2022 South Island Trip

Absolutely breathtaking, that is the best way to describe the South Island in winter, it is simply stunning.

Every year North Shore Aero Club embarks on a week-long flying trip around the South Island and we are now getting geared up for this year’s event which will depart North Shore on Saturday August 20th and return Saturday, August 27th

Weather allowing, the planned route is as follows.

Proposed Route

20 August: Day 1 – Saturday

  •  LUNCH: Paraparaumu
  • REFUEL: Paraparaumu
  • OVERNIGHT: Karamea                                             

21 August: Day 2 – Sunday

  • REFUEL: Westport/Greymouth
  • LUNCH: Franz Josef
  • OVERNIGHT: Wanaka                                                              

22 August – 24 August: Day 3- 5 – Monday- Wednesday

While in Wanaka, each day’s flying activities we be planned based upon the weather.

Potential lunch stops may include, but are not limited to: Milford Sound, Mandeville, Stewart Island, Dunedin and Mt Cook/Haast. One day will be reserved for a rest day to prevent fatigue.

  • OVERNIGHT: Wanaka

25 August: Day 6 – Thursday 

  • LUNCH: Omarama
  • OVERNIGHT: Mount Cook

26 August: Day 7 – Friday

  • LUNCH: Rangitata Island/ Hanmer
  • OVERNIGHT: Omaka/Lake Station      

27 August: Day 8 – Saturday

  • LUNCH: New Plymouth
  • OVERNIGHT: Home!                 

If you would like to participate this year, in your own aircraft or hiring a club machine (there are still a few aircraft available) let us know as soon as possible.

Student pilots are welcome, but you will need to book an instructor too.

To REGISTER for the trip please fill the REGISTRATION FORM.

Please NOTE that filling the form is absolutely compulsory even if you sent us an Expression of Interest before.

REGISTRATION FORM is required for all pilots and passengers!

IMPORTANT: With New Zealand opening its borders the accommodation options are finishing very fast. We need to confirm the accommodation for the South Island Trip by the 23rd of June, so if you are interested in going, please fill out the REGISTRATION FORM as soon as possible.

If you have any kind of questions in regards to the trip please email to tim.marshall@nsac.co.nz or paul.ryan@nsac.co.nz

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20 - 27 Aug 2022


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North Shore Aero Club
North Shore Aero Club, 300 Postman Road, Dairy Flat 0794, New Zealand


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3 thoughts on “2022 South Island Trip”

    1. Anton Ramenskiy

      Thank you, Marcus, we will add you to the list. Meanwhile please fill out the registration form and ask your passengers to do the same.

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