WOW – Wellington

World of Wearable Art Show Awards

October 7th    –  October 9th 2017

Escape and let us WOW you. Wellington is all dressed up for The Brancott Estate (Montana) World of Wearable Art Awards Show. It is an annual non-stop spectacular where you take art off the wall and out of static display and adorn the body in wildly wonderful ways. Artists and designers from New Zealand and all around the world enter garments that are presented in a unique two hour stage show. Step into a world where art and human form combine, where dance music & lighting tell a story of the body as a canvas, and where the lines of art and fashion blurr and become one. Celebrate creativity in lavish and unique on stage spectaculars that inspire all. Prepare yourself to be inspired, uplifted and taken on a breath taking journey into the World of Wearable Art.

This is your turn to travel in comfort, and enjoy this extravaganza hassle free. Book your tickets now and we do the rest. Sit back & enjoy the ride.

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October 7th – Saturday

norther explorer railway train

Northern Explorer

We depart 8am this morning for our journey to Wellington (will collect you from your home if within the Tauranga City Boundary). As we travel over the Kaimai range you can sit back and take in the scenery, and very soon you will be in Hamilton. We will be hopping on board the Northern Explorer bound for Wellington . You can enjoy spectacular scenery as you pass through middle earth NZ, with short stops in Otorohanga and  National Park before climbing up the “Engineering Masterpiece” called the Raurimu Spiral .Northern Explorer train offers a differing vista from the large windows  as you traverse through the country . The National Park area is a highlight of extremes and  surprises . Snow blanketed mountains , ancient lava flows and dense Beech forests can all be viewed. The train passes over 25 major bridges and through 14 tunnels, before  it traverses the famous Raurimu Spiral just North of National Park. Capture amazing views from the open-air viewing deck, or through panoramic sky view windows in new air-conditioned carriages. Sit back and relax with our delicious food and beverages from the licensed on board cafe, and listen to GPS triggered at-seat commentary as you journey through some of NZ’s most stunning scenery. Once you arrive in Wellington Central station we will whisk you away to your accommodation place  for the next few days.
Your accommodation is in Amora hotel – 4.5 Star –  Your rooms are twin share with 2 double beds in each and recently refurbished. The position of the hotel is city centre- directly opposite Te Papa for your convenience. The hotel boasts a full dining restaurant and a casual lobby bar with a wide range of food to choose. This evening we will dine in house.  You can choose an early night or a night out in town. The choices are yours.

October 8th  – Sunday

Breakfast is served in dining room between 6.30 & 9.30am. Full buffet breakfast is inclusive to your package. After breakfast again the choices are yours. There is so much to see & do in Wellington city, you will not fit it all in. First there are the shops. I am no shopper but I have to confess the shops in Wellington are something else with an amazing choice of products and apparel which we just don’t see here in Tauranga.


Wellington Beehive

Below is a list of free of charge things to see & do

  • Te Papa Museum – always new things to see and information to add to your knowledge.  Check out  “Gallipoli The Scale of our War” exhibition.  It’s a truly fascinating museum.
  • Educational tour of Parliament Buildings & the Beehive – these run on the hour every day.
  • Art Galleries – City Gallery in Civic Square, or Bowen Galleries or Manky Chops on Cuba St if you are into quirky exhibits.
  • Visit Old St Paul’s church if you are into 19th century Gothic Revival architecture. Its beautiful.
  • If you enjoy panoramic views then Mt Victoria is the place to go, where you will see all the sights of this beautiful city
  • Maybe you wish to do a walking tour. Wellington is a compact city and you can easily take a Welly Walk – just ask me for the maps.
  • If you are a writer, then you can take a Wellington Writer walk around the waterfront where you will find many talented writers who made Wellington their home at some point in their lives. You can even visit the birthplace of Katherine Mansfield.
  • If you are a keen gardener, then the Botanic gardens offer a lovely escape with flowers, trees and ducks to feed in the pond.
  • If you are a Lord of the Rings or Peter Jackson fan then a visit to Weta Cave is a must. A mini museum with a behind the scenes look at Weta movie memorabilia.

Wellington Cable Car

If you have small budget then

  • Ride the Wellington cable car up to the scenic lookout and check out the cable car museum. The return ride is only $6, alternatively ride up and walk back through the Botanical gardens for $3.
  • If you are a coffee & café connoisseur then you must go up Cuba Street and sample some of the great Wellington coffee.
  • Maybe you prefer tea, so check out Martha’s pantry on Cuba Street. You will not be disappointed; every lady should treat themselves occasionally to high tea and pretty cup cakes.
  • If you are adventurous – hire a kayak from Fergs (Ian Ferguson) Kayaks and paddle the inner harbour.
  • If you like the animals then a visit to the Wellington Zoo is a must
  • If your heart is for conservation than a visit to Zealandia – The Karori Sanctury Experience is worth the visit.  If space and a virtual journey is more to your liking, then the Carters Observatory’s new planetarium is for you. The new state of the art full dome digital theatre and interactive space multimedia will bring out the child in you.

Golum at Weta Workshop

  • Something I love to do each time I am in Wellington is pop into the “Backbenchers Café” and enjoys a coffee or glass of wine with some of the iconic parliamentarians.

I am sure you will fill in your day without any trouble, but do give it some thought prior so that you do not loose anytime and your day is full. Please let me know your choices and I will assist accordingly.

We will all meet at 4 pm for drinks and then head off to the TSB Arena which is just a very short stroll, ready to be WOW’d for the next few hours of the evening. Dinner will  be back at our hotel  after the show.

October 9th – Monday 

Breakfast is in the main dining area, and then we will depart for our homeward journey. Our first destination is Otaki outlets shops for  a little bit of retail therapy. No weekend away for girls is complete without this opportunity. Next stop will be  Taihape or Waiouru, then Taupo before arriving back home  feeling WOW’d, relaxed & rested.

Inclusive to package – Coach Travel, Accommodation x 2, Dinners x 2,  Full Breakfasts x 2, WOW Premium Plus  seats and Northern Explorer  Train Excursion.

Cost $1150.00 NZ p/p (twin share – 4.5 Star)

Single Supplement is  additional $325.00

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