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Kaikoura to Nelson

We will be taking off from Kaikoura this week, heading to Nelson. This flight will involve flying over the scenic Malborough Sounds and seeing many other breath-taking areas of New Zealand.

We welcome all pilots of all skill levels to come join us on another fantastic flight.

Flight Time



  • Depart Kaikoura (NZKI) and follow the coast line to Wharanui, which you will then follow SH1 inland through the town Ward
  • Continue following SH1 until you reach Lake Grassmere. Orbit a couple times to get a good panoramic view.
  • Once orbits are finished track back on SH1 to Blenhiem, find the airstrip Omaka (NZOM) perform t&g
  • After Omaka you will be doing a quick hop over to Woodbourne (NZWB) for another t&g
  • From Woodbourne track in a west direction towards to the Wairau River where you should find the Kaituna Valley, follow that to Malborough Sounds.
  • Once at Malborough follow it thorugh all its terrain making sure you find your way out through the west until you get to Elaines Bay. Then you follow the west coast down to Nelson (NZNS) for our final stop

However if you feel like you cannot follow specific landmarks to each waypoint you may track direct to each airport.

Maps showing flight path

  • Click here


  • Meet in the VATNZ Flight Club TeamSpeak room.
  • server =
  • nickname = first name space last name space vatsim id
  • password = Temporary TeamSpeak password for event will be the event departure airport name in lower case.

Event designed by

  • Wesley St George


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