World of Wearable Arts Tour

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World of Wearable Arts Wellington

30th September - 4th October 2019
The World of Wearable Art Awards show returns to Wellington for its 30th annual non-stop spectacular. The biggest design competition in the southern hemisphere, WOW attracts over 300 international designers. Journey to the edge of imagination, where art, design and theatre collide.

Departing from Auckland on the Northern Explorer Train the tour has the first night in Palmerston North before travelling by coach through to the Wairarapa. We visit a boutique olive grove, winery and Stonehenge - a working replica of the 4000 year old monument on the Salisbury Plains of England. A night is spent in Masterton before travelling through to Wellington for two nights with the final night taking in the spectacular performance of the World of Wearable Art Awards Show at the TSB Bank Arena.

Alternative options are available from/to your hometown or departure point.

Tour Includes:
  • Home collection & drop off within Auckland(Whangaparaoa to Papakura)
  • Tour Manager/Host
  • Northern Explorer Train to Palmerston North including morning and afternoon teas and lunch
  • 4 nights accommodation with breakfast
  • Buffet or three course set dinner daily
  • Premium ticket Wearable Art Awards Show and programme#
  • Coach Transfers - between airport, station & show venue


  • Ex Auckland, Hamilton or Tauranga         $2200.00 per person twin share
  • Single Supplement $ 430.00
  • Prices from other towns/regions on application, please phone 0800 999 887.
General Information:
  • Premium tickets for the World of Wearable Art Awards show have been secured in Block 3 of the venue. The seating is tiered and access is via stairs.

chatham island tours

Group Tours For 2018-19

Our escorted tour departs from Auckland on a Thursday and from Wellington on a Friday, flying direct with Air Chathams. Seven nights is enjoyed at Awarakau Lodge. The lodge, situated on a working farm, has stunning sea vistas and guests can explore the rugged coastline and farm. Hosts Greg Horler and wife Rosemarie, who is 6th generation Chatham Islander, will take care of everything during the week and provide a friendly Chatham Island welcome and warm hospitality.
Tour Includes: Costs:
  • Home collection & drop off within Auckland(Whangaparaoa to Papakura) or Wellington metropolitan areas.
  • Return flights with Air Chathams
  • Tour Leader
  • 7 nights accommodation at Awarakau Lodge
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch,dinner)
  • 24hr tea and coffee
  • Daily sightseeing & tours

    General Information:
  • Accommodation is twin share.
  • Payment of the single room supplement will guarantee a single (sole use) room. Single rooms are subject to availability
  • The Chatham Islands are located 800km east of Christchurch. Approximate flight time is 2½ hours from Auckland.
  • The climate is temperate with summer temperatures of 15 -24°C
  • Flights to and from the Chathams can be delayed due to weather, additional accommodation and meals will be at passengers expense. Travel insurance is recommended.

Standard Twin/Double with shared facilities $4400.00 per person

Deluxe Twin/Double with private ensuite $ 4550.00 per person

Single room supplement $ 800.00

Travel Insurance

Twilight Travel & Tours recommend a comprehensive policy for travel to the Chatham Islands.

Premiums for 8 days travel:

Up to 69 years          $67.00 per person
70 - 74 years             $84.00 per person
75 - 79 years           $125.00 per person
80 - 89 years           $157.00 per person
90 + years               Price on application

Policy covers cancellation, amendments and travel delay.

Refer to the CoverMore policy booklet for full policy details. Insurance should be purchased at time of paying deposits.

Please contact us for full policy details and application forms.


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