[info]This tour is now full.[/info]

Wellington Short Break
7 – 9 October 2016


Highlights include:

  • Premium WOW® Tickets
  • Lavender Creek Farm
  • Ruth Pretty Catering
  • Tulip Fesitval
  • Te Papa
  • 4 & 1/2 star Hotel Accommodation
  • Fully Escorted

After a hugely successful tour to the World of WearableArt Awards Show (WOW® ) last year we are delighted to offer a return short break to WOW® 2016.

Along with the extraordinary 2 plus hour spectacle that is WOW® we have a fabulous fully escorted itinerary taking in much of what the capital has to offer and more!

Our first highlight is a lovely day travelling approximately one hour north of Wellington to Te Horo on the Kapiti Coast. Here we visit Lavender Creek Farm, a beautiful five acre property owned by Susi and Vaughan White and home to over 7,000 lavender plants as well as numerous grape vines and olive trees. The diverse range of lavender grown on the farm has helped make lavender oils that stand out on the market. Susi will demonstrate the basics of lavender oil extraction, afterwards we enjoy a cuppa and biscuit before moving onto Ruth Pretty’s for lunch.



Ruth Pretty is one of New Zealand’s best-known food personalities. Her interests extend beyond the highly successful catering company she runs in partnership with her husband Paul, into a diverse range of culinary activities including a popular cooking school, kitchen shop, branded range of preserves, cookbooks and a weekly column in Wellington’s Dominion Post.

The base for Ruth Pretty Catering operations is the beautiful 27 acre rural property Springfield in Te Horo. This is a market gardening area specialising in fresh fruit and vegetables, supplying most of the produce for Ruth’s catering while supporting her passion for “local seasonal fresh” foods. The home of Ruth and Paul Pretty, Springfield is also used as a venue for special events, parties and (especially) relaxed Summer weddings. Here we will enjoy a tour of the herb garden and a cooking demonstration followed by a delicious three course lunch before returning to Wellington to ready ourselves for the evening’s spectacular show.

Other weekend highlights include a visit to Te Papa, Government House, Botanical Gardens, and other options of your own interest. Register now as seats are limited


CHC-WGN Depart 8.10am | Arrive 9.10am
Hotel check-in followed by free time to visit Te Papa and enjoy Wellington’s retail offerings.
1.00pm Government House Tour. A two hour tour of the house and extensive grounds of Government House.
Dinner at Hotel, remainder of the evening free.

Depart Hotel 8.45am for Te Horo where we stop at Lavender Creek Farm. The diverse range of lavender grown on the farm has helped make lavender oils that stand out in the market. Susi White will demonstrate the basics of lavender oil extraction, followed by a cuppa and lavender biscuit before travelling a short distance to “Springfield” to meet with Ruth Pretty and enjoy a catered lunch.
Depart for Wellington at 2pm – afternoon free.
8.00pm 2015 WOW Awards Show, TSB Arena, Queens Wharf.
A Reserve tickets.

Depart Hotel 9.30am for a walk through the Botanic Gardens & Tulip Festival.
Remainder of the day free to see friends and family or enjoy the city sights – cable car, waterfront walk, retail shopping etc…
WGN-CHC Depart 6.25pm | Arrive 7.15pm

Tour Costs

$1,199 per person

$235 Single supplement per person


A deposit of $300 is required for registration and to confirm your place.
Cost excluding airfares: $799

Please complete the booking form (below) and return with your deposit payment as soon as possible.

This tour has limited numbers. Please register early to secure your place.
Final payment due Monday 5 September 2016. A reminder will be sent prior.

Download the brochure and registration form