WOW and the Wairarapa

2016 World of WearableArt Awards Show, Avant-garde section. Image courtesy of World of WearableArt Ltd.
Image Credit: 2016 World of WearableArt Awards Show, Avant-garde section. Image courtesy of World of WearableArt Ltd.

3rd - 8th October 2021 - waitlist available only

The Wairarapa is a region of spectacular coastlines, wide valleys and small towns. It's known for its vineyards, gourmet food, walking and cycling trails - and a vibrant arts scene. All about an hour's drive or train ride from Wellington, the Wairarapa was first settled by Maori in the 1300s. With the arrival European settlers in the 1800s, the Wairarapa became a farming area known for its meat and butter. Farming is still important, but so is forestry, fishing and horticulture. Today the Wairarapa is popular with holidaymakers - but also with young families who are moving here to enjoy a slower pace of life and a strong sense of community. When you visit, you're sure of a warm welcome.

The World of WearableArt Awards Show returns to Wellington for its 32nd spectacular show. Since its humble beginnings, Dame Suzie Moncrieff and her team have shaped WOW into the world's leading wearable art design competition, attracting entrants from over 40 countries around the world each year.  Journey to the edge of imagination, where art, design and theatre collide. Breath taking works of art designed for the moving body take to the stage in a kaleidoscopic showcase of colour, choreography and astonishing creativity.

Our tour departs from Auckland with a night at the Grand Chateau Tongariro, two nights in Masterton, and two nights in Wellington. The itinerary includes a tour of Zealong Tea Estate in Gordonton, Cobblestones Museum in Greytown, a boutique olive grove, wine tasting, Stonehenge - a working replica of the 4000 year old monument on the Salisbury Plains of England, and, of course, the spectacularly theatrical World of WearableArts Award Show. 


Tour Includes:
  • Home collection & drop off within Auckland (Orewa to Papakura) & Tauranga 
  • Coach transport
  • One way flight Wellington to Auckland or Tauranga
  • Professional Tour Leader
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Daily buffet breakfast & three course/buffet dinner
  • 3 lunches, including High Tea at Zealong Estate
  • World of WearableArt show premium tickets & souvenir programme
  • Zealong Tea Estate Tour
  • Gladstone Vineyard
  • Juno Olive Grove
  • Cobblestones Museum
  • Schoc chocolate shop
  • Stonehenge Aotearoa
  • Lake Ferry Hotel
  • Wairarapa Sightseeing as per the itinerary
Booking Terms & Conditions
  • Twilight Travel reserves the right to alter the itinerary, reschedule or substitute tours and sightseeing at anytime operational and logistical requirements.
  • Tours and sightseeing may involve walks over uneven ground  and steps.
  • This tour is not suitable for wheelchairs or walking frames. 
  • A deposit of $250.00 per person is required to secure your booking.
Please read full terms and conditions.


  • Ex Auckland             
    $2500 pp twin share
  • Ex Hamilton/Tauranga/Rotorua
    $2600 pp twin share
  • Ex Palmerston North
    $2100 pp twin share
  • Single Supplement $550.00
  • Prices from other towns/regions on application, please phone 0800 999 887


  • From Auckland
    3rd - 8th October 2021 - FULL
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