in the exciting city of Melbourne. The hotel is located only a couple of steps from the hub of Collins Street. It is just opposite the Southern Cross Rail Station and is within walking distance of the Exhibition and Convention Centre, Yarra River and Crown Casino. Melbourne Airport is just 15kms away.
It offers well set-up accommodation with beautifully appointed guest rooms, with old world charm combined with contemporary facilities including a restaurant and a bar. The hotel is directly across the road from the Kings Cross train station- and even though the entire tour has pre-arranged private coach transfers you are more than welcome to explore the city by train and also travel to/from the airshow too if you wish.
Moorabbin Air Museum
R.A.A.F Museum – Point Cook Base
Package includes: return economy class flights ex Auckland to Melbourne (incl meals, drinks, movies and baggage), private coach transfers for our entire trip, 4 nights hotel accommodation, private transfers to both the Moorabbin Air Museum and the R.A.A.F. Museum at Point Cook, entry into the museums, private transfer from museum to the Avalon airshow then home again Friday evening, (Ticket options and pricing to the Australian International Airshow to be released shortly), return private coach transfers from Melbourne CBD to the airshow each day & departure hotel to airport transfer.
Packages start from $2,049 per person (twin share). Single room please add $420.
For packages with additional domestic flights or different international flights, please contact me for a quote.
I look forward to travelling with you ~ Pete