World of WearableArt Awards Show

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    5 nights:

    4-9 Oct, 6-11 Oct, 11-16 Oct, 13-18 Oct 2022

    $3190 pp Twinshare, $3790 Single

    Day 1
    Auckland – Carmel Farm lunch – The Chateau Tongariro
    We depart Auckland and drive into the rural heart of the North Island before stopping for lunch at Carmel Farm in Piopio with Rachel and Denzil Anselmi.

    The farming landscape becomes more rugged as we drive through the King Country to the country town of Taumarunui and on to National Park. We arrive at the Chateau Tongariro Hotel at Whakapapa village at the foot of Mt Ruapehu. There’s time to relax and enjoy the alpine outlook before dining in this classic, landmark hotel.

    Private lunch with Rachel and Denzil Anselmi at their Piopio Farm
    At the Chateau Tongariro enjoy the stunning views and ambience of this classic hotel
    Tongariro National Park – Chateau Tongariro

    Day 2
    The Chateau Tongariro – Taihape – Wellington
    We drive up the mountain road to the Top of the Bruce to enjoy the snowy panorama, if the weather permits. We continue around the slopes of Mt Ruapehu to Ohakune, an attractive village popular with skiers, nestled on the edge of a beech forest.

    We lunch near Marton and continue down the coast with views out to Kapiti Island to reach Wellington in the late afternoon. We check into the five star downtown hotel, the Bolton, for two nights and dine in the hotel’s restaurant this evening.

    We drive up to the Top of the Bruce for views of Mount Ruapehu and the Central Plateau
    Enjoy the luxury of the Bolton 5 Star Hotel close to the action in the heart of Wellington City
    Wellington – The Bolton Hotel

    Day 3
    Wellington sightseeing – World of WearableArt Awards Show
    We visit Te Papa Museum, tour to Oriental Bay and drive up Mt Victoria for the city and harbour views. There’s time for checking out the shops and galleries too.

    We dine at Dockside restaurant on the waterfront a few steps away from the TSB Arena where we attend the 7.30pm performance of the World of WearableArt Awards Show. Your ticket to the show includes a copy of the WOW Souvenir Programme. Sit back and enjoy the magic.

    Visit Te Papa, Our Place
    The spectacular World of WearableArt Awards Show with some of the best seats in house
    Wellington – The Bolton Hotel

    Day 4
    Wellington – Greytown – Gwavas Homestead – Napier
    We drive over the Rimutaka Ranges to Greytown where boutique shops line the main street. Travel north up the Wairarapa passing the small towns of Norsewood and Waipukurau.

    At Gwavas in Tikokino, Hawkes Bay we lunch with Phyllida and Stuart Gibson. Tour this historic homestead and hear their stories of 150 years of family history. Then stroll with Stuart in the nine hectare woodland garden at its springtime best. We continue to Napier and stay two nights at Scenic Te Pania Hotel, dining in this evening.

    In the Wairarapa, we stop to check out the boutique shops of Greytown
    Lunch at historic Gwavas Homestead, the beautiful garden is yours to roam
    Napier – Scenic Hotel Te Pania

    Day 5
    Driving the Art Deco Trail – Havelock North – Te Awanga
    This morning a specialist Art Deco guide boards our coach to tell the stories of the 1931 earthquake and Napier’s rebuild as we drive leisurely through the Art Deco suburbs and stop at the classic National Tobacco Company building.

    We drive through the landscape of orchards and vineyards, touring to Hastings and Havelock North, to lunch at Te Awa Winery and Restaurant. Returning along the picturesque Tukituki Road to Clive and Te Awanga. We dine in our hotel.

    Explore the sights with a private guide on an Art Deco tour of Napier
    Lunch and wine taste at Te Awa Winery and Restaurant
    Napier – Scenic Hotel Te Pania

    Day 6
    Napier – Taupo – Moondance Manor lunch – Auckland
    We leave Napier after breakfast driving over the ranges to Taupo and on to Tamahere.

    Our farewell lunch is hosted by Stephen and Jeanette Williams at Moondance Manor sitting amid beautiful gardens in Tamahere beside the Waikato River. We arrive home in Auckland in the early evening.

    General Inclusions

    • All transport by comfortable, air conditioned coach (maximum of 18 travellers).
    • Services of your knowledgeable MoaTours guide.
    • Quality accommodation chosen for a “sense of place”.

    All Meals Are Included

    • All breakfasts(B).
    • All lunches (L) including special lunches at: Rachel & Denzil Anelmi’s Carmel Farm, Piopio; private lunch with Phyllida and Stuart Gibson, Gwavas homestead, Hawkes Bay; farewell lunch with Stephen and Jeanette Williams, Moondance Manor, Tamahere.
    • All dinners(D) including pre-show dinner, Dockside Restaurant on the Wellington waterfront.

    All Activities & Entrance Fees Are Included

    • Enjoy the stunning views at The Chateau Tongariro.
    • Explore Te Papa Museum in Wellington.
    • Tickets to the World of WearableArt Awards Show including a copy of the WOW Souvenir Programme.
    • In the Wairarapa check out the boutique shops in Greytown.
    • Wine tasting and lunch at Te Awa Winery & Restaurant

    Included Sightseeing & Exploring

    • Drive Napier’s Art Deco trail with a specialist Art Deco guide.
    • Visit historic Gwavas homestead for a walk in the springtime garden.
    • We drive through the heart of the Waikato dairy farmlands.
    • Take the mountain road to the Top of the Bruce to enjoy a snowy panorama.
    • Wellington seaside including Oriental Bay.
    • Drive up Mt Victoria for the views of the city and harbour.
    • Drive over the Rimutaka Ranges to the Wairarapa.
    • Hawkes Bay landscape of orchards and vineyards.
    • Back country Tukituki Road to Te Awanga on the coast.
    • Bluff Hill for outstanding views of Napier and the ocean