World of Wearable Arts Tour

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    Tour Departs: 02 October 2021
    Tour Length: 5 Days

    ❖ 4-nights’ accommodation at the 4-star Copthorne Oriental Bay, located on Oriental Parade, overlooking the stunning
    Wellington Harbour
    ❖ Platinum Ticket to WOW – 03 October
    ❖ Kapiti Island Day Tour
    ❖ Free time to explore Wellington, along with entrance to the ground-breaking “Gallipoli: The Scale of our War” exhibition
    at Te Papa. This display is now the most-visited exhibition in New Zealand history.

    Twin/Double – per person NZD$2,150.00
    Single Supplement NZD$750.00

    Arrive Wellington. On arrival you will be transferred to the tour hotel.
    The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure until we meet up this evening for our welcome dinner at a fabulous local restaurant.

    We enjoy breakfast at the hotel this morning before setting off on an orientation tour of our capital. While many of you may have visited Wellington before, it is an ever-changing city and we have the opportunity to experience the myriad delights as we take in the views from Mt Victoria and go behind-the-scenes with a 45-minute tour of the Weta Cave, where the special effects for Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit were created. After a scrumptious lunch, we head to the iconic Beehive and Parliament buildings before visiting Wellington’s oldest church, Old St Pauls. We return to the hotel this afternoon for some time at leisure, before we meet up again this evening for the highlight of the tour! The World of WearableArt Awards have bedazzled audiences in New Zealand with their magic and ingenuity for 30 years. What began as a small local competition has grown to become WOW, a theatrical spectacle and magnet for extraordinary talent from around the world. We enjoy the show, starting at 7.30pm, in Platinum category seating – an evening to remember!

    No visit to Wellington is complete without stopping in at Te Papa Tongarewa – New Zealand’s national museum. Having opened in 1998, the museum attracts more than 1.5 million visitors each year, housing six floors of engaging, interactive displays. Encounter Māori and Pacific cultural treasures, New Zealand’s extraordinary natural life, its most important works of art, and
    its unique history. Come face to face with a colossal squid, then explore its life through 3D animation. With a combination of the latest technology and classic storytelling, Te Papa educates, entertains, and inspires. We enjoy a guided tour with ample free time at the conclusion for self-exploration.
    For those who wish, we have included entrance to the ground-breaking “Gallipoli: The Scale of our War” exhibition. Created with help from Weta Workshop, the exhibition was due to close in 2019 however, due to its popularity, they have extended it until April 2022. This display is now the most-visited exhibition in New Zealand history. The rest of the day is yours at leisure to explore the wonderful city that is Wellington.

    A relatively early morning as we again leave the city today to experience the richness and wonder of Kapiti Island. Here we learn of the unique balance of conservation, ecology, and local human history Kapiti offers. Our experienced nature guide will walk with us and explain the rich human and ecological history and help us identify the flora and fauna. We sit down with the family and enjoy a delicious cooked lunch at the Lodge, surrounded by one of the most rich and diverse nature reserves in New Zealand. Expect to see some of our most beautiful and endangered birds up close and personal. We return to Wellington late-afternoon, with time to freshen up before our final dinner together this evening.

    Time to say our farewells as we return to the airport this morning for our flights home.