Tour #2: 8 – 11 October 2022
Tour #3: 15 – 18 October 2022
(Tour #1: SOLD OUT)
2022 – finally after two years of cancelled shows we can confidently say we are going to the World of WearableArt Awards Show in Wellington. The WOW Awards Show is a magnificent spectacle and melting pot of talent showcasing incredible works of wearable art, dancers, aerialists, musicians and concert scale lighting, AV graphics and music. With over 100 performers live onstage every night!
So, escape for a few days and let us WOW you.
It is a 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 blur 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.
We will ensure you travel in comfort and enjoy this extravaganza hassle free.
Let us fly you direct to Wellington from Tauranga. You get to stay in a 4 Star inner city hotel with walking distance to all the shops and places of interest to visit. Next day enjoy a free morning then a matinee show, followed by wonderful food and enjoy some great company and fellowship.
We will travel home by coach – combine a little outlet store retail therapy enroute, add an overnight stay at the timeless classical Chateau – Tongariro and arrive home feeling really wowed.
Book your spaces today and we do the rest. Sit back & enjoy the ride.
We depart this morning for our journey to Wellington. Our flights are from Tauranga airport and arrives directly into Wellington. Providing you lots of time to peruse the shops.
Your accommodation place for the next few days is Wellington city central – The Novotel – 133 The Terrace. Your rooms are spacious with King bed. For those sharing a room, you will have 2 double beds along with a small kitchenette. The position of the hotel is nestled in the heart of the CBD. Walking distance to shops, just 1 min to the cable car and all those other iconic attractions which draw people to Wellington. The hotel boasts a full dining restaurant and a casual lobby bar with a wide range of food to choose. The rooms are modern and complement the vibrant city, with pops of accent colours to make your stay memorable.
Your afternoon is free to do as you choose.
This evening we will all dine in house together and share the stories of the day. After which you can choose an early night in go out for a night out on the town. The choices are yours.
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. They have an amazing choice of products and apparel which we just don’t see here in Tauranga.
Below is a list of free of charge things to see & do
If you have small budget then
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 1 pm in the foyer 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. After the World of WearableArt Awards Show – enjoy a time sharing your comments & thoughts over a pre dinner drink back at our hotel – followed by a wonderful dinner.
You have all been WoW’d by the World of WearableArt Awards Show, and are brimming with colourful enthusiasm, so today is a day to shop. No weekend away for the girls is complete without this opportunity.
Enjoy a lovely breakfast in the main dining area before we depart on our homeward journey.
Our first destination is a Chocolate factory shop. Next stop is Otaki outlet stores for a little bit of retail therapy. Next stop will be Levin – at a shoe outlet and liquorice factory.
Then its sit back and relax as we travel to Waiouru. Take time for a scheduled stop here, before we continue to Chateau Tongariro where you stay overnight.
Chateau is surrounded by the sacred peaks of Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe and Tongariro, Chateau Tongariro Hotel exudes a timeless elegance deeply rooted in New Zealand’s heritage. Occupying a prime spot in Tongariro National Park, the hotel honours the gracious gift of tribal land to the people of New Zealand in 1887.
Take time this afternoon to explore the grounds, relax in the hot pool, or enjoy a movie in the in-house theatre.
This evening we dine together in the formal dining room, then realx by the fireplace and listen to the pianist.
Depart this morning after a leisurely breakfast, weather permitting we will ride the Sky Waka gondola to take in the views. Situated within the UNESCO dual world heritage Tongariro National Park, the Sky Waka travels 1.8kms through one of the North Island’s most rugged and spectacular landscapes on Whakapapa, Mt Ruapehu.
The Sky Waka is one of New Zealand’s most unique gondola experiences. On a return trip (one ride up, one ride down), journey through the clouds, over waterfalls, and ancient lava flows, up to 2020m above sea level. The Mt Ruapehu scenery is majestic, with views to neighbouring volcanoes, Mt Ngauruhoe and Mt Tongariro (additional cost of $49 pp)
From here it is the final leg of the homeward journey.
Taking a short stop in Taupo for some lunch before arriving back home in Tauranga in late afternoon feeling WOW ’d, relaxed and rested, pondering what 2023 will showcase at Wellington’s World of WearableArt Awards Show? Every year is a masterpiece of art, colour and choreography.
The 2023 theme is titled “Calling All Creators” to create the unimaginable, to challenge the conventional and defy creative expectations as they make works of art that will be brought to life at the WOW Awards Show.