Wellington World of Wearable Arts Train Trip    - 3   day New Zealand Tour

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Wellington World of Wearable Arts Train Trip

Combine a relaxing train trip to Wellington with the best seats at the world famous World of Wearable Arts show. Our 3 day trip to our capital city lets us see the sights, watch the show, visit Te Papa & more…

Our short getaway to one of New Zealand's most successful fashion stage shows is not to be missed, back on after the 2020 event was cancelled. Sit back and enjoy the view as we ride the Northern Explorer train to Wellington, spend 2 nights in our waterfront city central hotel, tour the sights and get ready for the highlight - WOW 2021. We fly back direct to Tauranga with Air NZ after visiting Te Papa.

Places sell fast so reserve your seats asap

6th October

DAY 1 After picking you up at your door, we enjoy a leisurely day getting to know each other as we make our way to Hamilton to board our train for our trip through the stunning North Island to Wellington. The Northern Explorer train is fitted with panoramic windows and spacious comfortable seating to make the trip extra special.

 

Leaving Hamilton, we pass the lush pastures of the Waikato as the train starts to climb through the rugged back-blocks of the King Country. Further on, the sheep and beef farms give way to native bush as we cross the Whanganui River and climb the famous Raurimu Spiral. We pass  the Tongariro National Park where you can admire views of the 3 active volcanic cones of Tongariro, Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu. Pass the snow capped peaks as you enjoy lunch on board and try the open-air carriage for a while for some fantastic photo opportunities.

 

Descending down through the Manawatu along the Rangitikei River, the train crosses some breathtaking viaducts before following the Kapiti Coast for panoramic views. Upon arrival in Wellington we transfer to our city central waterfront hotel for a fabulous dinner together.

 

DAY 2 Today we have the morning to explore the sights of Wellington on a guided tour, such as the beautiful St Pauls Cathedral (Wellington's original cathedral) recently re-opened after remedial work and many other sights. We ride the Wellington Cable Car and visit the Cable Car Museum before enjoying lunch together overlooking the harbour. The afternoon is free for you to either relax at the hotel or head out for some sightseeing on your own. But be sure to allow time to put on your finest for the highlight of the trip, the WOW show tonight. We have reserved the best seats for our group, Platinum Grade tickets will offer the best experience of this amazing performance. Dinner this evening is not included so you can choose your own options, to dine before or after the show at any of the nearby restaurants or at the hotel.

 

Day 3 Before we head to the airport today we will explore New Zealand’s national museum – Te Papa Tongarewa. Here we will enjoy a private guided tour to learn more about the unique and interesting displays, including the much-awarded Gallipoli exhibition – The Scale Of War, created by Weta Workshop. Time for lunch (your cost) at the cafe before our afternoon flight back to Tauranga where we will have you home at your door in good time, after having enjoyed a wonderful trip and a memorable WOW experience.

* Please note, that unless specified in the itinerary we do not usually include the cost of lunches or morning and afternoon tea stops in the tour cost, but we always make stops where there are a range of options available so you can choose what you want, and have flexibility to do things on your own if you wish.

Whats Included:

  • 3 days of touring

  • 2 nights at 4 star plus accommodation

  • Door to door service [home pickups]

  • Quality air-conditioned vehicle

  • Full commentary by your guide 

  • All breakfasts and one dinner

  • One included lunch in Wellington

  • Northern Explorer train to Wellington

  • Lunch allowance on board the train

  • Platinum Grade Tickets to WOW show

  • Guided tour of Te Papa museum

  • Wellington City sightseeing tour

  • Wellington Cable Car ride

  • Afternoon flight back to Tauranga

You will see:

  • Stunning scenery throughout

  • Raurimu Spiral, an engineering marvel

  • Tongariro National Park

  • Breathtaking viaducts and mountain views 

  • Wellington City sights

  • Te Papa and the Gallipoli exhibition

Not included:

  • Any lunches unless specified* 

  • Morning/afternoon tea stops*

  • Any alcoholic beverages with meals