Take a moment to step back half a century and relive the glorious age of pioneer aviation with Airscapade Affairs while surrounded by some of the world`s most stunning scenery. A designated national treasure, and originally operated from Te Anau in the 1960`s, this 1943 De Havilland Dragon Rapide celebrates the golden era of luxury air travel in style. An 8 seater with spectacular viewing windows, the Rapide is every bit the elegant aviation experience, complete with inflight commentary, photo opportunities and elegant vehicle transfers to and from the airfield. Leave the modern world behind, soar above the Fiordland National Park, and create a life long memory that you`ll keep close to your heart. Airscapade Affairs, Love at First Flight…..”

We`ll be taking in views of Te Anau, the Luxmore Range, Kepler Track, Irisburn Valley, Lake Victoria, The Cathedrals, North and West Arms of Lake Manapouri, Monument Hill and Pearl Harbour. All in 30 minutes flight time!! It`s a wonderful route for having a connection with all types of scenery at all altitudes, and yet never actually being too far from our base. We`ll over fly Lord of the Ring`s locations, Beech Forest, tree avalanches, alpine lakes, dramatic waterfalls, alpine tussock land, high level granite mountain tops, ravines and valleys, snow all year around in addition to the obvious beauty of the Fiordland National Park, it`s pristine lakes and the charm of Te Anau and Manapouri. This means a much more reliable product for our ability to pick weather and flight conditions.

   Prices: $195 per person, 30 minutes airtime, 2.5 hours for the total experience assuming pick up and drop back to Te Anau. Minimum numbers apply, subject to suitable weather conditions.