2023 World of WearableArt Show. Image courtesy of World of WearableArt Ltd

World of WearableArt Show

World of WearableArt Show

6 day small group tour to the World of WearableArt Show in Wellington

Enjoy the best of the World of WearableArt Show in Wellington with dinner at Dockside, Platinum tickets to the show and two nights at Wellington’s boutique 5 star Bolton Hotel. Then travel through the Wairarapa to Hawke’s Bay for two nights on Napier’s waterfront. Meeting our hosts at private homestead lunches in the spring countryside is a special highlight.

WHAT TRACY LOVES ABOUT THIS TOUR: With some of the best seats in the house to see the World of WearableArt Show and private lunches with wonderful hosts along the way, I can’t think of a better way to celebrate spring. It’s an irresistible combination and our travellers agree – many join this tour a second or third time.

  • $3,390 (NZD) pp twin
  • $3,990 (NZD) pp single

Day 1

Auckland - Hamilton Gardens - Crosshills Farm - Huka Falls - Taupo

We depart Auckland and drive into the rural heart of the North Island, visiting Hamilton Gardens before stopping to lunch with Debbie and Fraser Robertson at Crosshills Farm near Otorohanga.

We head for Taupo in the mid afternoon, stopping to admire the Huka Falls along the way. There’s time to stroll the lakefront and enjoy the views before dining in our lakeside hotel this evening.

  • Private lunch with Debbie and Fraser Robertson at Crosshills Farm
  • Enjoy lakefront views at the Millennium Hotel & Resort Manuels, Taupo

Accommodation

Taupo Millennium Hotel and Resort

Taupo - Millennium Hotel and Resort Manuels

Boasting a spellbinding lake edge location, this welcoming Taupo Hotel and Resort presents you with uninterrupted views of the magnificent lake and mountains from guest rooms, restaurants and bar areas. 

What we love about Millennium Hotel and Resort Manuels – Artfully decorated to create an air of glamorous elegance and with a heated swimming pool, private grotto plunge pool and sauna this is a relaxing and stylish location to spend time on tour.

Day 2

Taupo - Taihape - Hunterville - Wellington

This morning after breakfast we head south around the shores of Lake Taupo to Turangi and down the Desert Road with views of Mt Ruapehu and Mt Ngauruhoe. Continuing to Taihape, we stop for lunch near Hunterville.

We head 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.

  • The views from the Desert Road of the mountains of the Central Plateau
  • Enjoy the luxury of the Bolton 5 Star Hotel close to the action 

Accommodation

Wellington, The Bolton Hotel

Wellington - The Bolton Hotel

You’ve got to be in the heart of it in ‘the coolest little capital in the world’, and this is it. Walk absolutely everywhere from the 5 Star Bolton Hotel.

What we love about the Bolton – It’s easy to forget you’re in the nation’s capital with friendly staff like the team at the Bolton, a real boutique home away from home in the heart of the city.

Day 3

Wellington sightseeing - World of WearableArt Show

We’re guided through Katherine Mansfield’s House and garden and lunch nearby at historic Thistle Inn which has its own Mansfield connections. We tour to Oriental Bay, 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 Show. Your Platinum ticket to the show includes a copy of the WOW Show Programme. Sit back and enjoy the magic.

  • Dine pre-show at Dockside Restaurant, adjacent to the TSB Arena
  • Platinum seats at the spectacular World of WearableArt Show

Accommodation

Wellington, The Bolton Hotel

Wellington - The Bolton Hotel

You’ve got to be in the heart of it in ‘the coolest little capital in the world’, and this is it. Walk absolutely everywhere from the 5 Star Bolton Hotel.

What we love about the Bolton – It’s easy to forget you’re in the nation’s capital with friendly staff like the team at the Bolton, a real boutique home away from home in the heart of the city.

Day 4

Wellington - Greytown - Gwavas Homestead - Napier

We drive over the Remutaka Range 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, Hawke’s 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.

  • We stop to check out the boutique shops in Greytown
  • Lunch at historic Gwavas Homestead, the beautiful garden is yours to roam

Accommodation

MoaTours Accommodation - Scenic Te Pania, Napier

Napier - Scenic Hotel Te Pania

Another great location, but only the best will do at MoaTours! Just a short walk from the heart of the Art Deco precinct, Te Pania is modern, has everything you need right at hand and is our favourite place to stay in town. 

What we love about Te Pania – You can’t beat those Pacific views, if you’re an early bird, watch the sunrise over the ocean from your room.

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 wine taste and lunch at Church Road Winery Restaurant. We drive through the landscape of orchards and vineyards, touring to Hastings and Havelock North and return along the picturesque Tukituki Road to Clive and Te Awanga. We dine in our hotel this evening.

  • Explore the sights with a private guide on an Art Deco tour of Napier
  • Lunch and wine taste at Church Road Winery

Accommodation

MoaTours Accommodation - Scenic Te Pania, Napier

Napier - Scenic Hotel Te Pania

Another great location, but only the best will do at MoaTours! Just a short walk from the heart of the Art Deco precinct, Te Pania is modern, has everything you need right at hand and is our favourite place to stay in town. 

What we love about Te Pania – You can’t beat those Pacific views, if you’re an early bird, watch the sunrise over the ocean from your room.

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 back in Auckland in the early evening.

Drive through the Waikato farmlands at their spring best
Our final celebratory private lunch at Moondance Manor

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26 Sep 2024 - 01 Oct 2024
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01 Oct 2024 - 06 Oct 2024
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03 Oct 2024 - 08 Oct 2024
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08 Oct 2024 - 13 Oct 2024
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General inclusions

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

All Meals Are Included

  • All Breakfasts
  • All Lunches
  • All Dinners

Included Experiences

The following are included in your tour.

Sightseeing & Exploring

You’ll visit all the following spots on the tour.

Please contact us if you have any questions about our tour departure dates.

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26 Sep 2024 - 01 Oct 2024
$3,390 (NZD)
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01 Oct 2024 - 06 Oct 2024
$3,390 (NZD)
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03 Oct 2024 - 08 Oct 2024
$3,390 (NZD)
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08 Oct 2024 - 13 Oct 2024
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10 Oct 2024 - 15 Oct 2024
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